In 2017, we helped 200 congregations receive an average of $1,500+ in FREE energy efficiency upgrades. This year, we’re helping 200 more!
Congregations eligible for our 2018 Light the Way program:
- have Consumers electric or electric + gas service
- are anywhere in Michigan (in past years, only congregations in designated metro areas were eligible)
- own their facility
Since 2015, participating congregations expect to save an average of $500+ on annual energy expenses.
See the light!
Did you know that in houses of worship the biggest portion of the electricity usage usually comes from lighting?
Customers with Consumers Electricity may receive:
- 11W Flood LED (replaces 65W incandescent floodlight)
- 9W LED (replaces 60W incandescent)
- 4-6W LED (replaces 25W-40W incandescent candelabra)
- LED bulbs for Exit Signs
- Vending Machine Miser (for compatible cold beverage machines)
For customers whose water heater is powered by Consumers gas or electric:
- Pre-Rinse Spray Valve
- Bathroom Faucet Aerators
- Kitchen Faucet Aerators
So… why is Consumers giving away free stuff? Why would they want to sell us less energy?
Great question! Since the enactment of the Clean, Renewable, and Efficient Energy Act of 2008, and the extension of the Energy Efficiency Standard in 2016, Michigan utilities are required to spend a percentage of their profits on energy efficiency products and services for their customers. Programs like this help utilities fulfill this obligation and boost customer satisfaction.
Why is Michigan IPL working with a utility?
Michigan IPL has worked with Consumers to develop this program because it helps us to fulfill our mission to inspire and equip faith communities to be better stewards of God’s creation. And we
think know it helps congregations spend less on bills and more on things that matter.