An Energy Optimization (EO) surcharge appears on the electric portion of your utility bill. This surcharge evolved from the State of Michigan mandating that all electric and gas utilities in our state institute energy savings programs. The revenues collected from the surcharge are what fund these programs. It is proposed that using less energy will save money for both utility customers and utilities themselves through not having to build new power plants to provide electricity. Less potential costs to the utility, less potential rate increases to customers.Energy Optimization Rebates
(link to Efficiency United website, Gladstone page)Energy Optimization Plan2009 Energy Optimization Report
as filed with the MPSC2009 Annual Summary ReportEnergy Optimization and Renewable Energy Plans
City of Gladstone Energy Optimization Program is administered by Efficiency United. All rebate requests go through this agency.