Energy Optimization Department

Everyone benefits from efficiency and reduced energy usage; consumers, providers, suppliers and most importantly the environment in which we live. The Simply Efficient Energy Efficiency Program exists to assist individuals and businesses in lowering their power bills by providing technical assistance and financial incentives for equipment and systems that improve electrical efficiency.

Fill out our online Residential Rebate Application here.

Fill out our online Holiday Light Rebate Form here.


CBPU Appliance Recycling Program

The CBPU has partnered with Michigan Energy Options to bring back our refrigerator recycling program. In order to schedule a refrigerator or freezer pickup call 866.341.8729. For all information and FAQs regarding the program please click here. 

The City of Coldwater Recognized for Environmental Leadership

Ann Arbor, Michigan - The City of Coldwater was recognized for environmental leadership at the Michigan Green Communities conference. As part of the Michigan Green Communities Challenge, participating local governments were awarded Gold, Silver, Bronze or Member seals of achievement reflecting community leadership in areas such as natural resource conservation, green economic development and energy efficiency.

Coldwater achieved Member status for exemplary action in a variety of categories including promoting home energy efficiency programs. These programs include audits, technology upgrades for heating and cooling, and ENERGY STAR appliances and products.
The Challenge is a new tool to help local leaders measure their progress in implementing energy, economic development and environmental improvements. It is supported by the Michigan Association of Counties, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Michigan Economic Development Corporation Energy Office, Michigan Municipal League and Michigan Townships Association. It uses a rating system to recognize sustainability accomplishments and serves as a guide for the community leaders looking to learn from their peers.
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Participation is free and open to all local governments in Michigan as part of the statewide Michigan Green Communities network that aims to support local sustainability efforts.

The Challenge launched in 2009 and emphasized energy efficiency projects in an effort to help local governments prepare for and make the best use of federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds. In the past, graduate students from the University of Michigan worked with Challenge participants and the staff of a partner organization to update the program and reflect the evolving sustainability standards. The updated challenge reflects broader topics, such as green economic development, resource conservation and water quality in addition to maintaining a strong energy component.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)

Make sure you're finding all the incentives and rebates offered in your state with DSIRE. DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the NC. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

To apply for the rebate incentives, links at the top of the page. If you'd like, we can mail you copy or you can stop by our office and pick one up too.

Must be a CBPU electric customer to be eligible for energy efficiency rebate incentives.