PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 270 of 2010
As used in this act:
(a) "District" means a district created under a property assessed clean energy program by a local unit of government that lies within the local unit of government's jurisdictional boundaries. A local unit of government may create more than 1 district under the program, and districts may be separate, overlapping, or coterminous.
(b) "Energy efficiency improvement" means equipment, devices, or materials intended to decrease energy consumption, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(i) Insulation in walls, roofs, floors, foundations, or heating and cooling distribution systems.
(ii) Storm windows and doors; multi-glazed windows and doors; heat-absorbing or heat-reflective glazed and coated window and door systems; and additional glazing, reductions in glass area, and other window and door system modifications that reduce energy consumption.
(iii) Automated energy control systems.
(iv) Heating, ventilating, or air-conditioning and distribution system modifications or replacements.
(v) Caulking, weather-stripping, and air sealing.
(vi) Replacement or modification of lighting fixtures to reduce the energy use of the lighting system.
(vii) Energy recovery systems.
(viii) Day lighting systems.
(ix) Installation or upgrade of electrical wiring or outlets to charge a motor vehicle that is fully or partially powered by electricity.
(x) Measures to reduce the usage of water or increases the efficiency of water usage.
(xi) Any other installation or modification of equipment, devices, or materials approved as a utility cost-savings measure by the governing body.
(c) "Energy project" means the installation or modification of an energy efficiency improvement or the acquisition, installation, or improvement of a renewable energy system.
(d) "Governing body" means the county board of commissioners of a county, the township board of a township, or the council or other similar elected legislative body of a city or village.
(e) "Local unit of government" means a county, township, city, or village.
(f) "Person" means an individual, firm, partnership, association, corporation, unincorporated joint venture, or trust, organized, permitted, or existing under the laws of this state or any other state, including a federal corporation, or a combination thereof. However, person does not include a local unit of government.
(g) "Property" means privately owned commercial or industrial real property located within the local unit of government.
(h) "Property assessed clean energy program" or "program" means a program as described in section 5(2).
(i) "Record owner" means the person or persons possessed of the most recent fee title or land contract vendee's interest in property as shown by the records of the county register of deeds.
(j) "Renewable energy resource" means a resource that naturally replenishes over a human, not a geological, time frame and that is ultimately derived from solar power, water power, or wind power. Renewable energy resource does not include petroleum, nuclear, natural gas, or coal. A renewable energy resource comes from the sun or from thermal inertia of the earth and minimizes the output of toxic material in the conversion of the energy and includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(ii) Solar and solar thermal energy.
(iii) Wind energy.
(iv) Geothermal energy.
(v) Methane gas captured from a landfill.
(k) "Renewable energy system" means a fixture, product, device, or interacting group of fixtures, products, or devices on the customer's side of the meter that use 1 or more renewable energy resources to generate electricity. Renewable energy system includes a biomass stove but does not include an incinerator or digester.
History: 2010, Act 270, Imd. Eff. Dec. 14, 2010
© 2017 Legislative Council, State of Michigan