AEP Ohio - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Ohio)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||AEP Ohio - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Equipment Insulation, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Window Film|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Custom: $0.08/kWh first year savings and $100/peak kW reduction|
Small Business Direct-Install: Up to 100% of cost
|Equipment Requirements|| Equipment must be new
Eligible lamps and ballasts are listed on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) website
|Maximum Incentive|| Small Business Express Approved Technologies: up to 100% of cost |
General Service Tariffs 1, 2 and 3: $600,000 per year
|Program Administrator||AEP Ohio|
|Date added to DSIRE||2009-07-15|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-07-25|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
AEP Ohio offers commercial customers incentives to upgrade equipment in eligible facilities to more energy efficient models. The program is open to all non-residential customers of AEP Ohio. Incentives are offered on a prescriptive and custom basis. Eligible prescriptive equipment includes heat pumps, air conditioners, exhaust equipment, energy management systems, occupancy sensors, chillers, variable speed drives, motors, refrigeration equipment, food service equipment, window film and agricultural equipment. Custom measures may include certain efficient equipment or processes that are not available under the prescriptive program. Custom incentives are $0.08/kWh first year savings and $100/first year peak kW reduction. Visit the program web site for additional qualifications and application information.
Small businesses, below 200,000 kWh annually, are eligible for incentives as well through the AEP Express program. After an energy assessment, AEP approves a proposal with the customer to install recommended equipment, including Indoor and outdoor lighting retrofits, occupancy sensors, refrigeration controls and other technologies. A variety of incentives are eligible for such projects, which will reduce the cost of implementation for the building owner. The AEP Ohio Express Program is part of the gridSMART initiative offered to help residential and commercial customers use less energy.
- Ohio passed its Energy Efficiency Standards May 2008 (SB 221) requiring utilities to implement energy efficiency programs that achieve over 22% energy savings by 2025 (with incremental benchmark savings required each year). The same bill established Ohio's Alternative Energy Resource Standard (AERS) requiring that 25% of the total number of kilowatt hours of electricity sold to customers come from renewable and alternative energy resources, including efficiency. See DSIRE's AERS record for more information.
|Contact Name||Gary Enama|
|Address||6031 East Main Street|
|Address 2||Suite 190|
|Phone 2||(877) 607-0739|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.