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SRP - PowerWise Business Solutions Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/18/2012
Program Overview:
State: Arizona
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Compressed air, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Evaporative Coolers, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, ECM Motors, LED Lighting, Room Occupancy Sensors, Pump Assessments, CO2 Sensors, Retro-commissioning
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount:Lighting: $300 per kW of reduced installed demand
Small Business Lighting: discounts up to 75% on purchase and installation of qualifying equipment
Occupancy Sensors: $40 per unit
Chillers: See program web site for formula
HVAC: $50 - $100 per ton, depending on efficiency of the installed unit
Programmable thermostat: $40 per unit
VFDs: $55 per hp on controlled HVAC fan and pump motors, other applications paid under the Custom rebate rate of $0.11 per kWh of estimated first year energy savings
Outside air economizers: $40 per ton
Hotel room occupancy controls: $70 per room
CO sensors: $250 each
CO2 sensors: $200 each
Refrigeration Measures: Varies widely by application
ECM Motors (reach-in coolers/freezers): $20 each
ECM Motors (walk-in coolers/freezers): $70 each
ECM Motors (HVAC): $50 per HP
Evaporator Fan Controller: $25
Low Pressure Drop Filter: $0.80 per SCFM
Zero Loss Condensate Drains: $90 per unit
VFD Compressor: $90 per HP
Additional Compressed Air Receiver Capacity: $1.50 per gallon
Refrigerated Cycling Dryer: $1.50 per SCFM
Networked PC power management software: $8 per desktop, laptops not eligible
Custom: $0.11 per kWh for the estimated first year electrical savings, up to 50% of the incremental cost
Pump Assessment: up to $350 per pump used for non-HVAC applications
Preliminary Assessment: 100% of cost, up to $3,000; must meet eligibility requirements
Technical Assessment: 50% of cost, up to $15,000; 100% if suggested improvements are made; must meet eligibility requirements
New Construction Equipment: $0.08 to $0.16/kWh for estimated first year energy savings
New Construction Design Team: $8,000 to $12,000 depending on facility size
Retro-commissioning: 100% of the cost, up to $50,000;customer must spend a minimum of $10,000 implementing identified measures
Maximum Incentive:The total program-year rebate cap is $300,000 in all SRP commercial rebate programs and $200,000 per individual program
Equipment Requirements:View program web site
Expiration Date:4/30/2013
Web Site:

SRPBusiness Solutions is a program designed to help SRP business customers manage energy usage and increase the energy efficiency of participating facilities. Within this program there are several different programs that offer rebates for small businesses, lighting, heating and cooling, ECM motors, compressed air systems, custom projects, large business energy assessments and equipment upgrades, new construction and retrocommissioning of existing major mechanical and electrical systems. All equipment must meet program efficiency and installation requirements. The total program-year rebate cap is $300,000 in all SRP commercial rebate programs and $200,000 per individual program. Contact SRP for additional information on this program.


  PowerWise Program
1521 N. Project Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281-2025
Phone: (602) 236-3054
Phone 2: (602) 236-8888
Web Site:
  Dan Franey
PowerWise Standard Business Solutions
, AZ
Phone: (480) 768-3912
Phone 2: (801) 792-7028
Fax: (480) 345-7601
Web Site:
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