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Gulf Power - Commercial Energy Efficiency EarthCents Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/07/2012
Program Overview:
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Food Service Equipment, LED Lighting, Heat Pump Water Heater, Cool Roof
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Institutional
Amount:Energy Audit: Free
HVAC and Hotel Room Occupancy Sensors: $75/unit
Interior Lighting: $0.15/watt
Air Source A/C or Heat Pump: $150/ton
Geothermal Heat Pump: $300 - $500/ton
Hybrid Geothermal Heat Pumps: $250/ton
Water Heaters: $125/1,000 BTU/h
Window Film: $1/sq. ft.
Insulation: $0.15/sq. ft.
Cool Roof: $0.50/sq. ft.
Lighting Occupancy Sensors: $20/unit
LED Lighting: $0.30/watt
Motors: $25/HP
Convection Ovens: $350
Fryers: $200
Griddles: $300
Steamers: $750
Holding Cabinets: $300
Ice Machines: $100
Equipment Requirements:View program web site for full details
Installation Requirements:Customers should see Gulf Power Company website for program guidelines and requirements or call 877-655-4001.
Start Date:6/1/2011
Web Site:

Gulf Power offers a program to make customer businesses more energy efficient through do-it-yourself professionally installed efficiency measures.  First, the utility conducts a free analysis of the home's energy efficiency and identifies ways to use less energy and save money.  Contact the utility for assistance with scheduling an energy audit.  Business customers can also use a free Commercial Energy Analysis Tool to estimate cost savings for commercial structures. Through the Custom Solutions program, advanced energy services and energy efficient equipment including energy use analysis, design, and construction of energy efficiency projects are provided, and Real Time Pricing programs may also encourage less electricity consumption during peak demand periods.

  Gulf Power EarthCents Rewards
Gulf Power Company
Marketing Department
Pensacola, FL 32520-0950
Phone: (877) 655-4001
Phone 2: (800) 225-5797
Web Site:
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