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Kentucky Power - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 03/08/2013
Program Overview:
State: Kentucky
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Building Insulation, Windows, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, LED Lighting, HVAC System Tune-Up
Applicable Sectors: Commercial
Amount:New Construction: $0.08 - $0.12/kWh annual savings over baseline
Small Commercial Diagnostic/Tune-Up: $75
Small Commercial AC/Heat Pump: $250 - $450
T5/T8 Lamps: $2 - $7/unit
Standard Linear Fluorescent Retrofit Lamp: $5 - $6/unit
Lamp Removal: $5 - $12/unit
Induction Fixture: $35/unit
Hardwired CFL Fixtures (Interior): $20 - $35/unit
CFL Downlight: $10/unit
Screw In CFL Lamps: $2/unit
Cold Cathode (Interior/Exterior): $4.50
Metal Halide: $10 - $60
LED Fixtures/Lamps: $15 - $20
LED Signage: Varies
Lighting Controls: $0.10 - $0.12/Connected Watts
LED Refrigeration Case Lighting: $45/unit
Bi-Level Stairwell/Garage/Hall Fixture with Sensors: $30/unit
Hardwired CFL Fixtures (Exterior): $20 - $40/unit
CFL High-Wattage Lamp (Exterior): $19
Metal Halide Fixtures (Exterior): $25 - $90/unit
LED/Induction Replacement (Exterior): $25 - $65/unit
Sensor Controlled Bi-Level Fixture: $40/unit
LED/Induction Replacement (Garage): $55 - $125/unit
Sensor Controlled Bi-Level Fixture (Garage): $70/unit
Metal Halide Fixture (Garage): $40 - $130/unit
Hardwired CFL Fixtures (Garage): $30 - $60/unit
Interior T8/T5 Fluorescent Fixtures w/ Ballasts: $0.35/watt reduced
Unitary/Split Air Conditioning Systems: $10/ton
Air Source Heat Pumps: $10/ton
Package Terminal Air Conditioning/Heat Pumps: $25/ton
Room AC: $20/unit
Programmable Thermostat: $20/unit
Guest Room Occupancy Sensor: $25 - $65/unit
Window Glazing: $30/100 sq ft of glazing
HVAC Variable Speed Drive: $60/unit
Evaporator Fan Controls: $20 - $60
Ice Machines: $35 - $180/unit
Steam Cookers: $350/unit
Combination Oven: $1,500/unit
Hot Holding Cabinet: $200 - $400
Vending Controls: $30 - $90/unit
Refrigeration Sensors/Curtains/Cases/Lighting: Varies
Custom: $0.08/kWh first year savings
Maximum Incentive:50% of project cost or $20,000 per project, per year
Equipment Requirements:Lighting: Varies widely, see program application
HVAC: Varies widely depending on system capacity
Commercial Cooking Equipment: Steam Cookers, Hot Holding Cabinets and Refrigerated Vending Machines must be Energy Star certified
Installation Requirements:Small Commercial Diagnostic/Tune-Up: Less than 100kW peak demand
Small Commercial AC/Heat Pump: Less than 100kW peak demand
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Kentucky Power provides a variety of prescriptive incentives to commercial customers for lighting upgrades, HVAC retrofits, refrigeration measures and custom upgrades which conserve energy. Additionally, new construction projects and small commercial customers are eligible to receive a variety of incentives. All projects must meet the program equipment requirements and be pre-approved prior to the purchase and installation of equipment. Customers may then implement the energy saving project and can reserve rebate funds for up to 180 days. Rebates are only provided for new improvements to facilities, resulting in a permanent reduction in electrical energy usage. All equipment must meet program specifications listed on the application form. Final applications, along with copies of dated invoices and product specification sheets, must be submitted within 60 days of project completion. All documentation must be received by December 15 of the program year. Contact Kentucky Power for more information on this program.

  Incentives Program
Kentucky Power
PO Box 1268
Ashland, KY 41105-1268
Phone: (855) 878-6207
Fax: (855) 878-6206
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