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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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American Municipal Power (Public Electric Utilities) - Efficiency Smart Business Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/05/2014
Program Overview:
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Compressed air, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Room Air Conditioners, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, LED Lighting, Cycling Refrigerator Dryers, No-loss Drains
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount:Business Energy Rebates program: Varies, view program website
Custom program: Varies, contact Efficiency Smart
Maximum Incentive:Total Incentive Payment: 50 percent of eligible project costs
Eligible System Size:Business Energy Rebates Program: annual electric usage 20,000 kWh - 500,000 kWh/year
Commercial and Industrial customers with annual electrical usage over 500,000 kWh may qualify for custom program.
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Efficiency Smart®provides energy efficiencyservices topublic power communities that subscribe to its services. Efficiency Smart assists residential, commercial, and industrial customers of these participating municipal electric systems to reduce their energy consumption and save money through improved energy efficiency.  Efficiency Smart, which started in January 2011, is funded and supported by its  participating public power communities.  All residential, commercial, and industrial electric customers of communities that have subscribed to Efficiency Smart are eligible to receive services, including technical assistance and financial incentives.  
Efficiency Smart also works with vendors, suppliers and contractors to provide energy efficiency solutions to its customers. 
Rebates are available for projects that include efficient lighting, HVAC, motors, compressed air, refrigeration, food service, and more.
The Business Energy Rebates program offers pre-set rebates for small to medium sized businesses with annual electric usage between 20,000 kWh and 500,000 kWh across all locations.  Standard rebates are available for more than 90 energy efficiency improvements for program-eligible businesses through this program.  The Custom program provides tailored services with dedicated account management, customized financial incentives and technical assistance for organizations that use more than 500,000 kWh of electricity annually. 
Please contact or 877-889-3777 prior to beginning a project to confirm program and incentive-level eligibility.


  Efficiency Smart
1111 Schrock Road, Suite 203
Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: (877) 889-3777
Web Site:
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