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Columbia Gas of Ohio - Innovative Energy Solutions Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/19/2012
Program Overview:
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Boilers, Heat recovery, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Building Commissioning, Infrared Heaters
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Nonprofit, Institutional, Faith-Based Organizations
Amount:Energy Audit: Up to 100%
Custom Conservation and Evaluation Measures: Up to 50%
Research and Demonstration Measures: Up to 50%
Experimental Technologies: Up to 100%
Building Commissioning: Up to 50%
Maximum Incentive:$100,000/project
Eligible System Size:Annual natural gas usage greater than 3000 Ccf
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Columbia Gas of Ohio offers professional Facility/Building Energy Audits to determine the potential for natural gas savings encouraging matching funds and requiring submittal of final energy audit report for payment.  Natural Gas Energy conservation measures and re-commissioning must have a benefit/cost ratio of 2 or greater to qualify for rebates of up to 50%.  Experimental Technologies such as solar pre-heaters for gas water heaters are eligible for a 100% rebate, while Evaluation, Measurement and Verification projects; Research and Demonstration projects; and Building Commissioning projects are eligible for 50% rebates. For more information on project guidelines and requirements, review the program web site.

  Columbia Gas of Ohio
Columbia Gas of Ohio
P.O. Box 117
Columbus, OH 43216-0117
Phone: (877) 644-6674
Phone 2: (800) 952-3037
Web Site:
  Paul Racher
Columbia Gas of Ohio
200 Civic Center Drive
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 460-4630
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