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AEP Public Service Company of Oklahoma - Non-Residential Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/22/2013
Program Overview:
State: Oklahoma
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Evaporative Coolers, Kitchen and Hotel equipment, Retro Commissioning Services, Technical Services for new construction design and existing buildings
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
Amount:Prescriptive pay a flat rate per type and quantity of measure installed.
Lighting retrofits range from $5 - $85/fixture and $10 - $45/lighting control.
VFDs for HVAC equipment range from $150 - $3,500.
Custom projects pay $175/kW for demand reduction and $0.06/kWh for the total annual kWh savings in one year.
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Public Services Company’s High Performance Business Program pays incentives to customers who install energy efficiency measures such as retrofitting existing equipment, new construction, major renovation, addition of new equipment, and end of life replacements for non-residential facilities that are located within PSO’s service territory. The program offers prescriptive incentives, which pays a flat dollar rate per unit installed or a custom incentive for measures not available on a prescriptive list. The custom incentive pays $0.06 per kilowatt-hour and $175 per kilowatt for both energy and demand savings. Incentives can be paid to either the customer or the contractor doing the work. Custom projects are capped at 50% of the project cost and 75% of the incremental costs for new construction projects. A project is not eligible if the payback period is 1.5 years or less without the incentive. For more information on the incentives and how to apply, visit the Power Forward with PSO website

The program offers a trade ally program to help customers find contractors, engineers, and consultants to assist them in finding energy efficiency opportunities. It also helps pay for Technical Assistance programs, which provide detailed engineering analyses to determine the economics and technical feasibility of one or more energy efficiency projects within existing buildings. The Design Assistance program feature offers detailed support to design teams on new construction projects when evaluating multiple efficiency options on a whole building basis. The program also provides Master Energy Planning services to governmental and educational facilities. 

The program offers a Retro Commissioning to help customers identify and implement low-cost/no-cost improvements to operating systems within existing buildings. This program feature focuses on existing system performance rather than equipment replacement. There are two retro commissioning tracks available: 

  • Full RCx Services, which is available for facilities at least 75,000 square feet (sqft) in size with complex HVAC systems and controls, and
  • Enhanced O&M Services, which is available for facilities less than 75,000 sqft in size and industrial processes. 

Incentives are available to cover up to 50% of the cost of RCx study and are capped at $20,000 for Full RCx and $15,000 for EO&M. 

  Kerry Rowland
Public Service Company of Oklahoma
212 E. 6th Street
Tulsa, OK
Phone: (918) 599-2657
  ICF International
7160 N. Dallas Parkway
Suite 340
Plano, TX 75024
Phone: (888) 776-1366
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