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Duquesne Light Company - Residential Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/13/2013
Program Overview:
State: Pennsylvania
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Furnaces , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Building Insulation, Motor VFDs, Whole House Fans, Pool Pumps, Room Air Conditioners, Fan Heating, Pipe Wrap, Televisions, Surge Protectors, Ceiling/ Wall Insulation, Whole House Energy Audit
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Mobile Homes
Amount:Energy Star Dehumidifier: $24
Energy Star Freezer: $10
Energy Star Refrigerator: $24
Energy Star Room A/C: $24
Energy Star Dishwasher with Electric Water Heater: $24
Energy Star Clothes Washer - (Electric Water Heating Only): $24
Electric Clothes Dryer with Moisture Sensor: $24
Swimming Pool Pump, Variable Speed: $57
Energy Star Television: $14
Smart Strip - Surge Protector: $10
Central A/C (SEER 15 - 21): $95/ton
Heat Pump: $95/ton
Furnace with ECM: $62
Programmable Thermostat: $24
Energy Star Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps: $95
Whole House Fan: $95
Electric Water Heater: $24
Energy Star Heat Pump Water Heater: 286
Lighting: varies by type
Pipe Wrap (Electric Water Heat Only): $3/kit
Ceiling/Wall Insulation (Electric Heat Only): $0.30/sq. ft.
Occupancy Sensor Based Control: $10
Whole House Energy Audit: Instant $250
Eligible System Size:See rebate chart for eligible sizes
Equipment Requirements:See program web site for requirements
Installation Requirements:See program web site for requirements
Start Date:06/01/2013
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Note: Beginning of August 2014, the Whole-House Energy Audit program offers instant Watt Choices rebate of $250.  If your household meets income-eligibility guidelines then you may qualify for an audit at no charge. The program is set to expire on May 31, 2016 or until the funding is exhausted.

Duquesne Light provides rebates to its residential customers for purchasing and installing energy-saving equipment. Eligible equipment includes dehumidifiers, freezers, refrigerators, air conditioning units, ceiling insulation, programmable thermostats, house fans, indoor and outdoor lighting, pipe wrap, insulation, controls, and pool pumps. The Whole-House Energy Audit program offers instant rebate of $250, reducing the total cost of audit to $149. Households that qualify for income-eligibility requirements may receive the audit at no cost. The program is set to expire on May 31, 2016 or until the funding is exhausted.

Customers must purchase and install equipment before applying for rebate. Customers must then fully and accurately complete the rebate form and send it to the address stated on the document. Rebates are paid by debit card, which should be received within 60 days of rebate form submittal. Rebates totaling less than $10.00 will be sent via check. Equipment standards must meet efficiency requirements of program. Call 877-694-2197 for rebate inquiries. Duquesne runs a separate rebate program through another conservation service provider, which offers a $35 rebate to residential customers who properly recycle refrigerators. See Refrigerator Recycling on or call 1-877-270-3521 for more information on this program.

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Duquesne Light Company
411 Seventh Avenue 15-1
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (888) 928-8539
Phone 2: (188) 899-8947
Web Site:
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