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FirstEnergy (MetEdison, Penelec, Penn Power) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/24/2012
Program Overview:
State: Pennsylvania
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls, Food Service Equipment, Audit Program, LED Lighting, Heat Pump Water Heaters
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Institutional
Amount:Custom Lighting Incentive: 0.05/kWh saved annually
Screw-In CFL Lamp: $1
Hard-Wired CFL Lamp: $15
Lighting Controls: $35/sensor
Street Lights (w/ Photocell Sensor): $140 - $800
Outdoor Area Lights (w/ Photocell Sensor): $65 - $100
LED Traffic/Pedestrian Signals: $20 - 30.67/unit
HVAC Maintenance: $25/unit serviced
LED Exit Sign: $15
Motors: $20 - $400
Motor VSD (Newly Installed): $30/HP
Unitary/Split HVAC Systems: $150 - $350/unit
Air Source Heat Pumps: $150 - $350/unit
Package Terminal Heat Pumps: $150/unit
Water Source Heat Pumps: $150/ton
Ground Source/Ground Water Source Heat Pumps: $250/unit
Chillers: $12.50-$25/ton
Custom: 0.05/kWh saved annually
Refrigeration/Food Service Equipment: Varies
Equipment Requirements:See program web site and forms for details
Installation Requirements:All projects requesting incentives more than $3,000 must submit the application prior to purchasing equipment.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:Credits are given for equipment purchased and installed, and the companies have rights to any credits associated with incentives for the equipment.
Funding Source:MetEdison, Penelec, and Penn Power
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In order to help meet the goals established in Pennsylvania's Act 129, FirstEnergy's Pennsylvania companies (MetEdison, Penelec, and Penn Power) are providing energy efficiency incentives for a variety of equipment. Eligible equipment includes heat pumps, air conditioners, chillers, lighting measures, motors, and custom incentives.  A participant or contractor should submit an application package before the equipment is purchased, install the equipment after receiving an approval letter, and submit proof of purchase/manufacturing specifications within nine months to receive available incentives. Contact FirstEnergy or SAIC, the program administrator, for more information on this offering.

  FirstEnergy Commercial
FirstEnergy Incentives for Business Program
6059 Allentown Blvd.
PMB #573, PA
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Phone: (866) 554-4430
Fax: (610) 743-8629
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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