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Custom Buildings & Equipment

Learn more about cash incentive programs that provide reimbursement for custom buildings and equipment.

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Custom Equipment


The Custom Equipment Incentive Business Program is offered to commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional customers of FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities (Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power and West Penn Power).

Eligible Measures

Custom projects include technologies or customer-specific energy efficiency projects that do not meet the eligibility criteria for other business programs. Projects must have a Total Resource Cost (TRC) test score of one or greater.

Eligible projects and technologies may include:

Ineligible projects and technologies include:

Effective Dates

To qualify for incentives through the program, equipment must be new and installed after June 1, 2016.

Pre-Approval Requirements

Program participants are encouraged to seek pre-approval before purchasing their proposed equipment to ensure it meets program requirements and is eligible for incentives.  If your project was completed or installed on June 1, 2016, or later and you did not obtain pre-approval, then you may apply for incentives no later than 180 days from the date of project completion (completion is defined as all equipment being installed and operable).

CUSTOM EQUIPMENT INCENTIVES

Custom Equipment Performance Incentive An incentive based on annual kWh saved is offered for projects under the Custom Equipment Incentive program. All Custom Equipment Incentives are limited to 50 percent of the total project cost.
Prescriptive Incentives Equipment & Eligibility Requirements Incentive
Variable Speed Drives (VFDs) Eligible measures include VFDs installed on existing motors that drive fans, pumps, and other suitable applications. $50 per hp controlled
Three Phase Motors Eligible measures include the installation of new, premium efficiency motors. $20 per hp

The Program Administrator must receive a copy of all required documentation before incentives are paid.  Annual kWh savings are determined by one of three methods:

How Do I Apply For Incentives?

Step 1 – The participant should complete and submit a Custom Equipment Incentive application online and upload required documents through the application portal.  The following documents are required for a pre-approval (if the project is already complete, applicants should also submit the required documentation listed in Step 3):

  1. Completed and signed W-9 tax form for the incentive payee.  The W-9 form must be current and dated within the last 24 months.
  2. If applicable, customers who wish to issue all or a portion of their incentive to a 3rd party should complete a Dual Incentive Payments form.
  3. Scope of work with a summary of the existing and proposed/installed systems
  4. Manufacturers’ specification (cut) sheets for each proposed/installed item to verify that the equipment is eligible.  Please circle or highlight the relevant information on the specification (cut) sheets such as the equipment efficiency ratings.
  5. Detailed energy savings analysis/calculations with supporting pre data/measurements (if applicable).
  6. Copy of utility bill to confirm account number and service address.  If desired, the participant may obscure all cost and rate related information.

Step 2 – The program administrator will notify the applicant via email when the review is complete and funds have been reserved.

Step 3 – Once the project is complete, participants should review their application for any changes and submit the following documents to the program administrator for review:

  1. Revised energy savings analysis/calculations (if changes were made during construction).
  2. Detailed, itemized invoices or proofs of purchase for the equipment installed.
  3. Completed letter of attestation.
  4. Post energy data/measurements (if applicable).

Supporting technical documentation will be reviewed by program administrator and an onsite inspection to verify the installation may be conducted.  Upon receipt and verification of all required documentation, the incentive check will be processed and mailed to the applicant or to an authorized representative, if requested on the application.

Apply online for custom equipment incentives or contact us at 844-243-4946.

 

Custom Buildings


The Custom Buildings Incentive Program is offered to commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional customers of FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities (Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power and West Penn Power) for retrofits and new construction projects that include technologies or customer-specific energy efficiency projects that do not meet the eligibility criteria for other business programs.

Eligible Measures

Custom projects include building shell and systems improvements that reduce energy consumption and demand by improving building energy performance. To qualify for incentives, projects must show minimum savings estimates.

Possible custom building projects include:

Effective Dates

To qualify for incentives through the Custom Buildings program, equipment must be new and installed after June 1, 2016.

Pre-Approval Requirements

Program participants are encouraged to seek pre-approval before purchasing their proposed equipment to ensure it meets program requirements and is eligible for incentives.  If your project was completed or installed on June 1, 2016, or later and you did not obtain pre-approval, then you may apply for incentives no later than 180 days from the date of project completion (completion is defined as all equipment being installed and operable).

New Construction Eligibility Requirements

Eligible new construction and major renovation projects must achieve electrical energy savings exceeding IECC 2009 or ASHRAE 90.1-2007.

Custom Incentives

An incentive based on annual kWh saved is offered for projects under the Custom Buildings Incentive program.  Incentives are offered up to 50 percent of the total project cost.  Projects must also achieve a minimum savings of 20,000 kWh/year using program-approved savings methodologies.  Annual kWh savings are determined by one of three methods:

How Do I Apply For Incentives?

Step 1 – The participant should complete and submit a Custom Buildings Incentive application online and upload required documents through the application portal.  The following documents are required for a pre-approval (if the project is already complete, applicants should also submit the required documentation listed in Step 3):

  1. Completed and signed W-9 tax form for the incentive payee.  The W-9 form must be current and dated within the last 24 months.
  2. If applicable, customers who wish to issue all or a portion of their incentive to a 3rd party should complete a Dual Incentive Payments form.
  3. Scope of work with a summary of the existing and proposed/installed system.
  4. Manufacturers’ specification (cut) sheets for each proposed/installed item to verify that the equipment is eligible.  Please circle or highlight the relevant information on the specification (cut) sheets such as the equipment efficiency ratings.
  5. Detailed energy savings analysis/calculations.
  6. Copy of utility bill to confirm account number and service address.  If desired, the participant may obscure all cost and rate related information.

Step 2 – The program administrator will notify the applicant via email when the review is complete and funds have been reserved.

Step 3 – Once the project is complete, participants should review their application for any changes and submit the following documents to the program administrator for review:

  1. Revised energy savings analysis/calculations (if changes were made during construction).
  2. Detailed, itemized invoices or proofs of purchase for the equipment installed.
  3. Completed letter of attestation.
  4. Post energy data/measurements (if applicable).

Supporting technical documentation will be reviewed by program administrator and an onsite inspection to verify the installation may be conducted.  Upon receipt and verification of all required documentation, the incentive check will be processed and mailed to the applicant or to an authorized representative, if requested on the application.

Apply online for Custom Building incentives today or contact us at 844-243-4946.