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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Tampa Electric - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/03/2012
Program Overview:
State: Florida
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Central Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Motors, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Heat Pump Water Heaters, HVAC Maintenance, ECM Equipment, Energy Recovery Ventilation, LED Lighting, Cool Roof
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount:Energy Audits and CFLs: Free
Insulation (Ceiling): $0.255/sq. ft.
Insulation (Wall): $0.40/sq. ft.
Insulation (Roof): $0.15/sq. ft.
Window Film: $1.25/sq. ft.
Chillers: $0.56 - $1.17/kW reduction
Cool Roof: $0.60/sq. ft.
Duct Repair: $300/upgraded HVAC unit
Motors: $6/HP upgrade
Energy Recovery Ventilation: $1.32 - $2.26/CFM
Air Conditioning ECM Equipment: $180/hp
Refrigeration ECM Equipment: $125/hp
HVAC Maintenance: $25/ton Lighting: $0.175/W reduction
LED Exit Sign: $25/unit
Lighting Occupancy Sensors: $25/unit
Refrigeration Anti-Condensate Heat Strip: $0.65/ln. ft.
Water Heater: $0.01166/Btu
Direct Expansion A/C: $50/ton
Package Terminal A/C: $37/ton
Maximum Incentive:Cool Roof: $15,000
Chillers: $175/kW reduction
Lighting: $175/kW reduction
Water Heating: $700
Eligible System Size:Motors: Facility must use three-phase motors with a minimum of 2,000 hours annually to qualify for the rebate
Equipment Requirements:Chillers: varies by size and type, details listed on program web site
Direct Expansion Air Conditioners: 10.5 EER minimum (varies by size)
Package Terminal Air Conditioners: 11.5 EER minimum
Heat Pump Water Heater: must be electric and meet ARI and ASHRAE standards, have a minimum coefficient of performance of 3.0 and be based on 120 degree (or greater) leaving water temperature
Cool Roof: Must meet program technical guidelines
Installation Requirements:Equipment must be installed by a pre-approved contractor
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Tampa Electric offers a variety of incentives for commercial and industrial customers to increase the efficiency of eligible facilities. Tampa Electric also offers a free energy audit to non-residential customers to help businesses to use energy more efficiently. Rebates are offered for energy efficient chillers, lighting, lighting occupancy sensors, air conditioners, duct inspections/repair, solar window film, ceiling and wall insulation upgrades, motors, refrigeration equipment and heat pump water heaters.  All equipment must meet specific energy efficiency standards listed on the program web site. Interested customers should see the program web site for rebate applications and additional program details.


  Hillsborough County
Tampa Electric
Energy Management Services
P.O. Box 111
Tampa, FL 33601
Phone: (813) 275-3909
Phone 2: (813) 223-0800
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  Polk County
Tampa Electric
Energy Management Services
P.O. Box 111
Tampa, FL 33601
Phone: (813) 275-3909
Phone 2: (863) 299-0800
Web Site:
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