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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Duke Energy - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/15/2012
Program Overview:
State: Kentucky
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Windows, Motors, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Led Exit Signs, Room Air Conditioners, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Pumps, Grocery Equipment
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Schools, Institutional
Amount:T8 Fluorescent Fixtures (High Performance): $4-$25
T5/T8Fluorescent High Bay Fixtures (HID Replacements): $30-$120
CFL High Bay Fixtures: $50
CFL's: $10/fixture (hardwired); $1.50/bulb
Light Tube: $75
LED Exit Signs/Signals: $10-$25/retrofit
Occupancy Controls and Sensors: $0.04/connected watt
A/C and Heat Pump Units: $20-$40/ton
Ground Source Heat Pumps: $30/ton
Variable Frequency Drives: $40/hp
Pumps: $165-$400/pump, varies by HP
Motors: $4 - $10/HP
Chillers: $20 or $40/ton
Window/Sleeve Air Conditioning: $25-$50/unit
Heat Pump Water Heater: $1000-$2500/unit
Programmable Thermostat: $50
Window Film: $1/sq. ft.
Cooking/Refrigeration Equipment: Varies widely
Engineered Nozzles for Compressed Air: $20/unit
School Assessment for Energy Efficiency Incentive Program: 25%
Maximum Incentive:50% of project cost for most prescriptive measures
K-12 School Incentives: $100,000/school/fiscal year
School Assessment for Energy Efficiency Incentive Program: $500
Commercial Incentives: $50,000/fiscal year/facility
Eligible System Size:Rebate is only available to commercial or industrial retail electric customer not on rate TT (Time-of-Day Rate for Service at Transmission Voltage)
Equipment Requirements:See website for complete lists of required efficiency levels based on equipment type and size
Installation Requirements:Customers can install using pre-approved vendors/contractors or obtain site verification by Duke Energy personnel after installation.
Equipment should have been installed after July 16, 2007
Web Site:

Duke Energy offers a variety of incentives through its “Smart $aver Incentive Program” for commercial and industrial customers installing energy efficient equipment in their facilities. Any of Duke Energy’s commercial or industrial customers not on the TT rate (Time-of-Day Rate for Service at Transmission Voltage) qualify for these prescriptive rebates. There are many eligible technologies, with varying rebate amounts, available for rebates, such as lighting equipment, cooling equipment, motors, pumps, food service equipment, and manufacturing process equipment. Incentives are paid on a "first-come, first-served" basis up to $50,000 per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) per facility. Applications, found on the website above, should be completed and submitted within 90 days after equipment has been installed.

Schools (K-12) are also eligible under this program, however the application process is different and the incentive is capped at $100,000/school per fiscal year.

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Plainfield, IN 46168
Phone: (800) 544-6900
Phone 2: (866) 380-9580
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