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How to Apply for a Rebate

  1. Find a contractor at the link below
  2. Submit a rebate application
  3. Pre- on-site verification
  4. Installation
  5. Submit all required documentation
  6. Receive your rebate check
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Rebates for Investing in Energy Efficiency

We offer rebates on a wide variety of energy efficiency projects. These rebates can help your business reduce payback time and offset the cost of energy efficiency upgrades.

Check out our rebate amounts, which are calculated annually and contingent upon the review and acceptance of savings claims.

PPL Business Rebates (Effective June 1, 2016)
Efficient Equipment $0.05 / kWh
Custom $0.06 / kWh
Combined Heat and Power $0.03 / kWh

Rebates cover up to 50% of project costs or $500,000. 

Pre-approval is required to reserve funding.

Important Note: PPL has updated the program's Total Resource Cost effectiveness requirement. Effective immediately, all custom and CHP projects have to meet a minimum TRC of 0.7; lowered from previous requirement of 1.0 and 1.25.

Please select a rebate you’re interested in:

Agriculture

Energy accounts for more than half of a farm’s operating expenses, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. By saving energy, your farm can allocate more funds toward crucial resources.

We can help. We’ll find you an expert contractor to assess your property for energy-saving opportunities. Then, we’ll provide a customized report with upgrade options and qualifying rebates toward energy-efficient pumps, VFD, lighting, irrigation and more.

Harvest Savings for your Farm

Should you update your equipment? 5 questions to ask:

  1. Do you have speed controls on your vacuum pumps and compressed air system?
  2. Do you have controls on your circulating fans?
  3. Are high-volume, low-speed fans installed?
  4. Do you have a low-pressure irrigation system installed?
  5. Are your livestock waterers insulated?

Lower costs, maximize comfort

  • Apply for rebates
  • Lower electricity costs
  • Reduce equipment wear and maintenance

Sample Savings— Estimate your rebate with our Agricultural Savings calculator.

Project Unit Estimated Annual kWh Savings1 Rebates2
Dairy scroll compressor per unit 17,000 $ 850
Vacuum milk pump (10 HP) per unit 13,000 $ 650
High efficiency ventilation fans per fan 500 $ 25
Fluorescent-high bay light (metal halide to T5) per fixture 450 $ 23

1 Pennsylvania 2016 Technical Reference Manual. 
Based on $0.05/kWh saved. Actual incentive rate per kWh may vary.
Please note: Rebates will vary based on facility type and hours. Consult a program engineer for information. 

Building Controls

Building automation systems are computer-based control systems that automatically adjust the HVAC and lighting settings in your building based on occupancy schedules, natural lighting, temperature set points and other factors. These systems must be commissioned when installed or re-commissioned after major facility changes occur such as new construction, buildings additions, occupancy changes, or failed control sensors.

We offer help assessing your building, a database of contractors and rebates towards building controls in a new facility or upgrading an existing system.

Benefits

  • Apply for rebates of $.05/kWh saved annually. Offset upfront costs and reduce payback time.
  • Lower operating costs. Building controls can help deliver energy savings each month by allowing you to automatically turn your HVAC, lighting and other electrical systems off and on, up or down when you need them.
  • Improved building environment. Prepare building areas for occupants before they arrive, reducing any complaints and providing a comfortable and safe environment.

Project Unit Estimated Annual kWh Savings1 Rebates2
Economizer per 1,000 sq. ft. 1,399 $ 70
Hotel guest room occupancy sensor per sensor 600 $ 30
Office lighting occupancy sensor per sensor 30 $ 2

1 Pennsylvania 2016 Technical Reference Manual. 
Based on $0.05/kWh saved. Actual incentive rate per kWh may vary.
Please note: Rebates will vary based on facility type and hours. Consult a program engineer for information. 

Combined Heating & Power

Two-thirds of the energy that feeds conventional power plants is wasted heat, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. You can cut that waste in half by switching to a Combined Heat and Power (CHP or cogeneration) system, which generates electricity and thermal energy in a single, integrated system.*

We offer rebates of $0.03 kWh saved annually to help you take advantage of CHP technologies. Advances such as combustion turbines and reciprocating engines have allowed for new configurations of systems that combine heat and power production, expanding opportunities for these systems and increasing the amount of electricity they can produce. New turbines are now cost effective for systems down to 500 kW and reciprocating engines for systems down to 50 kW, dramatically expanding the number of sites where CHP can be installed. In recent years, smaller CHP systems have begun to make inroads in the light manufacturing, commercial buildings, and at smaller institutions such as hospitals.

Important Note: PPL has updated the program's Total Resource Cost effectiveness requirement--Effective immediately, all custom and CHP projects have to meet a minimum TRC of 0.7; which is lower than the previous requirement of 1.0 and 1.25.

  • Apply for rebates of $.03/kWh saved annually. Offset upfront costs and reduce payback time. We will pay 50% of a project’s cost, up to $500,000
  • Lower operating costs through long-term energy savings
  • Improve the efficiency and performance of your facility
  • Preserve the environment, reduce emissions, saving natural resources and complying with EPA’s Clean Power Plan

*Source: ACEEE. Learn more about combined heat and power systems at ACEEE.

The ACEEE offers a deployment toolkit for Combined Heat & Power Projects to be found here.

Custom Projects

If your business has an energy project not listed on our website, let us know. We’ll come visit your facility to determine eligibility.

We offer custom project rebates of $.06/kWh saved annually toward new construction, retrofits, building upgrades and more. Once we identify energy-saving opportunities at your facility, we’ll provide a contractor database, and rebates toward qualifying energy efficiency projects.

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Small Businesses can receive enhanced rebates.


Custom rebates may be available for:

  • Building control systems that are not required by code (e.g., demand control ventilation or exhaust air heat recovery)
  • Building operation training
  • Compressed air system upgrades
  • Economizers
  • Energy management system installation
  • Industrial process upgrades
  • New construction or renovation projects that involve multiple building systems and exceed state energy codes (e.g., lighting, HVAC and building envelope codes)
  • Water/wastewater system improvements

And, you can estimate your rebate!


Benefits

  • Apply for rebates of $.06/kWh saved annually, offsetting upgrade cost and reducing payback time
  • Lower operating costs
  • Lower maintenance costs, upgrading your facility can help prevent unexpected breakdowns and reduce repairs
  • Improve work environment and productivity by increasing comfort and safety

Demand Response

Are you a commercial customer including manufacturing, industrial, agricultural, government, non-profit or educational looking to earn revenue for reducing your peak electricity usage?

The PPL Demand Response Program is a load curtailment program that is designed to help PPL Electric Utilities to cost-effectively reduce peak demand on its system.

PPL is offering this program to qualifying commercial customers through its demand response curtailment service provider (DR CSP), CPower, for the 2018 curtailment season. The 2018 curtailment season runs from June 1 – September 30, 2018.


The Program’s Basic Requirements:

  • Curtailable load: at least 100 kW peak demand
  • Must have real-time metering capability (CPower can help if you do not)
  • PPL Electric Utilities customer who shop for electricity are eligible for the Demand Response Program.
  • Not available to residential customers
  • The operational capacity to curtail the MWs committed to the program
  • A desire to earn more revenue from DR programs, reduce peak demand and save energy

Contact us for more information on PPL's Demand Response Program, or call CPower at 844-422-8129.

Ready to Save?

Small Businesses can receive enhanced rebates.

Drives for Motors And Pumps (VFDs)

With single-speed motors using more power than necessary, you can save electricity by switching to variable frequency/speed drives (VFD), to match motors speed with actual load requirements. Let us help. We’ll provide a contractor database, expert assessment and cash rebates toward VFD purchases and installation.

To be eligible for a rebate, these energy-saving devices must be newly installed on (retrofitting of existing VFDs are not eligible):

  • HVAC
  • Cooling tower fans
  • Chilled water pumps
  • Condenser water pumps
  • Hot water pumps
  • Air compressors
  • and other motor upgrades

Benefits

  • Apply for rebates of $.05/kWh saved annually, offsetting upgrade costs and reducing payback time.
  • Lower operating costs. New VFDs delivery can help deliver energy savings, paying for themselves quickly.
  • Reduce maintenance costs. Energy-efficient motors can run cooler, last longer and reduce facility heating loads.
  • Reduce motor lifecycle costs.
  • Reduce energy losses through improved design, tighter tolerances, better materials and improved manufacturing techniques.
Technical Webinar- Motors and Drives

Project-VFD Unit Estimated Annual kWh Savings1 Rebates2
5-HP Kitchen Exhaust Fan per unit 22.430 $1,122
Vacuum Milk Pump (10-HP) per unit 13,000 $ 650
Air Handler Unit in a Middle School per unit 33,100 $ 1,655

1 Pennsylvania 2016 Technical Reference Manual. 
Based on $0.05/kWh saved. Actual incentive rate per kWh may vary.
Please note: Rebates will vary based on facility type and hours. Consult a program engineer for information. 

Food Service Equipment and Refrigeration

Switching to energy-efficient food service equipment can reduce your facility’s energy consumption by up to two-thirds, according to ENERGY STAR®. We can help your business maximize those savings.

We will help you find a contractor to assess your facility for eligible rebates toward the installation of energy-efficient food service equipment.

Rebates are available for:

  • ENERGY STAR certified steam cookers and servers
  • Dishwasher pre-rinse sprayers
  • Variable frequency drive (VFD) on fan (kitchen exhaust fan)
  • Vending machine controllers
  • High efficiency refrigerator/freezer cases
  • Night covers for display cases
  • Optimization of your walk-in refrigerator by:
    • Adding strip curtains, door gaskets and automatic door closers
    • Installing anti-sweat heater controls
    • Replacing incandescent light bulbs with ENERGY STAR certified LEDs that generate considerably less heat
    • Suction pipe insulation
    • Equipping evaporator and condenser fans with electronically commutated motors that can reduce energy consumption by about two-thirds

Benefits

  • Apply for rebates of $.05/kWh saved annually, offsetting upgrade costs and reducing payback time
  • Lower operating costs
  • Reduce maintenance costs with longer-lasting equipment
  • Improve work environment and productivity by increasing comfort and safety
Technical Webinar- Refrigeration

Ready to Save?

Small Businesses can receive enhanced rebates.


Sample Savings— and, you can estimate your rebates for Food Service, DHW and Refrigeration.

Project Unit Estimated Annual kWh Savings1 Rebates2
Evaporative fan motor controls per fan 2,705 $ 135
Install occupancy sensor on 500-can beverage vending  machine per machine 2,250 $ 113
Anti-sweat door heater controls per door 1,882 $ 94
Pre-rinse spray valve per unit 1,222 $ 61

1 Pennsylvania 2016 Technical Reference Manual. 
Based on $0.05/kWh saved. Actual incentive rate per kWh may vary.
Please note: Rebates will vary based on facility type and hours. Consult a program engineer for information. 

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Upgrading your heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC) systems can make a huge dent in your energy bills. We’ll help you make the switch with our contractor database, identify energy-saving opportunities of your facility and rebates toward energy-efficient chillers, heat pumps and A/C units.


Benefits

  • Apply for rebates of $.05/kWh saved annually, offsetting upgrade costs and reducing payback time
  • Lower operating costs
  • Reduce maintenance costs with longer-lasting equipment
  • Improve work environment and productivity by increasing comfort and safety
Technical Webinar - HVAC

We will help you find a contractor to assess your facility for eligible rebates toward the installation of high efficiency HVAC equipment and controls including:

  • Air conditioners - air-source / water-cooled / evaporatively-cooled
  • Electric chillers - air-cooled / water-cooled electric chillers
  • ECM circulating fans
  • Evaporator fan controllers
  • Heat pumps - air-source / geothermal / water-source heat pumps
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Ventilation fans

What can you save? Estimate your rebate.

Project-HVAC Unit Estimated Annual kWh Savings1 Rebates2
Water-cooled electric chiller (100 Tons) per chiller 85,000 $4,250
High volume low speed fan per unit 10,000 $500
Install VFD on a 5 HP air handling unit fan per chiller 3,500 $175
Air Source air conditioner per unit 2,327 $116
Air-Source air conditioner (less than 65,000 Btu/Hr) per unit 800 $40
High efficiency ventilation fan  per fan 500 $25

1 Pennsylvania 2016 Technical Reference Manual. 
Based on $0.05/kWh saved. Actual incentive rate per kWh may vary.
Please note: Rebates will vary based on facility type and hours. Consult a program engineer for information. 

Lighting

Want to cut down on energy costs? Switch to energy-efficient lighting. LED lighting can save you up to 50 percent on energy costs, while fluorescent lighting can lower energy use by 25 percent or more.

Advances in lighting technologies mean upgrading to high-efficiency lighting goes beyond changing lamps and bulbs. Whether it’s reconfiguring your lamp layout or installing occupancy sensors so lights only turn on when needed, we’ll help you find the best solution for your business.

Are you aware of the Requirement for ENERGY STAR 2.1 or DLC 4.3 product qualifications? Click below to learn more:

ENERGY STAR 2.1 Specifications

DLC 4.3 Technical Requirements

Benefits

  • Apply for rebates and reduce payback time
  • Lower your electricity bills
  • Longer lasting bulbs, for reduced maintenance
  • Better lighting improves your work environment, comfort, safety, and may improve productivity
Advance your Lighting to the Next Level

Ready to Save?

Small Businesses can receive enhanced rebates.

Time to Advance

Save even more on advanced lighting controls.


What can you save? Estimate your rebate with our lighting calculator.

Project-lighting Unit Estimated Annual kWh Savings1 Rebates2
Street lamp (400W metal halide to 150W LED) per fixture 640 $32
Fluorescent-high bay light (metal halide to T5) per fixture 450 $23
Parking lot light (250W HPS to 120W LED) per fixture 363 $18
Exterior flood light (150W metal halide to 42W LED) per fixture 307 $15
Office Building light (75W PAR30 recessed lamp to 10W PAR30 LED) per fixture 90 $4.50
Florescent to linear LED per fixture 53 $3

1 Pennsylvania 2016 Technical Reference Manual. 
Based on $0.05/kWh saved. Actual incentive rate per kWh may vary.
Please note: Rebates will vary based on facility type and hours. Consult a program engineer for information. 

Grants, Loans and Tax Credits

Periodically, other rebates and incentives on energy efficiency projects may be offered through non-PPL Electric Utilities programs. This could mean extra savings for you. Below is a list of some of the more popular state and federal outlets that offer an opportunity for extra savings on energy efficiency projects.