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Frequently Asked Questions

Some of our frequently asked questions. Please note that pre-approval is required for funding.

Pennsylvania’s Act 129, enacted in 2008, requires Pennsylvania’s largest electric distribution companies (EDCs) to develop energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) plans and adopt methods of reducing electric consumption and peak demand.  Act 129 provides Pennsylvania businesses, governments and non-profits opportunities to take energy efficiency and conservation to the next level through rebate programs.

The Business Rebate Program in Phase III of Act 129 starts on June 1, 2016 and is scheduled to continue until May 31, 2021, or until funds run out, whichever happens first.


There are some instances where equipment fueled by natural gas is eligible for our programs, such as Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems.  Please contact the program team and we will determine eligibility for your specific project.

Yes, program eligibility for mixed-use buildings depends on the meter setup.  For instance, if a multi-family building with a first-floor commercial retail space has a commercial meter, then that retail space as well as the building’s common areas would be eligible for program rebates. 


We pay up to 50% of the final project cost.  The final project cost is the total project cost less the grants. (Customer out-of-pocket cost).      

Payment will be made to the participant listed on the application unless a third party payment is authorized. A participant may elect to assign their program rebate to a third party by completing and signing the “Authorization for Rebate Payment to Third Party” section of the program application form. 

Consult your tax advisor.

Applicants should become familiar with the website, and work with their contractor/design team and reach out to the program team to ascertain whether equipment meets the requirements of the program. Reach out to a program representative at [email protected] to help you answer project specifics too. 

To apply for rebates, use our online application portal starting June 1, 2016. Visit our how to apply page for instructions and an application checklist. Alternatively, you can complete a paper rebate application and the corresponding worksheet(s), attach all supplemental forms and mail to 3 Park Plaza, Suite 101, Wyomissing, PA 19610 or email to [email protected].  

Effective immediately, all project applications submitted after January 1, 2018 will require pre-approval to reserve funds, if available, for rebates from the PPL Business Energy Efficiency Program. A Pre-approval application should be requested for the project prior to the purchase of materials. Please contact us at 1-866-432-5501 with any questions. Reserving funds ensures the amount reserved will be available upon completion of the project; however, the final rebate amount is not guaranteed until the final project savings are verified.

A complete application includes the following:

  • Completed project application form
  • Signed and dated W9 provided for all parties receiving rebates
  • Copy of recent PPL electric bill at install location
  • PA Lighting Form (Appendix C) or non-lighting savings estimate
  • Manufacturers' specification sheets for product qualification
  • Verified start date documentation from customer 

On your utility bill upper right-hand corner, locate the Bill Acct No. Your account number will have 10 digits. 


For large, multi-phase projects, you must submit an application for each energy efficiency upgrade project (i.e., Lighting, HVAC, Specialty Equipment, Drives for Motors and Custom). All rebates are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. The project approval letter defines terms for rebate payment and a commitment expiration date unless an extension is granted by the program manager.  

Submit all product specification sheets prior to construction to ensure product is qualified for program rebate. 

Project rebate reservation is completed on a first come first serve basis after a completed application package is received by the Business Rebate Program.  Applications are acknowledged upon receipt with an email response.  If the participant has not received a receipt notification within seven days of submission, contact a program representative at [email protected].  (Typical time takes 2-3 weeks). 

Once a project has been installed and fully commissioned, the final application with supporting documentation is received, and the complete final project has been reviewed and approved, a check will be issued within approximately 5 business days of final project approval or when funding is available.

Projects will be reviewed 180 days from the rebate reservation date. If installation schedules are delayed, rebate reservation extensions will be reviewed on a case by case basis. 

Equipment change orders must meet the program requirements. If changes occur after rebate reservation, contact your program representative at [email protected]

More questions?

Contact us at 1-866-432-5501 or [email protected]