- PPL customers saved over 192.5 million kWh in 2018
- Small Business Gets Recognized for Being Energy Efficient
- Milton S. Hershey Medical Center receives large rebate for energy efficiency project
- 2018 Pre-Approval Requirements
- Waitlist Beginning 1/15/2018 for Government, Non-Profit & Education Programs
- PPL presents $134,000 rebate check to Scranton for lighting upgrades
- Single Biggest Energy Efficiency Project for Millersville University
- Jim Thorpe Area School District to receive $34,000 efficiency rebate check
- Energy efficiency upgrades pay off for Sapa Extrusion North America
- Energy Savings for Startups
- Major energy efficiency projects in downtown Harrisburg receive $1.2‐million rebate
- Launch Webinars: "Submitting Business Rebate Applications Online" and "Using the PA Lighting Form"
PPL Business Energy Efficiency Program saved over 192.5 million kWh and paid more than $12.1 million in rebates in 2018
Posted: January 14, 2019
Collectively, business customers in 2018 received saved 192,549,082.50 kWh and received $12,178,212 in energy-saving rebates through the PPL Business Energy Efficiency Program. Energy efficient projects ranged from lighting and refrigeration to custom projects and new construction.
“We’re proud of the commitment our business customers have made to being energy-efficient,” said Heather Bash, Program Manager. PPL has rebates for both small and large businesses in virtually every industry. They are not only saving money and energy but are contributing to their overall sustainability goals and improving their customers’ experience.
Small Business Gets Recognized for Being Energy Efficient
Posted: January 14, 2019
Classic Drycleaners and Laundromats in Leola, PA was the lucky recipient of a complimentary billboard in the Harrisburg area with a message that promotes their energy-saving efforts.
They were selected from businesses across the PPL service territory that responded to a promotion for customers who received badges through the Excellence in Energy Business Participation Program. Classic Drycleaners and Laundromats received their bronze badge for doing LED lighting upgrades.
“With the help of the PPL Business Energy Efficiency Program, we were able to install LED lighting in four of our nine locations, said owner, Paula Kostick. “These locations are both dry cleaning drop/dry stores, as well as laundromats. We are always eager to explore and implement any utility-saving measures. Our LED lighting reduces the amount of energy we use on a daily basis, not only by having the efficiency of LED lighting, but by reducing the amount of lights needed to provide a bright, welcoming environment for both our customers and our employees. It's a win-win for everyone.”
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center receives large rebate for energy efficiency project
Posted: January 14, 2019
The PPL Business Energy Efficiency Program presented Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center with a check for $335,375 on December 13, 2018 for reducing their energy usage. The Campus Chilled Water Optimization project phase 2 saves enough electricity to power 691 homes per year.
The project uses analytics and a software package to control equipment that produces chilled water to cool interior spaces and saves about 5.6 million KWh per year. That’s enough to charge nearly 505 million smartphones.
“The multi-phased project has far exceeded our expectations,” said Kevin Kanoff, Campus Energy Engineer. “By reducing operating costs, Hershey Medical Center can more cost-effectively fulfill the core missions of our institution.”
2018 Pre-Approval Requirements
Posted: December 20, 2017
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.
Waitlist Beginning 1/15/2018 for Government, Non-Profit & Education Programs
Posted: December 20, 2017
Effective January 15, 2018, due to high demand of our energy efficiency program, a waitlist will begin for all government, non-profit, and education programs for Phase 3, which ends May 31, 2021. All existing reserved projects and complete pre-approval applications received on or before 11:59 pm on January 14, 2018 will be eligible for rebates as long as they are completed before May 31, 2021. Customers are encouraged to continue to send pre-approval applications for projects that are eligible for rebates and will be completed before May 31, 2021. Waitlist projects will be the first projects considered if and when additional funding becomes available. See our FAQ page.
PPL presents $134,000 rebate check to Scranton for lighting upgrades
Posted: July 31, 2017
Thousands of new streetlights and other high-efficiency lighting installed by the city of Scranton are expected to save taxpayers about $125,000 annually through reduced electricity costs.
On Monday, they paid off in another way.
During a brief ceremony at City Hall, PPL Electric Utilities presented Mayor Bill Courtright with a check for $134,719.22, representing the rebates the city earned for its energy-efficient public lighting upgrades.Read More
Single Biggest Energy Efficiency Project for Millersville University
Posted: July 17, 2017
$17,182.80! That’s the amount of the check presented to Millersville University on July 13 by PPL Electric Utilities’ Business Efficiency Program. MU received the check for the University’s Data Center, a new energy efficiency project in Boyer, which is saving the University thousands of dollars. Read more
Jim Thorpe Area School District to receive $34,000 efficiency rebate check
Posted: June 14, 2017
PPL Electric Utilities recognizes Jim Thorpe Area School District for energy efficiency upgrades completed at buildings throughout the district.
PPL representatives presented the district with a check for more than $34,000, representing rebates for district-wide updates to energy-efficient LED lighting. The upgrades are expected to save the school district more than 680,000 kilowatt-hours of energy and more than $40,000 in energy costs per year.
Energy efficiency upgrades pay off for Sapa Extrusion North America
Posted: June 7, 2017
CRESSONA, Pa. (June 6, 2017) – Sapa Extrusion North America has received more than $344,000 in rebates, and expects to save more than $350,000 on annual energy costs going forward, as a result of participating in energy efficiency programs provided by PPL Electric Utilities. Learn more
Energy Savings for Startups
Posted: February 20, 2017
No one wants to spend more than they have to for energy. And when you’re getting a new business off the ground, keeping costs under control is especially vital.
We’ve compiled some energy tips that could mean savings for your startup business, whether you’re pursuing high-tech breakthroughs or launching a new manufacturing operation. (Or both.)
First, PPL’s Direct Discount program is specifically geared to small businesses, with the goal of reducing time burdens and up-front investment in energy efficiency upgrades. A single contractor performs an assessment of your facility, installs upgrades and handles paperwork for rebates – which can save up to 80 percent of the project cost.
To get started and find out if your business is eligible, you have two choices. You can call PPL’s Business Energy Efficiency Program at 866-432-5501. Or, you can visit our Contractor Search site, choose Direct Discount under Contractor Type, and get in touch with a participating contractor for more information.
PPL Electric Utilities also offers business rebates on the purchase of efficient computer, HVAC , building control and other equipment. An investment in more efficient technology can pay off through rebates and long-term energy savings. Full information is available at pplelectric.com/businessrebates.
Shopping for energy
You may be able to save by buying energy from a competitive supplier – a step more than half of our commercial customers have already taken.
Many competitive suppliers offer prices that are lower than PPL Electric Utilities’ price to compare. No matter who sells you the energy, it will be reliably carried to you over PPL’s delivery network. To check out competitive suppliers’ offers, visit PAPowerSwitch.com, a website operated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
Before you sign a contract with a competitive supplier, make sure you know the terms of the deal: How long does it last? Are there cancellation fees? Is the rate variable – which means it can change over time – or fixed?
Also, while you don’t need to revisit your supply contract every week, it’s worth checking it after six months or a year to make sure you’re still paying a good price. If energy prices have gone down, you may be able to get a better deal.
Little things add up
Finally, sweat the small stuff. Turn off lights and equipment when not in use. Replace conventional bulbs with energy-saving, long-lasting LEDs. Take advantage of natural sunlight to light your work space as much as possible. Plug energy-sucking appliances into smart power strips, so you can stop them from drawing power when they’re not in use.
Don’t overlook the human factor, either. Make sure everyone on your team recognizes the importance of efficiency. Many sources even suggest designating one employee or team member as an energy savings specialist – a person who will list energy efficiency among their duties and keep their eyes open for chances to save.
The little things may not save you a huge amount, but it’s still money you can put to use in growing your business.
Major energy efficiency projects in downtown Harrisburg receive $1.2‐million rebate
Posted: December 8, 2016
PPL Electric Utilities (PPL) representatives presented Harristown with a check for more than $1.2 million Wednesday (11/16), representing rebates for a variety of energy efficiency projects. Learn more.
Launch Webinars: "Submitting Business Rebate Applications Online" and "Using the PA Lighting Form"
Posted: June 21, 2016
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