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 incentive programs.
Phase IV of the PPL Business Energy Efficiency program of Act 129 starts on June 1, 2021 and is scheduled to continue until May 31, 2026, 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.
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 incentive to a third party by completing and signing the Third Party Authorization Form on the website.
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 to help you answer project specifics too.
To apply for incentives, use our online portal. Visit our how to apply page for instructions and an application checklist. Pre-approval means that a project application must be submitted in good order and receive a pre-approval letter before construction begins. Please contact us at 1-866-432-5501 with any questions.
A complete application includes the following:
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 incentives are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. We suggest you submit an application as soon as you have approval to move forward with a project.
All custom and Direct Discount projects require pre-approval to be eligible for an incentive. Submit all product specification sheets prior to construction to ensure the product is qualified for program incentive. All downstream lighting and efficient equipment projects do not require pre-approval. All project documentation must be submitted in good order within 180 days of project completion.
Project pre-approval is completed on a first come first serve basis after a completed application is received by the PPL Electric Utilities’ Business Energy Efficiency Program. Pre-approval can be expected in 15 business days from the date that the project is submitted in good order. 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].
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 4 to 6 weeks of final project approval or when funding is available. A letter with payment information will be sent once the project final review is complete and payment is sent.
There is no set timeline required for equipment installation. Projects will be reviewed 180 days from the pre-approval date. If installation schedules are delayed, please reach out to the project account manager, or email [email protected].
Equipment change orders must meet the program requirements. If changes occur after incentive reservation, contact your program representative.