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DP&L cannot exceed the approved incentive budget for Business Rebate Programs. In an effort to more thoroughly evaluate the remaining budget, DP&L is suspending payment of Business Rebates. Should DP&L be able to resume rebate payments, rebates will be fulfilled based on the time stamp of completed applications. Questions should be directed to EnergyEfficiency@dplinc.com.
DP&L offered Custom Rebates to help Business and Government customers offset the cost associated with energy efficiency projects and technologies not included under our Rapid Rebates Program. Although we are no longer accepting new Custom Rebate applications, the information below provides a summary of the program and requirements for those customers who still have open rebate applications in our system.
Rebate Types and Amounts
- Lighting: $0.05 per kWh saved + $50 per KW saved
- HVAC: $0.10 per kWh saved + $100 per KW saved
- Other: $0.08 per kWh saved + $100 per KW saved
Final incentive amounts will be calculated based on the final cost of project net outside funding received, provided such cost is reasonable in the judgment of DP&L, and will be limited to the lesser of 100% of the incremental cost or 50% of the total project cost, not including taxes, warranty fees, or maintenance fees.
Your payback period must be 7 years or less and is determined by this formula:
Payback Period = Total Incremental Cost / Estimated Annual Electric Savings
Incremental Equipment Costs consider the installed cost of the high efficiency equipment compared to the costs of any minimum federal- and state-mandated efficiency standards. If none exist, then industry accepted standard efficiency equipment should be used. If no standard equipment is applicable, the total equipment cost should be used. Estimated Annual Electric Savings consider electric savings at your current average customer rate.
The guidelines below determine the appropriate kWh and kW baseline.
- New efficiency measure added to an existing system: New equipment being added to an existing system to increase system efficiency. The energy baseline is the performance of the existing system in its original, working condition.
- Early retirement of equipment: Replacement of inefficient equipment that has not yet reached the end of its useful life with new, more modern equipment. The energy baseline is the performance of the existing system in its original, working condition.
- Replacement of equipment at the end-of-useful life or replacement of failed equipment: The equipment must be replaced. The energy baseline is any minimum federal- and state-mandated efficiency standards that may exist. In the absence of these standards, generally accepted industry standards should be used.