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New Construction Rebate Process

Learn more about New Construction Rebates, eligibility and how to apply.

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Businesses can earn cash back for investing in energy-efficient technology when building new facilities.

⚠️ In compliance with Ohio House Bill 6, DP&L's mandated energy efficiency programs will end by December 31, 2020. Learn More › 


DP&L is no longer accepting New Construction rebate applications. However, DP&L will review new construction projects on a case-by-case basis depending on whether the building is scheduled to have its occupancy permit on or before November 30, 2020. Questions should be directed to


DP&L Business and Government Customers are eligible for Custom Rebates.

Who Qualifies

There are two unique new construction rebates, one for lighting and another that covers your entire building. Customers can take advantage of either method of saving, but not both.

Lighting Power Density (LPD) Reduction for Interior Lighting

The LPD reduction incentive encourages you to install lighting designs and equipment that provide quality lighting that uses less energy.

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Whole Building Energy Performance Baseline Improvements

The whole building baseline improvement incentive rewards you for designing your buildings to be more efficient than a baseline building constructed to ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2010.

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How it Works

Before you get started, you will need the following information:

  1. Your DP&L account number, if available
  2. Your Federal Tax ID and contact information
  3. Project team contact information (architect, engineer, contractor, etc.)
  4. The manufacturer and model numbers of the efficient lighting measures you are planning to incorporate in your new facility and the anticipated occupancy date (Only required for Lighting Power Density Reduction rebates).

The eligibility requirements should be reviewed before completing the application. The DP&L customer will receive the rebate. The process for the rebate application is described below:

  • You or your vendor complete the Rebate Application and submit it to DP&L for review. Applications must be complete and include the necessary contact information, supporting documentation for energy savings, equipment specifications and equipment cost estimates.
  • DP&L reviews the application, verifies the information provided, and sends a confirmation notification that the application has been approved.
  • You or your vendor provide us with proof of permit to construct within 90 days of the approval letter. Proof of building permit may be faxed, emailed or mailed.
  • The building is ready to occupy within 24 months of application approval, and DP&L must be notified of the occupancy permit. If occupancy does not occur within 24 months, you may request an extension. Extension requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
  • DP&L reserves the right to inspect the new building prior to releasing any funds.

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Additional Details

  • For more information, view the program terms and conditions or contact us at
  • Rebate values are subject to change and apply only to new, unused equipment. Rebate measures and values for the 2020 programs are for equipment and services purchased and installed on or after January 1, 2020.
  • Rebates are issued directly to the customer. Each project will only be eligible to receive a single DP&L rebate.
  • Funds are allotted on a calendar-year basis and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • A new construction rebate will be limited to the lesser of 100% of the incremental cost or 50% of the project cost, not including taxes, warranty fees, or maintenance fees. DP&L shall make the final determination regarding rebate amounts. Any individual account number will be limited in incentives in any calendar year to the greater of $250,000 or the amount equivalent to the dollars paid into DP&L's Energy Efficiency Rider for the individual account number during the preceding 12 months, with the exception of CHP projects.
  • DP&L reserves the right to deny any rebate.
  • All DP&L energy programs are subject to Public Utilities Commission of Ohio rules and regulations.