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Rapid Rebate® Process

Learn more about Rapid Rebates, eligibility and how to apply.

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


Rapid Rebate applications must be submitted on or before September 30, 2020. Final documentation for an application must be submitted by November 30, 2020. DP&L will continue to pay rebates for existing applications as well as for new applications until funding is depleted or until December 31, whichever comes first. 


Rapid Rebates

Rapid Rebates can help your business overcome the upfront cost hurdle associated with energy-efficient technologies. And you can apply online right now!

Only DP&L Business and Government customers are eligible for Rapid Rebates. There is no limit on the number of applications that can be submitted, but we ask that you try to consolidate applications whenever possible.

Types of Rapid Rebates

DP&L offers rebates for new equipment purchases that replace existing equipment as part of a retrofit project. There are several types equipment that qualify for Rapid Rebates:

Who Qualifies

To be eligible for a Rapid Rebate, your equipment must:

  • Meet the requirements posted on our website as of the date the equipment is purchased.
  • Use electricity as the fuel source and be installed in the DP&L service area.
  • Be comprised of new, unused equipment purchased from a manufacturer, distributor or contractor.
  • Be any of the following project types:
    • An energy efficiency measure added to an existing system.
    • Early retirement of equipment and replacement with more efficient equipment.
    • Replacement of failed or end-of-life equipment.
  • Result in a net decrease in energy consumption or demand, once installed.
  • Be purchased and installed after January 1, 2020.

How it Works

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

  • Your DP&L account number
  • The types of energy-efficient equipment you are planning to install and the expected installation date

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

  • Application: You or your contractor can submit an application that specifies the equipment that will be installed, including product specifications.
  • Approval: When the application is approved you'll receive notification of approval.
  • Proof of Purchase: You must submit proof of equipment purchase within 60 days of the application submission date.
  • Installation: The equipment must be installed and operating within 120 days of submitting the application and the old equipment must be decommissioned.
  • Post-Installation Inspection: DP&L reserves the right to inspect installed equipment prior to issuing a rebate.
  • Final Approval and Rebate Check: DP&L will perform a final review of the application and required documentation, then issue your check.

Questions? We're here to help.

Additional Details

  • Rebate applications must be submitted to DP&L during the same calendar year in which equipment for the project is purchased.
  • 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 rebate may not exceed the customer's cost of equipment at the measure level net outside funding received, not including taxes, warranty fees, installation costs, 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 the DP&L 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.