First Energy Ohio - Commercial Efficiency Rebates (Ohio)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Ohio

Name First Energy Ohio - Commercial Efficiency Rebates
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government, Tribal Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Commercial Cooking Equipment, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount High Bay Fluorescents: $23 - 74/fixture

Low Bay High Efficiency Fluorescents: $3 - $31/fixture
Fluorescent Retrofits: $4 - 14/fixture
Screw-In CFL: $1/lamp
Hard-Wired CFL: $15/lamp
LED Exit Signs: $10
Lighting Controls: $25/sensor
Custom Lighting: $0.05/kWh in use reduction
Traffic Signal: $25 - $45
Variable Speed Drives: $30/HP controlled
Motors: $20-$400/motor
Water Heater/Heat Pump Water Heater: $50/unit
Commercial Clothes Washer: $50/unit
Vending Machine Occupancy Control: $25/unit
Commercial Refrigerators: $50/unit
Commercial Freezers: $50/unit
Ice Machines: $50 - $200
Steam Cookers: $200 - $400/unit
Air Cooled Unitary/Split Systems: $150 - $550
Water Cooled Unitary/Split Systems: $150 - $500
Air Source Heat Pump: $150 - $350
Water Source Heat Pumps: $150
Ground Source Heat Pumps: $250
Chillers: $2,500
Custom: $0.08/kWh
Mercantile Customers (700,000 kWh per year): Contact FirstEnergy

Equipment Requirements Motors: NEMA Premium rated, Open Drip-Proof (ODP) and Totally Enclosed Fan-Cooled (TEFC) motors from 1 to 200 HP

Funding Source Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison
Installation Requirements Mercantile Incentive Program: Commercial or industrial customers using more than 700,000 kWh/year can choose cash rebates or rider waivers for energy efficiency measures taken since 2008. The applications are processed by the PUC (not the utilities) so customers must submit 2-3 years of their electric utility bills.

Maximum Incentive Mercantile Program: Contact FirstEnergy


Incentive Source Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison


Ohio subsidiaries of FirstEnergy (Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison) offer rebates for the installation of certain energy efficiency improvements for commercial customers. These programs were created in response to Ohio Senate Bill 221, and funded by all non-residential customers of First Energy. Live webinar presentations are available on the website above to inform customers of new programs and program updates. Incentives help cover the cost of energy efficiency upgrades involving HVAC equipment, commercial cooking equipment, motors, variable frequency drives, lighting measures, and custom measures. Projects must be approved before measures are implemented, except in the case of the Mercantile Customer Program. Nine trade associations serve as program delivery administrators and are equipped to support members in the incentive application process.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name EnergySaveOhio SAIC

Address 8870 Darrow Road
Place Twinsburg, Ohio
Zip/Postal Code 44087
Phone (866) 578-5220


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"