AEP Ohio - Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Ohio)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Ohio
Additional Place applies to AEP Ohio
Name AEP Ohio - Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Ohio)
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Municipal Utility, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Water Heaters, Commercial Cooking Equipment, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Room Air Conditioners, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Custom: $0.08/kWh first year savings and $100/peak kW reduction

Whole Building Performance (Owner): $0.08 - $0.12/kWh annualized savings
Whole Building Performance (Design Team): $0.02 - 0.04/kWh annualized savings
Interior Controls: $0.08/Watt controlled
Lighting Power Density Incentive: $400/kW below ASHRAE 90.1-2004 allowed wattage
Unitary and Split AC/Heat Pumps: $20 - $35/ton
Package Terminal AC/Heat Pumps: $30/ton
Variable Refrigerant Flow Air Conditioners: $20/ton
Chillers: $15 - $20/ton
Geothermal Heat Pump: $80/ton
Water Source Heat Pump: $70/ton
Room AC: $30/ton
Hotel Room Occupancy Sensor: $25 or $65
Heat Pump Water Heater: $120
Tank Water Heater: $35
Commercial Clothes Washer: $45
Motors: $8 - $475
VFD for Pump/Fan Motor: $60/HP
Food Service/Refrigeration: Varies widely

Installation Requirements Equipment must be new

Eligible lamps and ballasts are listed on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) website

Maximum Incentive General: 50% of total project cost; Contact AEP Ohio

Design Incentives: 50% of cost up to $50,000

Program Administrator AEP Ohio

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)[1]


AEP Ohio offers incentives to commercial customers who are building a new facility or are performing a major renovation. Incentives are provided for upgrading lighting, lighting controls, HVAC measures, commercial cooking equipment, variable frequency drives and custom measures among others. All equipment must meet program specifications for efficiency and installation. The program also offers a customized incentive whereby facilities can pursue Whole Building Performance upgrades and receive a rebate of $0.08 - $0.12/kWh first year savings. Under this program, the design team involved with the project will also receive a rebate of $0.02 - $0.04/kWh first year savings. Equipment eligible for prescriptive rebates must meet all program requirements and be installed in accordance with AEP procedures. Certain prescriptive incentives vary based upon the size and efficiency of the system installed. Generally, 50% of the total project cost is the incentive maximum across technologies. A sliding scale incentive reduction will be incorporated when the calculated incentive exceeds $100,000 per project. Visit the program web site for additional qualifications and application information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Business Incentive Program
Department AEP Ohio
Address 2740 Airport Drive, Suite 160
Place Columbus, Ohio
Zip/Postal Code 43219
Phone (877) 607-0739


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


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