AEP Ohio - Commercial Self Direct Rebate Program (Ohio)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Ohio

Name AEP Ohio - Commercial Self Direct Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government, Tribal Government
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Unspecified technologies, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 75% the lesser of the AEP Ohio calculated credit or 50% of total project costs

Equipment Requirements All equipment installed must have been new
Start Date 2008-01-01
Expiration Date 2013-12-15

Installation Requirements To be eligible, participants must use more than 700,000 kWh or have a national/regional account with multiple facilities in one or more states.

Maximum Incentive 75% of 50% of the total cost (additional measure caps may apply)

A Tiered system, based on the total project costs, determines what percentage of the eligible calculated credit is available to the applicant

Program Administrator AEP Ohio

References DSIRE[1]


AEP Ohio offers incentives for commercial customers who have implemented energy efficiency upgrades as if the customer commits the energy efficiency savings and/or peak demand reductions to AEP Ohio (subject to Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approval). The program is open non-residential customers of AEP Ohio that use more than 700,000 kWh per year or who are part of a national account that involve multiple facilities in one or more states. Only energy efficiency upgrades implemented since January 1, 2008 are eligible. Interested customers must apply first to AEP Ohio, who will review the application and make suggested modifications. Then the application will be submitted to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) for review and final determination. If the incentive is awarded, the customer may choose to receive a rebate which is 75% the lesser of the AEP Ohio calculated credit or 50% of total project costs. 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.

  • Ohio passed its Energy Efficiency Standards May 2008 (SB 221) requiring utilities to implement energy efficiency programs that achieve over 22% energy savings by 2025 (with incremental benchmark savings required each year). The same bill established Ohio's Alternative Energy Resource Standard (AERS) requiring that 25% of the total number of kilowatt hours of electricity sold to customers come from renewable and alternative energy resources, including efficiency. See DSIRE's AERS record for more information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Michelle Cross
Department AEP Ohio and the Public Utility Commission of Ohio (PUCO)
Division Self-Direct Program

Phone (614) 883-6772


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


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"