Duke Energy (Electric) - Commercial/Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Ohio)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Ohio

Name Duke Energy (Electric) - Commercial/Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Schools
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Equipment Insulation, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Windows, Pumps, Barrel Wraps, Ice Machines, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Custom Incentives: 50%

T8/T5 Fluorescent Fixtures: $3-$20
T5/T8 Fluorescent High Bay Fixtures: $55-$175
CFL High Bay Fixtures: $75
CFL Bulbs: $1.50 - $5
Screw-In CFL Fixtures: $10
LED Exit Signs: $12/sign
LED Case Lighting: $50/door; $10/sensor
LED Traffic Signals: $12.50-$25
LED Bulbs/Downlights: $10
Light Tube: $100
Ceramic Metal Halide Fixture (Halogen Replacement): $30
Pulse Star Metal Halide Fixture (HID Replacement): $50
Ceramic Metal Halide (Incandescent Flood Light Replacement): $10
Occupancy Sensors: $40-$60/sensor
LED Exterior/Garage Fixtures: $40 - $400
Air Conditioners: $20-$40/ton
Heat Pumps: $20-$35/ton
Room/Sleeve A/C Units: $25-$80/unit
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $2,000-$9,000/unit
Programmable Thermostats: $50/unit
Guest Room Energy Management Systems: $80
Window Film: $1/sq. ft.
Chillers: $5-$30/ton + additional incentives depending on full load kW/ton and EER
Chiller Tune Ups: $4/ton
Thermal Storage Units: $190/kW shifted
Pumps: $122-$400/pump
Motors: $4 - $10/HP
VFDs: $40/HP (for process pumping); $100/HP (applied to HVAC equipment)
Barrel Wraps: $1/ton
Pellet Dryer Duct Insulation: $13-$40/foot
Engineered Compressed Air Nozzles: $20/unit
Vending Equipment Controllers: $50
Head Pressure Controls: $60/door
Anti-Sweat Heater Controls: $40/door
Display Night Cover: $5/ln. ft.
Commercial Refrigerator: $50-$125
Ice Machines: $150-$500
Cooking Equipment: $150-$1000/unit

Equipment Requirements Varies widely depending on equipment and efficiency. See program applications for specific requirements.

Installation Requirements Self-installed equipment is subject to verification by Duke Energy. Applications must be submitted within 60 days of installation.

Maximum Incentive 50% of cost in many cases

Commercial and Industrial: $50,000/facility per year

Program Administrator Duke Energy
Website http://www.duke-energy.com/ohio-business/energy-management/energy-efficiency-incentives.asp

References DSIRE[1]


Due to new federal standards, Duke Enegry Ohio will cease to offer incentives for most standard T8s and all T5 fixtures replacing T12 fixtures. Contact Duke Energy Ohio for additional eligiblilty details for T5 and T8 Fixtures.

Duke Energy’s Smart $aver Incentive program offers rebates to non-residential customers to install energy efficient equipment in commercial/industrial facilities. All Duke Energy Ohio nonresidential electric customers are eligible, except those that have elected to opt out of the Energy Efficiency Rider. Rebates are available for a wide range of equipment including lighting, heating and cooling equipment, chillers and thermal storage units, pumps, VFDs, process equipment, and food service equipment. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards defined on the program applications. To receive the rebates, customers should submit a completed application within 90 days after the equipment is installed and operational.

Custom applications for up to 50% of cost on any electricity saving device can be sent to CustomIncentives@duke-energy.com. Three levels of energy assessments are available for commercial customers: online, over the phone, and on-site visits by an energy professional providing a report with paybacks. The on-site visits require a fee which can be recouped within the Smart $aver Incentives program; to begin, customers can contact businessservicecenter@duke-energy.com. For customers who could not receive Smart $aver rebates for projects administered in the past 3 years, the Mercantile Self Direct Rebates are available. Demand response programs are also available, providing rewards and load curtailment via a dedicated web portal for each commercial customer.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Non-Residential Rebate Program
Department Duke Energy
Address 431 Charmany Dr.
Place Madison, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53719
Phone (866) 380-9580

Email prescrptiveincentives@duke-energy.com
Website http://www.duke-energy.com/ohio-business/energy-management/application-process.asp

  • 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)"