Energy Efficiency Improvements for Small Businesses

Incentive funds are currently fully allocated through May 2017. Please check this page in June for updated program information.
SWEPCO offers tailor-made solutions for small business owners with a peak demand of 100kW or less. You can save big with the Small Business Direct Install Program.

The program provides:
  • Free, no-obligation facility assessment to identify potential energy saving opportunities
  • Recommendations and estimates of energy savings, project costs, and payback periods
  • Installation of approved energy saving equipment by a local pre-qualified contractor
  • Pre- and post-installation inspections at no cost
  • Incentives paid directly to your contractor by the program
  • Ongoing reduction in energy costs
The program offers NO COST installation of:
Low flow faucet aerators
Low flow aerators reduce water use in bathroom and hand washing stations by approximately 50 percent.
Vending economizers
This energy saving device to your machine that will save you over $100 per year with no change to the temperature of the contents.
Low flow pre rinse spray valves
Pre rinse spray valves save up to $750 annually.
CFLs
SWEPCO technicians can change your incandescent lighting to energy efficient 13W Compact Fluorescent Lights. Some restrictions apply.
In addition to no-cost options, the program also provides low-cost energy efficiency options for your facility. The Small Business Direct Install Program has additional options available to help significantly reduce your electric bill. Qualified contractors are on hand to help you decide which energy saving opportunities work best for you.

Eligible Projects

Typical measures include indoor and outdoor lighting. The Program pays a high percentage of the project cost. Incentives, actual savings, and payback periods vary depending on the equipment installed, building characteristics, energy use patterns, age of existing equipment, location, and other parameters specific to your project.

Energy efficiency upgrades include:
T12 to T8 lighting retrofits*
LED lighting upgrades**
Occupancy sensor installations
LED exit sign retrofits
Faucet aerators and pre-rinse spray valves

*T8 system retrofits must meet the CEE specifications for High Performance or Reduced Wattage systems to be eligible for incentives.
**LED retrofits must be DLC approved or ENERGY STARĀ® labeled.

Program Details

SWEPCO'S Energy Efficiency Program offers financial incentives to help commercial customers lower energy usage and save on their electric bill. Qualified contractors are available to provide free energy assessments and identify, develop and implement energy efficiency projects. The program provides the necessary resources to make immediate and sustainable reductions in energy use and spending. If you don't see an upgrade on the list that you are interested in, please contact an Energy Advisor to learn more about completing custom projects.

SWEPCO also offers incentives based on your peak electric demand and energy usage for additional eligible projects.

Program Eligibility

No cost installation and incentives are available for small business owners with a peak demand of 100 kW or less.

Steps

1. Contact an Energy Advisor

Energy Advisors are available to help recommend qualified contractors who are trained to identify potential projects or to review any pending project plans. Once you are ready to proceed with a project, an Energy Advisor or a qualified contractor can assist you with the project application process.

2. Walk Through Assessment

A participating contractor will schedule a no cost walk through assessment of your facility.

3. Installation

Upon your approval, the program's participating contractor will install savings measures.

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