Program Update:

FirstEnergy’s Ohio utilities are committed to making safety our top priority.

Throughout the evolving coronavirus health emergency, FirstEnergy’s Ohio electric companies are committed to closely monitoring developments related to the coronavirus and taking appropriate precautions to protect the health and safety of our employees, contractors and customers.

To ensure that safety, effective immediately, FirstEnergy Ohio electric companies are temporarily suspending all Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Energy Efficiency programs until further notice. Please check back for updates.

This will not impact FirstEnergy’s Ohio C&I customers with pre-approved applications. Customers with pre-approved C&I Energy Efficiency applications may check the status of those applications by emailing a program representative at EnergyEfficiencyPrograms@firstenergycorp.com.

FirstEnergy’s Mercantile Customer Program continues to accept applications for projects that are already completed.

Eligible customers wishing to participate in FirstEnergy’s Mercantile Customer Program, or those who have questions regarding the program, may visit the program website by clicking here.

Consumer Electronics

Learn more about cash incentive programs that provide reimbursement for high-efficiency consumer electronics equipment.

The Consumer Electronics Incentive Program is offered to small commercial, industrial, and institutional customers of Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison (FirstEnergy’s Ohio utilities) to encourage participants to install high-efficiency equipment such as ENERGY STAR®-certified equipment.

Incentives available for

  • ENERGY STAR certified office equipment
  • ENERGY STAR certified uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
  • Network Power Management Software

Effective Dates

To qualify for incentives through the Consumer Electronics Incentive Program, equipment must be new and installed after January 1, 2017.

Pre‐Approval Requirements

All Consumer Electronics incentive applications received by the program will require pre-approval before the purchase and installation of materials.

Limitations

Incentives available from the Consumer Electronics Incentive Program are shown below and are also limited to the total equipment cost. Only new equipment is eligible for incentives under the Consumer Electronics Incentive Program.

ENERGY STAR UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLIES

 

 
Equipment Equipment & Eligibility Requirements Incentive
Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS) ENERGY STAR-certified UPS systems use less energy than standard efficiency systems. Only units 12kW or less are eligible for incentives under this measure. Units with capacities greater than 12kW may be eligible for incentives under the Custom Equipment program.

$55 per kW of capacity

ENERGY STAR OFFICE EQUIPMENT

Equipment & Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Office equipment must be ENERGY STAR-certified. Only new equipment is eligible for incentives.

 
Equipment Incentive
Computer (desktop or laptop) $5 per computer
Computer Monitor $5 per monitor
Fax Machine (laser) $10 per machine
Copier (black and white) $10 per copier
Printer (laser, black and white) $10 per printer
Multifunction (laser, black and white) $10 per machine
NETWORK MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Equipment Equipment & Eligibility Requirements Incentive
Network Management Software Eligible projects include the installation of network level software that controls desktop computers. The software must be capable of measuring and managing power consumption of each individual computer. Laptop computers are not eligible for incentives through this measure. $3/computer

How do I apply?

Step 1 – The participant should complete and submit a Consumer Electronics program application online and upload required documents through the application portal. The following documents are required for a pre-approval:

  • Completed Consumer Electronics Calculator spreadsheet
  • Manufacturers’ specification (cut) sheets for the proposed equipment. Please highlight all relevant information such as the equipment efficiency ratings.
  • Completed and signed W-9 tax form for the incentive payee. The W-9 form must be current and dated within the last 24 months.
  • Copy of utility bill to confirm account number and service address. If desired, the participant may obscure all cost and rate related information.

Step 2 – The Program Administrator will notify the applicant via email when the review is complete and funds have been reserved. The applicant will have 90 days from the date of the pre-approval letter to complete the project.

Step 3 – Once the project is complete, the participant should review the approved application for any changes to the project that occurred during installation and make any needed corrections. The following final documentation should be submitted to the Program Administrator for review:

  • Detailed, itemized invoices or proofs of purchase for the equipment installed
  • Manufacturers’ specification (cut) sheets for any additional equipment installed
  • Completed letter of attestation
  • Revised Consumer Electronics calculator spreadsheet (this requirement is waived if no changes were made during construction).
  • If applicable, customers who wish to issue all or a portion of their incentive to a 3rd party should complete a Dual Incentive Payment form.

Upon receipt and verification of all required documentation, the incentive check will be processed and mailed to the applicant or to an authorized representative, if requested on the application.

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