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.

Traffic Signal Lighting

Learn more about cash incentive programs that provide

reimbursement for municipal traffic signal lighting. 

Municipal Traffic Signal Lighting Incentive Program

The Traffic Signal Lighting Incentive Program is offered to governmental customers of Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison (FirstEnergy’s Ohio utilities) to encourage participants to install high-efficiency traffic and pedestrian signals through per-unit incentives.

Flat-rate incentives per signal are offered for converting to the following lighting technologies:

  • LED round signals
  • LED 8″ and 12″ red, yellow and green turn signals
  • LED pedestrian signals

Effective Dates

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

Pre‐Approval Requirements

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

Limitations

Incentives available from the Traffic Signal Lighting Incentive Program are shown below and are limited to the total equipment cost. Only installation of new equipment is eligible for incentives under Traffic Signal Lighting Incentive Program.

Program Incentives

LED TRAFFIC SIGNALS

Equipment & Eligibility Requirements
– Must be replacing existing incandescent signals and must be a 1 for-1 replacement of incandescent for LED.
– New construction projects are not eligible for incentives.

Equipment Incentive
LED 8” Round Red $25 per lamp
LED 8” Round Yellow $20 per lamp
LED 8” Round Green $25 per lamp
LED 12” Round Red $46 per lamp
LED 12” Round Yellow $40 per lamp
LED 12” Round Green $58 per lamp
LED Turn Arrows (8” Red) $25 per lamp
LED Turn Arrows (8” Yellow) $25 per lamp
LED Turn Arrows (8” Green) $25 per lamp
LED Turn Arrows (12” Red) $25 per lamp
LED Turn Arrows (12” Yellow) $25 per lamp
LED Turn Arrows (12” Green) $25 per lamp
LED PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC SIGNALS

Equipment & Eligibility Requirements
– Must replace existing incandescent signals and must be a 1-for-1 replacement of incandescent for LED.
– New construction projects are not eligible for incentives.

Equipment Incentive
LED 9” Hand Only Signal $25 per lamp
LED 9” Pedestrian Only Signal $25 per lamp
LED 12” Hand Only Signal $25 per lamp
LED 12” Pedestrian Signal $25 per lamp
LED 12” Countdown Only Signal $25 per lamp
LED 12″ Pedestrian and Hand Overlay $25 per lamp
LED 16″ Pedestrian and Hand Side by Side $25 per lamp
LED 16″ Pedestrian and Hand Overlay $25 per lamp
LED 16″ Hand with Countdown Side by Side $25 per lamp
LED 16″ Pedestrian and Hand with Countdown Overlay $25 per lamp

How do I apply?

Step 1 – The participant should complete and submit a Traffic Signal Lighting Program application online and upload required documents through the application portal. The following documents are required for a pre-approval:

  • Completed lighting 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.
  • If applicable, customers who wish to issue all or a portion of their incentive to a third party should complete a Dual Incentive Payments form.
  • 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

  • Revised Traffic Signal Lighting calculator spreadsheet (this requirement is waived if no changes were made during construction).
  • Detailed, itemized invoices or proofs of purchase for the equipment installed
  • Manufacturers’ specification (cut) sheets for any additional equipment installed (if applicable)
  • Completed letter of attestation
  • 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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