Important updates to the PPL Business Energy Efficiency Program

Contractor Newsletter: May 2019

GNE waitlist update

Government, non-profit and education (GNE) accounts remain waitlisted and will be processed if/when funding becomes available. As a reminder, GNE projects are not eligible through our Direct Discount Program.

Contractor Appreciation Events – save the date!

Come and help us recognize Contractor and Distributor of the Year, learn about program successes and updates, participate in Q&As, eat, drink and network with your peers! Click on the links below to register!

June 6, 2019, 4:00–6:00 p.m., Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, PA

June 27, 2019, 4:00–6:00 p.m., Tröegs Brewery, Hershey, PA

Marketing news

New campaign launched – To encourage customers to complete more energy efficiency projects, we’ve launched a fresh promotional campaign to promote the Excellence in Energy Efficiency Program, where customers earn badges for their energy-saving efforts. Customers will be reached through email, direct mail and social media. Encourage your customers to “go for gold!”

Marketing materials – We are updating marketing materials to prepare for program year 11, which begins on June 1. If you’re interested in co-branded flyers, website banners or digital ads, please send a request to Angelique Quinn. Distributors: If you’re in need of new or replacement in-store materials, please contact Bud Fogleman.

Direct Discount Program

New assessment tool available – Please make sure you’re using the new version of the Assessment Tool V4.3 – now with an updated Printable Report!

Coming June 1: Custom project rebates available in the Direct Discount Program! – Beginning June 1, Custom projects including advanced lighting controls, compressed air, VFDs and more are eligible for rebates. Combined heat and power (CHP) and solar projects are currently NOT eligible. Pre-approval is required for all custom projects, and the process is the same as the current Direct Discount Program, with a few additions:

  • Project must have an Estimation of Savings submitted.
  • Project eligibility must be confirmed by coordinated calls with our engineering team.
  • Projects must pass TRC (Total Resource Cost) screen.
  • Custom Tab in the DD Assessment Tool must be completed.


  • Full pre-approval is required prior to beginning construction. An on-site verification is NOT considered pre-approval. If pre-approval is not received prior to construction, the project will be transferred to our Standard Program.
  • When submitting projects through the portal, please ensure the kWh savings measure is completed.
  • A distributor invoice related to each project is required as part of your final documentation submission.
  • Pre-install and post-install photos are required for every project even if a verification has been completed. Photos should include: a) Front of business where measures are being installed; b) Photos of the fixture types being replaced and; c) A few wide shots of the areas being retrofit.

Contractor Training – The next Direct Discount contractor training will take place on May 15, 2019 at 9 a.m. EST.


Distributor Instant Discount Program/Midstream

Program year open distributor enrollment – As the program year comes to an end, enrollment for new lighting distributors to kick off program year 11 has begun. Go to our Distributor Instant Discount webpage to see a current list and reach out to Bud Fogleman if you are would like information on enrolling.

Multi-location customers – If a project is scheduled for a customer with multiple sites (municipalities, school districts, regional/national accounts), be sure to provide your distributor with the account number for each location and the quantities of product being installed.

Distributor Training – We will continue to have monthly training webinars to help with the transition to the PPC portal and to answer any questions distributors may have about the program. Our next session is May 29, 2019 at 10 a.m. EST.


Monthly contractor recognition awards

Thank you to our Contractor Recognition Award Winners for April. Please share your success on your social media profiles and be sure to tag PPL Electric Utilities.

Most Projects Submitted:
Electric Power Savers, LLC; Facility Solutions

Highest kWh Savings:
AmeriTech Energy Corp.

Most Direct Discount Projects Submitted:
Electric Power Savers, LLC

Highest Distributor Instant Discount Sales:
Cooper Friedman Electric


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