Contractor Newsletter

Program Updates
May 2018

Lighting Product Eligibility Requirements Changes

As of June 1, 2018, we will no longer accept applications for lighting products which are not currently on the Design Lights Consortium (DLC) Qualified Products List or an ENERGY STAR Certified Product. To qualify for rebates, LED lighting products must meet DLC Technical Requirements Version 4.3 or Version 2.1 of ENERGY STAR certified luminaires or lamps. Products certified under previous DLC or ENERGY STAR requirements, which are not qualified under current technical requirements, are not eligible for rebates. Grandfathered products will also not be accepted.

For specialty lighting products or those falling outside ENERGY STAR or DLC-reviewed categories, please contact the program for evaluation.


Incentive Change: VFD Air Compressors <= 75 HP

As of June 1, 2018, we will offer custom rebates for unitary air compressors less than or equal to 75 Horsepower (HP) controlled by Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs). As a custom measure, incentives will increase from $0.05/kWh to $0.06/kWh on June 1, 2018. To be eligible for incentives, VFD compressors must be the primary compressor in a single-compressor system and be installed in a new construction application or replace a lesser efficient compressor. VFD compressors meeting these criteria may be exempt from data logging requirements typical of other custom projects. As is the case with all custom projects, preapproval will be required.


Direct Discount Program

Discount FlyerApprovals: Please note that the 10-15 working-day (pre/post) approval window applies to projects in good order. If required documents have not been received, the 10-15 day window for approval will not start until all documents have been provided. To ensure timely review, please be sure to submit completed application with the correct documentation.

Logging: All lighting projects over 750,000 kWh will require pre- and post- data logging, resulting in additional review and processing time.

On-site Project Verifications: The program team will conduct pre- and post- on-site project verifications for a minimum of five projects. These on-site project verifications will continue on a discretionary basis in line with requirements of the main lighting program. For projects with savings over 120,000 kWh, we will regularly conduct either a pre- or post-site visit. Projects over 300,000 kwh savings will receive a pre- and post-install site visit. Projects over 750,000 kWh projected savings will receive both a pre- and post-install visit and will require data logger installation to verify site hours of usage.

Proper Naming of Projects:Be sure to add “DD” in front of your project name so we can identify and process your project appropriately. If it is not properly labeled, it will delay your project’s processing.


Distributor Instant Discount Program

As a reminder, effective June 1, 2018, rebate amounts on certain products will change within the Midstream Program. Updated marketing materials are to the website at pplelectric.com/businessrebates.


Waitlist Update

The waitlist for all energy efficiency projects in the Government, Non-profit, and Education (GNE) sector submitted after January 15, 2018 will remain in effect as we move into PY10. The program team will communicate any changes throughout PY10.


Personnel Updates

Jared Albert

Jared Albert

Jeff Kuenzi

Jeff Kuenzi

Welcome Jared and Jeff! We’re pleased to announce that Jared Albert has joined our team as Commercial Energy Auditor. Jared will be out in the field for pre- or post-on-site project verifications and may be contacting you or your customers. Jeff Kuenzi has recently joined us as Account Manager, replacing Malcom West.

Farewell Andrea! Andrea Veikle, Direct Discount Manager has moved on to a new program in Maryland. Your new points of contact for Direct Discount are: Lisa Grayson Zygmunt, Program Manager (lisa.grayson@clearesult.com) and Melissa Stambaugh (Melissa.stambaugh@clearesult.com)


Contractor Appreciation Events – Hold the Date!

Plan to attend to help us recognize Contractor and Distributor of the Year, learn about program updates, participate in Q&A’s, eat, drink, and network with your peers! Click on date(s) below to register!

June 14, 4-6 p.m., The Millworks, Harrisburg
June 21, 4-6 p.m. Fegley’s Bethlehem Brewery, Bethlehem
June 28, 4-6 p.m., Characters Pub, Lancaster