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Solar Hot Water Rebate Program
A $1,000 incentive is available for participating in the solar hot water heating program. To be eligible for the incentive a member must be on Albemarle EMC’s lines and must grant all Renewable Energy Certificates to Albemarle EMC for a 20-year period. In addition, the solar hot water heating system must have SRCC OG-300 certification and must have been installed by a solar-certified professional.
Program Sponsor: Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation (EMC)

Efficient Commercial Lighting
Blue Ridge Electric Corporation and Lighting Solutions, Inc. will review a facility's lighting systems to determine if there are hidden opportunities to improve a company's bottom line.
Program Sponsor: Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation

Specialized Energy Services
Blue Ridge Electric provides specialized energy services, such as monitoring, power quality and harmonics monitoring, and energy auditing services.
Program Sponsor: Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation

Industrial and Commercial Program
Central Electric will provide lighting analysis and design as well as motor efficiency testing and advice for its industrial customers.
Program Sponsor: Central Electric Membership Corp.

Customer Generation Credit Rider
The utility is offering a credit to nonresidential customers that can generate their own power.
Program Sponsor: City of Lexington Electric Utility

Electric Service Needs
Lexington, along with ElectriCities, will assist a company or business by providing competitive rate options and programs that provide low and competitive costs for electric service. Services include energy efficiency studies, power audits, and peak load management recommendations.
Program Sponsor: City of Lexington Electric Utility

Load Reduction Credit Rider
The utility offers nonresidential customers a credit on their electric bill if they voluntarily agree to reduce demand during peak hours.
Program Sponsor: City of Lexington Electric Utility

Water Heater Rebate
A $150 rebate will be paid to the City of Monroe electric customers installing an electric water heater. The rebate is available to a customer installing an electric water heater in a new dwelling/business; or to replace an existing water heater (natural gas, propane, fuel oil, etc.). Unit must have a minimum size of 30 gallons.
Program Sponsor: City of Monroe

Natural Gas Builders Incentive Program
The City of Rocky Mount Public Utilities (CRMPU) Department is offering an innovative program to encourage Rocky Mount and Nashville-area builders to install natural gas heating systems, water heaters, ranges, and clothes dryers in new construction for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings outside the existing City of Rocky Mount electric territory or customers converting or replacing an appliance from an energy source other than the city's electric system.
Program Sponsor: City of Rocky Mount Utility

Renewable Energy Policy
Rocky Mount Public Utilities has implemented a Renewable Energy Policy giving customers the opportunity to generate energy from renewable sources like wind and solar power. The city will pay the customer for electricity generated from their renewable energy source at a rate of $0.02461 per kWh. Commercial systems up to 100 kW are eligible.
Program Sponsor: City of Rocky Mount Utility

City of Wilson Renewable Energy Program
The City of Wilson has implemented a Renewable Energy Program through Wilson Energy for the purpose of purchasing power from residential and commercial customers who wish to generate power from renewable energy projects, which include solar, wind, and biomass. Commercial projects are limited to 100 kW (or smaller) systems. A credit for each kWh produced will be applied to a customer's bill, and other credits may be applied for through the NC GreenPower program.
Program Sponsor: City of Wilson

Commercial/Industrial Request for Proposals (RFP) for Energy Efficiency Projects
This program solicits proposals for partial funding of energy efficiency projects by commercial and industrial customers and is available to customers with a peak demand of at least 250 kW. Proposals must be for a project completed after January 1, 2009, with a minimum life of three years. All types of energy efficiency projects are eligible, examples include HVAC, building envelope, energy-management systems, lighting, motors, drives, and refrigeration applications.
Program Sponsor: City of Wilson

Key Account Resources
The Key Account Resources program is a no-cost technical assistance service that provides technical, business, research, and information assistance quickly and easily. The service includes an online library of information with a database of technical business and engineering documents and resources, and a free 'Ask an Expert' hotline.
Program Sponsor: City of Wilson

Constellation NewEnergy Online
The Constellation NewEnergy Online program is an energy-management tool that is available to all electricity customers free of charge. The tool allows customers to find opportunities to improve energy efficiencies, track changes in energy usage, and compare usage across multiple facilities.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

Energy Efficiency Projects
Constellation Energy Projects Services provides solutions designed to achieve energy goals and promote a sustainable future by offering an extensive array of products and services.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

Load Response for Your Business
Commercial customers can receive financial rewards, either in the form of dollars or energy bill credits, for using less energy during peak energy usage when regional power grids are under stress. Constellation will work with the users to develop a variety of projects to meet this energy usage reduction.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

Solar Program
Constellation will construct, maintain and manage a solar power array installed at a business at no cost to the business. Constellation NewEnergy will ensure reduced energy costs for the facility owner and maintains ownership of the solar array system.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

VirtuWatt
VirtuWatt is an online program that makes it easy to monitor energy usage and schedule load curtailments for demand response programs.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

Commercial Energy Conservation Programs
This portfolio of energy efficiency and peak-shaving programs is designed to meet the needs of customers and move Dominion Power towards meeting the state's 10% voluntary energy conservation goal enacted by the Virginia General Assembly and the governor in 2007. Programs include HVAC Rewards and Lighting Rewards.
Program Sponsor: Dominion Power

Dominion Business Energy Calculator
By using the Business Energy Calculator, customers can help to find ways to save year-round on electricity or gas bills.
Program Sponsor: Dominion Power

Heating Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Rewards
Dominion Power offers rebates to non-residential customers for geothermal heat pumps, variable frequency drives, water-cooled chillers, air-cooled chillers, air-source heat pumps, and more.
Program Sponsor: Dominion Power

Lighting Rewards
Dominion Power offers rebates to non-residential customers who install energy-efficient lighting, including compact fluorescent lights, light emitting diodes, and controls.
Program Sponsor: Dominion Power

Business Energy Analysis
Business can complete a free online business energy analysis to save money.
Program Sponsor: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC

Large Business Energy Analysis
The utility offers free energy assessments. Specialized programs cover process heating and food services.
Program Sponsor: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC

PowerShare
Duke Energy will work with customers to help them better understand their unique energy consumption profiles. Then the utility can assist customers in developing a customized plan that identifies potential curtailable loads.
Program Sponsor: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC

Smart $aver Incentive program
Duke Energy Smart $aver Incentive program offers rebates to non-residential customers to install energy-efficient equipment in their facilities. Rebates are available for a wide range of equipment, including lighting, heating and cooling equipment, chillers and thermal storage units, motors, pumps, variable frequency drives, process equipment, and food service equipment.
Program Sponsor: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC

Smart Saver Incentives Program
The rebates provided through this program are available to commercial and industrial customers that install energy efficient equipment.
Program Sponsor: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC

Commercial Energy-Efficient Lighting Rebate Program
Commercial and industrial members who upgrade to energy-efficient light bulbs that meet EnergyUnited's standards are eligible for a prescriptive, "per unit" rebate. The cooperative will provide a rebate of $0.30 for each watt saved by the lighting upgrade. Fixtures that have had older bulbs replaced by highly efficient ones are eligible for the rebate. The new light bulbs must have a manufacturer's rated life of 36,000 hours or greater to qualify and must be installed in a professional manner.
Program Sponsor: EnergyUnited

Energy Efficiency
EnergyUnited will help assess and audit energy usage by member businesses.
Program Sponsor: EnergyUnited

Energy Management
EnergyUnited's Energy Management program includes services such as facility monitoring, which provides immediate notification of system failures or other critical conditions that could cause costly repairs or loss if not attended to promptly.
Program Sponsor: EnergyUnited

Power Quality
EnergyUnited's Power Quality experts can perform assessments and provide equipment to help ensure disturbance-free power to sensitive computer and other electronic equipment.
Program Sponsor: EnergyUnited

Consulting Services
Specialists in our Energy Services Office are available for consultations at no charge. Customers may get advice on proper sizing of heating and cooling equipment, new construction, remodeling, and other energy-related matters.
Program Sponsor: Greenville Utilities

E-300 Program
Prior to construction of a building, residential and commercial customers have the option of submitting plans to the utility. An energy specialist at the utility will identify ways to make the structure energy efficient.
Program Sponsor: Greenville Utilities

Energy Survey Program
Residential and commercial customers are eligible for a facility energy audit. An energy specialist will examine existing systems and identify ways to make them more energy efficient.
Program Sponsor: Greenville Utilities

Heat Pump Rebate
Heat pump rebates are tiered as follows: $150 for a minimum 13 SEER unit, $250 for a 14 or 15 SEER unit and $400 for a 16 SEER or ground/water source unit.
Program Sponsor: Halifax Electric Membership Corporation

Demand Response
Hess Demand Response offers customers an opportunity to generate recurring revenue. Customers earn money by committing to reduce electricity usage the few times a year when their local power grid is at its peak, or when there is a significant spike in energy prices. For this commitment to reduce usage, Hess will pay customers every month. When they fulfill their commitment during a demand response event, Hess will pay them even more.
Program Sponsor: Hess Energy

Hess C-Neutral
This program helps businesses become leaders in environmental stewardship and consumer advocates. Businesses have the option to bundle natural gas, electricity, and/or fuel oil with carbon offset credits, making their total energy purchase 100% carbon neutral.
Program Sponsor: Hess Energy

Renewable Energy Certificates
An organization can play an important role in supporting renewable energy by purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates from Hess. An organization's green power purchase can range from 1% to 100% of its electricity usage.
Program Sponsor: Hess Energy

Production Incentive
NC GreenPower, a statewide green-power program designed to encourage the use of renewable energy in North Carolina, offers production payments for grid-tied electricity generated by solar, wind, small hydro (10 MW or less), and biomass resources. Payment arrangements for electricity generated by most renewable-energy systems are available through a periodic request for proposals (RFP) process. However, owners of small solar-energy systems and small wind-energy systems (10 kW or less) may apply to receive program incentives at any time.
Program Sponsor: NC GreenPower

Industrial Revenue Bonds
Provides tax-exempt financing for eligible new or expanded manufacturing facilities, certain solid waste disposal facilities, and sewage disposal facilities.
Program Sponsor: North Carolina Department of Commerce

Commercial Solar Thermal Projects
Eligible customers will receive a rebate for each certified solar thermal panel purchased and installed after January 1, 2009.
Program Sponsor: North Carolina Municipal Power Agency

Commercial/Industrial RFP for Energy Efficiency Projects
This program solicits proposals for partial funding of energy efficiency projects by commercial and industrial customers and is available to customers with a peak demand of at least 250 kW. Proposals must be for a project completed after January 1, 2009, with a minimum life of three years. All types of energy efficiency projects are eligible; examples include HVAC, building envelope, energy management systems, lighting, motors, drives, and refrigeration applications.
Program Sponsor: North Carolina Municipal Power Agency

Commercial or Industrial Site Assessment
The North Carolina Solar Center offers assessments of potential renewable energy applications for commercial and industrial sites. Often conducted in conjunction with surveys to identify savings in energy, productivity, and waste by the NCSU Industrial Assessment Center and the IES Energy Management Program, the Solar Center's assessments focus on practical ways companies can incorporate renewable energy.
Program Sponsor: North Carolina Solar Center

Design Assistance Commercial, Industrial, Residential Design Reviews
The NC Solar Center provides residential and commercial design review services to builders, architects, designers, owners and others involved in the design of a commercial or institutional building or of single-family or duplex homes located in North Carolina.
Program Sponsor: North Carolina Solar Center

Energy Efficiency One Day Workshops
Energy Efficiency one-day workshops enable our clients to maximize their competitiveness and sustainability through energy efficiency measures that lead to reduced operating costs. In doing so we will promote a more competitive position for North Carolina based industries and commercial institutions, and generate energy savings for state and local governments.
Program Sponsor: North Carolina Solar Center

Manufacturing Energy Assessments
The two main goals of the program are to provide energy conservation and cost reduction assessments to small to medium sized manufacturers and to educate the next generation of energy managers. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at NCSU with experienced faculty conduct a one-day assessment of the facility. Data on plant operations and energy costs are collected and analyzed to determine potential conservation measures.
Program Sponsor: North Carolina Solar Center

NC Combined Cooling Heating and Power Program
The NC+CHP Program was established to provide Combined Heat & Power (CHP) technology and information to North Carolina industries and businesses in order to improve profitability, reduce environmental impact and increase reliability. The program also encourages the utilization of in-state renewable energy sources to relieve demand on the state's energy delivery system and boost local economic development. Through the NC+CHP Program and with sponsorship from the State Energy Office, the North Carolina Solar Center seeks to establish financial, interconnection and environmental policies to support CHP, to provide demonstration studies to aid industry and commercial interest in evaluating the economics of CHP and to broker technology transfer from governmental, commercial and university partners into the marketplace.
Program Sponsor: North Carolina Solar Center

Targeted Energy Management Assessments (TEMS)
As a result of Preliminary Energy Diagnostic Surveys or by direct request, customers may receive more detailed technical services in a specific energy topic relating to energy efficiency, CHP or renewable energy. Focused energy management surveys are available in order to identify relevant technology opportunities and energy savings through best practices or technology applications.
Program Sponsor: North Carolina Solar Center

TEMS Combined Heat & Power
The NC Solar Center offers on-site assessments to evaluate facilities for the feasibility of implementing Combined Heat & Power (CHP) technologies. An on-site assessment helps determine the technical and economic feasibility of incorporating CHP at a facility, as well as recommendations for implementing the system. The findings of the assessment are presented in a report, and include educational material, recommendations for equipment sizing and installation, and an economic feasibility study of the potential systems. The assessment is intended to provide sufficient information to assist in determining the technical and economic feasibility of the proposed project.
Program Sponsor: North Carolina Solar Center

Net Metering
The North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) requires the state's three investor-owned utilities- Duke Energy, Progress Energy and Dominion North Carolina Power- to make net metering available to customers that own and operate systems that generate electricity using solar energy, wind energy, hydropower, ocean or wave energy, biomass resources, waste heat derived from eligible renewable resources, or hydrogen derived from eligible renewable resources. The individual system capacity limit is 1 MW.
Program Sponsor: North Carolina Utilities Commission

Energy Surveys
Waste Reduction Partners can help organizations identify energy efficiency opportunities and better understand and manage utility costs.
Program Sponsor: North Carolina Waste Reduction Partners

Fact Sheets
Various fact sheets are available on how to save energy with specific systems, such as lighting, temperature control, and ventilation.
Program Sponsor: North Carolina Waste Reduction Partners

Financial Incentives
North Carolina businesses and public organizations may take advantage of many financial incentives and low-interest loans for eligible renewable energy and efficiency projects.
Program Sponsor: North Carolina Waste Reduction Partners

Self Assessment Guide
The purpose of this guide is to encourage leaders to engage their organizations in striving for more efficient use of energy resources, thereby improving financial performance, pursuing cleaner air and reducing dependency on foreign energy. Upgrading organizational performance increases productivity and improves safety.
Program Sponsor: North Carolina Waste Reduction Partners

Strategic Energy Planning
Whether large or small, all organizations can benefit through some form of energy management planning. WRP professionals will share their expertise in helping clients craft an energy plan appropriate for their needs.
Program Sponsor: North Carolina Waste Reduction Partners

ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate
Pee Dee Electric offers a $25 credit on future bills for the purchase of select ENERGY STAR appliances.
Program Sponsor: Pee Dee Electric

Heat Pump Rebate
Pee Dee Electric offers rebates of up to $400 for the purchase and installation of an energy-efficient heat pump in either a new construction or retrofit project.
Program Sponsor: Pee Dee Electric

Water Heater Rebate
Pee Dee Electric offers rebates of $50 for the purchase and installation of an energy-efficient water heater.
Program Sponsor: Pee Dee Electric

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Loan Program
Loans are available for various energy efficiency or renewable energy upgrades. Approved members may borrow up to $10,000 for seven years at 5% interest.
Program Sponsor: Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technical Advice
Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation has North Carolina-licensed HVAC technicians that can offer free advice and technical assistance about the operation or installation of customers' heating and cooling systems.
Program Sponsor: Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation

Load Management
Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation offers several load management programs that help businesses lower their electric bills. These programs include a water heating load control program and three air conditioning load control programs.
Program Sponsor: Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation

Rebates
Rebates are available for compact fluorescent light bulbs in the form of credits on your business's energy bill.
Program Sponsor: Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation

Equipment Rebate Program
Residential and commercial customers in North Carolina that replace existing natural gas equipment with qualifying high-efficiency natural gas equipment are eligible for a $250 rebate for a tankless water heater (EF = 0.82 or higher).
Program Sponsor: Piedmont Natural Gas

Natural Gas Water Heater Rebates
Commercial customers in North Carolina who replace existing natural gas equipment with new, qualifying high-efficiency natural gas equipment are eligible for a rebate up to $150.
Program Sponsor: Piedmont Natural Gas

Natural Gas Water Heater Rebates
Commercial customers in South Carolina who replace existing natural gas equipment with new, qualifying high-efficiency natural gas equipment are eligible for a rebate up to $250.
Program Sponsor: Piedmont Natural Gas

Energy Efficiency for Businesses
The Energy Efficiency for Business Program is available to all Progress Energy business customers, including commercial, industrial, and governmental customers. This program offers cash incentives (rebates) for prescriptive (predefined) energy-efficiency measures, as well as custom measures.
Program Sponsor: Progress Energy - Carolinas

Consulting Services
PSNC Energy provides expert consulting services that can help industrial customers stretch energy dollars by providing businesses with a variety of services, including efficiency assessments and assistance with new construction projects.
Program Sponsor: PSNC Energy

High Efficiency Small General Service
This discounted rate is available to commercial customers for a building that meets the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification or equivalent.
Program Sponsor: PSNC Energy

Save Energy and Money
PSNC Energy is proud to partner with ENERGY STAR to promote energy-efficient products and practices that save money and protect our environment. Several services are listed, including rebates and energy audits.
Program Sponsor: PSNC Energy

Services for Small to Medium Business
PSNC Energy provides programs and services to help companies understand and manage energy usage and become more energy efficient.
Program Sponsor: PSNC Energy

Commercial And Industrial Services
Roanoke Electric Cooperative offers the following services to commercial and industrial customers: audits for agricultural and commercial applications, sales tax exemptions, and access to resources to support sustainable economic and community development.
Program Sponsor: Roanoke Electric Cooperative

Electric $ave
Customers can save up to $40 annually if they participate in the utility's load management program. In order to participate, a customer must voluntarily power down high-energy appliances during peak hours.
Program Sponsor: Selma Electric Department

Active Solar Heating and Cooling Systems Exemption
Active solar heating and cooling systems may not be assessed at more than the value of a conventional system for property tax purposes.
Program Sponsor: State of North Carolina

Renewable Energy Corporate Tax Credit
In 1999, North Carolina's various renewable-energy tax credits were revised and unified into a statute that addresses nearly all renewables. The revised statute provides for a tax credit of 35% of the cost of renewable energy property constructed, purchased, or leased by a taxpayer and placed into service in North Carolina during the taxable year.
Program Sponsor: State of North Carolina

Water Heater Kits Program
Water heater insulation kits are available for only $12 (a $50 value).
Program Sponsor: Surry Yadkin Electric Membership Corporation

Energy Right Incentives Program - Alabama
The TVA offers the Energy Right Incentives Program to large commercial and industrial facilities. Administrators take a baseline of pre-installation demand and compare it to post-installation measurements to determine the financial incentive amount in kilowatt hour values. The incentives program is offered along with complimentary energy assessments and reviews to determine potential areas for savings.
Program Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Authority

Energy Right Incentives Program - Kentucky
The Tennessee Valley Authority offers assessments and recommendations on lighting, HVAC, power quality, power factor, infrared scanning, industrial expansion, and demand-side management.
Program Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Authority

Energy Right Incentives Program - Tennessee
TVA offers the Energy Right Incentives Program (CEAI) to large commercial and industrial facilities. Administrators take a baseline of pre-installation demand and compare it to post-installation measurements to determine the financial incentive amount in kilowatt hour values. The incentives program is offered along with complimentary energy assessments and reviews to determine potential areas for savings.
Program Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Authority

Generation Partners - Kentucky
Generation Partners supports businesses that install small-scale renewable generating sources (solar panels or wind turbines, for example) on their property. Generation Partners participants defray the cost of their renewable systems and lower their monthly energy bills through the revenue they receive from the sale of the green power.
Program Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Authority

Green Power Switch Program
Green Power Switch® is a green power pricing program that provides technical support and incentives for the installation of renewable generation systems.
Program Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Authority

Heat Pump Financing
TVA, in conjunction with local utilities, will offer a low-interest loan for the purchase and installation of a heat pump. The loan term is up to 10 years.
Program Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Authority

Energy Efficiency Loan Program
The program offers qualifying businesses access to 10-year, 5% interest loans for financing up to 100% of the costs of installing energy-efficient technology, energy retrofits and renewable energy systems. The program is being administered by Pathway Lending.
Program Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Economic Development

Energy Audits
Free residential energy audits are available for Tideland EMC members.
Program Sponsor: Tideland Electric Membership Cooperative (EMC)

ENERGY STAR Lighting
Tideland EMC offers incentives in the form of energy-efficient commercial buildings tax deductions for ENERGY STAR lighting; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning/water heating; and building envelope improvements.
Program Sponsor: Tideland Electric Membership Cooperative (EMC)

Marathon Water Heater Loans
Tideland EMC offers its customers 12-month loans at 5% interest to purchase Marathon water heaters.
Program Sponsor: Tideland Electric Membership Cooperative (EMC)

Weatherization Loan
TEMC is an electric cooperative that serves customers in Craven, Dare, Washington, Pamlico, Beaufort, and Hyde counties. Home, farm, and business owners are able to take advantage of TEMC's Weatherization Loan Program. This loan will cover the purchase and installation of energy efficient measures, such as caulking, weather stripping, storm doors, and equipment insulation.
Program Sponsor: Tideland Electric Membership Cooperative (EMC)

Electric Heat Pump and Electric Water Heater Rebate Program
The Town of Apex provides $300 rebates for new electric heat pump systems and $100 rebates for new electric water heaters.
Program Sponsor: Town of Apex Utility

Load Management in Apex, NC
The Town of Apex's Load Management Program provides residences with load management boxes to reduce the use of electricity during periods of peak demand.
Program Sponsor: Town of Apex Utility

Solar Program
The Town of Apex supports the development of renewable resources for generation of electric power. The utility is offering incentives for customers who install and connect a photovoltaic (PV) generation system.
Program Sponsor: Town of Apex Utility

Load Management
Customers with energy-efficient HVAC systems receive a monthly $4 credit, while customers with electric water heaters receive a $2 credit. In order to be eligible for these credits, a customer must participate in the utility's load reduction program, which temporarily shuts off these appliances during high-usage periods.
Program Sponsor: Town of Farmville

Heat Pump and Water Heater Rebates
Heat pump rebates are $100 per ton, while incentives of $150 are available for the purchase of an electric water heater.
Program Sponsor: Town of Granite Falls

Generation Partners
This program provides an incentive for renewable generation systems. Tennessee Valley Authority will purchase green energy output at a rate above market value.
Program Sponsor: Tri-State Electric Membership

Water Heater Rebate
Tri-State Electric Membership offers $50 incentives for the purchase of an energy-efficient water heater.
Program Sponsor: Tri-State Electric Membership

Commercial Energy Tools
These tools include a commercial energy adviser, a commercial calculator, and a commercial energy systems library.
Program Sponsor: Union Power Co.

Nationwide Programs

Energy Information
The organization provides fact sheets on energy and environmental responsibility to its members.
Program Sponsor: Aluminum Association

Energy Efficiency Resource Central
American Public Power Association offers technical assistance for its member utilities to help their key industrial customers improve their energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: American Public Power Association

Industrial Energy Efficiency Training
This company provides a wide variety of industrial training opportunities throughout the country. All programs are linked to certain industrial systems/practices and have an energy efficiency component.
Program Sponsor: American Trainco

Energy Training Program
This organization offers seminars and online training sessions for engineers. Trainings cover a wide variety of energy-related topics, including energy efficiency and renewable energy generation.
Program Sponsor: Association of Energy Engineers

Brown Bag Energy Seminars
These 90-minute online Webinars cover a variety of energy topics including energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: Association of Energy Services Professionals

Commercial Energy Advisor
This online tool will help commercial customers learn how to become more energy efficient.
Program Sponsor: E-Source

Efficiency & Demand-Response Programs Service
This online tool helps companies improve their demand response and energy efficiency programs.
Program Sponsor: E-Source

Industry Initiatives
Edison Electric Institute works with its member utilities to improve the energy efficiency of their industrial customers.
Program Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute

Customized Business Energy Analysis
This online tool helps non-residential customers analyze their energy use.
Program Sponsor: Energy Guide

Energy Consultants
Energy Sciences specializes in demand side energy services for the municipal, commercial and industrial, sectors. We enable our clients to practice energy conservation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while optimizing operating costs. Our core services include: development and implementation of comprehensive energy management programs, energy audits, energy efficient lighting solutions, staffing, and outreach/training programs. We believe that energy efficiency is an integral part of the energy solution needed for the future.
Program Sponsor: Energy Sciences

Industrial Consortia
Energy Solutions Center convenes various industrial consortia of equipment manufacturers to address how they can improve their equipment to better meet the needs and energy efficiency objectives of industrial manufacturers.
Program Sponsor: Energy Solutions Center

ENERGY STAR® Training
ENERGY STAR® offers free online training to help you improve the energy performance of your organization. No travel, no lost time out of the office, and no cost — EPA makes it easy to get the information you need today. Join your colleagues to better understand how EPA can help you lower operating costs, improve your energy management program, and expand your professional development.
Program Sponsor: Energy Star

Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings
A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or designers of new or existing commercial buildings that save at least 50% of the heating and cooling energy of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001. Partial deductions of up to $.60 per square foot can be taken for measures affecting any one of three building systems: the building envelope, lighting, or heating and cooling systems. These tax deductions are available for systems placed in service from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2013.
Program Sponsor: Energy Star

Project Finance Services
Hannon Armstrong offers loans to public-and-private sector businesses interested in making their buildings more energy efficient. The loan will cover up to 100% of total project costs.
Program Sponsor: Hannon Armstrong

Biodiesel Income Tax Credit
Companies that put biodiesel fuel into a vehicle or use biodiesel fuels in their business vehicles are eligible for a tax credit of $1 per gallon.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Biodiesel Income Tax Credit
Companies that put biodiesel fuel into a vehicle or uses biodiesel fuels in their business vehicles are eligible for a tax credit.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Builders & Manufacturers Incentives
Credits are available to manufacturers of high-efficiency refrigerators, clothes washers and dishwashers. Due to these manufacturer incentives, special consumer promotions may be available for qualifying products.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Business Tax Incentive
A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or tenants (or designers, in the case of government-owned buildings) of new or existing commercial buildings that are constructed or reconstructed to save at least 50% of the heating, cooling, ventilation, water heating, and interior lighting energy cost of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
A 10% investment tax credit for CHP property, applicable to only the first 15MW of CHP property.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Commercial Solar Tax Credit
The Commercial Solar Tax Credit covers 30% of the cost of the system. The tax credit expires December 31, 2016.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Corporate Tax Credit
In addition to receiving a tax credit for solar photovoltaic generation, a non-residential manager can receive a tax credit of 30 percent for geothermal energy, microturbines, and fuel cells.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Fuel Cells and Microturbines Tax Incentive
Tax credits of up to $3,000 per kWh are available for the purchase of fuel cells, while tax credits of up to $200 per kWh are available for microturbines.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

On-Site Renewable Tax Incentive
Businesses are eligible for tax credits for qualified solar water heating and photovoltaic systems, and for certain solar lighting systems. Qualifying equipment will either use solar energy to generate electricity, to heat/cool or provide hot water to a structure, or will use solar energy to illuminate the inside of a building by means of fiber-optic distributed sunlight (tube systems and passive solar are not eligible). The credits are available for systems placed in service between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2016.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Renewable Energy Generation Tax Credit
Non-residential managers can receive a 10-year tax credit if they help create renewable energy from one of the following sources: wind, closed loop biomass, open loop biomass, geothermal, solar, small irrigation power, municipal solid waste, and refined coal.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Small Ethanol Producer Tax Credit
A small ethanol producer that is registered with the Internal Revenue Service may be eligible for a tax incentive in the amount of $0.10 per gallon of ethanol that is: sold and used by the purchaser in the purchaser's trade or business to produce an ethanol fuel mixture; sold and used by the purchaser as a fuel in a trade or business; sold at retail for use as a motor vehicle fuel; used by the producer in a trade or business to produce an ethanol fuel mixture; or used by the producer as a fuel in a trade or business. A small producer is one that has, at all times during the tax year, not more than 60 million gallons of productive capacity of any type of alcohol. The incentive applies only to the first 15 million gallons of ethanol produced in a tax year and is allowed as a credit against the producer's income tax liability. Under current law, this incentive expires December 31, 2010.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Education and Outreach
The EERC conducts energy and environmental conferences, short courses, workshops, academic programs, and field experiences.
Program Sponsor: National Center for Hydrogen Technology, University of North Dakota

Energy Information
NFDS offers training, technical resources, and technical assistance to its members.
Program Sponsor: Non-Ferrous Founders' Society

Energy Information
NADCA members can access the organization's energy audits, training, technical assistance and resources, and cost shared-R&D.
Program Sponsor: North American Die Casting Association

3E Plus Insulation Thickness Computer Program
The 3E Insulation Thickness Computer Program is an industrial energy management tool developed to simplify the task of determining how much insulation is necessary to use less energy, reduce plant emissions and improve system process efficiency.
Program Sponsor: North American Insulation Manufacturers Association

Energy Information
OESA offers its members energy efficiency publications, trainings, and events.
Program Sponsor: Original Equipment Suppliers Association

Pumping System Optimization and Energy-Efficiency Education & Training
Vendor neutral market awareness, education, training, products, services and tools that focus on energy savings opportunities with pumping systems
Program Sponsor: Pump Systems Matter

Energy Information
The organization offers technical assistance, resources, and cost shared-R&D to its members.
Program Sponsor: Steel Founders' Society of America

Environmental Project Financing
The StePP Foundation matches organizations with environmental improvement projects (include renewable energy and energy efficiency) with companies that have financing to implement those projects.
Program Sponsor: StEPP Foundation

Biobased Products and Bioenergy Program
Loans are available to help rural industry generate electricity from biobased sources.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels
This program was created to ensure an expanding production of advanced biofuels by providing payments to eligible advanced biofuel producers in rural areas. Payments will be made to eligible advanced biofuel producers for the production of fuel derived from renewable biomass, other than corn kernel starch.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Biorefinery Assistance Loan Guarantee
Loans are available to help biorefineries conserve and use energy more effectively. Loan guarantees are available up to $250 million.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans
Loans of up to $10 million are available to rural industrial manufacturers to improve the economic and environmental climate in their communities.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Energy Efficiency Improvements Loan
Loans are available for the purchase of renewable energy generating systems by small rural businesses or agricultural producers.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Repowering Assistance Program
This program offers incentives for biorefineries to switch to renewable biomass energy production.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Rural Energy for America Program Guaranteed Loan Program (REAP LOAN)
The REAP Guaranteed Loan Program encourages the commercial financing of renewable energy (bioenergy, geothermal, hydrogen, solar, wind and hydro power) and energy efficiency projects. Under the program, project developers will work with local lenders, who in turn can apply to USDA Rural Development for a loan guarantee up to 85% of the loan amount.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program
This program provides grants and loans to small businesses in rural communities that are interested in making their buildings more energy efficient.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Boise State University Industrial Assessment Center (IAC)
The Boise State University IAC provides energy conservation and cost reduction assessments to small- and medium-sized manufacturers within about 150 miles of its campus, and educates energy managers on energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Loan Guarantee Program
DOE offers loans to projects that “avoid, reduce, or sequester air pollutants or anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases.” Loans are available for biomass, hydrogen, wind, solar, hydropower, advanced fossil energy coal, carbon, electricity delivery and reliability, alternative fuel vehicles, pollution control equipment, and industrial energy efficiency projects.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Oklahoma Green Grant
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Oklahoma a $6 million green-job grant to train workers in emerging industries such as energy efficiency and renewable energy. The goal is to train 4,700 workers in two years for jobs that pay above the state's per capita income.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI)
REPI provides financial incentives of $0.015/kWh of electricity generated from renewable sources. This incentive is issued for the first decade of operation.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center (IAC): University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky IAC's primary purpose is to help serve the energy, waste, and productivity needs of small- and medium-sized manufacturing facilities within a geographic radius of approximately 150 miles of the University of Kentucky.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program
The State Energy Program (SEP) provides grants to states and directs funding to state energy offices from technology programs in DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. States use grants to address their energy priorities and program funding to adopt emerging renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

UnSolicited EERE Proposals
Unsolicited proposals may be selected if they are novel and do not reflect a current solicitation or existing work.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Tax Credits and Grants
Tax credits and grants are available from select state energy offices to help promote renewable energy generation and/or energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Payments for Specified Energy Property in Lieu of Tax Credits
ARRA authorizes the Department of the Treasury to make payments to eligible persons that either place in service particular types of energy property in 2009 or 2010, or, under certain circumstances, begin construction on such property in 2009 or 2010. These payments are generally equal to 10 or 30 percent of the eligible cost basis of the property, depending on the type of property. Those that apply for these payments must forego tax credits that they could otherwise receive under sections 45 and 48 of the Internal Revenue Code. The types of energy property that are eligible for these payments include, among others, various renewable energy generation facilities, microturbines, and fuel cells.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Production Tax Credit (PTC)
Through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Congress acted to provide a three-year extension of the PTC through December 31, 2012. Additionally, wind project developers can choose to receive a 30% investment tax credit (ITC) in place of the PTC for facilities placed in service in 2009 and 2010, and also for facilities placed in service before 2013 if construction begins before the end of 2010. The ITC then qualifies to be converted to a grant from the Department of Treasury. The Treasury Department must pay the grant within 60 days of an application being submitted.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Clean Construction USA Loans
EPA offers loans to companies to help finance projects that reduce diesel emissions from construction equipment and vehicles.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnerships
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems are an efficient, clean and reliable approach to generating power and thermal energy from a single fuel source. Incentives on CHP systems are available through the EPA.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ENERGY STAR® for Industry
The ENERGY STAR® program is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency which seeks to increase implementation of energy efficient equipment and techniques.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings
A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or designers of new or existing commercial buildings that save at least 50% of the heating and cooling energy of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001. Partial deductions of up to $.60 per square foot can be taken for measures affecting any one of three building systems: the building envelope, lighting, or heating and cooling systems. Available for systems “placed in service” from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2013.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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