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Energy Profiler Online
Atlantic City Electric has an Internet-based tool that can help customers make energy management decisions. Energy Profiler Online enables users to analyze usage for multiple sites or facilities; review usage data for energy choice decisions; measure the effectiveness of energy-efficiency efforts; and generate management reports.
Program Sponsor: Atlantic City Electric

Safety, Security and Lighting Service Program
Atlantic City Electric offers a lighting program for its large commercial customers. Incentives are offered for a large number of lighting styles.
Program Sponsor: Atlantic City Electric

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

energySMART Commercial Programs
Incentives are available for gas cooling, gas heating, gas water heating, and combined heat and power.
Program Sponsor: Elizabethtown Gas Co.

Home Energy Analyzer
FirstEnergy provides an online application for customers to better understand their energy use, as well as identify ways to reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency.
Program Sponsor: FirstEnergy

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

Clean Energy Leadership Awards
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and its Office of Clean Energy issued the 2009 Clean Energy Leadership Awards to showcase New Jersey institutions, "cleantech" companies, businesses, schools, and communities that have made powerful choices to select energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies that benefit their businesses and communities.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Commercial and Industrial Technologies
The site provides useful information on HVAC, motors and drives, water heating, and combined heat and power (CHP) technology systems.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Comprehensive Design Support
The New Jersey SmartStart Buildings program offers major design support for commercial and industrial projects with more than 50,000-square-feet of conditioned space. This is an integrated process to maximize facility quality and energy efficiency for large projects that are in the conceptual or design stage.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Demand Response Program
Demand Response is a program through which businesses can receive payments for voluntarily reducing their electricity use when wholesale electricity prices are high, or when heavy demand threatens the reliability of the region's electricity grid.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

New Jersey SmartStart Building Equipment Incentives
New Jersey SmartStart Buildings provides financial incentives for the purchase of qualifying energy-efficient equipment.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

New Jersey SmartStart Buildings Technical Assistance
The New Jersey SmartStart Buildings program helps users explore design and equipment options by providing no-cost technical assistance. Assistance includes review and analysis of energy-efficiency options, a walk-through audit of your current facility, consultation on selecting and specifying energy-efficiency measures, basic design assistance, basic measure/system/project analysis and recommendations, and help with incentive applications and program compliance.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

New Jersey's Clean Energy Program Grants
This provides a list of grants and solicitations pertaining to New Jersey's Clean Energy Program.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

NJ SmartStart Buildings
The rebates and incentives provided through this program are available to all nonresidential retail electric and/or gas service customers of participating New Jersey utilities. Applicants can receive comprehensive design support, which involves pre-design brainstorming sessions, design simulation and screening, and detailed analysis of energy-efficiency measures. Larger projects already beyond the conceptual stage can receive Modified Design Support, a streamlined process incorporating incentives and design support to encourage efficiency improvements for one or more electric end-use applications. Projects participating in either Comprehensive Design support or Modified Design Support may qualify for an added bonus of up to 10% of the total incentives for the individual energy-efficiency measures by installing multiple energy-efficient measures.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Pay for Performance
The Pay for Performance program relies on a network of program partners that provide technical services under direct contract to the customer. Partners will develop an energy reduction plan for each project; the plan includes a whole-building technical component of a traditional energy audit, a financial plan for funding the energy-efficient measures, and a construction schedule for installation.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Renewable Energy Incentive Program
The Renewable Energy Incentive Program provides incentives and support services needed for participants to build onsite renewable energy projects using solar, wind and biopower technologies.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Renewable Energy Manufacturing Incentive
New Jersey's Renewable Energy Manufacturing Incentive program provides incentives to New Jersey residential customers, businesses, local governments, and nonprofits that purchase and install solar panels, inverters, and racking systems manufactured in New Jersey. To become a certified New Jersey manufacturer under this program, companies must supply products manufactured with at least 50% of the product cost—including the labor, overhead, components, and raw materials—from facilities located in New Jersey.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Solar Energy Systems Exemption
New Jersey offers a full exemption to all taxpayers from the state's 7% sales tax for all solar energy equipment. All major types of solar energy equipment, including equipment for passive solar design, are considered eligible for the exemption. The statute directed the New Jersey Division of Energy Planning and Conservation in the Department of Energy to establish technical standards for qualifying solar energy systems.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC) Program
The New Jersey SREC Program provides a means for SRECs to be created and verified on a customer's behalf. An SREC is a tradable certificate that represents all the clean energy benefits of electricity generated from a solar electric system. Each time a solar electric system generates 1,000kWh (1 MWh) of electricity, an SREC is issued that can then be sold or traded separately from the power. This makes it easy for individuals and businesses to finance and invest in clean, emission-free solar power.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Utility Financing Programs
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has approved innovative financing programs at three of the state's electric utilities to support the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that produce clean renewable electricity for customers.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Clean Energy Solutions
Clean Energy Solutions provides loan and grant money to assist with manufacturing site identification and procurement, design, as well as permits for projects to reduce New Jersey's carbon footprint. This program also offers several loans to support site improvements, equipment purchases, and facility construction and completion.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Economic Development Authority

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) Programs
New Jersey-based companies or institutions that are "going green," a manufacturers of clean energy systems or products, and innovative companies developing new, green technology may be eligible for financing and incentive programs from the state.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Economic Development Authority

UEZ Energy Sales Tax Exemption Program
An Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) certified manufacturer with at least 250 fulltime employees, 50% of whom are involved in the manufacturing process, is eligible for a sales tax exemption on energy and utility services (natural gas and electricity).
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Conserve to Preserve Business Online
This is a free service for NJNG commercial and industrial customers looking to increase operational efficiency and manage energy costs effectively. Business Online is a comprehensive resource of energy-related information and emerging technologies specific to industry in one central, well-organized location. This resource features new ways to reduce energy usage that not only save money, but also help preserve the environment.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Natural Gas

Distributed Generation Service-Commercial
NJNG has a special pricing plan for commercial customers that install distributed generation. The specific rate is called Distributed Generation Service—Commercial. Under the new tariff, an average commercial customer could save up to 50% on the delivery charges for natural gas.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Natural Gas

Energy-Saving Tips for Your Business
NJNG offers tips to businesses on ways to reduce energy use and maximize savings in the areas of heating equipment, water heating, and commercial cooking equipment, as well as thorough review of building envelope opportunties.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Natural Gas

NJ SmartStart Buildings
NJNG offers cash rebates for installing pre-qualified energy-efficient equipment, such as gas furnaces and boilers, water heaters and booster water heaters, gas absorption chillers, and desiccant systems.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey Natural Gas

Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Program
This program offers incentives for qualifying customers, contractors, and energy service companies to purchase and install various types of CHP units. To qualify, the customer's facility must be located in New Jersey, and the customer must purchase electricity from the utility grid. Incentives are capped at $1 million per project.
Program Sponsor: New Jersey's Clean Energy Program

NJ Clean Energy Program
This educational program is designed to educate businesses about renewable and clean energy generation technologies and systems.
Program Sponsor: Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) of New Jersey

NJ Smart Start Buildings Program
This is a statewide energy efficiency program available through New Jersey's electric and gas utility companies designed to offer incentives for upgrading to high efficiency equipment.
Program Sponsor: Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) of New Jersey

PSE&G Direct Install Program for Small Business
This program provides a free onsite energy audit and proposals for energy efficiency measures. Additionally, PSE&G will pay 100% of the up-front cost for the purchase of new equipment, while the customer repays only 20% of the cost via their electric bill.
Program Sponsor: Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) of New Jersey

PSE&G's Cool Customer Program
This program provides a free programmable thermostat to participants that allow PSE&G to cycle their air conditioner compressor during hot summer months during peak load to save energy. In exchange for allowing PSE&G to cycle participants' central air conditioner on and off, they will receive credits on their summer PSE&G bills.

Program Sponsor: Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) of New Jersey

Solar Loan Program
PSE&G of New Jersey offers loans for "behind the meter" solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to all customer classes in its electric service territory. The program will provide loans covering 40%-60% of the cost of a PV system, with the remainder to be financed separately by the customer.
Program Sponsor: Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) of New Jersey

Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems
In October 2008, New Jersey enacted legislation exempting renewable energy systems used to meet on-site electricity, heating, cooling, or general energy needs from local property taxes. (There is not a state component to property taxes in New Jersey). Eligible renewable energy systems* include solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, fuel cells, sustainable biomass, geothermal electric, landfill gas, hydroelectric, resource recovery, wave, and tidal systems that produce electricity. Systems that produce energy from solar thermal energy (e.g., solar hot water) or geothermal energy (e.g., geothermal heat pumps) are also eligible for the exemption. The exemption may be claimed for all qualified systems installed on residential, commercial, industrial, or mixed-use buildings as accessory uses.
Program Sponsor: State of New Jersey

U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center (IAC): Lehigh University
The purpose of the Lehigh University IAC is to assist manufacturers within about 150 miles of its campus in identifying and applying technologies that reduce energy consumption and minimize wastes, thereby lowering production costs. This service is provided at no cost to manufacturers.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

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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