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Advanced Metering and Energy Data Services
Allegheny offers its commercial customers the ability to access historical electric load data in 15, 30 or 60 minute increments for an individual facility or for multiple facilities. In today's changing energy industry, this data could be the critical information needed to make money saving energy decisions.
Program Sponsor: Allegheny Power

Custom Technology Applications Program
The Custom Technology Applications Program is focused on reducing energy and demand in the small and large, commercial and industrial and governmental/non-profit customers with usage of 1 million to 2.5 million kWh / year. Allegheny Power will provide incentives to the customer up to 25% of the capital investment, and up to $100,000 of the project, to obtain the energy and demand savings.
Program Sponsor: Allegheny Power

Data Pulses
Data Pulses provides unedited, near real-time energy data respective to a facility - including demand pulse signals and/or synchronizing time signals - to customers, or upon customer consent, to the appropriate authorized competitive service provider.
Program Sponsor: Allegheny Power

Demand Response Programs
Allegheny Power offers two demand response programs: Economic Load Response and Interruptible Load Resource. The Economic Load Response Program offers financial incentives to customers who reduce their power consumption during periods of high electrical demand or prices. To qualify, customers must have the ability to reduce their electric demand by a minimum of 100 kW per hour. The Interruptible Load Resource Program pays customers if they are called to reduce electrical usage during system emergencies. To participate, customers must agree to be available for up to 10 reductions per year and have the ability to reduce demand by a minimum of 100 kW per hour.
Program Sponsor: Allegheny Power

Energy Data Services
Energy data services give Allegheny Energy customers the ability to access historical electric load data in 15-, 30-, or 60-minute increments for an individual facility or for multiple facilities. This data could be used to make money saving energy decisions.
Program Sponsor: Allegheny Power

High-Efficiency Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning and Retrofits
Allegheny Power provides rebates to commercial and industrial customers who install a high-efficiency air conditioner or a high-efficiency heat pump.
Program Sponsor: Allegheny Power

Mercury Vapor Lighting Replacement Program
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 mandates that mercury vapor lamp ballasts shall not be manufactured or imported after January 1, 2008, and additional regulations regarding the manufacturing of mercury vapor lamps will completely eliminate availability by 2011. These regulations are designed to promote energy efficiency and conservation with lighting installations. Allegheny Power offers several alternate lighting types to replace mercury vapor lighting when the fixtures fail.
Program Sponsor: Allegheny Power

Variable Frequency Drives
Customers can improve the efficiency of their motor applications, particularly variable loads such as fans and pumps through the installation of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) to receive a rebate of 50% of the VFD's cost before taxes, for each eligible drive rebate.
Program Sponsor: Allegheny Power

Watt Watchers Commercial Lighting Efficiency Program
The Watt Watchers Commercial Lighting Efficiency Program will provide rebates to commercial customers for certain lighting modifications that improve efficiency.
Program Sponsor: Allegheny Power

Energy Matters
Free energy management tools and resources.
Program Sponsor: ATMOS energy

Business Savings Program
Columbia Gas of Virginia offers a number of rebates for businesses on equipment that will produce energy savings.
Program Sponsor: Columbia Gas of Virginia

Energy Solutions
This program allows facilities to partner with the Columbia Gas team to discover customized energy solutions.
Program Sponsor: Columbia Gas of Virginia

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

Cycle and Save Program
During peak hours, program participants allow the utility to temporarily shut off their water heaters. Incentives include a $5 credit on each electric bill, free water heater repair, and a $100 rebate for the purchase of an energy-efficient water heater.
Program Sponsor: Franklin Municipal Power and Light

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

Load Management Program
In order to help lower energy use during peak periods, residential and non-residential customers have the option to have the Cooperative install a switch on water heaters to turn them off during peak times. In return, program participants receive free hot water heater repairs.
Program Sponsor: Northern Neck Electric Cooperative

Commercial Energy Audits
The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative offers free energy audits to residential and commercial customers. The audit will produce results that will help lower home or office utility costs.
Program Sponsor: Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative

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

U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center (IAC): North Carolina State University
The North Carolina 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. The IAC also serves local manufacturers through its satellite office at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center (IAC): Tennessee Tech University
Tennessee's 3-Star Industrial Assessment Center provides no cost energy assessments of manufacturing plants across Tennessee and portions of Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Arkansas.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center (IAC): West Virginia University
The West Virginia University IAC provides no-cost assessments to small- and mid-sized manufacturers within about 150 miles of its campus, identifying opportunities to save energy, reduce waste, and improve productivity.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Biofuels Production Incentive Grant Program
Code of Virginia § 45.1-394 allows producers of neat biofuels commencing qualifying sales on or after January 1, 2007, to be eligible to receive a biofuels production incentive grant in an amount equal to $0.10 for each gallon of neat biofuels sold in the calendar year beginning 2007.
Program Sponsor: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Energy Efficient Buildings Tax Exemption
Code of VA §58.1-3221.2 allows any county, city, or town to exempt or partially exempt energy-efficient buildings from local property taxes.
Program Sponsor: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Solar Energy Equipment Tax Exemption
Code of VA § 58.1-3661allows any county, city, or town to exempt or partially exempt solar energy equipment from local property taxes. Eligible technologies include passive solar space heat, active solar water heat, active solar space heat, solar thermal electricity, and photovoltaics (PV).
Program Sponsor: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing Incentive Grant Program
Code of Virginia § 45.1-392 is a performance-based incentive designed to encourage the product development and manufacture of a high-technology, renewable energy source in Virginia. Any manufacturer who sells solar photovoltaic (PV) panels manufactured in Virginia is entitled to receive an annual grant of up to $0.75 per watt of the rated capacity of panels sold.
Program Sponsor: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Wood, Alternative Energy, or Cogeneration Tax Exemption
Code of VA § 58.1-3662 allows any county, city, or town to exempt or partially exempt generating equipment that is used to convert from oil or natural gas to wood, wood waste, or any alternative energy source for manufacturing - or any cogeneration equipment - from local property taxes.
Program Sponsor: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Net Metering Program
Virginia allows residential and non-residential renewable energy generators to tie into the local utility's power grid. The utility must pay that entity full retail price for the excess amount of power generated by the individual or business. System limits are 500 kilowatt (kW) for non-residential systems.
Program Sponsor: Virginia Mines, Minerals, and Energy Department

Solar Manufacturing Incentive Grant (SMIG) Program
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership's SMIG Program offers up to $4.5 million per year to encourage the production of photovoltaic (PV) panels in Virginia. The incentive is paid at a rate of up to $0.75 per watt for panels sold in a calendar year, with a maximum of 6 MW.
Program Sponsor: Virginia Mines, Minerals, and Energy Department

Next Step Tools
The Next Step Tools program allows a landowner to estimate the wind power potential on their property and explore various options for wind turbine installation.
Program Sponsor: Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative

Interruptible Customers
Interruptible customers can enjoy lower rates than other customers by maintaining the ability to discontinue their natural gas usage by switching to an alternate fuel during periods of interruption or curtailment.
Program Sponsor: Washington Gas

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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