LED Lighting Rebates
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Did you know that some Utility Companies will pay you to save electricity? With a little help from our expert advisors, you could receive a hefty rebate for using energy-efficient lighting. However, utility rebates are complex, and there are many different types of rebates available for different products and many with their own rebate process. Let us help you simplify the process and maximize your organization’s rebate.
Why should rebates matter to you?
Rebates offer huge benefits to your organization. By implementing lighting measures that reduce the energy used in a given space, you will save money on your electricity bill. Utility companies reward this by offering cash rebates – so you are effectively being paid to save. These rebates help to lower the initial acquisition cost of the energy-saving measures, which in turn shortens the payback period for the investment.
Why do utility companies offer rebates?
Utilities set annual energy savings goals, which they then strive to meet. Offering incentives to end users is an energy-saving alternative to the greater capital expense of expanding power plant capacity. It is often cheaper for utility companies to pay for rebates than to build a new power plant and deal with increased infrastructure maintenance.
What utilities offer rebates? What products?
There are over 3,000 utility companies across the nation, each with their own rebate programs. Rebates are available for lamps, ballasts, fixtures and controls. For example: T12, T8, T5, T5HO, CFL, LED, HID, numerous Sensors and Controls. For detailed information on rebate opportunities make sure to ask your Skyline representative.
Custom vs. Prescriptive Rebates
There are currently two different kinds of rebates, Custom and Prescriptive.
Prescriptive Rebates provide a specific predetermined dollar amount for each fixture or lamp replaced, for example: save $12 / lamp. Custom Rebates are based on the total energy savings of a specific project, for example, the amount of kWh saved from switching to one technology over another. The typical rebate process works as follows:
1. Pre-approval Paperwork: The measures you are going to implement usually have to be approved by the Utility Company or Rebate Management Company prior to inspections and purchasing.
2. Pre Assessment: Sometimes the utility, or someone they contract with, will walk through the space to perform an assessment on current lighting and determine the different measures that can reduce energy within the given space.
3. Install: Either done internally or through a utility approved contractor.
4. Final Paperwork: Submit the final application with the included measures to the utility or implementing body for final approval.
5. Post Inspection: Similar to the pre-assessment, a walk-through will be done to ensure all the measures in the paperwork were carried out and correctly installed; the implementer of the energy saving project can often be subject to multiple post inspections to ensure the measures remain in place.
6. Payment: The utility or implementer will release payment for the energy saving measures conducted by the end user.