HOW IT WORKS
The customer provides certain elements needed to evaluate the project’s eligibility:
- CHP nameplate capacity (prime power or continuous duty cycle kW rating)
- Pre-CHP thermal load annual gas consumption and current gas rate ($/MCF)
- Total project costs
- Additional funding sources
- Projected CHP electric output (annual kWh)
A generation interconnection application must also be submitted to DLC. See https://www.duquesnelight.com/energy-money-savings/customer-owned-generation.
Based on the outcome of the initial evaluation, Duquesne Light works with the customer, or its designated contractor(s), to develop a complete Act 129 CHP project application.
- If a project is selected for evaluation, measurement and verification, as a condition of accepting the incentive, customer agrees to provide access to personnel and equipment.
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REBATES FOR YOUR PROJECT
As part of its Act 129 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan, Duquesne Light provides cash incentives to customers that install CHP equipment. The cash incentives serve to offset installed costs and reduce payback time. These cash incentives are in the amount of $0.05 per kWh saved (not to exceed $750,000) by the CHP projects in the first full year of operation.
To qualify for the cash incentives Duquesne Light provides to customers who install CHP equipment as part of its Act 129 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan, customers and/or their project developers should provide a recent copy of the customer’s Duquesne Light electric bill and a completed US EPA CHP Partnership CHP Screening Tool.
For CHP project questions and/or any assistance needed to complete the US DOE CHP Technical Assistance Partnership Worksheet, please contact Dave Defide at 412 393-6107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Watt Choices Program funds are available on first-come, first-serve basis.
- Customer must be a Duquesne Light commercial or industrial customer, including local government and municipalities, healthcare, nonprofit or education facilities.
- The equipment must be installed and commercially operable, and the rebate application form completed in its entirety on or before December 1, 2020.
- Customers receiving tax credits, state, federal or other funding for the same project are still eligible (additional funding sources benefit your application).
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Terms and Conditions
- Duquesne Light reserves the right to deny a rebate due to depletion of Watt Choices program funds.
- Duquesne Light may require an inspection before issuing the rebate check. The customer must agree, if requested, to grant a Duquesne Light representative site access to verify the installation of the equipment. If the customer refuses to provide access, Duquesne Light has no obligation to provide a rebate. If a customer’s application is selected for onsite verification, rebate processing time may be extended.
- If a project is selected for evaluation, measurement and verification, as a condition of accepting the incentive, the customer agrees to provide the following:
- Access by verification personnel to customer premises to inspect and, if necessary, measure power requirements, post-installation of the selected project.
- Available equipment performance data the customer may have already been collecting, such as building management system trend data; providing this data may serve to minimize customer inconvenience of required equipment metering.
- Access by verification personnel to customer premises to install meters or loggers on project equipment or electric distribution panels, plus additional future access to collect those meters or loggers.
- Access to facility staff familiar with the project that can direct verification personnel to project installation location.
- Duquesne Light does not endorse any specific manufacturers, dealers, or contractors.
- Duquesne Light provides no warranty for the installed equipment and/or product. By participating in this program, the customer agrees that Duquesne Light has no liability for the quality, safety, and installation of the equipment/product.
- The program opened June 1, 2016 and is scheduled to close on May 31, 2021.