Duquesne Light has partnered with MCR Performance Solutions to provide participating customers with recommendations and incentives for the installation of energy efficiency equipment.
Eligible Participants: Federal, state and local governments; municipalities; school districts; institutions of higher education; non-profit entities; water and wastewater agencies.
Typical Projects: Include lighting, HVAC, building mechanical systems, refrigeration, water treatment and distribution infrastructure, as well as wastewater treatment facilities and equipment.
Program Administrator: MCR Performance Solutions
Act 129 requires Duquesne Light, and the other electric distribution companies in Pennsylvania to develop cost-effective plans that will reduce electricity consumption. Duquesne Light’s plan to meet these requirements, Watt Choices, has been in operation since 2009. This third phase of the program covers the period of June 1, 2016—May 31, 2021.
Energy Efficiency Rebates are available for equipment upgrades and improvements, including lighting and cooling. Rebates are paid based on the quantity, size, and efficiency of the equipment.
Incentive Structure: Prescriptive (catalog-based) and custom ($/kWh-based) rebates are offered to reduce the cost for installation of energy efficient equipment.
Custom incentives are available to customers for less common or more complex energy saving measures installed in qualified retrofit and equipment replacement projects. Custom measure incentives are paid based on kWh savings. Projects that include both custom measures and equipment listed in the rebate catalog will receive custom incentives. Projects involving only equipment listed in the rebate catalog are not eligible for a custom incentive.
In addition, there are funding opportunities for projects in this customer segment. To learn more about this opportunity for project funding view the link: http://freefutures.org/pennsef/about/. Green Building Alliance is the Western Pennsylvania liaison for the PennSEF program. For more information, please contact GBA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Cindy Menhorn from MCR Performance Solutions at email@example.com or 847-504-2553 to discuss eligibility.
Duquesne Light selected MCR in 2008 to assist in the design, development and implementation of Act 129 programs commencing with Phase I. MCR has been a close partner with Duquesne Light since then, working on all aspects of Act 129 through Phase I, Phase II and now into Phase III. MCR brings decades of experience in energy efficiency, demand response and regulatory mechanisms.