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Energy Efficiency Program for Cuyahoga Falls Electric System Customers

 

The City of Cuyahoga Falls proudly launched its new Energy Efficiency Program for Cuyahoga Falls Electric System customers on August 1, 2014! The Residential pieces of the program include a New Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program, a Home Energy Audit, and an Annual Energy Efficiency Kit Giveaway while supplies last. The Commercial & Industrial piece of the program includes an Energy Efficiency Project Rebate Program. See program details below.

 

New Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

 

All residential customers of the Cuyahoga Falls Electric System are eligible to receive a $100 rebate on the purchase of energy efficient refrigerators or washing machines subject to the following rules:

 

  • You must be a residential customer of the Cuyahoga Falls Electric System.
  • Residential customers are eligible for one rebate per appliance type per customer address for a maximum of two new energy efficient appliance rebates.
  • The appliance must be used at that customer address.
  • Rebates are only allowed on refrigerators and washing machines that are on the approved list of energy efficient appliances.
  • You must properly submit the required documentation: Rebate Form, copy of sales slip, and proof of delivery.
  • The appliance must have been purchased on or after January 1, 2016.
  • An appliance that was purchased in 2015 is eligible for a $50 rebate.
  • Rebates are only valid while funds last and may be subject to change without prior notice.

 

The approved list of refrigerators is updated monthly and can be found on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website at the following link: Qualifying Refrigerators.

Use the most recent list of qualifying refrigerators.

 

The approved list of washing machines is updated monthly and can be found on the Consortium for Energy Efficiency website at the following link: Qualifying Washers.

Use the most recent list of qualifying washing machines.

 

Neighborhood Development Services (NDS) is administering this part of the program.

Click on the following link for a rebate form: New Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Form.

Please call Liz at (330) 297-6400 extension 248 with any questions.

See the NDSohio.org website for additional information on NDS.

 

Home Energy Audits

 

All homeowner-occupied residential customers of the Cuyahoga Falls Electric System are eligible to receive a home energy audit subject to the following rules:

 

  • Only homeowner-occupied customer residences can be audited.
  • Home energy audits are only available while funds last and may be subject to change without prior notice.

 

A home energy audit will include the following services:

 

  • Inspect house penetrations from the inside and outside to make sure they are sealed properly.
  • Inspect the attic to assess insulation R-value.
  • Inspect the condition of the HVAC unit and water heater and also ensure insulation is sufficient on both systems.
  • Inspect basement wall insulation.
  • Provide a report on the above inspections.
  • Provide energy efficiency educational materials including information regarding the frequency of changing HVAC filters, recommended thermostat settings on the house and hot water heater, energy savings from the use of efficient light bulbs, and recommended home insulation locations and R-values.

 

Neighborhood Development Services (NDS) is administering this part of the program.

Please call Liz at (330) 297-6400 extension 248 to schedule a home energy audit and with any questions.

See the NDSohio.org website for additional information on NDS.

 

Energy Efficiency Kit Giveaway

 

All residential customers of the Cuyahoga Falls Electric System are eligible to receive an energy efficiency kit subject to the following rules:

 

  • You must be a residential customer of the Cuyahoga Falls Electric System.
  • Residential customers are eligible to receive only one Energy Efficiency Kit per year per household.
  • You must attend the Public Power Pride Week event at the Quirk Cultural Center on October 8, 2015 (10AM – 6PM) or Customer Appreciation Day at the Utility Billing Department in City Hall on October TBD, 2015 (8AM – 6PM). Energy efficiency kits are only available at those events while supplies last.
  • While supplies last, any remaining energy efficiency kits will be given away on a first come first serve basis at Utility Billing following Customer Appreciation Day.
  • Energy Efficiency Kits will include energy efficient light bulbs as well as other items that promote energy efficiency. Kit contents may change without prior notice.

 

Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Program

(CIEEP)

 

All commercial and industrial customers of the Cuyahoga Falls Electric System are invited to apply for rebates on energy efficiency projects subject to the Terms and Conditions of the program:
 
Rebate incentive funds are limited. Rebate incentive payments for pre-approved projects will be paid at $0.06 per kWh annual energy savings plus $75 per kW (Summer peak) of demand reduction. The maximum rebate incentive payout will be no greater than fifty percent (50%) of the project cost or $50,000; whichever amount is lower.
 
The Energy Consumption Savings in KWH/year and the Energy Demand Reduction in KW per monthly billing period (in a summer month) must be computed per Section 1.15 of the Terms and Conditions. The Energy Cost savings in dollars per year must be calculated using the rate calculator at the following link: Rate Calculator.
 
Listed here are some of the requirements about eligibility of projects:
 
  • The energy efficiency project must be installed at a non-residential customer facility where the electric is received from the Cuyahoga Falls Electric System.
  • The project must have the intention of reducing the customer's electrical consumption and peak demand.
  • The project must result in permanent reduction of greater than 7,500 KWH per year in electricity usage.
  • The project must have a simple payback period of less than 7 years.
  • The project site must be inspected and the project approved for a rebate in writing prior to the start of the project.
  • Projects that are NOT eligible for an incentive include, but are not limited to, the following: fuel switching (e.g. electric to gas or gas to electric), on-site electricity generation, used or rebuilt equipment, and studies or energy audits.
 
Listed here is information on how the process works for the 2016 CIEEP program energy efficiency rebates (NOTE: All dates are subject to change.):
  •  Customer fills out a Pre-Approval ApplicationPre-Approval Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2016. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. A site visit will be conducted to view the equipment BEFORE the project is started. (Click on the following link for a form:  Pre-Approval Application.)
  • Pre-Approval Applications will be reviewed and customers will be notified by May 2, 2016 about project eligibility and maximum rebate amount. The applicant will be notified in writing of pre-approval and the funding reservation agreement.
  • The applicant must then sign and return the funding reservation agreement within 30 days of receipt.
  • The applicant performs the energy efficiency project as agreed within one year of signing the funding reservation agreement.
  • Within 60 days of project completion, applicant submits Final Application to request the rebate. (Click on the following link for a form: Final Application.)
  • Project completion is reviewed. The review process may include a site visit. The rebate amount may be adjusted if the installed project is not exactly as what was approved.
  • Approved rebate checks are mailed to the applicant.
 
All applications should be sent to: The City of Cuyahoga Falls, C/O Becky McCleary, 2310 Second Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221.

 

EcoSmart Choice - Offering Renewable Electricity to Customers Who Want to Go Green

 
Besides the Energy Efficiency Program, at a minimal cost, customers have the option to have the electricity they use certified as being renewable. This is done through our EcoSmart Choice program. Perhaps the best way to ensure the power you use is renewable is to have it certified through renewable energy certificates (RECs). The minimal extra money you pay through this program is used to purchase RECs to cover your electricity usage. You have the option to do this for 50% of your power usage or for 100% of your power usage. Besides, certifying your electricity came from a renewable generating source, you are helping to promote the construction and operation of renewable energy generating facilities. For more program details, see the program web page at the following link: EcoSmart Choice program.
 
 
Last changed 01/15/2016 - 9:02am by hershberg@cityofcf