This is the last time this year that you will hear about opportunities for additional power company incentives.
Why? Because within the next 30 days it will be too late for most power company incentive application processes.
A number of utilities are continuing to be aggressive in their incentive programs within the guide lines set up by DOE. As examples:
· NGrid is aggressively pursuing equipment replacement incentive with an additional incentive with the equipment installed by December 1, 2012. Heat reclamation saving natural gas can be combined for even more rebate funds
· NStar programs are just as aggressive in equipment and system upgrade including demand-side improvements. All work must be done by the first week of December. Heat reclamation saving natural gas can be combined for even more rebate funds
· PSNH is currently looking for projects for 2013 as all funds have been allocated at this point
· CT Light & Power will offer additional incentives based on each application including low pressure blowers to replace compressed air as well as piping system changes.
· Efficiency Maine is actively looking for additional projects to finish their year with strong rebates so that the program can continue in 2013
· Efficiency Vermont is looking for combined projects for air conservation and heat reclamation that need to be completed by early December for substantial rebate monies
You do not have to buy new compressor equipment to receive an incentive from your local power company. What they also want help you save energy by making changes in your demand side of the compressor or cooling system that will reduce the load and save kw.
You can do the following and receive incentives:
1. Re-pipe for lower pressure drop.
2. Add receiver to reduce compressor loading.
3. Replace timed drain traps with demand traps eliminating air loss.
4. Install a flow meter to determine current and future flows as well as monitoring leaks.
5. Install reduced volume blow off nozzles and solenoid valves on production equipment to reduce air flow in use and shut off when not in use.
6. Reclaim waste heat the either by ducting or hot water to reduce natural gas usage
Most projects that we have looked at are carrying a 1½ year ROI once the power company has had a chance to review. This is an incredible opportunity that should not be missed in 2012 as we know budget cutbacks will occur in these programs will shrink. You need to act now if you have any viable projects
Contact your local power company below or call Frank at 508-351-1817 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can get into a 2012 rebate program.
· MassSaves (includes all MA power companies) http://www.masssave.com/business/
· Efficiency Vermont http://www.efficiencyvermont.com/pages/Business/RebateCenter/
· Public Service of NH http://www.psnh.com/Business/Efficiency/Rewards.asp
· Efficiency Maine http://www.efficiencymaine.com/at-work/business-programs/cash-incentives
· CT Light & Power http://www.cl-p.com/Business/SaveEnergy/AboutCEEF.aspx