Westerville Incentive Savings for Efficiency

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Businesses in Westerville have access to another program to keep the cost of doing business low. The Westerville Incentive Savings for Efficiency or BusinessWISE is an incentive program targeted at energy efficiency and conservation.  

Program Eligibility
BusinessWISE offers large and small commercial and industrial (C&I) electric customers incentives for electrical energy efficiency measures based on annual electric usage:
  • Annual usage of more than 250,000 kWh - Large-BusinessWISE Program
  • Annual usage of less than 250,000 kWh - Small-BusinessWISE Program

Please review the terms and conditions for each of these two programs (PDF): LARGE-BUSINESSWISE or SMALL-BUSINESSWISE

CLICK TO: GET STARTED!

Project Requirements
Projects must involve a facility improvement that results in a permanent reduction in electrical energy usage (kWh). Any measures installed at a facility must be sustainable and provide 100 percent of the energy benefits as stated in the application for the life of the product.  See for additional details by viewing the terms and conditions (PDFs): LARGE-BUSINESSWISE or SMALL-BUSINESSWISE.  Preference will be given to projects that might not have been performed absent the incentive funding.

Program Application
Pre-approval applications for proposed Small-BusinessWISE projects will be accepted year-round until funds are exhausted. Click HERE for a flowchart of the small business application/rebate process.  The City's Energy Efficiency Consultant will work with small business applicants to complete the BusinessWISE pre-approval form.  Pre-approval applications will be reviewed and incentive amounts verified within a reasonable amount of time.  The applicant or applicants will be notified in writing of pre-approval and funding reservation.  Once the project is complete, the City's Energy Efficiency Consultant will work with small business applicants to complete final application documentation.

Pre-approval applications for proposed Large-BusinessWISE projects will be accepted year-round until funds are exhausted. Large-BusinessWISE projects should complete the PRE-APPROVAL APPLICATION (PDF) and submit the application to businesswise@westerville.org.  Pre-approval applications will be reviewed and incentive amounts verified within a reasonable amount of time.  The applicant or applicants will be notified in writing of pre-approval and funding reservation.  Large businesses are required to complete a final application within 60 days of project completion.  Complete the FINAL APPLICATION (PDF) and submit all required documentation to businesswise@westerville.org.

The City's self-directed BusinessWISE program is intended to offer energy efficiency incentives to commercial and industrial electric customers for previously completed energy efficiency projects that have resulted in energy savings and peak demand reduction.   The incentive payment for previously completed projects will be 75 percent of the calculated incentive for that of a proposed new project.  All self-direct projects must have an installation date of post January 1, 2016.  Large business applications should complete the SELF-DIRECT APPLICATION (PDF) and submit all required documentation to businesswise@westerville.org.  The City's Energy Efficiency Consultant will work with small business applicants to complete the self-direct application.

Incentives
Incentive payments for pre-approved projects will be paid at:
  • $0.08 per kWh for one year of energy savings;
  • $100.00 per kW (summer peak) of demand reduction.

Incentive funding will not be greater than 50 percent of the project cost.  The incentive payment amount is subject to available funding.

Rebate Table for Small-BusinessWISE Program*:

  • EXTERIOR LIGHTS AND CONTROLS     
     LED Replacing Previous Fixture Wattage of... Rebate/Fixture   
     0-60 W $10  
     61-100 W $20  
     101-200 W $35  
     201-350 W $65  
     351 W or Greater $110  
     Photocell Sensor or Astronomical
    Timer Controlling Exterior Lights Totaling...
    Rebate  
     250-500 W $35  
     501-1,000 W $65  
     1,001-1,500 W $110  
     1,501-2,000 W $155  
     2,001-2,500 W $195  
     2,501-3,000 W $240  
     3,001 W or Greater $350  
         
     INTERIOR LIGHTS AND CONTROLS    
    LED Replacing Previous Fixture
    Wattage of...
    Rebate
    Per Fixture
     
     0-60 W $12  
     61-100 W $25  
     101-200 W $40  
     201-350 W $70  
     351 W or Greater $120   
    Occupancy/Daylight Sensor
    Controlling Interior Lights Totaling...
    Occupancy
    Sensor Rebate
    Daylight
    Sensor
    Rebate
     0-250 W $25 $30
     251-500 W $40 $50
     501-1,000 W $85 $100
     1,001-1,500 W $140 $160
     1,501-2,000 W $200 $225
     2,001 W or Greater $330  $385 
     WIFI-THERMOSTAT Rebate Per
    Thermostat
     
     Wifi-Thermostat $50  
*Note: Total incentive amount is limited to 50 percent of total project cost.

Application Submission
Complete applications should be emailed to Tara Trigg, Business Manager at BusinessWISE@westerville.org.  Applicants will have a walk through session with the City of Westerville's energy consultants within 30 days of applying.

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