Ohio subsidiaries of FirstEnergy (Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison) offer rebates for builders of new, energy efficient homes. Each newly built home is eligible for a rebate of $400, plus $0.10/kWh saved annually over the reference home, as calculated by REM/Rate. The maximum amount per home is $1,200 and all construction and installation requirements must be met.
Firelands Electric Cooperative (FEC) is offering rebates on energy efficient equipment to residential customers receiving electric service from FEC. Eligible equipment includes new Geothermal Heat Pumps, Air-Source Heat Pumps, Dual Fuel Heat Pumps, Electric Water Heaters, and HVAC controls. Geothermal and Air-Source Heat Pumps must be new and meet the efficiency requirements of the federal tax credit for Consumer Energy Efficiency standards, and meet all of FEC's efficiency requirements. Electric Water Heaters must have an Energy Factor of 0.90 or greater.
The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) is administering the Energy Loan Fund with funds collected through the [http://dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=OH11R&re=1&ee=1 Advanced Energy Fund] and the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program. Public entities, manufacturers, small businesses are eligible for funding, though other applicants will be considered.
Ohio may provide a sales and use tax exemption for certain tangible personal property used in energy conversion, solid waste energy conversion, or thermal efficiency improvement facilities designed, constructed, or installed after December 31, 1974.
The Energy Conversation for Ohioans (ECO-Link) program offers Ohio homeowners reduced rate financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy home upgrades. Administered by the Ohio Treasury, qualifying homeowners are eligible for a 3% loan rate reduction through participating banks.*
A wide range of energy-efficiency upgrades and certain renewable-energy systems may be undertaken, including:
This chapter of the law authorizing the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency gives a detailed description of the excessive buildup of air contaminants during air pollution episodes that leads to an emergency.
The law sets the standards for limits on different types of air pollution, the criteria for an emergency situation, and the foundation for emergency action programs.
For more information, visit the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's Division of Air Pollution Control.
Duke Energy provides a financial incentive for its residential customers to purchase energy efficient HVAC products through the Smart $aver program. A $200 rebate is available for geothermal heat pumps with an EER of 10.5 or higher and heat pumps and air conditioners with a SEER value greater than or equal to 14. To receive the rebate, the customer's HVAC contractor must complete a Smart $aver Incentive Application form for each unit installed.