Dec 21, 2010
The tremendous popularity of PPL Electric Utilities rebate programs for solar energy projects and ground-source heat pumps means available funding for those initiatives is nearly gone.
As a result, residential customers who installed a ground-source heat pump, and want to apply for a rebate, must submit a complete rebate application (including required documentation) postmarked on or before Jan. 31, 2011. No rebates will be offered after that date.
A reservation process will be established for remaining funding for government, nonprofit and institutional customers. The solar array rebate program stopped accepting rebate applications and reservations in May.
Government, nonprofit and institutional customers with completed ground-source heat pump projects — or projects that will be completed by Jan. 31, 2011 — should send in their rebate request as soon as installation is finished, but no later than Feb. 1, 2011.
Those government, nonprofit and institutional customers with ground-source heat pump projects that will be completed after Jan. 31, 2011, must submit a form requesting to reserve rebates for their projects. PPL Electric Utilities will determine if there are enough remaining funds and provide customers with confirmation either that the rebate amount is reserved or that funds have been depleted and no rebate can be provided.
Rebate reservation forms and full program details can be found at www.pplelectric.com/e-power. Submitting a rebate reservation request does not guarantee a rebate.
Through its E-power Renewable Energy Program, PPL Electric Utilities to date has issued $795,000 in ground-source heat pump rebates to more than 960 residential, government, nonprofit and institutional customers. Solar array rebates of more than $3.1 million were paid or reserved for nearly 140 customers.
“Our customers have shown a real commitment to energy efficiency,” said Thomas C. Stathos, director of customer programs and services for PPL Electric Utilities.
While renewable energy rebates are being phased out, Stathos reminded customers there still are plenty of other E-power offerings that can help. Programs are available for all customers groups.
“We’ve really only started to tap our energy-saving potential,” he said. “I encourage customers to visit www.pplelectric.com/e-power to learn more about what E-power can do for them.”
PPL Electric Utilities, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), provides electric delivery services to about 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania and has consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. More information is available at www.pplelectric.com.