PECO offers incentives for custom projects, so commercial and industrial customers can propose energy efficiency solutions designed to meet the unique needs of their facility. Every business is different, and every facility offers its own set of distinct opportunities for improving energy efficiency.
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Customer implemented energy efficiency measures that are not listed elsewhere are considered to be custom. Custom measures generally require pre/post upgrade trend data (either equipment level or whole building level) as the basis of savings. The International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) is typically used to qualify and quantify those savings. The custom savings analysis extrapolates savings to one year and those extrapolated kWh savings are incentivized at $0.10/kWh. The sections below list some common custom measures and the requirements specific to them.
CHP is defined as the concurrent production of electricity and useful thermal energy (typically heating and/or cooling) from a single fuel source. All qualified projects are eligible for incentives. Once the project is deemed commercially operable, the PECO team will coordinate with the customer/contractor to arrange for system trend data capture. Once the annual estimated usage is determined, the incentive will be equivalent to $0.10/kWh of net production (gross CHP electric output minus parasitic load) over one year. Incentives are capped at either 50% project cost or $2,000,000, whichever is lower.
The EMS measure is available for installation of web-based building automation systems in existing buildings that currently have no digital automated HVAC controls or have outdated pneumatic control systems with inoperable time control functions. Existing HVAC control systems must not have time-of-day scheduling. Upgrades of obsolete energy management HVAC systems with inoperable time clock functions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for incentive eligibility. This incentive cannot be combined with incentives for programmable thermostats or setback-setup controls. The application must include the controls strategy implemented. Site-specific data (equipment-level trend data or utility meter data) is required to quantify savings which are produced by control strategy measures implemented by the EMS. Incentives will be $0.10/kWh of demonstrated annual savings.
DCV provides the capability for a ventilation system to automatically reduce outdoor air intake below design rates when the actual occupancy of spaces served by the system is less than design occupancy. Site-specific data (equipment-level trend data or utility meter data) is required to quantify savings which are produced by the reduction of outdoor air rates incurred because of the DCV. Incentives will be $0.10/kWh of demonstrated annual savings.
Retrocommissioning is a systematic process to improve an existing building's energy control and performance. RCx project submittals should include a description of those measures implemented and the date range when they occurred. Site-specific data (equipment-level trend data or utility meter data) is required to quantify savings which are produced by the implemented RCx measures.
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