First Energy (Ohio) Introduces Audit Program Incentive

Audit Program Incentive
The Audit Program Incentive reimburses eligible participants 50% of an energy audit cost up to $4,000 per facility.
A facility is defined as the building or set of buildings at a single service address, regardless of the number of unique utility accounts associated with the address.
The program requires pre-approval; to be eligible, you must receive your pre-approval letter from the FirstEnergy “Energy Save Ohio” program before you sign a contract with an audit service provider.
Guidelines
• Studies must be provided by individuals or firms that are capable of performing energy audits that meet the program guidelines. The Lead Auditor must show it has at least one of the following certifications: Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Association of Energy Engineers’ Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), or LEED AP.
• A comprehensive energy audit requires that energy conservation measures (ECMs) from at least two major end use areas such as lighting and HVAC must be evaluated. Note: studies involving single ECMs will not be eligible for energy audit incentives, e.g. lighting contractors providing an energy audit as part of a lighting proposal.
• Audits should be sufficiently detailed to meet ASHRAE Level II audit guidelines.