A1 Energy News and Events
NOW OPEN - PA Small Business Advantage Grant
The PA Small Business Advantage Grant, for PA based businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees, provides 50% matching grants for energy efficient or pollution prevention projects. To learn more about this grant opportunity, contact our energy consulting team today.
CHP Rebates in Potomac Edison
PE customers who have a consistent high thermal load may be interested in Potomac Edison's Energy Solutions for Business Program. Facilities such as food processors, hospitals, colleges and universities, industrial and manufacturing, and hotel and casino's are best suited for the benefits of CHP. The rebates available from Potomac Edison range from $800/kW to $2,000/kW, depending on project size. Contact one of our energy consultants today to learn more.
Program Updates - PEPCO and Delmarva Power
Incentives for LED retrofit lighting and HVAC measures will increase effective August 23, 2021. The increase is due to offsetting supply constraints and recent equipment and parts price increases. To learn more about these rebate programs, contact our energy consultants.
EmPower Maryland Rebate Update
The Maryland Public Services Commission (PSC) has issued an order granting all MD utility rebate programs the ability to increase the Small Business Program Eligibility from 60 kW to 100 kW. This change is in effect as of 7/7/2021. Contact A1 Energy to learn more about this MD rebate program.
UPDATE for PPL Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Phase IV of the ACT 129 PPL Business Energy Efficiency Program is now OPEN. This program will run from June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2026. For more details about qualifying energy efficiency projects visit the PPL Incentives Overview. A1 Energy is an approved contractor with all PPL rebate programs.
UPDATE for PECO Energy Efficiency Solutions Rebates
First Energy PA Act 129 Update
Phase III of PA Act 129 rebate programs is ending May 2021. Rebate applications must be submitted on or before June 30, 2021 for any project completed prior to May 31, 2021. Phase IV rebate program is yet to be announced but stay tuned as we will release the details when they become available.
Pepco and Delmarva 2021-2023 Rebate Program Update
The rebate programs available last year for the Pepco and Delmarva Power Energy Savings for Business have been fully refunded for the 2021-2023 program cycle.
PECO Energy Exchange : A Virtual Meetup for Business Customers
Learn valuable strategies for reducing energy costs and supercharging your savings and ROI in 2021 and beyond. You'll have the opportunity to talk with PECO energy experts and fellow business customers about your unique building operations and equipment needs. Register for the event on December 9, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Duke Energy Rebate Update
Effective December 31, 2020 LED A-Lamps will no longer qualify for rebates. Any rebate applications that include LED A-Lamps must be submitted by December 31st.
2020 Small Business Advantage Grant Now Open
The PA DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant is open for energy efficient or pollution prevention projects. PA small businesses with fewer than one hundred full-time equivalent employees are eligible to apply. Call A1 Energy today to learn more about this grant opportunity.
Potomac Edison EmPOWER MD Rebate Program is Open
The Energy Solutions for Business rebate program has resumed and pre-approval is required. Contact Us to inquire about your energy efficiency project.
COVID-19 Update for Pepco and Delmarva Power Rebate Programs
The Prescriptive, Custom, Building Tune-up, Energy Efficient Communities, and Business Instant Discounts Programs will continue to remain active on a limited basis. At this time, these programs will continue to accept new applications and process invoices. Effective 3/30/2020, all projects not yet pre-approved will request a second sign-off from the customer giving permission for entry to their facility. The sign-off request will be sent to the customer in their Welcome Letter when the application is submitted or in the Pre-approval Letter if the project has already been submitted. In addition, other measure such as CD guidelines must be followed and no onsite inspections will take place.
Potomac Edison (MD) Rebate Program Update
Potomac Edison is suspending all Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency programs until further notice. Please check back for updates. This will not impact Potomac Edison customers with pre-approved applications
Important First Energy Rebate Program Update
Effective immediately, FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities are temporarily suspending all C&I Energy Efficiency programs until further notice.
This temporary suspension of the program will not impact FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities C&I customers with pre-approved applications.
Dominion Energy (VA) Non-Residential Rebate Program Has Been Suspended
For the safety of all non-residential customers, participating contractors, and all staff, new activity in the Non-Residential Programs is suspended immediately.
PECO Incentive Update for LED Tubes
Effective January 1, 2020 through May 31, 2020 rebate incentives for 4' Linear Tube (Types A, B, and C) and U-tubes are increasing from $3 to $6 per bulb. To qualify your project or learn more about PECO rebates, contact us.
First Energy PA Incentive Update
Effective January 1, 2020, the base incentive rate for non-prescriptive lighting projects in Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power, and West Penn Power will be reduced from $0.05 to $0.025 per kWh saved annually.
PPL Direct Discount Rebate Amount Revised
Effective December 1, 2019, the incentive amount for prescriptive measures will be reduced from $0.15/kWh to $0.13/kWh. Any project submitted before this date will be rebated at the current $0.15/kWh rate. Contact Us today with any project related questions.
2019 / 2020 PA Small Business Advantage Grant NOW OPEN
Pennsylvania small businesses with fewer than 100 employees are eligible to apply. Applicants must be for-profit entities, be located in Pennsylvania, and registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State. Eligible projects must save the applicant a minimum of $500 annually and reduce their costs by a minimum of 25%. This is a first-come first-served program. LED lighting retrofits can qualify for up to $6,000 in grant funding. Contact Us to learn more and apply today.
A1 Energy's President to speak at 2019 Energypath Conference
A1 Energy President, Lori Porreca, to speak at The Sustainable Energy Fund Annual Energypath Conference. This years Energypath Conference will focus on "Financing the Energy Future". The conference is held at DeSales University on July 25, 2019
PRESS RELEASE - SPOOKY NOOK SPORTS
For immediate release: May 14, 2019
Contact: Jon Porreca firstname.lastname@example.org
Spooky Nook Sports Completes LED Retrofit with ZERO upfront cost
A1 Energy applies strategic financing to secure larger than expected PPL rebate for Nook Sports
Manheim, PA - The largest sports facility in the U.S., Spooky Nook Sports, continues their commitment to sustainability with the nearly complete, full facility LED retrofit project. The project will save 1.2 million kWh and was partially funded by a $239,107 PPL Electric Utilities rebate secured by A1 Energy Consultants.
Spooky Nook Sports facility spans 700,000 sq. ft and over 50 acres, which now shines a more sustainable light with newly installed LEDs. The large-scale sports facility holds ten basketball courts, six tennis courts, a baseball diamond, and is home to the national women’s USA Field Hockey team. The retrofit included changing out 3,610 lighting fixture swaps to high-efficiency LEDs.
A1 Energy was instrumental in Nook Sports securing the funds necessary to avoid all of the upfront costs for the LED Retrofit. While the energy team at Spooky Nook Sports knew they would be able to secure some rebate funds from PPL, they were pleasantly surprised by the $239,107 rebate check which was higher than expected.
"A1 Energy, together with Lapp Electric, are nearing completion of a full facility LED lighting retrofit at Spooky Nook Sports. The project not only improves light levels throughout the facility but saves over 1.2 million kWh which is 43% of the building's lighting load and decreases greenhouse gas emissions by 2.1 million lbs. Spooky Nook Sports is paying for the project out of the savings through financing that A1 Energy coordinated with NO upfront out-of-pocket capital," stated Mike Porreca, Project Manager from A1 Energy.
On April 24, 2019, PPL Electric presented Spooky Nook Sports alongside A1 Energy with their utility rebate check for $239,107. Spooky Nook Sports’ path toward sustainability and A1 Energy Consultants strategic financing abilities have led to significant savings and a positive environmental impact for the local community.
About A1 Energy
A1 Energy is a leader in energy consulting services committed to develop and deliver creative solutions to optimize energy efficiency, reliability, and sustainability for all clients. We combine our in-depth industry knowledge and financial expertise to dramatically lower energy costs and meet sustainability measures for our clients. We support government agencies, industrial, and commercial clients in achieving energy efficiency through reduced demand, strategic procurement, and alternative energy sources.
A1 Energy Awarded Contractor of the Month
For PPL Electric Utilities rebate program, A1 Energy has been awarded contractor of the month for Highest kWh Savings and Most Direct Discount Projects Submitted. Thanks to our customers for your continued trust placed in A1 Energy!
VA Dominion Power Rebate Program Update
October 26, 2018 is the last day to submit initial assessments for applicable projects and all projects must be completely installed by December 28, 2018.
2018 Small Business Advantage Grant NOW OPEN
Pennsylvania small businesses with fewer than 100 employees are eligible to apply. Applicants must be for-profit entities, be located in Pennsylvania, and registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State. Eligible projects must save the applicant a minimum of $500 annually and reduce their costs by a minimum of 25%. This is a first-come first-served program. Contact Us to learn more and apply today.
A1 Energy Named Contractor of the Year for Most Projects
Thanks to the hard working folks at CLEAResult for your patience and cooperation in handling our customer's rebate applications.
Dominion VA Power Rebate Expiring This Year
Dominion Energy's DSM III rebate program for Non-Residential Lighting Systems and Controls will be ending on December 28, 2018. Applications for rebates will be accepted up until October 26, 2018. For additional information contact us.
Important Announcement about Dominion Energy Rebate Programs
New legislation goes into effect on July 1, 2018 and includes an adjustment in the energy demand threshold for non-residential customer exemption, reducing the current 10 MW maximum demand to 500 kW. Thus, once the new law goes into effect, all non-residential customers with monthly demand of 500 kW or higher will no longer be eligible to participate in the rebate programs offered by Dominion Energy. Honeywell will verify customer eligibility during the Initial Assessment process, prior to any measures being installed at customer locations. Read Important Notice for additional information.
PECO Lighting Rebate Updates
Mon Power and Potomac Edison WV Rebate Update
Mon Power and Potomac Edison’s West Virginia Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Energy Efficiency Lighting Program will end on May 31, 2018. Contact Us for additional details.
Dominion VA Power Non-Residential Program Update
2018 funding is now confirmed for the Dominion Energy Virginia Non-Residential Lighting Systems & Controls Program.
Attention PPL Small to Medium Business's
Effective January 1, 2018 the PPL Direct Discount rebate will increase to 15 cents per kWh saved and remove the annual kWh limit for GS1 and GS3 PPL customers. Qualifying measures include LED Lighting, controls, compressed air, and refrigeration. Schedule a survey to start saving in the new year!
Mon Power and Potomac Edison WV Rebate Update
Effective November 1, 2017 incentives for the Lighting for Business Program will change to 3 cents per kWh saved, down from 5 cents per kWh saved.
Dominion Virginia Power Non-Residential Rebate Program Update
Rebates for 2017 have been subscribed for the Dominion Power Non-Residential Lighting and Controls program, effective immediately. If funding becomes available and participation is re-opened, a notice will be posted the program website.
2017 DEP Small Business Advantage Grant - NOW OPEN
Open to PA small businesses with less than one hundred employees for energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects. Grant amount may cover up to 50% of project costs. To see if your project will qualify, Contact Us today. To learn more about the grant, check out PA Small Business Advantage Grant.
Incentive Increase for PPL Direct Discount Program
Effective July 1, 2017 the incentive for the PPL Direct Discount Program has increased from $0.10/kWh saved to $0.13/kWh saved. PPL small business customers customers who are in the GS-1 or GS-3 rate code and who use less than 300,000 kWh annually are eligible for this program. Qualifying measures include LED Lighting, controls, compressed air, and refrigeration.
Sustainability Project Gives F&M College Substantial Energy Cost Savings
Mon Power & Potomac Edison WV Lighting Rebates Grand Re-Opening
The West VirginiaLighting for Business Program is now accepting new applications for eligible lighting equipment for commercial projects in Mon Power and Potomac Edison utility territories.
Dominion VA Power Update
The Non-Reidential Energy Audit Program has closed effective 12/24/2016. For additional information visit Dominion VA Power website.
PPL Direct Discount to reopen in 2017
Small to Medium sized PPL Electric customers may participate in the Direct Discount program starting in 2017. Customers using 150,000 annual kWh or less may qualify for this increased incentive program. Contact Us to learn more about this great program.
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Cast your vote for our business.Show your appreciation and help us win the $20,000 grand prize. Cheers!
Mon Power & Potomac Edison WV Rebate Update
Effective June 14, 2016, the Lighting for Business Program has been fully committed and has stopped pre--approving new applications. For additional information please contact us.
Potomac Edison EmPOWER Maryland Rebate Update
As of June 1, 2016 funding in the Energy Solutions for Business - Prescriptive program has been committed. This covers projects such as lighting, HVAC, food service/commercial kitchens, etc. Please stay tuned as will will post if additional funding becomes available.
Met-Ed Enhanced Bonus Rebates
The bonus is for Government, Non-Profit, and Institutional customers in Met-Ed service territory who submit a pre-application by February 29, 2106. For additional info, click here.
PECO Smart Ideas Limited-Time Offer Going Fast
New pre-applications for PECO smart ideas program may qualify for an additional 20% rebate capped at $1,000. Contact Us today to qualify your project.
Dominion VA Power EE Program Update
Effective July 13, 2015 measures for Non-Residential lighting systems and controls program has been updated. Click HERE to see current incentive levels.
PECO Smart Ideas Program Incentive Change
Through March 2015, the program participation level has been high resulting in customers saving more $423 million dollars. To conserve budgets the incentive levels have been reduced by 20%. This should allow for any customer interested in energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits to take part in the program. Contact Us to qualify your project today.
PPL E-Power Rebates Waitlisted
Funding for Phase II, which ends May 31, 2016, has been committed for all non-residential rebate programs. Effective immediately, any new pre-application for Fixed and Custom rebates for all non-residential rebate programs will be placed on a wait list. Same goes for new participation agreements with the Direct Discount Program.
Met-Ed Customer Bonus Extended to May 31 for Educational Facilities
Bonus rebates for K-12, university and college customers in Med-Ed have been extended till May 31.
PSE&G to invest $95 million in energy efficiency
We are happy to announce we have two new employees
A1 Energy would like to welcome MaryAnn Curtin and Seth Goodhart to our team. MaryAnn and Seth will serve A1 Energy customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Sustainable Energy Education Workshop, January 30th
Includes a tour of Highwood USA to showcase LED demo fixtures for different applications. This workshop will present the facts so you can determine if an LED retrofit can create value for your business. Valuable information will be presented to provide practical hands-on training and create networking opportunities. This event is co-sponsored by A1 Energy, The Sustainable Energy Fund and the Manufacturers Resource Center. Seating is very limited.
January 30, 2015 11:30 am – 1:00 pm(includes lunch)
Location: Highwood USA 87 Tide Road Tamaqua, PA 18252
Incentive update for PECO Smart Ideas Program
Effective January 1, 2015, incentive requirements for indoor T8 linear LED tubes now require an integrated driver and be operable through an ELECTRONIC ballast to be eligible for an incentive from PECO.
New Rebate Programs for First Energy Pennsylvania Just Announced
First Energy PA utilities now offer rebate programs for PC power management, building systems, and compressed air. To learn more visit the First Energy PA website.
PPL E-Power releases new programs
Just released, the PPL E-Power program now includes specialty programs for Municipal Energy Savings, LED Lighting, Data Centers, and Energy Culture.
NEW Building Systems Rebate for First Energy PA Utilities
Rebates are awarded for electricity savings demonstrated to improve whole-building systems energy performance including new construction projects, renovation projects, whole buildings shell improvements or the installation of new systems. For examples of qualifying project please click here.
NOW OPEN - PA Small Business Advantage Grant
Open to PA small businesses with less than one hundred employees for energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects. Grant amount may cover up to 50% of project costs. To see if your project will qualify, Contact Us today.
Dominion Virginia Power Energy Efficiency Program
We are now a participating contractor with the Dominion Virginia Power Energy Efficiency Program. Click here to learn more.
PA First Energy Bonus Rebate
Effective July 1, 2014 a bonus rebate will be available for commercial & industrial applications as well as government, non-profit, and institutional applications.
Changes to Potomac Edison Rebates Effective July 1st
Some measures within the Potomac Edison rebate program will change effective July 1, 2014. These measures are to include LED lighting, HVAC, and refrigeration. Contact Us to learn more and qualify your project for PE utility rebates.
PPL E-power Rebates to Change June 2014
Beginning June 1, 2014, pre-qualification will be required for all Fixed Rebate and Custom projects. A pre-qualification application must be submitted and approved before the customer purchases equipment and materials. By submitting a pre-qualification application, customers will be assured that their project qualifies for rebates and that funds are reserved before purchasing equipment.
Also effective June 1, 2014, the following installed measures will no longer be eligible for rebates:
- Standard T8s (High-performance/Reduced wattage T8s will still qualify)
- Metal Halides
- Induction Lighting
Kreider Farms launches $2 million solar project atop Manheim chickenhouses
Kreider Farms said Monday it will spend $2 million to install solar panels on the roofs of its four Manheim chicken houses. Set to begin this month in conjunction with Earth Day on April 22, the project is slated to be complete by mid-summer.
Kreider Farms has hired MBC Development of Schuylkill Haven and A1 Energy of Manheim to do the work.
Click here for full article.
Potomac Edison, NEW INCENTIVES
Effective March 1, 2014, the program is offering commercial customers new cash back incentives to retrofit existing fluorescent lighting with LED fixtures. Click here, for additional info.
Advantage Grant Update
The PA Small Business Advantage Grant application deadline extended until October 8, 2013. For additional details click here.
DEP Energy Efficiency, Pollution Prevention Grant
Just in, the DEP announced that the Energy Efficiency, Pollution Prevention Grant is now OPEN to PA Small Businesses. Grant deadline is September 6, 2013. Contact Us for additional details and to qualify your project.
2013 Potomac Edison Customer Workshop & Trade Ally Seminar
Potomac Edison will be conducting their annual customer workshops in Frederick, Hagerstown, and Cumberland. Join A1 Energy in attending, and learn about this years program. For additional info, and to register for the events click here.
Potomac Edsion Rebate Updates
For updates to the high-efficiency lighting incentives program for Potomac Edison, click here.
PPL Rebate Update
May 10, 2013 is the deadline for PPL Direct Discount applications and all project must be complete by May 31, 2013, for Phase 1 ACT 129 incentives. The Direct Discount Program will continue on in Phase 2 of ACT 129 effective June 1, 2013.
A1 Energy at Lightfair International
Our consultants will be attending Lightfair International and will be out of the office all day. Click here for more info about Lightfair
Penn Power and West Penn Power updates
Bonus Incentives for lighting projects extended to February 28, 2013 for Penn Power and West Penn Power customers. Contact Us for additional details.
Potomac Edison "Bonus" Incentive Update
The bonus incentive for Non-Standard Lighting and Custom applications has been extended through Jan 31.
Come see us at the Potomac Edison Energy Workshops
Join us at one of these FREE events to learn more about utility incentives and the latest energy-efficient technologies. We will also provide incentive application assistance. Workshops will be held on Tuesday Nov 13 in Frederick County, Wednesday Nov 14 in Washington County, and Thursday Nov 15 in Allegany County. Please visit www.energysavemd.com for event details.
We are happy to introduce A1 Recycle
Our new division, A1 Recycle, offers a customizable solution for your facilities universal waste. Check us out at www.a1recycle.net
A1 Energy is a PPL E-Power Direct Discount Trade Ally Contractor
For a free, no-obligation facility assessment to identify potential energy efficiency project opportunities contact us.
PPL E-Power Bonus Incentive EXTENDED till March 31, 2013
The 20% Rebate Bonus for business customers in the GS1 and GS3 rate class who use more than 400,000 annual kWh has been extended till March 31, 2013. Contact Us for additional details.
Industrial Energy Efficiency News from the White House
President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Aug. 30 to accelerate investments in industrial energy efficiency, including a national goal of 40 MW combined heat and power (CHP) over the next decade.
First Energy BONUS Incentive extended till 9/30/2012
For a limited time First Energy customers in Penn Power and West Penn Power may receive a bonus incentive of $0.03/kWh in addition to the current $0.05/kWh saved for qualifying projects. To learn more contact us now.
NEW PPL E-Power Incentives
- 20% incentive bonus to qualifying energy efficiency projects submitted through the prescriptive rebate program.
- 15% bonus for Chamber of Commerce members when you use the Direct Discount service.
- FREE LED Exit signs (up to 4) for qualifying customers in Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, and Union Counties.
To learn more and verify you qualify for these NEW programs, Contact Us NOW!
Coalition Aims to Cut Business Energy Costs
See the Article from the Frederick News-Post here
Potomac Edison Spring into Savings Energy Workshops Coming Near You!
First Energy BONUS Incentive extended till 7/6/2012
For a limited time First Energy customers may receive a bonus incentive of $0.03/kWh in addition to the current $0.05/kWh saved for qualifying projects. To learn more contact us now.
Lighting 102: Energy Efficient Outdoor Area Lighting
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
12:00 P.M. Noon - 1:00 P.M. Eastern
Special Guest Speaker: Lori Porreca of A1 Energy
Learn about the various outdoor lighting options available, including induction lighting, that can significantly reduce your energy costs.
A1 Energy to present at the 2012 Pennsylvania Seminars to Save Energy
First Energy customers are encouraged to visit us at the March 20th seminar in Reading, Pa and on March 22nd in York, PA.
LIMITED TIME OFFER: Take Advantage of Increased Incentives
PPL is currently offering a limited time incentive for business customers
- T12 to T8 prescriptive retrofit incentive increased by $2 per lamp
T12 LIGHTING PHASE OUT
As of July 1,2010 magnetic ballasts most commonly used for the operation of T12 lamps will no longer be produced for commercial and industrial operations. What's next? Effective July 14, 2012, production of most T12 fluorescent lamps will be phased out.
What does this mean for me?
- Progressively less availability of T12 lamps and magnetic ballasts
- Higher cost to be paid for these inefficient technologies (less supply vs. demand)
Contact Us today and learn how to upgrade your lighting system to be energy efficient
MOUNT JOY WIRE HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY TO LAUNCH NEW GREEN ENERGY SYSTEM
Natural gas fueled unit funded in part by a PA Green Energy Works Grant through the PA Department of Environmental Protection
On December 8, 2011, Mount Joy Wire Corporation officially commissioned the new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) System with a special ribbon cutting ceremony and plant tour attended by a variety of business leaders and state and local dignitaries.
The CHP is a natural gas fueled generator that will ultimately produce as much as half the electricity needed to power the specialty wire manufacturing facility while using residual heat to help supply the facility’s steam and hot water needs. $1.3 million of the system’s $1.7 million cost was paid for by a Green Energy Works grant, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the PA DEP.
“The event was a great success, and we are excited to have the CHP up and running to help us meet increased demand for Mount Joy Wire products,” states Tom Duff, President and CEO. “We want to extend a special thank you to the people who made all of this possible, especially A1 Energy, Borton Lawson Engineering, and Northeast Energy Systems.”
Mount Joy Wire Corporation President and CEO Tom Duff (center) prepares to cut the ribbon on the company’s new CHP System, flanked by CFO Scott Badger (left) and Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry President Tom Baldridge (right).
Visit our booth - Greater Philadelphia Building & Facility Maintenance Show
A1 Energy will be at the Greater Philadelphia Building & Facility Maintenance Show on November 9th & 10th at the Philadelphia Expo Center Oaks, PA.
Click here for details and event location.
Update for new PECO applications
The PUC has approved a wait list procedure for new applications to the PECO Smart Equipment Incentives and PECO Smart Construction Incentives programs. For more information on how this effects you contact us.
The 2011 Small Business Advantage Grant is now CLOSED
The 2011 Small Business Advantage Grant is now OPEN
Receive 50% of total project costs up to $7,500. To see if your project qualifies and to apply for funding contact us.
A1 Energy clients awarded over $700,000 for lighting projects
State and Utility subsidies help A1 Energy secure over $700,000 in grants and rebates for it's clients in 2010.
A1 Energy Moves Office to New Location
We are now located at 2730 Shenck Rd. Manheim, PA 17545. Our contact information will remain the same.