A1 Energy News and Events



A1 Energy Welcomes New Business Development Manger, Roni Clark

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 21, 2017

 

Contact: Lori Porreca

717.898.8021

lori@a1energy.net

 

 

A1 Energy Announces New Business Development Manager

Expertise Includes Renewable Energy and Combined Heat and Power

 

A1 Energy, a leading energy consulting firm based in Manheim, PA, is pleased to welcome Roni Clark as its new Business Development Manager.

 

Clark joined the company in September 2017. Leading the sales and development efforts of energy projects, including those focused on renewable energy and combined heat and power, he will focus on the food, agriculture, and education markets. 

 

Clark has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and sales professional in the agricultural and energy industries. His professional background includes extensive work with aerobic digesters and CHP systems in the agricultural sector. He has earned multiple agricultural industry certifications and has served on the board of directors for the Penn State Ag Council and the PennAg Industries Association Poultry Council. He is currently a member of the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania.

“Our entire team is excited to have Mr. Clark on board,” said Lori Porreca, President, A1 Energy. “He is one of the top talents in the industry and will be intergral to the strategic growth of our organization.”

 

For more information, contact Jon Porreca via email at jon@a1energy.net.


About A1 Energy

Develop and deliver innovative solutions to optimize energy efficiency, reliability, and sustainability for our clients. A1 Energy is a leading energy consulting firm assisting government agencies, industrial, and commercial clients achieve energy efficiency through reduced demand, strategic procurement, and alternative energy sources. To learn more visit
www.a1energy.net.



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.

10/27/2017



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.

8/22/2017



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.

7/25/2017



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

7/18/2017



Sustainability Project Gives F&M College Substantial Energy Cost Savings

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2017

Contact: Lori Porreca
717.898.8021
lori@a1energy.net

Sustainability Project Gives F&M College Substantial Energy Cost Savings
A1 Energy Guides Efforts That Also Dramatically Reduce Carbon Footprint

Lancaster, PA:

A1 Energy, a leading energy consulting firm based in Manheim, PA, has assisted in a sustainability project to provide Franklin & Marshall College (F&M), an institution with a230-year history of academic excellence, with substantial energy savings—with no capital spent.

The College entered into a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project, which involved the installation of a 1.2 mW natural gas reciprocating engine, heat recovery boiler, and a 140-ton absorption chiller in its existing boiler plant on its Lancaster PA campus. F&M CHP, LLC developed,owns, and maintains the equipment and sells the electricity, steam, and cooling generated to F&M College at a discounted rate.

Commissioned in mid-2016, the project generates approximately 10,100,000 kWh of electricity, which F&M previously consumed from the PJM power grid. It reduces the existing electric cooling system output by 490,684 kWh and gives the option of having cost-effective cooling in the winter months in facilities that have requested year-round climate control. The system also produces approximately 13 million lbs/yr. of steam that is fed into the campus’s main steam loop. A1 Energy brought the concept to F&M, did the initial feasibility studies, secured subsidies for the project, and brought in F&M CHP,LLC to execute the project. A1 Energy also stayed involved with the project as a consultant, working closely with the owner of F&M CHP, LLC to coordinate efforts with the other key project partners: Borton-Lawson Engineering, Wilkes Barre PA;mechanical contractor Frey Lutz Corporation, Lancaster; and electrical contractor John E Fullerton Inc., Elizabethtown.

In addition to the energy savings, the CHP project also offers significant benefits from environmental and community standpoints. It reduces F&M College’s overall carbon footprint by nearly 2,200 tons annually. While operating in island mode, the generator is capable of supporting nearly 50 percent of the campus’s electric load during an electric outage. This will enable the College to offer a place of refuge to those in the local community during a prolonged outage.

"The CHP provides roughly 50 percent of the power we use in a year, and we will probably save about $50,000," said David Proulx, F&M's Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer.

This renewable energy project is consistent with the goals of the Lancaster City Alliance and the city’s Economic Development Revitalization department, which have supported F&M’s efforts in this project from the beginning.

For more information about the F&M CHP project, contact Perry Scheid, Director, Facilities Management, Franklin & Marshall College, at 717-358-4053. 

About A1 Energy 

Develop and deliver innovative solutions to optimize energy efficiency, reliability, and sustainability for our clients. A1 Energy is a leading energy consulting firm assisting government agencies, industrial, and commercial clients achieve energy efficiency through reduced demand, strategic procurement, and alternative energy sources.



Mon Power & Potomac Edison WV Lighting Rebates Grand Re-Opening

The West Virginia Lighting for Business Program is now accepting new applications for eligible lighting equipment for commercial projects in Mon Power and Potomac Edison utility territories.

1/18/2017



Dominion VA Power Update

The Non-Reidential Energy Audit Program has closed effective 12/24/2016. For additional information visit Dominion VA Power website.

12/28/2016



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.

12/20/2016



Small Businesses Sell Big

Cast your vote for our business.Show your appreciation and help us win the $20,000 grand prize.  Cheers!

11/21/2016



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.

6/15/2016



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.

6/7/2016



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

1/18/2016



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.

12/23/2015



A1 Energy is happy to have had an opportunity to work with The Mix at Arbor Place

Thank you A1 Energy for "Lighting Up" our day!

Posted by The Mix at Arbor Place on Friday, September 18, 2015

9/28/2015



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.

7/23/2015



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.

05/22/2015



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.  

05/20/2015



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.

4/28/2015



PSE&G to invest $95 million in energy efficiency

This PSE&G program will provide participants with a combination of grants and no-interest financing , paid back by the facilities over 3-15 years, depending on the terms of the agreement.  This program benefits hospitals, multi-family units, government, and non-profit customers.

04/07/2014



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.

03/20/2015



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. Please register early to assure a seat.


January 30, 2015 11:30 am – 1:00 pm(includes lunch)

Location:Highwood USA 87 Tide Road Tamaqua, PA 18252

01/21/2015



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.

01/12/2015 



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.

01/12/2015



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. Click here to learn more about these exciting new programs.

11/19/2014



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.

11/19/2014



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.

10/03/2014



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.

09/25/2014



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.

06/30/2014



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.

06/17/2014



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:

  • CFLs
  • Standard T8s (High-performance/Reduced wattage T8s will still qualify)
  • Metal Halides
  • Induction Lighting

Contact us to qualify your energy efficiency project.

05/05/2014


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.

04/15/2014



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.

3/03/2014



Advantage Grant Update

The PA Small Business Advantage Grant application deadline extended until October 8, 2013. For additional details click here.

9/10/2013



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.

7/9/2013



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.

6/10/2013



Potomac Edsion Rebate Updates

For updates to the high-efficiency lighting incentives program for Potomac Edison, click here.

6/10/2013



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.

4/29/2013



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

4/23/2013



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.

2/1/2013



Potomac Edison "Bonus" Incentive Update

The bonus incentive for Non-Standard Lighting and Custom applications has been extended through Jan 31.

1/4/2013



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 visitwww.energysavemd.com for event details.

11/6/2012




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

10/02/2012



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.

 

For more information about this program visit-

http://www.pplelectric.com/e-power/save/direct-discount.



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.

9/17/2012



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.

Read More

9/7/2012



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.

8/8/2012



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! 

7/3/2012




Coalition Aims to Cut Business Energy Costs

See the Article from the Frederick News-Post here

6/25/2012



Potomac Edison Spring into Savings Energy Workshops Coming Near You!

Join representatives from Potomac Edison’s energy efficiency incentive programs on June 20, 21, and 26 as they present the details of the exciting incentive programs!  These FREE events, which will include a series of presentations, vendor exhibits, an application assistance booth and give-aways, will help you save money and start the summer efficiently.  The program will also present on new EPAct tax deductions, LED lighting updates and energy efficiency retrofits.  Continental breakfast will be available.  Register today, and learn how you can save thousands of dollars off your monthly electricity bill.
 
June 20 – FREDERICK
Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 1565 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702
Click here to REGISTER
 
June 21 – CUMBERLAND
Thursday, June 21, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 100 South George Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
Click here to REGISTER
 
June 26 – HAGERSTOWN
Tuesday, June 26, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Ramada, 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Click here to REGISTER
6/13/2012



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.

5/30/2012



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.

 3/26/2012



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.

3/18/2012



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

3/8/2012



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

3/8/2012




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).

12/20/2011



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.

11/4/2011



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.

10/3/2011



The 2011 Small Business Advantage Grant is now CLOSED

9/2/2011



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.

7/30/2011



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. 

2/24/2011



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. 

2/2/2011



A1 Energy & Partners complete 202 kW PV System