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Old 10-21-2016, 07:27 PM   #1

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Our local power company is giving a rebate to business customer who bad LED replacement panels for fluorescents.

I just got a job to replace 50 trouffers with these phillips evo kits. They cost about $120 but the power company will give the customer $100 back for each unit. Of course they won't pay labor but that is a great deal
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If this keeps up, NC will be as 'green' as VT Denny, and hey, one can pick VT out of the milky way for it yanno....

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Sure is. people should be jumping all over that!

The concept behind these utility rebate programs, if you're interested, is called Avoided Cost of Delivery. Because of all of the "NIMBY"* people, power utilities are struggling to keep up with growth when they have a limited distribution system and can't increase it without major legal battles and costs. So rather than increasing capacity, they decrease use with low paying customers and make more of their product available to people who will may more for it. By giving away a lot of energy savers to small commercial customers, they get more power to sell to those who will pay more for it using the same infrastructure they already have. They did that a lot with VFDs and energy efficient motors a few years ago, but that's been used up. Now they are on to LED lighting. Time for contractors to get on the band wagon and push it.

*NIMBY = Not In My Back Yard if you didn't know. People want power, but nobody wants the towers and substations in their view.
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Lots of that sort of thing happening up here as well.
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We actually have one smaller municipal poco, that held a bounty on electric heat for a while , so much $$ per ft of it .....~CS~
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Here they give up to 1/3 of the cost to install, parts and labor.
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We get a lot of sales out of Texas because of POCO rebates on new lighting. I know a guy there who does sales for a big EC and they are booked out farther than they want to be. Unlimited work. Get it while you can.
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In MA national grid pays you a set amount per fixture and they supply the parts. I can't remember how much it is but when we did our last one for them years ago the hourly rate didn't work out to what we wanted
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