Following the ritual of spring graduations, school districts and universities across the country find themselves scrambling against the clock to complete summer construction projects. Summer is the ideal time for these facilities to upgrade energy efficient measures like lighting, HVAC, and begin new construction work while faculty, student, and staff are on break. School budgets have been approved and now it’s a race to complete project work before everyone returns. If planning is done in advance, schools can leverage electric utility incentives and will have completed pre-approval application processes before work begins.
However, if you find yourself having overlooked the utility incentive opportunities pick up the phone and contact your local utility representative immediately, because it may not be too late. Many times, utility companies find themselves looking for eligible energy efficiency projects within the Government, Institutional, and not-for-profit sectors (GIN). You may be able to work with your local utility program administrator (even if you missed a pre-approval timeline) to leverage incentive dollars that your school qualifies for. Don’t allow yourself to be diverted that the incentive program participation is too much work or a distraction from focusing on a project’s completion demands because the advantages of participating are meaningful –
(1) Incentive dollars can be sizable and help drive down a projects ROI
(2) The construction team will look like hero’s by leveraging these FREE incentive dollars back to the institution
(3) Every utility meter customer is funding these incentive programs, so if you don’t retrieve and participate in the program when opportunity presents itself, then your neighboring institution will
If you are a contractor or GIN and unfamiliar with the electric utility incentive programs, find the complexity of program changes and applications daunting, or need resource support to participate in these programs then contact Encentiv Energy today. You can also visit www.Awareness.Encentivizer.com to learn more about incentive programs throughout North America. We have helped thousands of customers leverage available incentive dollars seamlessly.
by Lee Levitt, Chief Revenue Officer