- Appalachian Power filed six energy efficiency program proposals with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (VSCC), four for residential customers and two for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers.
- The six programs are expected to cost an estimated $6.3 million and save an estimated 43,000 megawatt-hours of electricity. If approved by regulators, the programs would add a projected 0.5% to the average customer bill.
- The residential programs are aimed at growing home energy upgrades, appliance recycling, Energy Star manufacturing, and the use of efficient appliances. The commercial-industrial programs are aimed at growing C&I sector plant-scale and equipment efficiencies.
The residential programs include:
- The Home Performance Program, which provides home assessments and incentives for efficiency upgrades that will create long-term energy use cuts.
- The Residential Appliance Recycling Program, which provides free pick-up and cash incentives for removing second refrigerators or freezers from use.
- The Manufactured Housing Energy Star Program, which provides incentives to new manufactured home builders in the Appalachian service area that build to Energy Star standards.
- The Residential Efficient Products Program, which funds retail rebates and markdowns for high-efficiency lighting and appliances.
The C&I programs include:
- A Prescriptive Program that offers financial incentives for installation of high-efficiency lighting and heating and cooling equipment.
- A Custom Program that provides rebates to customers for larger-scale energy conservation projects verified and certified by an engineering analysis.
If approved by the VSCC, Appalachian expects to begin implementing the programs in late 2015.