AEP SWEPCO - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

August 04, 2023


AEP SWEPCO offers various financial incentives to commercial customers for energy efficiency improvements. 
Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Program (C&I EEP) pays incentives to service providers who install energy efficiency measures in commercial or industrial facilities that are located within AEP's Arkansas service territories. A variety of prescriptive rebates are available to commercial and industrial customers in a range of industries. Schools, non-profits, hospitals, government buildings and institutional facilities are all eligible for incentives under this program. These facilities must have a peak demand of more than 100 kW and must receive their electricity from AEP Southwestern Electric Power (Arkansas service territory only).  

Incentives are based upon projected annual energy savings and peak demand savings. Demand savings are calculated as maximum one-hour average demand reduction that occurs at peak conditions during summer period. Annual energy savings are calculated over 12 month period through standardized values or are estimated through measurement and verification. Self-generation or cogeneration, except for renewable technologies are excluded from the program. 

All equipment must meet efficiency requirements listed on program brochures. Custom measures are also available to customers who wish to reduce energy consumption and peak demand. Program details and application forms are located on the program web site. Contact AEP SWEPCO for more information on these programs or to request program brochures and documentation.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Arkansas
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Southwestern Electric Power Company, CLEAResult
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Reflective Roofs
  • LED Lighting
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
  • HVAC
Incentive Amount: See website for detailed incentive amounts

Standard Commercial and Industrial Pathway Incentive Rates:
Incentives range from $0.10 - $0.14/kWh for varying energy efficiency measures.
$0.10/kWh - PC power management
$0.12/kWh - LED/fluorescent lighting, refrigerator & freezer gaskets/strip curtains
$0.14/kWh - Air compressor upgrades, ENERGY STAR pool pumps, motor & VFD upgrades, lighting controls, refrigerator upgrades.

CoolSaver Incentive
Rate: $225 - $2,500 based on unit tonnage
Maximum Incentive: Limited to 80% of the total project cost
Eligible System Size: Prescriptive Incentives: 101 kW or greater billing demand
Small Business Direct Install: 100 kW maximum billing demand
Equipment Requirements: See program web site for full requirements


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Refrigerators/Freezers, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers, Compressed air, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Other EE, Food Service Equipment, Reflective Roofs, LED Lighting, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of 0.10 $/first year kWh savings, The incentive has a minimum of 80.00 % of cost


Name: Greg Perkins
Address: 101 West Township
Fayetteville AR 72703
Phone: (479) 973-2435
Name: SWEPCO Incentives
Address: P.O. Box 9567
Fayetteville AR 72703
Phone: (888) 266-3130

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.