AEP Ohio - Commercial Self Direct Rebate Program

June 16, 2015


AEP Ohio offers incentives for customers who have implemented energy efficiency upgrades as if the customer commits the energy efficiency savings and/or peak demand reductions to AEP Ohio (subject to Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approval). The program is open non-residential customers of AEP Ohio that use more than 700,000 kWh per year or who are part of a national account that involve multiple facilities in one or more states. Interested customers must apply first to AEP Ohio, who will review the application and make suggested modifications. Then, the application will be submitted to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) for review and final determination. Visit the program web site for additional qualifications and application information.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: AEP Ohio
Start Date: 1/1/2008
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Heat recovery
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Yes; specific technologies not identified
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: 75% the lesser of the AEP Ohio calculated credit or 50% of total project costs
Maximum Incentive: 75% of 50% of the total cost (additional measure caps may apply)
A Tiered system, based on the total project costs, determines what percentage of the eligible calculated credit is available to the applicant
Eligible System Size: To be eligible, participants must use more than 700,000 kWh or have a national/regional account with multiple facilities in one or more states.
Equipment Requirements: All equipment installed must be new.


Name: Michelle Cross
Phone: (614) 883-6772

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.