ODOD - Advanced Energy Program Grants - Energy Efficiency for Manufacturers

November 08, 2010


Note: The Ohio Advanced Energy Fund (AEF) expired as of December 31, 2010. With its expiration, the AEF, which is a public benefit fund, is no longer collecting money and thus unable to financially support ODOD programs. For any questions on the Advanced Energy Fund, please contact the Ohio Energy Resources Division directly using the contact information below. This information is for historical purposes only. The Ohio Energy Resources Division, which resides within the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD), is offering phase III grants for the multi-phase energy efficiency program for manufacturers. Eligibility is contingent upon successful completion of phases I and II. Additionally, projects must be installed in Ohio and in the service territory of one of the state's four investor-owned utilities: American Electric Power, Dayton Power & Light, Duke Energy (formerly CINergy) or FirstEnergy. Energy Efficiency Program for Manufacturers (NOFA 10-03) These grants will provide funding for 50% of a project's cost, with a maximum grant award of $250,000 per entity. Applicants are encouraged to finance the balance of the project cost utilizing an Advanced Energy Fund (AEF)-linked deposit. The maximum Advanced Energy Fund (AEF)-linked deposit is $500,000. All project components must be new, and energy efficiency must be demonstrated. A minimum of 15% energy-use reduction from existing conditions is required. New construction projects must show (by theoretical model) a 15% reduction in energy use from the standard code requirement. In general, projects that involve lighting technologies, HVAC technologies, refrigeration, motors (including combined heat and power), and building envelopes are eligible for funding. AEF Grant Application Guidelines and Documents For additional information, application guidelines and related program documents:

  1. Visit the Ohio Energy Resource Division's Advanced Energy Fund Grants website
  2. Select the appropriate Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) based on energy project category
  3. Review the project relevant NOFA documents to understand complete guidelines, application procedures and minimum requirements for grant eligibility

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site: http://development.ohio.gov/Energy/Incentives/AdvancedEnergyFundGrants.htm
Administrator: Ohio Department of Development
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • Daylighting
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
Incentive Amount: 50% of project cost
Maximum Incentive: $250,000
Equipment Requirements: All equipment must be new or remanufactured with one year minimum warranties
Installation Requirements: Only applicants that have completed Phase I and Phase II of the ODOD program are eligible


Name: ORC § 4928.61 et seq.
Date Enacted: 1999


Name: General Information ODOD
Organization: Ohio Department of Development
Address: 77 South High Street, 26th Floor
Columbus OH 43216-1001
Phone: (614) 466-6797
Email: energy@development.ohio.gov

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.