Appalachian Power's Commercial and Industrial Program helps you manage the cost of energy saving upgrades so you can reduce energy use and lower your energy bills. Incentives ranging from $0.04 to $0.12 per kWh saved are available for interior and exterior lighting, HVAC systems, food service equipment and more.

Quality lighting for less

On average, lighting accounts for 43 percent of the electricity used within in-patient healthcare facilities, making it the largest electrical energy cost for most hospitals. This program provides lighting incentives of $0.06 per kWh saved help you reduce operational costs while improving lighting issues such as glare in patient rooms and nurse stations. Overhead lighting retrofits, occupancy sensor installations and exit sign upgrades are just a few of the energy-saving projects that qualify for lighting incentives.

Save big with HVAC improvements

If your hospital is like most, running sophisticated heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems is the second-largest contributor to your annual electricity costs. This program offers HVAC incentives of up to $0.12 per kWh saved that can help you cost-effectively install variable frequency drives (VFDs) and other HVAC controls that will save energy while improving temperature control, air flow and air quality.

Efficient appliances that you can afford

The industrial appliances that hospitals use to cook meals often demand a large amount of energy. Food service incentives available through this program can help you finance the purchase and installation of energy-efficient technologies that will optimize your kitchen facilities. Incentives are available for various ENERGY STAR appliances including ice machines, refrigerators, steam cookers and griddles.

How will I benefit from an upgrade?

  • Cash incentives reduce upfront costs: Incentives of $0.06 per kWh help with upfront costs of purchasing and installing energy efficient equipment.
  • Lower your bill: Upgrading equipment and appliances to high efficiency reduces electric use, and thus your electric bills
  • Increased comfort: Upgrading your HVAC and lighting equipment can improve comfort and visibility in your facility.

Download the healthcare FACT SHEET

Refer back to the Facility Types page to review the application process and download the appropriate forms.