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2011 idaho power lighting rebates

  1. 1. 2011 Idaho Power Rebates Lighting rebates for energy efficient lighting upgrades By Bright Ideas Lighting Co.
  2. 2. 2011 Process changes <ul><li>Everything is run through lighting calculator </li></ul><ul><li>All applications submitted electronically, no paper fax documents anymore. </li></ul><ul><li>Sign off by customer needed even to submit pre-application. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2011 Process Changes <ul><li>Pre and post inspections for lighting upgrades. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Process takes much longer than 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ID Power is shooting for 2 week turn around time from date of pre-application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This is needed because some contractors found to be inflating fixture counts, delamping fixtures that were never there in the first place, other fraud to inflate rebates </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 2011 changes <ul><li>Contractors must sign Memorandum of understanding to be in program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain proper liability insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have electrical license to do lighting retrofits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be properly disposing of old fluorescent light bulbs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal seems to be eliminate the “fly by night installers” </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. T12 to T8 retrofits <ul><li>Two separate categories in 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standard incentives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“High Performance” incentives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bulbs and ballasts must be on high performance list to quality </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Does not make economic sense to retrofit with anything besides the high performance lamps and ballasts </li></ul>
  6. 6. T12 to T8 retrofits <ul><li>Idaho Power rebates for following retrofits using high performance bulbs and ballasts </li></ul><ul><li>4 lamp T12 to 4 lamp T8 = $34 </li></ul><ul><li>4 lamp T12 to 2 lamp T8 = $44 </li></ul><ul><li>3 lamp T12 to 3 lamp T8 = $32 </li></ul><ul><li>3 lamp T12 to 2 lamp T8 = $37 </li></ul><ul><li>2 lamp T12 to 2 lamp T8 = $24 </li></ul>
  7. 7. 8 foot light bulb retrofits <ul><li>Only $12 rebate for retrofitting to 8’ T8 bulbs </li></ul><ul><li>Better to use retrofit kits or purchase new tandem fixtures. </li></ul><ul><li>Retrofitting to 8’ T8 light bulbs not economically best option in most situations </li></ul>
  8. 8. Metal halide to fluorescent <ul><li>Change 400 watt metal halide to 6 lamp T8 high bay </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rebate is down from $120 in 2010 to $ 110 in 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rebates for 6 lamp T8 and 4 lamp T5 HO now the same. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Payback period on these projects typically 18 months to 30 months. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. LED Exit lights <ul><li>Replace incandescent exit light with LED exit light </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rebate is up from $10 in 2010 to $25 in 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Payback on these is usually 2-3 years, plus there is significant maintenance cost savings </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. LED Lights <ul><li>Must be LM79 or LM80 compliant </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Star Qualified </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lot of junk LED products on the market, Idaho Power trying to rebate only when quality LED products installed </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Exterior lighting upgrades <ul><li>Exterior lighting no longer needs to be “attached to the building” per 2010 rules. </li></ul><ul><li>Many opportunities for upgrades for exterior lighting including pulse-start metal halide, induction, and LED </li></ul>
  12. 12. What to I qualify for? How to get started? <ul><li>Call Bright Ideas Lighting at 208-378-1889 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Completed dozens of lighting retrofits jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free evaluation as to what rebates you are eligible for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used both Easy Upgrades and Custom efficiency programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completed jobs in size from 10 fixtures to several hundred fixtures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both interior and exterior lighting upgrades and retrofits </li></ul></ul>