Computer Power Management Rebates for Private Education


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  • $8 per eligible workstation, which includes both a computer monitor and CPU/desktop, not to exceed the Total Installed Cost. Note: The Total Installed Cost may include the cost of the license, external installation and/or external set-up fees. Internal staff labor and maintenance fees should not be included. Please include the cost per unit and the total installed cost for the software installation on the rebate application.
  • The ComEd service territory covers 11,411 square miles in Northern Illinois, stretching from the Wisconsin border to as far south as Pontiac, Ill., and from the Indiana border to the Mississippi River. It covers approximately 70 percent of the population in Illinois and the vast majority of the State’s industrial companies. Our transmission and distribution systems are very robust, with more than 5,300 miles of overhead transmission lines and approximately 34,900 miles of overhead distribution lines and 29,700 miles of underground distribution lines.
  • Computer Power Management Rebates for Private Education

    1. 1. Webinar8 February 2013
    2. 2. About the ProgramWhat Is It? • $12 per seat rebate for networked PC power management software • Standalone or bundled solutionsWho Is Eligible? • Commercial account holders or commercial tenants in the ComEd electric delivery territory in Illinois • Private sector customers only, public taxpayer- funded entities are not eligible.8 February 2013
    3. 3. Role of DPM in EducationAccording to the U.S. Energy InformationAdministration, educational facilities spend on average8% of their electricity on computers. Lighting 4% 3% 1% Ventilation 5% Computers 6% 31% Cooling 8% Other 8% Refrigeration 22% Space Heating Water Heating Office EquipmentNovember 2, 2012
    4. 4. Role of DPM in Education• Computers should be turned off when they are not in use, as well as over weekends and holiday breaks. The typical desktop computer, monitor, and shared printer draw about 200 watts.• Installing energy management software that automatically switches off computers at predetermined times eliminates standby power usage.• Installing desktop management software on one thousand computers will save your school over $23,000 in energy costs per year and will earn $8,000 in rebates. www.pcpower-rebates-il.comFebruary 8, 2013
    5. 5. Purpose of the Program Solution and relationship Software helps opens door to commercial other energy Rebate lowers customers efficiency barrier to buying reduce energy projects and using use and save power on monthly management utility bills solutions8 February 2013
    6. 6. Our Roles Reaching and Verifying Eligibility and Educating the Processing Rebates Customer• Outreach and • Review Program referrals to software Participation Form vendors before purchase• Marketing materials • Application• Web resources for assistance customer education • Verifying savings and• Answer energy tracking success efficiency questions • Continuous customer engagement8 February 2013
    7. 7. Qualifying Software All products as listed at www.pcpower-rebates- Not previously installed or purchased Intended for use on networked workstation (CPU and monitor) Must be purchased and installed between October 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013 Rebates only paid on PCs located in ComEd Illinois delivery territory8 February 2013
    8. 8. Customer Eligibility• Commercial customers receiving delivery service by ComEd in Illinois.• Tenants of commercial properties receiving delivery service by ComEd who are not direct account holders are also eligible• Public (taxpayer-funded) entities are not eligible8 February 2013
    9. 9. ComEd Territory ComEd’s delivery service territory borders Iroquois County to the south (roughly Interstate 80), the Wisconsin border to the north, the Iowa border to the west, and the Indiana border to the east.8 February 2013
    10. 10. How It Works Identify customer Customer signs and submits Program Participation Agreement Purchase completed and software installed Submit invoice with Rebate Application and proof of installation Rebate provided upon verified application8 February 2013
    11. 11. Program Participant Agreement • Must be completed and received prior to purchase. – Wait to purchase software until eligibility is confirmed • Eligibility verification: – Confirms no existing enterprise power management programs – Confirms strong impact of rebate offering on decision to purchase • Quick Tip: If available, attach a copy of recent ComEd bill to streamline PPA processing • An email will be sent with status updates and8 February 2013 approval
    12. 12. Rebate Application (1 of 2) • PPA must be received and software must be installed to process rebate application • Application attachments – (Tenant applicants only: submit Account Holder Release Form) – (Instant discounts only: submit Customer Release Form)8 February 2013
    13. 13. Rebate Application (2 of 2) • Application attachments (cont’) – Vendor invoice, including: • Product info • Total cost per unit (separate from bundled software) • Total licenses purchased • Purchase date • Vendor contact info • Paid in full, zero balance, or payment terms – Network administrator print- out, including: • Installation location • Verification of controls/schedules implemented • Equipment inventory for multiple workstations in multi-site installations. • Postmark/email 90 days or less after installation8 February 2013
    14. 14. Instant Discount Option Vendor offers rebate as Instant Discount to customer Providing full rebate amount as credit on customer’s invoice Vendor submits required documentation and completed application for reimbursement – check goes to vendor within 60 days8 February 2013
    15. 15. Customer Release Form for Instant Discount • Submit PPA signed by customer • Submit Customer Release Form for Instant Discount with customer signature • Complete application8 February 2013
    16. 16. Rebate Process* Program Program Participant Participant Software Rebate Rebate Agreement Agreement Purchased Application Check submitted approved Submitted Issued Response within Software installed Response within 5 Check issued ~10 5 business days and application business days business days postmarked in after receipt of less than 90 days qualifying or by 6/15/2013. application*Timeline represents typical processing time for an applicantsubmitting a complete, timely, and qualified application.
    17. 17. Marketing Opportunities• Case studies• Infographic• Press releases• Big check presentationsNovember 2, 2012
    18. 18. FAQ’sIs there a minimum number of computers required for my company toparticipate?No, there is no minimum required to participate in the Program.Why is the program being offered?The Program is designed to educate customers about the benefits of highefficiency, electricity-saving products and to encourage customers to install theseproducts by providing cash incentives.Will someone come to my business to inspect my software installation?All installations are subject to verification inspection by the Program to ensure thatthe product is properly installed and operating. Participants must allow, ifrequested, a Program representative reasonable access to thefacility, documentation, the server and software to verify the installation.Will a rebate impact my taxes?Incentives are taxable and if greater than $600 in a calendar year will be reported tothe IRS unless the payee is exempt. If the payee has received more than $600 inrebates, a W-9 form may be issued upon request.November 2, 2012
    19. 19. Contact Information Phone: 312-344-1540 Email: Website: www.pcpower-rebates- il.com8 February 2013