Frequently Asked Questions


What lighting products or technologies qualify for this program?

The Lighting For Business Program is designed to support equipment and controls that can save energy (kilowatt-hours or kWh).Incentives are based on kWh saved, regardless of what lighting products or technologies are used. Equipment must be code compliant.
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How does the pre-approval process work for Lighting For Business projects?

 Participants must submit an online application that includes a completed AMPLIFYTM estimate. The application and AMPLIFY tool are located on the program website.  Program staff conducts a technical review of the application package and, if needed, contacts the participant with any questions. Upon completion of technical review, the participant is issued a pre-approval letter. Upon receipt of the pre-approval letter, the participant may purchase and install their energy-efficient equipment. Equipment purchased prior to pre-approval is not eligible for incentives.
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I am having difficulty filling out the Application form. Where can I go for help?

We can provide you with application assistance. Just call 866-563-5966 or email us at energysaveWV@leidos.com .
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During our project, we changed the amount of lights we installed. How should I notify the program?

Please revise the AMPLIFY equipment form to reflect the actual equipment that was installed and upload an itemized invoice reflecting what was installed.
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Do my CFLs need to be ENERGY STAR® rated to receive incentives?

No, the CFL does not need to be ENERGY STAR® certified to receive incentives.
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Who is eligible to receive incentives?

Commercial, industrial, non-profit and governmental customers of Mon Power and Potomac Edison in West Virginia are eligible to receive incentives through the Lighting For Business Program.
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I receive a bill from a Mon Power or Potomac Edison, but I receive my electricity from a different electricity supplier. Do I still qualify for incentives?

Yes.
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When do the programs end?

This incentive program is scheduled to continue until May 31, 2018, or until funds run out, whichever happens first.
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Can I get an incentive for equipment that is fueled by natural gas?

No, incentives are for electricity savings only.
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Is there a limit on the amount of incentives we can receive for a project?

Incentives are limited to the total cost of the new equipment. Other measure caps apply for some equipment.  Please refer to the program’s Quick Reference Card for more details.
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If my building is mixed-use, can I still qualify for the incentives?

Program eligibility for mixed use buildings depends on the meter set-up. For instance, if a multifamily building with a first-floor commercial retail space has a commercial meter, then that retail space as well as the building’s common areas would be eligible for program incentives.
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Do churches and municipalities qualify for the incentive program?

Yes. The program is open to all commercial, industrial, non-profit, and government retailcustomers of Mon Power and Potomac Edison in the state of West Virginia.
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Can I receive incentives if I received money through other avenues like government grants or other utility programs?

Commercial, industrial, and government customers of FirstEnergy’s West Virginia utilities (Mon Power and Potomac Edison) in the state of West Virginiacan still receive incentives, even if their projects were funded by a grant source.
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Are there tax implications associated with receipt of program incentives?

Consult your tax advisor. Incentives received by the participant may be taxable at the federal, state or local level.Participants are responsible for declaring and paying any taxes.

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Will the incentive be paid to the contractor or the customer?

Payment will be made to the participant listed on the application unless the participant elects to assign their program incentive to a third party by checking the Third Party Payment box on the Ready to Apply tab of the online application. You may also complete the Dual Incentive Payment Form to split the incentive between the customer and another party.
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How can I learn if my equipment meets the eligibility requirements?

  The first thing to do when applying for incentives is to thoroughly read through the Terms and Conditions located on the program website. Applicants should also become familiar with the website, as there are many resources explaining how to fill out the application. Customers should work with their design team and contractors to ascertain whether equipment meets the requirements of the program. For specific project-related questions, contact a program representative at energysaveWV@leidos.com.
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Now that I know I’m eligible, how do I apply for incentives?

To apply for incentives, complete the online application with our AMPLIFY tool. You will be asked to supply information about your existing equipment and planned replacements. To apply for incentives, you must enter your valid utility account number.
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Where can I find my electricity account number?

On your utility bill, near the top left side. The account number will have 14 digits.
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Where can I find the terms and conditions of the programs?

Please refer to the program website for the program terms and conditions at http://www.energysavewv-business.com/terms.html. You may contact a program representative at any time for clarification or with questions at energysaveWV@leidos.com.
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Can a single account number have multiple applications?

Yes, a single account number can have multiple applications in a single program if the projectassociated with that account number is undertaking several phases of equipment installation.
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How do I submit an application if my project is anticipated to take many months (or multiple phases) to complete?

For large, multi-phase projects, you may submit an application for each phase of the project.All incentives are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.The project approval letter defines terms for incentive payment and a commitment expiration date unless an extensionis granted by the program manager.
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What documentation must be submitted with my application?

Our AMPLIFY application tool eliminates the need to supply supporting documentation such as manufacturer specification (”cut”) sheets. Simply list the existing equipment and the planned replacement equipment; AMPLIFY pulls all of the equipment data from our system to calculate your incentive amount.
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Under what circumstances do I need to get pre-approval of equipment?

All project applications require pre-approval from the program before purchasing and installing equipment.
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What is the approximate turnaround time for application preapproval and expected time framefor receiving incentives after project completion?

Project pre-approval is estimated to take 5-7 days after a complete application is received by the program. Applications are acknowledged upon receipt with an email response. If the participant has not received an acknowledgment of application receipt within one business day of submission, contact a program representative at energysaveWV@leidos.com. Once a project is installed, upload proof of purchase that includes make and model of equipment with quantities, the signed Letter of Attestation, and W-9 through the application portal on the website.  Once that information is received by the program, and final approval is granted, a check will be issued within approximately 90 business days.
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How long do I have to install the equipment after pre-approval?

Applicants have 90 days (see installation schedule requirements in the program terms and conditions) to complete theinstallation from the pre-approval date, as noted on the pre-approval letter. However, if installation schedules aredelayed, please contact your program representative at energysaveWV@leidos.com to request a project extension.
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What documents do I submit after equipment is installed?

To complete the processing of your incentive, submit invoices or proofs of purchase for all proposed equipment, with the following information:

  • Quantities
  • Model numbers
  • Installation address
  • Purchase date

You must also submit a completed IRS W-9 form for the incentive recipient(s). You can download a blank W-9 here. You must also include the signed Letter of Attestation form, on company (ratepayer) letterhead, signed by the ratepayer representative. You can download a template for this Attestation here.
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What if different equipment was substituted after pre-approval?

Project scope often changes during installation. If changes occur after pre-approval, contact your program representative at energysaveWV@leidos.com. If the installed equipment meets the program requirements, the incentive will be paid. If the installed equipment does not meet the program requirements, no incentive will be paid. Final incentive payment will be based on the “as-built”documentation provided with the final application.  If your project scope increases during construction, your incentive may increase if additional funding is available.  There is no guarantee of additional funds for projects that increase in size after pre-approval.
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Does the equipment need to be paid in full by a specific date?

The project does not need to be paid in full by any specific date, but a dated invoice that falls within the date range of the program is required.
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If I have corresponded with a Program Representative in the past,can I send my application directly to them, rather than through the website, fax, energysaveWV@leidos.com email or mailing address?

Applications may only be submitted through the program’s application portal located on the website at http://www.energysavewv-business.com/amplify.html. Please contact our program staff at energysaveWV@leidos.com if you need help in completing an application.
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If my application is incomplete, will I still be in the queue? Will my place in line be held while I get my paperwork together?

AMPLIFY will hold an estimate in the system indefinitely, but you will not be able to submit it for review unless all required information is included. Funds will only be reserved for pre-approved applications.
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What if my project is chosen for an on-site inspection? What will this include?

A random sample of project sites will be surveyed by program staff to verify pre- and/or post-installation conditionsor to verify documentation prior to incentive payment. Any equipment on the final application form that qualifies for incentive paymentmay be subject to on-site inspection. Typically, these site visits include visual inspection of the qualifying equipment, includinglighting fixture counts and confirmation of nameplate data, etc. As described in the program terms and conditions, the participantis asked to provide reasonable access to the facility, the qualifying equipment, and related documentation and data. Every effortwill be made by the program staff to schedule these surveys at a mutually convenient time to avoid a delaying incentive processing.
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My company is interested in learning about Mon Power and Potomac Edison programs. How can Ibe notified about program launches, new incentive offerings, application forms, etc.?

You can add your company to our program mailing list through our website at https://www.energysavewv-business.com/mailinglist. for more information.
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