Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas & Electric- Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Last updated: May 14, 2019

Program Overview

Implementing Sector:Utility
Category:Financial Incentive
Incentive Type:Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator:Kentucky Utilities Company
Utilities:Kentucky Utilities Co
Eligible Efficiency Technologies:Lighting, Chillers, Heat pumps, Air conditioners, Motors, Motor VFDs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Other EE, LED Lighting
Incentive Amount:Air-Cooled Chillers: $5/ton Water-Cooled Chillers: $3/ton Chilled Water Reset: $100-$2,000/unit Energy Audit: 25% of audit cost LEED Major Renovations: $2,000-$10,000 Lighting: $1-$82/bulb Motors: $2/hp Pumps: $50-$300 VFDs: $16/hp LEED New Construction: $2,000-$10,000 based on LEED certification points New Construction: $1,500-$11,200 Custom Rebates: $0.03/kWh saved
Maximum Incentive:Energy Audit: $3,000
Equipment Requirements:Varies by technology
Installation Requirements:See program website for details


Technologies:Lighting, LED Lighting
Sectors:Commercial, Federal Government
Parameters:The incentive has a minimum of 1.00 $/Unit, the incentive has a maximum of 82.00 $/Unit
Sectors:Commercial, Federal Government
Parameters:The incentive has a minimum of 3.00 $/ton, The incentive has a maximum if 5.00 $/ ton
Sectors:Commercial, Federal Government
Parameters:The incentive is 2.00 $/horsepower
Technologies:Motor VFDs
Sectors:Commercial, Federal Government
Parameters:The incentive has a minimum of 16.00 $/horsepower
Technologies:Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Sectors:Commercial, Federal Government
Parameters:The incentive has a maximum of $11200.00
Technologies:Custom/Others pending approval
Sectors:Commercial, Federal Government
Parameters:The incentive is 0.03 $/kWh


Kentucky Utilities Company (KU) offers rebates to all commercial customers who pay a DSM charge on monthly bills. Rebates are available on lighting measures, sensors, air conditioners, heat pumps, motors, pumps, variable frequency drives, chillers, chilled water resets, thermal storage systems, and a free energy audit. Customers must complete and sign an application form prior to project completion. Measure type, quantity and estimated completion date must be included. Eligible customers will receive an Installation Confirmation Form, which is to be completed and returned to KU within 90 days after project completion. Proof of purchase, installation details, model number, operable date and manufacturer's information must be included with form. Annual maximum rebate amount per calendar year, per facility is $50,000. Rebates will be received in check form within 45 days of receiving Installation Confirmation Form. New facilities are not eligible for this program. Please contact utility or visit web site provided above.

KU also offers a custom program that provides $100 per kilowatt of demand saved.

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