The LG&E and KU Energy-Saving Portfolio of Programs Is Expanding To Include Three New and Four Enhanced Programs for Residential and Commercial Customers
In November of 2011, the Kentucky Public Service Commission approved three new and four expanded programs that will offer residential and commercial customers even more options to reduce and better manage their energy use.
We encourage customers to check back often for more information and to learn when and how you can take advantage of these additional offerings.
Provided below are brief descriptions of the features we'll soon offer to our residential and commercial customers through our new and expanded energy-saving programs:
- Home Energy Rebates — Residential customers may qualify for monetary rebates ranging from $50 to $300 per item when they purchase various ENERGY STAR®-qualified appliances, as well as certain HVAC equipment and window film.
- Fridge and Freezer Recycling — Residential customers can ditch that old, inefficient refrigerator or freezer that's working overtime in the basement and earn $30 for recycling it through the LG&E and KU program.
- Smart Energy Profile — This program sends a report to customers comparing their energy use to similar customers and providing information on energy efficiency programs. The reports will be provided as a courtesy to the targeted group of customers based on their energy usage.
- Demand Conservation — LG&E and KU will be planning enhanced incentives to increase customer participation beyond the current 20-percent participation level.
- Commercial Energy Rebates — In response to commercial customer requests, LG&E and KU will offer "customized" rebates for energy-saving measures beyond the current qualified list implemented by commercial customers.
- Home Energy Analysis (Formerly called Residential Energy Audit) — Maintaining the current $25 customer charge to meet with a trained energy analyst at home, customers soon may be eligible for $500 or $1,000 in financial incentives after installing energy efficiency measures that helped them achieve 20 or 30 percent energy savings when compared to their initial analysis results.
- WeCare — LG&E and KU are increasing participant levels by 500 year-over-year for low-income energy efficiency measure assistance over the seven-year program proposal.
Our energy-saving programs are part of the companies' continued efforts to help customers use energy more wisely, offset annual customer energy demand growth that leads to additional generation and mitigate the potential customer rate impacts of pending federal environmental regulations. Our portfolio of programs has the ability to reduce 500 megawatts of demand by 2018 if customers take advantage of these programs.