Ocala Utility Services Electric and Telecommunications is a community owned utility that serves around 50,000 customers in Ocala and Marion County area. Ocala Utility Services offers rebates on A/C and heat pumps, refrigerators and freezers, dishwashers, clothes washers, and insulation. Commercial customers are only eligible for insulation rebates.
The Solar Water Heater Rebate Program is offered to residential retail electric customers by the City of Ocala Utility Services. Interested customers must complete an application and receive approval from the Ocala Utility Services before installing equipment. The application can be found on the [http://www.ocalafl.org/COO3.aspx?id=947 program web site.] The system must be installed by a licensed Florida contractor on the customer's premises, which must be located within the Utility service territory.
Orlando Utilities Commission's Home Energy Fix-Up Program provides assistance to low-income residential customers. To qualify for the program the total annual family income must be less than $40,000, the participants' must live in a single family home and have good credit standing with the utility. Eligible customers can have a variety of energy saving measures added to eligible homes, and OUC will pay 85% of the cost up to $2,000.
Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) offers rebates on a variety of energy efficient improvements for residential customers. Customers should view the program brochure on the web site listed above for more information. Eligible measures include:
Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), in cooperation with the Orlando Federal Credit Union (OFCU), provides its customers with low-interest loans for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar water heating (SWH) systems. Customers may borrow up to $7,500 for a SWH system or up to $20,000 for a PV system, and loans are repaid over time as fixed payments on customers' monthly utility bills. Interest rates for SWH systems vary from 0% to 4% over a term ranging from three years to seven years. Interest rates for PV systems vary from 2% to 5.5% over a term ranging from three years to 10 years.
The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), through its Solar Program, offers to purchase the environmental attributes or renewable energy credits (RECs) from customers who install a photovoltaic (PV) and/or solar thermal energy system on their property. Incentive payments are equal to $0.05 per killowatt-hour (kWh) for commercial and residential PV systems and $0.03/kWh for commercial solar water heating (SWH) systems and appear in the form of a credit on customer monthly utility bills.*
Progress Energy Florida offers an incentive to its business customers for replacing their old equipment with high-efficiency models. Rebates are available for HVAC equipment including heat pumps and air conditioners, packaged terminal heat pumps, and water-cooled and air-cooled chillers. Rebates are also provided for improvements related to HVAC systems, including duct testing, demand control ventilation, high efficiency energy recovery ventilation, HVAC steam cleaning, and rooftop unit recommissioning.