Combined Heat & Power Program

Energy efficiency rebates

Pennsylvania commercial, industrial, governmental, and institutional customers of FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities (Met-Ed, Penn Power, Penelec, West Penn Power) may apply for energy efficiency rebate incentives for qualifying Combined Heat and Power (CHP) projects under the Program.

The project must be completed or installed on or after June 1, 2021, and no later than May 31, 2026.

Incentives are paid at 3¢ per kWh for energy usage displaced at the customer’s facility. Incentives are capped at 50 percent of project cost, up to $500,000.


Effective Dates

To qualify for incentives for a CHP project through the Custom Program, equipment must be new and installed on or after June 1, 2021, only after receipt of the formal pre-approval letter from the Program Administrator. All qualifying, pre-approved CHP projects must be fully installed, commissioned and operational no later than May 31, 2026.

Pre-Approval Requirements

All Combined Heat and Power (CHP) projects must receive pre-approval prior to purchase and/or invoicing of any equipment to ensure that the proposed project meets the Company’s program eligibility requirements.

FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities may consider CHP projects that are completed, which have been placed into operation, not more than 180 days prior to the application.

A Retail Interconnection Agreement must be submitted and approved by FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Utilities prior to making an application for a CHP project.

FirstEnergy Interconnection Agreement can be found at:
Pennsylvania Interconnection (



How do I Apply?

Please contact us at 844-323-6399 or to get information on required documents and how to apply for the program.

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Franklin Energy is the designated program implementer for commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs for FirstEnergy's Pennsylvania utilities. This website is maintained by Franklin Energy.

The costs of energy efficiency programs are recovered through customer rates in accordance with PA Act 129 of 2008. For a complete list of commercial, industrial, residential, and low-income energy efficiency programs, please visit

By participating in these energy efficiency and peak demand reduction programs, customers agree to allow their utility to retain ownership of all Capacity Rights which refers to the demand reduction associated with any energy efficiency and peak demand reduction measure for which incentives were provided by the Company. Your utility will aggregate these energy efficiency demand reduction attributes into the PJM capacity market with proceeds being used to offset the program costs.

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