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K–12 Schools Program Process

The TEP Business Energy Solutions team has simplified and streamlined the process for qualifying schools to participate in the program.

Process Overview

  1. Select a contractor from our list of Trade Allies.
  2. The contractor will provide an overview of the Program. The customer and the contractor will agree on the work to be done and the contractor will identify the upgrades that qualify for incentives.
  3. Submit a Pre-approval Application when required. Pre-approval is required on all custom projects and is available for projects over $10,000 incentive prior to work beginning. Any project not custom or under $10,000 incentive can move directly to final application. Applications submitted for pre-approval will be reviewed for completeness and program eligibility. If approved, a notice of pre-approval will be sent and project funds will be reserved.
  4. Complete the work while meeting project specifications and program guidelines.
  5. Submit a completed and signed Final Application with all documentation and completed measure worksheets within 60 days of the project completion.
  6. Receive your incentive check within 6 weeks of Final Application approval.

Part 1: Rebate ApplicationContains option for both Pre- and Final Application. Coming Soon

Part 2: Measure Worksheets

  • Compressed Air — For projects with VSD air compressors or zero loss condensate drains. Updated 12/29/2022
  • Energy Management Systems (EMS) — For projects with HVAC energy management systems. Updated 12/29/2022
  • Exhaust Systems — For projects with commercial kitchen demand control ventilation or high efficiency low flow fume hoods. Updated 12/29/2022
  • HVAC — For projects with HVAC cooling, controls, heat pump water heaters, window film and shade screens. Updated 12/29/2022
  • Lighting — For projects with lighting controls, HIDs, some LED lights, exit signs, delamping, induction, cold cathodes, pulse start metal halides and traffic lights.  Updated 12/29/2022
  • Motors — For premium motors, green motor rewinds, and variable frequency drives. Updated 12/29/2022
  • Power Management — For projects with computer software power management systems and smart power strips. Updated 12/29/2022
  • Refrigeration — For projects with refrigeration lighting, high efficiency motors, condensers, compressors. Updated 12/29/2022
  • System Test Repair — For projects with Advanced Diagnostic Tune Up, Economizer Repair, and Duct Test and Repair. Note: this Measure requires a contractor with specific training, certifications, and testing equipment. Please email or call us.

Eligibility

All K–12 schools on commercial electric plans are eligible. For customers with multiple facilities, all their facilities must use one of the plans listed above for any projects to qualify for incentives.

Please refer to the Equipment Specifications for details about equipment that is eligible for incentives.

Free Rebate Assessment

These free assessments help our customers identify energy-saving opportunities and available rebates for qualifying businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations.