Program Incentives

Financial incentives are available for builders of new homes serviced by Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power, or West Penn Power.

With incentives measured by total kWh saved annually, the more builders save the more they earn. Builders of qualifying homes can earn hundreds of dollars or more. For multifamily projects, builders can earn thousands of dollars per building with rebates issued on a per-unit basis.

All homes must be inspected and verified by a certified HERS Rater to qualify for program incentives. ENERGY STAR-certified homes must also complete all V3.1 checklists.

Tier Incentives:

The table below summarizes the tier incentive structure.
Requirement Incentives
≥15% above 2015 IECC code* 30¢ per kWh
≥15% above 2015 IECC code + ENERGY STAR V3.1 certification* 35¢ per kWh

*The percent savings over code is determined in REM/Rate using the FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Report. This report is customized for Pennsylvania and includes savings from high-efficiency HVAC, water heaters, and lighting.

The table below summarizes the incentive cap structure.
Building Type Incentive Cap
Single Family Detached $2,500 
Townhouses and Duplexes $1,500 
Two-on-Two Condos $1,000
Multi-Family Apartments $1,000

Smart Thermostat Incentives:

The table below summarizes the smart thermostat incentive structure.
Requirement Incentives
ENERGY STAR Certified* $50 per home

*Provide make/model/serial number and a geotagged photo of the thermostat verifying it’s installed and in operating condition.