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Retro-Commissioning (RCx) Incentive Program

The NIPSCO Retro-Commissioning (RCx) Incentive Program has been designed to help NIPSCO qualifying large commercial, industrial, non-profit, governmental and institutional customers determine the energy performance of their facilities and identify energy savings opportunities by optimizing their existing systems. RCx projects will holistically examine energy consuming systems for cost-effective savings opportunities. The RCx process will identify operational inefficiencies that can be removed or reduced to yield energy savings.

Incentives will be calculated based on the estimated reduction in kilowatt hours (kWh) and/or therms from implementation of the energy efficiency project. Incentives will be paid out at $0.08/kWh reduced and $0.80/therm reduced.

NIPSCO’s commercial, industrial and non-profit energy efficiency programs are administered by Lockheed Martin, a third-party implementation specialist that helps businesses save energy.

What Type of Projects Qualify?

RCx incentives are designed to encourage the implementation of energy efficient measures that optimize components within existing systems. To qualify for an RCx incentive the simple payback for the project, based on all measures, must be less than 12 months. The project may contain some measures with a payback greater than or equal to 12 months which will be treated as Custom measures as described in the Custom Incentive Program. All projects must be completed by December 31, 2018 in order to be eligible for incentive.

Who Qualifies?

Eligible NIPSCO customers include those currently billed under NIPSCO electric rates 720, 721, 722, 723, 724, 725, 726, 732, 733, 734, 741 or 744 and natural gas rates 421, 425 and 451 (NIPSCO’s DependaBill rate).

How to Apply

Step 1 – Review and Complete the Application
Need help completing the Excel Application? Watch this tutorial for step-by-step instructions.

*Please note, incentive levels have been updated as of April 3, 2017.

Step 2 – Submit Completed Application to NIPSCO.Savings@lmco.com
If electronic submission is not possible, the application and supporting documents can be faxed to 1- 800-304-4550.

Supporting Documentation Required:

  • Tax Exempt Letter (if applicable)
  • All relevant calculations to support the savings identified on the application
  • If applying for leak repair, include the leak study with your application

Step 3 – Application Review
Applications are reviewed in the order that they are received.

Step 4 – Project Approved, Incentive Offer Delivered
Incentive Offer must be signed by the end-use customer and returned within 30 days of being issued.

Step 5 – Customer Signs and Returns Incentive Offer, Begins Project
Once the incentive offer is signed and returned, the customer is free to purchase and install the energy efficient equipment.

Step 6 – Delivery of Completion Form
Completion forms will be sent out approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the estimated completion date.

Step 7 – Project Installed, Customer Signs and Returns Completion Form
Customer must submit final invoices along with signed completion form noting any changes to the scope of work.

Step 8 –Final Review
Incentives are subject to change based on the final scope of work.

Step 9 – Receive Incentive Payment
Incentive checks typically arrive within 6-8 weeks.

Have Questions?

To speak with a program representative, call Lockheed Martin toll free at 1-800-299-2501 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CST). Fax: 1-800-304-4550. Or find a Program Representative* in your area.

Trade Ally Information

Our Trade Allies can help you get started today! Trade Allies are suppliers, firms or contractors that are involved in the installation of high-efficiency equipment or systems and have been pre-approved by Lockheed Martin. Find a Trade Ally* for your project.

Interested in being a part of our Trade Ally Network? Complete and submit the Trade Ally Application*.

*Clicking on the above link takes the user to webpages operated and maintained by a third-party provider of energy efficiency and energy saving services not owned by or affiliated with NIPSCO. The link is provided as a convenience by NIPSCO, and NIPSCO does not make any representations or warranties regarding the security of the website or the provision of goods and services by the third party provider. NIPSCO disclaims any and all liability that may arise from the use of third party websites.