The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) recently launched a new program, called the Retrofit Energy & Capacity Program (RECAP), designed to encourage its customers to implement energy efficiency upgrades. The RECAP program makes it possible for LIPA customers to reduce the cost of planned upgrades by as much as 30% by funding a portion of the upgrade cost.

LIPA selected a small number of Energy Services Companies, (ESCOs), to handle the management, marketing, and implementation of the incentive dollars being offered. The ESCOs have in some cases turned to a network of local specialist trade allies to help develop and implement energy efficiency projects, including lighting, HAVOC, motors, variable frequency drives, and more.

Good Energy is pleased to announce that it has allied itself with Custom Energy, LLC. Custom Energy is one of the ESCOs selected by LIPA, and they are able to fund projects in the small commercial, large commercial, industrial and municipal customer segments. As a trade ally of Custom Energy, Good Energy is able to help Long Island Power Authority customers maximize available energy efficiency upgrade incentive dollars.

Good Energy's corporate affiliation with GoodMart Lighting and Electrical Supply, its expertise in performing lighting audits and energy efficiency upgrades, and its extensive experience administering rebates under the LIPA Commercial Construction rebate program, various NYSERDA rebate programs, among many others, makes Good Energy an ideal choice for LIPA customers considering energy efficiency upgrades.

As an example of the effect of a RECAP incentive payment, consider the following small scale example:


Existing Conditions
4 Lamp Troffer Light Fixtures
40W T12 Bulbs
172 Watts
20 Fixtures
3440 Total Watts

New System
4 Lamp Troffer Light Fixtures
28W T8 Bulbs
95 Watts
20 Fixtures
1900 Total Watts

SAMPLE Retrofit Costs
$18.37 Ballast Cost
$12.84 Bulbs Cost
$25.00 Labor Cost
$56.21 Cost per Fixture
$1,124.20 Total Retrofit Cost

1,540 Watts
6,017 kWh at 3,907 hours/year
$962.68 Annual Savings at $0.16 per kWh

$210.59 kWh Rebate at $0.035 per kWh
$342.00 kW Rebate at $200 per kW with 90% coincidence factor
$(110.52) Rebate Administration Fee
$442.07 Total Rebate
$22.10 Per Fixture

The above example would yield a project with better than a 12 month simple payback. Of course, real-life conditions are rarely this good, but rest assured Good Energy will uncover the maximum reward for every energy efficiency upgrade dollar spent.

Please contact us to schedule a no-obligation site visit and survey of your Long Island business to learn what Good Energy can do for you.

About Good Energy
Good Energy launched a business to bring a simple concept to the marketplace... savings via lower electricity costs and superior efficiency lighting solutions. A smarter way to buy power and to use power. With ever changing technologies and product offerings Good Energy has provided new efficiency applications to the market and has pioneered a community centric buying approach that has achieved hundreds of millions of dollars in savings to the residential and commercial segment.

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