Business Energy Rebates – Custom

KCP&L offers rebates for custom energy-saving solutions that fit your unique business needs.

Industrial pipes and machineryWe offer custom rebates to help our business customers implement energy-saving solutions that align with your specific needs. Bring us into your energy-related projects early, and we can help you maximize your energy savings and rebate opportunities. The sooner we're involved, the more we can help you.

Common custom projects that fall within our rebate offerings include:

  • Chiller systems
  • Variable speed drives and pumps
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Compressed air upgrades
  • Building controls
  • Energy management systems
  • Refrigeration projects 

Calculate your rebate

Custom rebates are calculated at a flat rate of $0.07/kWh saved for lighting projects and $0.10/kWh saved for non-lighting projects. Projects that generate significant peak demand (kW) savings are rewarded with additional bonus rebates. The demand reduction bonus is based on the ratio of kWh saved divided by coincident peak kW reduced by the project. The coincident peak kW is the demand value that is normally recorded on the hottest summer afternoon of the year.

Threshold Bonus
 4,500 – 3,501 kWh/kW  $0.02/kWh saved
 3,500 – 3,001 kWh/kW  $0.03/kWh saved
 < 3,000 kWh/kW  $0.04/kWh saved

If you need help getting started, our Property Accessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing can help you overcome up-front cost barriers and fund qualifying energy efficiency property improvements.

How it works

Please note that Custom rebates require written pre-approval prior to the purchase and installation of equipment/materials. Projects are reviewed to ensure they meet KCP&L’s benefit vs. cost analysis, which accounts for energy savings, usage profile and incremental cost.

To get started:

To collect your Custom rebates:

Enhanced services

KCP&L offers enhanced services to our customers with the most energy-intense facilities, projects and processes, including:

  • Healthcare facilities
  • Data centers
  • Industrial processes
  • New construction and major renovation projects

A closer look at the custom rebate process

Custom projects require pre-approval prior to the purchase or installation of the project. The steps are outlined below. Bolded items denote the steps that are the responsibility of the customer. 
  1. Customer submits pre-approval application.
  2. Initial application review conducted.
  3. Application submitted for engineering review.
  4. Pre-approval notice issued to customer.
  5. Customer begins installation process.
  6. Customer notifies program of modifications to the project scope or timeline.
  7. Customer submits final application along with invoices and supporting detail.
  8. Final review and engineering review conducted.
  9. Final approval notice issued.
  10. Check incentive or bill credit issued.

Process timeline

  • Pre-approval: Approximately 2-3 weeks to review and preapprove
  • Final review: Approximately 2-3 weeks to review
  • Inspections: A pre- and post-inspection may be required for project approval.
  • Payment: Approximately 3-4 weeks to issue payment 

Custom project guidelines

  • Custom rebates are available for existing and new facilities. Customers may apply for individual or multiple efficiency measures within the same facility or across multiple sites.
  • Projects must be pre-approved prior to the purchase and installation of equipment/materials.
  • Projects must be completely installed and operational no later than 90 days from the pre-approval notice date, unless otherwise noted. 
  • A complete custom final application must be received by the Program no later than 120 days from pre-approval notice date, unless otherwise noted. 
  • Pre-approval rebates are granted and funds are reserved according to your original submittal. Scope changes can impact your rebate, up to and including project ineligibility. 
  • Many pre-approval notifications include specific contingencies that must be met. Failure to comply with stated contingencies can impact your rebate, up to and including project ineligibility. 
  • A post installation inspection may be required to verify installation completion and validate project energy savings. 
  • The rebate will be issued after the successful completion of the project, final engineering review has been conducted, and the final approval notice has been issued.

Note: Rebates are capped at of $500,000 each calendar year, which is determined on a per-customer and per-jurisdiction basis. The cap allows $100,000 for custom rebates and $400,000 for standard rebates per year.

Kansas customers

Although many of our programs apply only to Missouri customers, we’re working hard to offer Kansas customers the same opportunity to save. We are in the process of requesting approval from Kansas Corporation Commission and hope to launch new programs in 2017. In the meantime, Energy Analyzer can help small businesses better understand their energy use and find customized tips to save. Log in to your online account to begin.