Watt Choices: Public Agency Partnership Program (PAPP)
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    Programs & Solutions > Business > Public Agency Partnership Program (PAPP) >
      Public Agency Partnership Program (PAPP)

    Duquesne Light has partnered with MCR to help Duquesne's Local Government and Municipalities, Healthcare, Nonprofit including Churches, or Education customers.

    Duquesne Light will develop public agency partnerships and work collaboratively with federal, state and local governments, municipalities, educational institutions, non- profit entities, water and wastewater agencies and other public entities to advance energy efficiency. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be established to work and identify projects, scopes of services, and establish project agreements. The Partnership MOU puts into place a working group structure to identify and evaluation energy efficiency project opportunities within all departments and sub-agencies within your organization. The program will provide comprehensive retrofits of your facilities, marketing and outreach, education and training to connect the community with opportunities to take action to save energy, save money and help the environment.

    Who is MCR Performance Solutions (MCR)?

    Duquesne Light selected MCR in 2008 to assist in design, development and implementation of the Act 129 programs commencing with Phase I. MCR has been a close partner with Duquesne Light since then working on all aspects of Act 129 through Phase I, Phase II and now into Phase III. MCR brings decades of experience in energy efficiency, demand response and regulatory mechanisms.

    For more information please review our PAPP Sector Fact Sheet

    Rebates | Eligibility | How to Enroll | Questions | Additional Information / Terms and Conditions


    Energy Efficiency Rebates are available for equipment upgrades and improvements including lighting and cooling. Rebates are paid based on the quantity, size, and efficiency of the equipment. They are also provided for qualified equipment commonly installed in a retrofit or equipment replacement situation.

    Custom incentives are available to customers for less common or more complex energy saving measures installed in qualified retrofit and equipment replacement projects. Custom measure incentives are paid based on kWh savings. Projects that include both custom measures and equipment listed in the rebate catalog will receive custom incentives. Projects involving only equipment listed in the rebate catalog are not eligible for a custom incentive.


    • You must be a Duquesne Light Local Government and Municipalities, Healthcare, Nonprofit including Churches, or Education customer. Your Duquesne Light Account Representative or MCR can tell you if you are in this category when you give them your Duquesne Light account number.
    • Watt Choices Program funds must not be depleted.
    • The equipment must have been installed after June 1, 2016.
    • Qualified measures must be installed at facilities served by Duquesne Light.
    • Customer cannot apply for rebates for the same product, equipment or service from more than one utility.
    • If you are receiving tax credits, state funding or federal funding for the same project, you are still eligible to apply for the Duquesne Light rebate and/or incentive program.
    • Customer may not apply for rebates for the same product, equipment or service from more than one utility.
    • The rebate application form must be completed in its entirety and submitted with all required documentation within 180 days of completion of installation.
    For Questions on Public Agency Partnership Program rebates

    Contact Cindy Menhorn (cmenhorn@mcr-group.com) at 847-504-2553 from MCR Performance Solutions to discuss eligibility.

    Additional Information / Terms and Conditions

    • Duquesne Light reserves the right to deny a rebate due to depletion of Watt Choices program funds.
    • Duquesne Light may require an inspection before issuing the rebate check. The customer must agree, if requested, to grant a Duquesne Light representative site access to verify the installation of the equipment. If the customer refuses to provide access, Duquesne Light has no obligation to provide the customer with a rebate.
    • If the Project is selected for evaluation, measurement and verification, as a condition of accepting the incentive, Customer agrees to provide the following:
      • Access by Verification Personnel to Customer premises to inspect and if necessary measure power requirements, post-installation of the Project described above.
      • Available equipment performance data the Customer may have already been collecting, such as building management system trend data. Providing this data may serve to minimize Customer�s inconvenience of required equipment metering.
      • Access by Verification Personnel to install meters or loggers on Project equipment or electric distribution panels, and to then come back to collect those meters or loggers.
      • Access to facility staff familiar with the Project that can direct Verification Personnel to Project installation location.
    • Duquesne Light provides no warranty for the installed equipment and/or product. By participating in this program, the customer agrees that Duquesne Light has no liability for the quality, safety, and installation of the equipment/product.
    • Duquesne Light does not endorse any specific manufacturers, dealers, or contractors.
    • The program opened June 1, 2016.
    • The program is scheduled to close on May 31, 2021.