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Combined Heat & Power Rebates

Custom rebates are available for DP&L customers investing in Combined Heat and Power technologies.

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Combined Heat & Power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source. Some benefits of CHP include:

  • CHP is more efficient than separate generation of electricity and thermal energy
  • Higher efficiency translates to lower operating costs and reduced emissions
  • CHP can increase power reliability and enhance power quality
  • On-site electric generation can help reduce grid congestion

Gain a Competitive Edge

Controlling energy costs is becoming increasingly important. Not only does it positively affect your bottom line, it’s also an important component of any company’s green initiative. Thanks to new technologies, there are ample opportunities to decrease energy use, increase efficiency and save money.

How it Works

CHP rebates can help reduce the payback period for investments in CHP technologies. Qualified projects sized at 500 kW or less will receive a rebate based on kWh generated during the first year the project is commissioned, and rated design capacity. Generation will be paid in two installments at 6 and 12 months; capacity will be paid at project completion.

$0.08 per kWh Generated
$100 per kW Capacity
  • Final incentive amounts will be calculated based on the final cost of project net outside funding received, but such cost must be reasonable in the judgment of DP&L and will be limited to 50% of the total project cost, which may not include taxes, warranty fees, or maintenance fees.
  • An individual account number will be limited to $500,000 in CHP incentives for any one project and in any calendar year. For CHP systems over 500 kW, please contact
  • Reimbursement for all CHP projects:
Lower Heat ValueReimbursement Percent
80% or higher100% of the calculated payment
70-80%90% of the calculated payment
80% of the calculated payment

Who Qualifies

All DP&L business and government customers have the opportunity to receive CHP rebates. CHP projects that are not pre-approved will be ineligible to receive a rebate.

Eligible equipment must:

  • Be installed in the DP&L service territory
  • Meet or exceed a minimum system efficiency of 60% LHV

How to Start

Pre-approval is required for all CHP rebates.

1 - Feasibility Study Application*

  • Submit the CHP Feasibility Application and the Facility Data Form for the facility that will be studied. DP&L will let you know if the program is approved to proceed. DP&L will provide up to $10,000 to subsidize the cost of a CHP feasibility study.
  • Submit the request for proposal (RFP) that will be issued for the study for DP&L approval.
  • Issue the RFP and select the CHP study vendor.
  • Submit the Firm Selection Form and the winning proposal for DP&L approval.
  • Upon approval of the selected firm and study proposal, proceed with the study.

2 - Submit the CHP Rebate Application with Feasibility Study Results (if available)

3 - Proceed with Project Implementation

4 - Submit Actual Energy Savings Figures

*A feasibility study is not required, but will help ensure your project meets DP&L's criteria for energy savings. Note: All Feasibility study PDF forms are combined in the Feasibility Study Packet. Max study cost will be net of any outside funding received and in no case will the DP&L reimbursement exceed your final out-of-pocket costs.

Additional Details

  • Rebate applications must be submitted to DP&L before any equipment for the project is purchased.
  • For more information, view the program terms and conditions or contact us at
  • Rebate values are subject to change and apply only to new, unused equipment. Rebate measures and values for the 2020 programs are for equipment and services purchased and installed on or after January 1, 2020.
  • Rebates are issued directly to the customer. Each project will only be eligible to receive a single DP&L rebate.
  • Funds are allotted on a calendar-year basis and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • A custom rebate will be limited to the lesser of 100% of the incremental cost or 50% of the total project cost, not including taxes, warranty fees, or maintenance fees. DP&L shall make the final determination regarding rebate amounts. Any individual account number will be limited in incentives in any calendar year to the greater of $250,000 or the amount equivalent to the dollars paid into DP&L's Energy Efficiency Rider for the individual account number during the preceding 12 months, with the exception of CHP projects.
  • DP&L reserves the right to deny any rebate.
  • All DP&L energy programs are subject to Public Utilities Commission of Ohio rules and regulations.