Program Incentives

Financial incentives are available for builders of new homes serviced by Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power, or West Penn Power.

With incentives measured by total kWh saved annually, the more builders save the more they earn. Builders of qualifying homes can earn hundreds of dollars or more. For multifamily projects, builders can earn thousands of dollars per building with rebates issued on a per-unit basis.

All homes must be inspected and verified by a certified HERS Rater to qualify for program incentives. ENERGY STAR-certified homes must also complete all V3.1 checklists.

Tier Incentives:

The table below summarizes the tier incentive structure.
Requirement Incentives
≥15% above 2018 IECC code* 30¢ per kWh
≥15% above 2018 IECC code + ENERGY STAR V3.1 certification* 35¢ per kWh

*The percent savings over code is determined in REM/Rate using the FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Report. This report is customized for Pennsylvania and includes savings from high-efficiency HVAC, water heaters, and lighting.

The table below summarizes the incentive cap structure.
Building Type Incentive Cap
Single Family Detached $2,500 
Townhouses and Duplexes $1,500 
Two-on-Two Condos $1,000
Multi-Family Apartments $1,000

Smart Thermostat Incentives:

For all homes that qualify for the program, an additional $50 incentive is available for homes with an ENERGY STAR certified Smart Thermostat.

The table below summarizes the smart thermostat incentive structure.
Requirement Incentives
ENERGY STAR Certified $50 per home


  • Provide geotagged photos of the installed thermostat including make, model, and serial number.
  • All thermostats must be installed and in operating condition.