Question: I thought my pump repair incentive would be higher. How is the incentive calculated?
Answer : The incentive is calculated from the kilowatt-hour (or therm) total for the pump for the 12 months prior to or after the repair at your choice. If the overall pumping efficiency (OPE) is 50% or less (40% or less for a submersible, 16% or less for a natural gas-powered pump) the incentive is calculated as $0.08 times 0.25 times the kilowatt hour total if electric or $.80 times 0.25 times the therm total if natural gas (Page 2 of the application, Section A, Method 1). If the OPE is greater than 50% (40% if a submersible) the incentive is based on the ratio of the pre-retrofit OPE and the post-retrofit OPE (Page 2 of the application, Section A, Method 2). Finally, the maximum incentive that can be paid is 50% of the overall project cost, which ever is less.

Note that if you choose to use the future 12 months' energy use the incentive will not be paid until the next 12 months' billing is available. Also, the actual incentive will be based on the actual energy use, not the estimate contained in the original application.

Question: How much time after the pre-project pump test is performed do I have to retrofit/repair my pump?
Answer : The pre-project test and post-project test cannot be more than three (3) years apart.

Question: If I get my pump repaired, who is going to pay for the post-repair pump test?
Answer : Assuming you had the pre-project pump test subsidized by APEP, you may have to pay for the post-project test is it occurs less than 23 months after the pre-project test.  The Program will only reimburse one test per 23 month period.

 

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