Frequently Asked Questions


When does the current Commercial Energy Efficiency program end?

2018 is year 2 of the 2017–2019 Trade Ally cycle. We operate our programs in 3-year cycles. Prior to the start of each cycle, we issue an Integrated Resource Plan for the next 3 years. The plan describes any changes to existing or new programs.

What type of equipment is eligible in 2018 - 2019?

Rebates are offered in the following categories:

  • Lighting
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Water Heater
  • Reflective Roofing
  • Food Service & Grocery
  • Custom Savings
  • Data Center
  • Agriculture

Click here for the requirements for each category.

Is preapproval required?

Yes. Preapproval for all projects is required. Please review the new program Terms and Conditions for details. You can apply for preapproval by creating a new application and submitting all required documentation. Applications will be reviewed and a preapproval letter will be emailed to the address used when creating the application. Preapproval commitments are valid for 120 days after the date on letter for retrofit projects and for 1 year for New Construction projects. Projects may be granted an extension to this timeline.

What kind of training is available to Trade Allies?

We offer a monthly webinar to review our Commercial Energy Efficiency Program and any recent changes. Invite new members on your team to register and attend to learn the program’s rules and requirements. One-hour webinars are held the last Wednesday of each month at 12:00 PM EST. Click here to register for the training.

Registered Trade Allies also have access to our Energy Efficiency Learning Center, an online distance-learning portal. Trade Allies can take advantage of online training on sales and marketing, technical topics and best practices. Users can also view webinars, demonstrations and other training materials. To access the Learning Center, visit https://georgiapower.learnupon.com/users/sign_in. Contact gptradeally@icf.com for assistance logging in.

Are marketing materials available?

Yes. Trade Allies have special access to Georgia Power marketing materials with slots for individual business cards. Please note: Trade Allies are not permitted to use the Georgia Power logo under any circumstances. Instead, we encourage you to identify yourself as a “Registered Trade Ally in the Georgia Power Commercial Energy Efficiency Program.” To request Trade Ally marketing materials, contact us at gptradeally@icf.com.

Are Trade Allies listed on the Georgia Power website?

Yes. Georgia Power’s website includes a Locate a Contractor page for commercial customers to search for a Trade Ally in their area. Georgia Power customers are directed to this website when looking for a contractor. The website allows the customer to choose a ZIP Code and service type, and the results are sorted based on the location of the Trade Ally within the Georgia Power region and ranked in order of highest number of rebate applications submitted. You can increase your visibility on the website and reach the top of the search results by submitting more applications.

What are the program CAPS for 2018?

Any combination of Prescriptive rebates are capped at $25,000 per building per year (or 50% of the equipment cost). New construction lighting rebates are also capped at $25,000 per building per year. Reflective roofing rebates and outdoor pole-mounted lighting rebates are capped at $10,000 per building per year. Customer savings rebates are capped at $75,000 per building per year.

Can Trade Allies receive the rebate check?

Yes, with the exception of outdoor pole-mounted lighting projects. If a Trade Ally, contractor, or other third party would like to receive the rebate check, the Payee Designation Form must be completed and signed by a representative of the Georgia Power account holder and then submitted along with the rest of the application documents. Rebates for pole-mounted lighting projects must be paid to the Georgia Power customer.

How do I contact an ICF account manager?

Contact an account manager by email at gptradeally@icf.com or by calling 1-877-310-5607.