Lighting Calculator Series 3 Tutorial Video: Program Offerings

Narrator: Hello, and welcome to the Bonneville
Power series 3 lighting calculator tutorial, this time were going to be taking a look at
utility program offerings. The utility program offerings tell you what sort of incentives
you can expect to get for installing predetermined measures.
To access the BPA program offerings, visit the homepage of the latest version of the
lighting calculator. Today we are using version 3.2. From the homepage, select the program
offerings button. Clicking the program offerings button will
take you directly to a print ready form that will show you the incentives offered by your
local utility. Measures are determined by three factors, the first factor is what sort
of technology is being installed. This factor is what determines the measure series. Here
you can see that measure series A is for T8 linear fluorescent lamps. The second factor
is the wattage baseline in place. Here you can see there are several different wattage
tiers for existing equipment. The third factor is the wattage reduction being achieved with
the new equipment. Most measure series are tiered offering greater incentives for greater
savings. Each measure series will designate what wattage reductions are necessary to achieve
the higher tier. Some measure series have more tiers than others.
Measure series A covers T8 linear fluorescent lamps. Measure series A starts by requiring
a wattage reduction of 30% and offers users a second tier where 40% of savings can be
achieved. Here we are looking at measure series B for
compact fluorescent lamps. For measure series B, measure series B1-B5 pay out incentives
based on the number of lamps. Measure series B6-B9 pay incentives based on the number of
fixtures. You’ll notice measure series B covers both screw-in and hardwired CFLs, it
also covers dimmable or flash bulb cold cathode lamps.
Measure series C covers induction lighting and requires a 50% reduction in wattage, there
are no additional tiers for induction lighting. Measures series D covers electronic and ceramic
metal halides. Measure series D requires a 50% wattage reduction to be eligible for incentives.
You will notice that similar to induction, there is only one tier for this measure series.
Measure series E represents linear fluorescent high bay fixtures. This measure series is
designated by replacing an HID baseline of 200watts or greater with a high output linear
fluorescent lighting system. Calculator users will notice measure series E presents two
tiers for savings and higher incentives. Measure series F covers LED screw in lamps and small
fixtures. This covers many products so be sure to read the lists carefully to see everything
that’s covered. Measure series F1 is unique as its intended to replace existing CFL fixtures.
For this measure you’ll notice the existing wattage baseline is less than 25 watts. Similarly
this measure series only requires a 20% wattage reduction and offers a modest $5 incentive.
The rest of the tiers of measure series F, start at 50% for the first tier and push the
user all the way to 75% for the second tier. Trade allies should always check with local
utilities for any applicable LED requirements. Measure series G covers LED tubes and troffers
of all sizes and configurations. Measure series G offers four tiers for each wattage baseline.
This measure series starts with 40% and goes all the way up to 70%. Measure series H covers
all LED exterior and general area lights. This may include street lights, parking lot
lights, wall-packs, bollards, flood lights, barn or yard lights, pole lamps, and also
includes canopy lights. Incentives for measure series H, start by
requiring a 40% wattage reduction and offer two additional tiers at 60 and 70 percent
where greater savings can be achieved. Measure series I is intended for LED high bay fixtures.
It requires a 40% wattage reduction and offers a second tier where 60% or greater can be
saved. Measure series J is intended to cover LED parking garages. Parking garages are broken
out as a unique measure series because they frequently have very high hours of operation.
Parking garage applications that do not operate more than 18 hours a day are encouraged to
use measure series H, exterior LED. Measure series J starts by offering a 40% wattage
reduction and offers an additional two tiers at 60 and 70 percent. Measure series K is
intended for LED loading dock applications, this unique application requires a 70 percent
wattage reduction. Measure series L is for LED exit signs, this application requires
a 90% wattage reduction. Measure series M is for linear LED applications. This series
is intended to cover interior and exterior linear LED applications such as refrigerated
case lights, accent, or cove lighting. Calculator users who wish to replace neon signs with
linear LED are encouraged to follow the non-standard measure route. An important note about linear
LED applications is the incentive is based on the linear footage of the LED being installed.
Calculator users are required to enter the total linear footage of the quantity box of
the lighting calculator. Measure series N covers controls. Please note that Bonneville
no longer offers incentives for photocells or timers where exterior applications are
concerned. Incentives for controls are based on the load being controlled. The BPA lighting
calculator will provide a default savings rate of 25%, utility program managers may
manually adjust these figures to represent greater savings. BPA now offers greater incentives
for advanced controls. Controls are considered advanced when they deploy multiple strategies
and are self reporting. BPA lighting team will accept data logging if self-reporting
features are not available. Advanced controls require a minimum of two weeks data post-system
commissioning. Selecting advanced controls will treat a measure as non-standard. Advanced
controls will pay 18 cents per kilowatt-hour saved. Measure series O represents decommissioning
and fixture increase scenarios. Anytime there are more or less fixtures, the calculator
will automatically apply a calculated incentive for all savings. Measure series P covers non-standard
measures. When calculator users are not able to select the existing or proposed equipment
from the dropdown box in the measure tab, measures may be entered manually and the calculator
will treat the measure as a non-standard. Non-standards receive calculated incentives.
Please remember calculated measures must save at least 10% and generate an incentive of
at least five dollars. Users are always encouraged to contact their utility to see what requirements
are in place for LED technologies.

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