Save up to 100% on an energy audit, learn how your facilities are using energy and prioritize money-saving projects that have the most attractive paybacks.

Increasing your energy efficiency is a great way to control costs. But where do you start and what are the most cost-effective investments? That’s where DRG Energy Audits can help.

DRG Green Certified Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) Customers can work with a qualified audit firm to conduct a comprehensive energy analysis of your facilities, examining everything from lighting to HVAC to building controls. The end result is an understanding of how energy is being used, the potential savings and a list of prioritized projects that have the most attractive paybacks.

DP&L Partners With DRG to Rebate up To 100% of the Audit Cost

Once the energy audit has been completed, DP&L will reimburse 50% of the cost of the audit. The remaining 50% will be reimbursed if you implement identified electricity-saving projects within 12 months of the audit, and the amount of your investment is equal to or greater than the cost of the audit. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first served, and case by case basis. Maximum reimbursement for a single facility audit is $5,000.


  • The applying business must be Green Certified by DRG.
  • The facility must be within DP&L's service territory.
  • Audit work related to the feasibility or study of alternative generation, including renewable generation, is not eligible for program incentives.
  • This program excludes buildings intended for residential use.

Application Process

  • Submit a DRG Energy Audit Application Form accompanied by an approval letter for Green Building Certification with the certificate number along with a Facility Data Form.

  • Complete and submit a draft Request For Proposal (RFP) for approval from DP&L.  Click here to view a sample RFP form. DP&L recommends sending the RFP to at least 3 auditing firms, or selecting a DRG Green Certified energy service provider.

  • Complete and submit a Firm Selection Form.

  • After receiving written approval from DP&L, the business may execute the contract with the approved energy auditing firm.

  • The auditing firm will submit copies of the audit report to both the customer and DP&L.

  • After DP&L has reviewed and approved the audit report, the customer may apply for the 50% incentive by completing and submitting an Incentive Request Form along with the energy audit invoice. It is the customer’s responsibility to pay the auditing firm for its services.

  • Within 12 months of the audit report being issued, complete and submit the Measures Implemented Form that shows investment in an electric efficiency project that, at a minimum, equals the total cost of the audit, and DP&L will rebate the remaining 50% of the audit cost.

Click here to view an example of the kind of assistance DP&L and DRG can provide to businesses wishing to improve their energy performance!

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