20 Jun Electricity Incentives for REALice in Have Doubled in Ohio!
Holy Toledo 😉
We just got word from Energy Save Ohio that as of June 15, 2017, incentives for custom programs like REALice have just DOUBLED!!! These “bonus incentives” are available for customers of Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison. But hurry! They’re available for a limited time only – so for Ohio ice arenas, it’s a great time to switch to REALice’s cold water resurfacing technology.
REALice, which lets you resurface without the need for hot water, is eligible for rebates under the “Custom Incentives” category. REALice removes the micro air bubbles that are in the water — the same micro air bubbles you’re getting rid of when you heat that water in your boiler to 140°F (or often hotter). You can use cold — or colder — water instead and because REALice-treated water freezes faster, you’ll be turning your brine temp up — anywhere from 2-6°F — and that’s where the biggest energy savings are. With your ice just a bit warmer, you’ll need less electricity to keep it cold. And you’ll have less wear-and-tear on your ice plant, with longer spans between maintenance because of lower run time on your compressors.
From 5¢ to 10¢ per kilowatt hour
The incentives for customers of Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison have doubled, from 5¢/kWh to 10¢/kWh — just in time for the 2016-17 hockey season. And, with incentive caps at 75% of the purchase price of the equipment, it’s a great time to buy.
So…what does this really mean?
For a busy year-round single pad, these bonus incentives could mean a rebate of around $10K based on your reduced electricity spend. And, if you’re using natural gas for your boilers to heat your resurfacing water, natural gas incentives may be available too, which could mean another $3,000 rebate. Our energy saving estimates will be customized for your arena, but by using REALice for cold water resurfacing, those savings usually amount to over 75,000 kWh and over 3,000 Therms — PER YEAR!
Endorsed by Utilities
With no moving parts, no filters, membranes or ongoing maintenance required, REALice has been endorsed by a growing number of utilities to earn energy efficiency incentives and we’re looking forward to adding Ohio Utilities to the list.
It’s time for REALice.
It’s time to switch to REALice’s cold water resurfacing technology. With high energy costs — and rebates available from many utilities — changing from hot to cold water ice resurfacing has never made more sense. To find out what REALice would mean to your facility, check out our Savings Calculator and see for yourself now.