Mercantile Customer Program

Have an energy efficiency project that's already completed?

Mercantile customers of Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company or Toledo Edison (FirstEnergy utilities), who have already completed an energy efficiency project and thus are not eligible to participate in other incentive programs may be eligible to participate in the Mercantile Customer Program. Under this program, customers have the option of committing their energy efficiency savings to FirstEnergy in exchange for an exemption from the DSE2 rider OR a cash rebate.

A "mercantile customer" is a commercial or industrial customer who uses more than 700,000 kWh per year for non-residential purposes, or who is part of a national account that includes multiple facilities in one or more states. (O.R.C. Sec 4928.01).

For additional information, please contact your utility customer service representative listed below. They can explain the application process and answer any questions about the program.

The Illuminating Company Customers
James Frank
The Illuminating Company

Ohio Edison Customers
Mike Orban
Ohio Edison

Toledo Edison Customers
Greg Flaczynski
Toledo Edison

Or, you may work through one of the following organizations:
  • COSE
  • Industrial Energy Users – Ohio
  • Ohio Manufacturer’s Association
  • Ohio Hospitals Association
  • Ohio Schools Council
  • The E-Group
  • County Commissioners’ Association of Ohio
  • Association of Independent Colleges & Universities