Efficient Financing for Business Program

Looking to finance energy efficiency upgrades for your business without affecting your cash flow? AEP Ohio’s Efficient Financing for Business Program helps you find the right loan provider for efficiency projects large and small.

The National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF) provides one-stop shop financing solutions to AEP Ohio providers, as well as property owners, to procure the best financing to pay for energy efficiency upgrades.

With NEIF Commercial Energy Financing, the money you save each month on your utility bills often exceeds your monthly finance payment—this means more money in your pocket each month.

Who can participate?

Any commercial, non-profit, or government customer within AEP Ohio’s service area currently participating in our Efficient Products for Business, Process Efficiency, Data Center or New Construction/Major Renovation programs.

Information for Customers

Getting Started is Easy!

  1. Tell your contractor that you would like to review a finance proposal from NEIF. Or, contact NEIF directly to inquire about project financing.
  2. Fill out an application and receive approval typically within 2 business days.
  3. Sign closing docs and your contractor will begin project installation. Start realizing energy savings!

Energy Efficiency Financing Benefits

  • Financing covers 100% of your project costs and requires no money down.
  • AEP Ohio rebates can be used in conjunction with business financing.
  • NEIF will identify the lowest possible rate from a vetted group of lenders.
Information for Contractors

STEP 1: Generate a finance proposal.

Login to the NEIF Commercial Energy Finance Portal and generate a finance proposal in 2 minutes-or-less. (Create a new account if necessary.)

STEP 2: Review proposal with your customer

If your customer would like to proceed with financing, click Ready to Apply on NEIF’s portal to send them a link to a secure, online application.

Benefits of NEIF Financing for Contractors

  • NEIF Financing is FREE for contractors.
  • Help your cash flow! When your customers are approved for financing, NEIF can arrange to have your equipment paid for up-front, before you begin work.
  • Take away the sticker shock. Monthly payment options help your customers make a quick decision.
  • Close more deals when you offer financing with every job bid.
  • Take advantage of free financing sales training from NEIF.

NEIF’s Commitment

  • NEIF staff will support you until the project is installed by facilitating paperwork and signatures when needed, all the way through funding.
  • NEIF’s process is simple and fast.
  • NEIF meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance.

Learn more

Contact NEIF’s commercial finance team:
Phone: (720) 724-7673
Email: commercialfinance@neifund.org
Website: https://www.neifund.org/financing-businesses

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