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Welcome to 2018!  I hope this year is off to a great start and your business is performing well.  Please take some time to peruse this month's EA Extra which highlights several programs and services included in your membership.  As always, please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or suggestions about membership.  The EAP is here to serve you.

Wishing you a prosperous and healthy 2018!

Sarah Hagy, Executive Director
New PECO Contractor Portal
PECO launched a new online rebate application portal on January 1, 2018. You can access the new portal by visiting peco.com/rebates or use this shortcut.  Be sure to bookmark the new page.  Also, please re-register for a new username and password as your old information will no longer be valid.  Prior to using the portal, check out the new Portal Training video here.  

If you need any assistance with the portal, please contact David Beaulieu, Program Manager, at 518-330-4703 or via email ( david.beaulieu@clearresult.com).

Please be advised that rebates from 2017 will not be transferred into the new portal.  If you need to check the status of an application you submitted on behalf of your customer in 2017, please call 1 (888) 259-9125 for assistance.
Code CornerĀ© by Michal Hofkin,
Middle Department Inspection Agency, Inc.
Volume 14, Number 49

Senior Electrical Inspector, Michal Hofkin, shares an introduction to the changes in the 2014 NEC, especially timely as Pennsylvania is rumored to be adopting 2014 NEC.  Read the current edition of Code CornerĀ© here.

Michal Hofkin is also an instructor in EAPs Educational Program.  Check out his next class, NJ Mandatory 10-HOUR NEC Update with Law on March 2-3, 2018 at the EAP office.

H&AC Residential Rebate Program Update

The 2018 Heat Pump, Central Air Conditioning, and Mini Split Rebate Program will soon be available.  H&AC Contractors will receive information on how to participate in the coming weeks as we work to finalize manufacturer and distributor partners.  The spring program will mirror the fall 2017 program with the following timeline:

Spring 2018 Program Dates:
Contracts cannot be signed before: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Contracts must be signed by:         Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Deadline for installation:                 Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Paperwork due date:                      Wednesday, May 23, 2018

If you have any questions, please contact Arielle Sternman at (610) 825-1600 x14 or via email at arielle@eap.org .
Help us Help You!

The EAP continues to push referrals to our contractor network as a key member benefit.  Not only does PECO refer customers directly to EAP for contractor referrals, the public can access our online   Find A Contractor search function to locate a contractor near them.  Help us grow awareness of the EAP by sharing our messages on Facebook, LinkedIn, and/or Twitter.

In order to be part of the referral program, your company must maintain updated insurance information and service-area zip codes with the EAP.  Contact Arielle Sternman with questions or updates.

Delaware Valley Engineers Week

Organized by the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia, Delaware Valley Engineers Week brings together local corporations and professionals to promote the value of engineers, celebrate the value of engineering technology and innovation, and grow interest among the nation's youth in the areas of math, science and engineering.  

The EAP is a proud sponsor of this event and encourages members to check out the activities from February 16-24.  Learn more here.
PA One Call Logo
Don't forget that the EAP will pay your PA One Call Invoice!* Just mail, fax, or email  your unpaid invoice to EAP.
*Dues must be paid for 2018 in order to obtain this benefit.
Missed the EAP Holiday Party?  Check out the pictures from the event here and be sure not to miss this year's event!
Executive Committee
Brigid Falasca
EATON Electrical 
Vice President
Pat Melvin
Rumsey Electric Company

Ken Hull

Chip Purcell 
Electric Man, LLC


Executive Director 

Deputy Executive Director

Administrative Assistant II

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