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National Grid (Gas) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Upstate NY)

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Date Last Updated11/16/2012
Incentive TypeRebate
State/FederalNY
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeNational Grid
Incentive Initiation Date1/1/2011
Incentive Size and Funding SourcePrescriptive rebates are available for common energy efficiency measures installed after the completion of an energy audit. Custom incentives are available for projects that demonstrate the use of natural gas more efficiently than industry practices and/or more efficiently than the minimum building code requirements. Incentives are available covering up to a maximum of 50% of project costs, capped at $100,000 per site and/or per project. Custom incentives are classified as either Level One or Level Two depending on size and complexity of the project. The Commercial High Efficiency Heating Program offers rebates ranging from $200 to $12,000 for various types of energy efficient space and water heating equipment. Rebates depend on equipment type and efficiency. National Grid will also finance 50% (up to $10,000) of the cost incurred as part of an approved energy efficiency engineering study. The study must be completed by a certified energy manager or professional engineer. A summary of incentives is listed below:
  • Custom Projects: 50% of project cost, depending on energy savings.
  • Furnaces/Heaters: $200 or $400.
  • Steam boilers: $600.
  • Hydronic boilers: $800-$4,000.
  • Condensing Boilers: $2000-$12,000.
  • Infrared or Condensing Unit Heaters: $500.
  • Indirect Water Heaters: Up to $300.
  • Integrated Water Heater/Non-Condensing Boiler: Up to $1,000.
  • Energy Efficiency Engineering Study: 50% of study cost.
  • Steam Trap Survey: 25% of cost.
  • Steam Traps: $25/unit.
  • ENERGY STAR Programmable Thermostats: $25/unit.
  • Boiler Reset Controls: $150-$250/unit.
  • Pipe Insulation: $1.50/ft.
Maximum Incentive:
  • Custom Projects: $100,000.
  • Energy Efficiency Engineering Study: $10,000.
  • Steam Trap Survey: $2500 (+$2500 if complete recommended repairs).
  • ENERGY STAR Programmable Thermostats: five units.
  • Boiler Reset Controls: two unit max.
  • Pipe Insulation: 500 linear feet.
Eligible RecipientThis program provides support services and incentives to commercial customers who install energy efficient natural gas related measures. All firm commercial and firm transportation rate customers are eligible to participate.
Eligible FuelNatural Gas
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
UtilityNational Grid
Application Form(s)Application Documents
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