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South River EMC - Business Energy Efficient Lighting Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 04/16/2012
Program Overview:
State: North Carolina
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Agricultural
Amount:Complete Lighting Retrofit: $0.30/watt saved
Incandescent to CFL or LED: $1/bulb
Installation Requirements:Must upgrade old lighting system to a high-efficiency system
Web Site:

South River EMC (SREMC) offers a rebate to eligible business customers who wish to upgrade the energy efficiency of lighting systems. The business must upgrade from an older, less efficient system to a high-efficiency system. An incentive of $0.30 per watt saved is available to eligible lighting projects.  For commercial customers switching fron incandescent bulbs to more efficient CFL or LED bulbs, a rebate of $1 per bulb is available.  Non-lighting efficiency upgrades may also be considered on a case-by-case basis. SREMC Rebates are subject to change, and approval for the rebate is contingent on funding availability. Visit the program web site above for more details.

  Catherine O'Dell
South River EMC
PO Box 931, 17494 US 421 S
Dunn, NC 28335
Phone: (910) 230-2982
Web Site:
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