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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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PSNH - Large Business Energy Efficiency Retrofit Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/17/2012
Program Overview:
State: New Hampshire
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Compressed air, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, ECM Motors, LED Lighting, Traffic Lights
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government
Amount:T8 Fluorescent Lighting: $25/unit
Lighting Controls: $20 - $50
LED Traffic Lights: $60 - 80/unit
Motors (Open Drip Proof): $75 - $2,110
Motors (Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled): $85 - $3,295
Electronically Commutated Motors (ECM): $75
Variable Frequency Drives: $1,050 - $4,400
Compressed Air: $120 - $200/HP
Custom: Lesser of 35% of the total cost or buy down to 1 year pay-back
Equipment Requirements:See program web site for details on individual pieces of equipment
Variable Frequency Drives: 5 HP and greater
Compressed Air: 15 - 75 HP
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Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), in collaboration with nhsaves, encourages large commercial and industrial customers in existing facilities to conserve energy through the Large Business Retrofit Program. The program offers prescriptive and custom rebates for a variety of equipment including lighting systems and controls, motors, variable frequency drives and air compressors. These prescriptive rebates vary widely depending on the equipment type and the size. Each equipment type has stated efficiency levels which must be met in order to qualify. Interested customers should visit the program web site for a full listing of rebate amounts and program requirements. Pre-approval of rebates by PSNH is required prior to the purchase and installation of the energy efficient equipment.

Custom incentives allow for facility-specific efficiency improvements not available through the prescriptive offering. Eligible retrofit projects may qualify for a rebate equal to the lesser of 35% of the total cost or buy down to one-year pay-back. Rebates for new construction and major renovation projects are available through a separate PSNH offering. Contact PSNH or view the program web site for more information on these incentives.

  Energy Efficiency Services
Public Service of New Hampshire
PO Box 330
Manchester , NH 03105
Phone: (800) 662-7764
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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