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NV Energy (Southern Nevada) - SureBet Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/19/2012
Program Overview:
State: Nevada
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Central Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Windows, Motors, Motor VFDs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Room Air Conditioners, Evaporative Coolers, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, LED Lighting, Pool Pump, Ice Machines
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Daylighting
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Construction, State Government, Installer/Contractor, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional
Amount:Existing Facilities
T-8 Lamps: $2 - $7/lamp
T-8/T-5 High Bay Replacement for HID: $0.30/watt reduced
Delamping of T-12: $4 - $9
Induction (HID Replacement): $25 - $65/fixture
Bi-level Fixtures: $20/unit
CFL Fixture: $2 - $22.50
Cold Cathode: $3/lamp
Lighting Sensors: $12 - $30
Daylighting Controls: $0.09/watt controlled
LED Traffic Signals/Signage: Varies widely
Garage LED: $25 - $120/fixture
Garage CFL Screw-In (Exterior): $0.15 - $0.20/watt reduced
Garage T8/T5 (Exterior): $0.25 - $0.35/watt reduced
Hard-wired CFL (Exterior): $25 - $40/fixture
Motors: $6 - $300/motor
Escalator Motor Controllers: $20/HP
Pool Pump: $150/HP
Commercial Cooking Equipment: $200 - $1,000
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment: $4 - $1,000
Ice Machines: $50 - $500
Commercial Custom Retrofit: $0.10/kWh on peak; $0.05/kWh off peak
Air Cooled Units: $12 - $18/ton, plus bonus efficiency incentive
Water Cooled Units: $25/ton, plus bonus efficiency incentive
Packaged Terminal AC/Heat Pump: $50/ton, plus bonus efficiency incentive
Programmable Thermostats: $25
Window Film: $0.70/sq. ft.
Variable Speed Drives: $60/HP
Hotel Room Occupancy Sensor: $75/unit

New Construction
Lighting Power Density Approach: $350 - $465/kW
Daylighting Dimming System: $0.10/watt controlled
Motors: $6 - $300/motor
Commercial Cooking Equipment: $200 - $1,000
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment: Up to $1,000
Building Commissioning: $0.03/sq. ft.
Commercial Custom Retrofit: $0.10/kWh on peak; $0.06/kWh off peak
Air Cooled Units: $12 - $18/ton, plus bonus efficiency incentive
Water Cooled Units: $25/ton, plus bonus efficiency incentive
Packaged Terminal AC/Heat Pump: $50/ton, plus bonus efficiency incentive
Room Air Conditioner: 35/ton
Flat Plate Heat Exchanger for Chiller Plant: $15/HX tons
Window Glazing: $0.35/sq. ft. Variable Speed Drives: $60/HP
Hotel Room Occupancy Sensor: $75/unit
Building Commissioning Services: $0.03/conditioned sq. ft.
Eligible System Size:Motors: 1 - 200 HP
Equipment Requirements:Project savings must result in a permanent reduction of electrical energy usage (kWh), and extend for at least 5 years.
Installation Requirements:Request for payment must be submitted within 60 days of project completion.
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Funding is not currently available for the Nevada Surebet Southern Retrofit Program. New Construction projects are still eligible for funding as of October, 2012.

Commercial, industrial and institutional customers of NV Energy can take advantage of a wide variety of incentives offered through the program for retrofit and new construction projects. Incentives and rules differ based upon whether equipment is for new construction or existing buildings. They also differ based upon whether customers live in the Southern or Northern portion of Nevada. Customers may view the retrofit application and the new construction application to compare these differences in rebate levels.

Prescriptive rebates are available for cooling equipment, lighting, motors, vending machine controls, programmable thermostats and refrigeration improvements. Energy saving measures not covered under the prescriptive rebates can receive custom financial rewards worth $0.10 per annual on-peak kWh reduction, and up to $0.06 per annual off-peak kWh reduction. Businesses constructing new facilities can also receive financial rewards for achieving LEED certification. Interested customers should contact SureBet for more details.

Pre-notification applications are required for all custom projects, prescriptive projects with estimated incentives that exceed $7,500 or expected annual energy savings of 750,000 kWh per year, and all delamping projects.  NV Energy has changed the name of its schools program. It is no longer Sure Bet, it is now called the Energy Smart Schools Program.

  Program Manager
NV Energy
6655 West Sahara Ave. A214
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: (800) 342-6335
Web Site:
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