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

Last DSIRE Review: 08/08/2012
Program Overview:
State: New York
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, CHP/Cogeneration, Heat recovery, Steam-system upgrades, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Custom/Others pending approval, Food Service Equipment, Boiler Reset Controls
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount: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
Fryer or Oven: $1,000
Steamer: $500
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.
Building Insulation: up to $10,000
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: 5 units
Boiler Reset Controls: 2 unit max
Pipe Insulation: 500 ln. ft.
Building Insulation: $10,000/account for roof, attic and wall insulation
Expiration Date:12/31/2012
Web Site:
National Grid’s Commercial Energy Efficiency 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. Prescriptive rebates are available for common energy efficiency measures installed after the completion of an energy audit, including: programmable thermostats, boiler reset controls, steam trap replacements, pipe/duct insulation, building shell insulation, and windows.

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. Customers should refer to their website to see what kinds of projects qualify for each level.

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. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards provided on the website listed above.  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.

  National Grid Energy Efficiency
Phone: (800) 843-3636
Web Site:
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