Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency
Last DSIRE Review: 05/01/2013
||Utility Rebate Program
|Eligible Efficiency Technologies:
||Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Custom/Others pending approval
||Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional
|Amount:||HVAC: Prescriptive incentives vary|
A/C or Heat Pump < 63 tons: $50-$100/ton
A/C or Heat Pump > 63 tons: $25/ton + $5/ton for each 0.1 EER above 9.7
Water Cooled Chillers: $6/ton or $15/ton + $2-$8/ton for each 0.01 kW/ton below minimum criteria
Air Cooled Chillers w/condenser: $25/ton + $5/ton for each 0.1 EER point above minimum criteria
T5/T8 Fluorescent Fixtures: $15 - $20/fixture
Indirect Fluorescent Fixtures (Recessed): $30/4 ft section
High Intensity Discharge: $20/lamp; $35 - $45/fixture
Lighting Occupancy Sensors and Dimming Controls: $40/ballast; $15-$35/control
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting Controls: $75/fixture
Custom Incentives: Determined by free energy evaluation
|Maximum Incentive:||No maximum per customer rebate; however, NYSEG/RG&E reserve the right to cap the rebate to any one customer|
|Eligible System Size:||Prescriptive rebates listed in this table are available to all non-residential customers of the company who pay the systems benefits charge.|
Pre-approval is required for prescriptive applications with total rebate value greater than $10,000.
|Equipment Requirements:||A/C and Heat Pump (11.25-19.9 tons): 11.5 -12.0 EER|
A/C and Heat Pump (20-62.9 tons): 10.5 -10.8 EER
A/C and Heat Pump (63 tons and larger): 9.7 EER
Water Cooled Chillers Full Load minimum criteria: 0.52-0.72 kW/ton
Air Cooled Chillers Full Load minimum criteria: 10.0 EER
|Installation Requirements:||New construction projects are not eligible for rebates.|
|Funding Source:||PSC-mandated System Benefits Charge (SBC)|
NYSEG and RG&E offer rebates to non-residential customers installing energy efficient equipment that have an electricity Systems Benefits Charge (SBC) included in their energy bills. Both prescriptive rebates and custom incentives are available. These rebates are being offered due to the June 2008 New York State Public Service Commission order to meet New York's Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. The goal is to reduce statewide energy use 15% by 2015.
Custom incentives are available when energy efficiency improvements require site-specific engineering and cost analysis. Any nonresidential NYSEG or RG&E electricity customer is eligible, and customers can select their own contractor to install equipment.
If standard rebate or custom projects meet the eligibility requirements specified on the individual application forms, then participants should submit equipment specification sheets, equipment inventory sheets, building plans and invoices with the application. NYSEG or RG&E may require a pre-installation inspection. After approval of the application, NYSEG or RG&E will authorize payment in 6-8 weeks. Pre-approval is required for all custom applications, and for standard rebate applications of more than $10,000.
C&I Rebate Program|
301 Plainfield Road, Suite 150
Syracuse, NY 13212
Phone: (800) 995-9525
Phone 2: (888) 316-8023
Fax: (877) 358-5616
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