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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Orange and Rockland Utilities (Electric) - Commercial Efficiency Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/13/2012
Program Overview:
State: New York
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Energy Audit
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Institutional
Amount:Small Business Lighten Up Energy Savings Evaluation and CFLs: Free
A/C < 65 kBTU/h: $45/ton (14 SEER); $95/ton (15 SEER)
A/C > 65 kBTU/h: $35/ton (11.5 EER); $55 (12 EER)
Heat Pumps 14 SEER or 11.5 EER: $50-$65/ton
Heat Pumps 15 SEER: $100/ton
Fluorescent Lighting: $15/fixture
High Bay T8 or T5: $40/fixture
LED Exit Signs: $25/fixture
Occupancy Sensors: $20 or $85/control
Variable Speed Drive Motors: $175-$1495/controlled motor
Custom and Demand Response: Contact utility
Maximum Incentive:Prescriptive Rebates: 50% of cost
Installation Requirements:All eligible lighting fixtures must operate a minimum of 2,000 hours annually and must be new.
Funding Source:System Benefits Charge
Start Date:4/1/2010
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Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R) offers a simple energy efficiency rebate program for small businesses in New York. The O&R Big Energy Solutions program is designed to encourage commercial and industrial customers to install high-efficiency equipment in eligible facilities. All New York commercial and industrial customers that have an active electric account with Orange & Rockland, contribute to the System Benefit Charge (SBC) and are installing the energy efficient electric measures in an existing facility are eligible to participate in this program. O&R will pay up to 50% of the total cost of prescriptive measures.

O&R also offers a custom incentives offering. Contact O&R for more information on this incentive program. Applications are on the web site, above. For more information about Demand Response programs, contact Program Administrator Steve Orman.

  Steve Orman
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
390 West Route 59
Spring Valley, NY 10977
Phone: (845) 577-3694
Fax: (845) 577-3602
Web Site:
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