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Rhode Island

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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National Grid (Gas) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/02/2012
Program Overview:
State: Rhode Island
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Steam-system upgrades, Programmable Thermostats, Custom/Others pending approval, Food Service Equipment, Tankless Water Heaters, Boiler Reset Controls, Steam Trap Replacements
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Energy Efficiency Engineering Study: 50%
Condensing Boilers: $1,000 - $10,000
Infrared Heaters: $750
Furnaces: $500 - $800
Integrated Water Heater/Boiler: $1,500
Indirect Water Heaters: $400
Tankless and Condensing Water Heaters: $500 - $800
ENERGY STAR Programmable Thermostats: $25/unit
Boiler Reset Controls: Up to $225
Steam Traps: $75/unit
High Efficiency Oven, Fryer or Steamer: $1000
Maximum Incentive:General Maximum: Contact National Grid
Steam Trap Survey or Energy Efficiency Engineering Study: $10,000
Steam Trap Survey and Replacement: 100 units
Programmable Thermostats: $125
Equipment Requirements:Furnaces: 95% AFUE
Condensing Unit Heaters: 90% Thermal Efficiency
Infrared Heaters: Low Intensity
Condensing Boilers: 92% AFUE
On Demand Tankless Water Heater: EF .82
Indirect Water Heater: Combined Rating of 85% or EF .82
Condensing Stand Alone Water Heater: 95% Thermal Efficiency
Integrated Water Heater/Condensing Boiler: .9 EF or 90 AFUE
Installation Requirements:Projects with 10+ units or exceeding $25,000 must be pre-approved by the Company.
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.  Prescriptive rebates are available for common energy efficiency measures installed after the completion of an energy audit, including: natural gas heating measures, programmable thermostats, boiler reset controls, steam trap replacements and kitchen equipment.
The Commercial High Efficiency Heating Program offers rebates for various types of energy efficient space and water heating equipment. Rebates depend on equipment type and efficiency. The Gas-Fired Commercial Kitchen Equipment Program offers $1,000 rebates for commercial steamers, fryers, and convection ovens. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards provided on the website listed above.

Custom Incentives may also be available to participating facilities for projects that fall outside the scope of the prescriptive offerings. Customers should refer to the program web site or contact National Grid for more information.

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. Contact National Grid for more program information.


  National Grid Commercial Energy Efficiency
Energy Efficiency Program
1341 Elmwood Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: (800) 292-2032
Phone 2: (800) 843-3636
Fax: (401) 784-3710
Web Site:
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