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National Grid (Electric) - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Program (Upstate New York)

Local Government
State Government
Federal Government
Multifamily Residential
Savings Category 
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Compressed air
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Custom/Others pending approval
Other EE
Vending Machine Controls
LED Lighting
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Program Info
Sector Name 
New York
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Custom Program
Custom Large Business Energy Program: 50% of the project cost, or amount that buys down the cost of project to 1 year payback (whichever is less)
Custom Engineering Study: Up to 50% of the project cost
Custom Small Business: Up to 70% of project costs: remaining share financed by National Grid with a 0% interest Loan: payback time of up to 24 months.
Lighting: varies widely
Compressed Air: $180-$280/HP
Dryer: $2 to $4 per CFM cycling and VSD
Zero-loss condensate drain: $120 each
Air nozzles: $20 each

Energy Management System: $225-$275/point
Hotel Occupancy Sensors: $75/sensor
Vending/Refrigeration: $30- $75

National Grid’s Non-Residential Program is for electric business customers in upstate New York. Incentives are available for both small commercial and large commercial customers in the Upstate New York service area. Large commercial customers are eligible for prescriptive rebates on lighting, controls, vending equipment, refrigeration equipment, compressed air measures, custom projects and engineering studies. All equipment purchased must meet minimum program efficiency requirements. Prescriptive rebates listed above are through this offering.
Commercial customers with an average demand of 100 kilowatts or less per month qualify for the Small Business Program. National Grid provides a free energy audit and report of recommended energy efficiency improvements. If the small business customer chooses to make the recommended improvements using National Grid’s vendor and equipment, National Grid will pay up to 70% of the cost of the installation of energy efficient equipment. The remaining share can be paid through the customer’s electric bill, at 0% interest over a maximum period of 24 months. Customers paying their share in a single lump sum are provided a 15% discount. Eligible energy efficient equipment includes: lighting upgrades, energy efficient time clocks, occupancy sensors, programmable thermostats, walk-in and reach-in cooler measures, and other site-specific custom projects. Customers can view more information for both small and large commercial projects online at the web site listed above.