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

Federal Government
Multifamily Residential
Savings Category 
Combined Heat & Power
Equipment Insulation
Water Heaters
Heat recovery
Steam-system upgrades
Programmable Thermostats
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Building Insulation
Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
Custom/Others pending approval
Other EE
Food Service Equipment
Maximum Rebate 

Custom Incentives including Combined Heat and Power: $250,000
Large Industrial Gas Incentives: $250,000
Energy Efficiency Engineering Study: $10,000
Steam Traps: 25% up to $2,500
All Insulation: $10,000/account
Boiler Controls: 2 units
ENERGY STAR Programmable Thermostats: 5 units
Pipe Insulation: 500 ft
Building Insulation: $10,000

Program Info
Sector Name 
National Grid
New York
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Energy Efficiency Engineering Study: 50%
Custom and Large Industrial Gas Incentives: $50%
Natural Gas Heating Equipment
Furnaces: $200 or $400
Condensing Unit Heater: $500
Infrared Heaters: $500
Steam Boilers: up to $700
Hydronic Boilers: $5000
Condensing Boilers: $15,000
Natural Gas Hot Water
Indirect Water Heaters: $100 or $300

ENERGY STAR Programmable Thermostats: $25/unit
Steam Traps: 25%

Pipe Insulation: $1.50/ln. ft.
Building Insulation: 20% of installed cost
Kitchen Equipment
Ovens: $800 - $1000
Fryer: $1000
Steamers/Griddles: $500

National Grid’s Business Energy Efficiency Program provides support services and incentives to commercial customers who install energy efficient natural gas related measures. All firm commercial rate customers are eligible to participate. 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, pipe/duct insulation, building shell insulation and windows and kitchen equipment.

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 $250,000 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 up to $15,000 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 up to $1,000 in rebates for commercial steamers, fryers, and convection ovens. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards provided on the web site 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. 

The program also applies to multifamily buildings. Any multifamily buildings on a firm gas heating rate, that have 5 to 75 units in New York City territories, and 5 to 50 units on Long Island and Far Rockaway can apply for the incentives. 

Contact National Grid for additional information or materials on this program.