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NYSEG (Electric) - Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Program

Local Government
State Government
Federal Government
Tribal Government
Savings Category 
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Heat Pumps
Air conditioners
Custom/Others pending approval
Maximum Rebate 

No maximum per customer rebate; however, NYSEG/RG&E reserve the right to cap the rebate to any one customer.

Program Info
Sector Name 
Franklin Energy
Funding Source 

PSC-mandated System Benefits Charge (SBC)

New York
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

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: $15-$50/control
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting Controls: $45/fixture
A/C or Heat Pump less than 20 tons: $80/ton (Tier I 11.5 EER), $100/ton (Tier II 12.0 EER)
A/C or Heat Pump less than 63 tons: $50/ton (Tier I 10.5 EER), $90/ton (Tier II 10.8 EER)
A/C or Heat Pump greater than 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
Water Cooled Centrifugal chillers: $6/ton + $4/ton for each 0.1 below minimum criteria
Custom : Determined by free energy evaluation


NOTE: As of March 2016, the incentives for program year 2016 are being updated. Please check the program website for updated information. 

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.

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 a 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.