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RG&E (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 
Funding Source 

PSC-mandated System Benefits Charge (SBC)

New York
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

HVAC: Prescriptive incentives vary
A/C or Heat Pump
A/C or Heat Pump > 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
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: $40/ballast; $15-$35/control
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting Controls: $75/fixture
Custom Incentives: Determined by free energy evaluation


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. These rebates are being offered due to the June 2008 New York State Public Service Commission order to meet New York's Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. The goal is to reduce statewide energy use 15% by 2015.

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 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.