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RG&E (Gas) - Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Program

Eligibility 
Commercial
Industrial
Local Government
Nonprofit
State Government
Federal Government
Tribal Government
Agricultural
Multifamily Residential
Institutional
Savings Category 
Furnaces
Boilers
Programmable Thermostats
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 
Utility
Administrator 
RG&E
Funding Source 

PSC-mandated System Benefits Charge (SBC)

State 
New York
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Custom Rebate:
Program being updated

Condensing Boilers
Up to 300 MBH: $1,000
301- 499 MBH: $1,500
500- 999 MBH: $3,000
1,000 - 1,700 MBH: $4,500
Greater than 1,701: $6,000

Hydronic Boilers
Up to 300 MBH: $500
301- 499 MBH: $1,000
500- 999 MBH: $2,000
1,000 - 1,700 MBH: $3,000
Greater than 1,701: $4,000

Furnaces
Up to 150 MBH: $100

Stem Boilers
Up to 300 MBH: $200

Natural Gas Controls
Programmable thermostat: $25/unit
Boiler Reset Controls: $150/unit
Thermal Equalizer Unit: $100/unit

Summary 

NYSEG and RG&E offer rebates to non-residential customers installing energy efficiency equipment who pay a natural gas Systems Benefits Charge (SBC). Both prescriptive rebates and custom incentives are available. These rebates are provided to encourage energy efficiency in the State to meet the New York's Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) goal to reduce the statewide energy use by 15% by 2015. The EEPS expired in 2015, however, on June 2015, the Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order instructing the utilities to continue providing energy efficiency programs post EEPS. 

Prescriptive rebates are available for qualifying furnaces, boilers, HVAC, heat pumps, and chillers. Project applications must be submitted within 90 days of the purchase and installation. Any measures that are more than $10,000 requires pre-approval. 

Custom incentives are available when energy efficiency improvements require site-specific engineering and cost analysis. Any nonresidential NYSEG or RG&E electricity customer regardless of size 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. All rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are exhausted.