Duke Energy (Electric) - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (North Carolina)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place North Carolina

Name Duke Energy - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Equipment Insulation, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Windows, LED Lighting, LED Traffic Signals, Thermal Storage Units, Tankless Water Heaters
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Fluorescent Lighting and Reduced Wattage: $3-$50/fixture

High Bay Fluorescent Lighting: $30-$120/fixture
Metal Halide Fixture (< 320 watts): $25/fixture
Light Tube: $75
LED Exit Signs: $12/sign
LED Case Lighting: $50/door ($10/sensor)
LED Traffic Signals: $12.50-$25
Occupancy Sensors: $20-$40/sensor
Air Conditioners: $20-$40/ton
Heat Pumps: $20-$40/ton
Room/Sleeve A/C Units: $25-$50/unit
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $2,000-$9,000/unit
Programmable Thermostats: $50/unit
Window Film: $1/sq. ft.
Chillers: $5-$30/ton + additional incentives depending on full load kW/ton and EER
Thermal Storage Units: $190/kW shifted
Motors: $4-$10/HP
Pumps: $122-$400/pump
VFDs: $40/HP (for process pumping); $100/HP (applied to HVAC equipment)
Barrel Wraps: $1/ton
Pellet Dryer Duct Insulation: $13-$40/foot
Engineered Compressed Air Nozzles: $20/unit
Vending Equipment Controllers: $50
Head Pressure Controls: $60/door
Display Night Cover: $5/ln. ft.
Commercial Refrigerator: $50-$150
Ice Maker: $150-$500
Cooking Equipment: $150-$1000
Vending Controls: $50/unit
Anti-Sweat Heater Controls: $40/door

Equipment Requirements All equipment must meet certain efficiency standards located on the program web site.

Installation Requirements Customers should submit an application within 90 days of installing new high-efficiency equipment.

Maximum Incentive Commercial Incentives: 50,000 per fiscal year, per facility for all eligible technologies combined

Custom Incentives: 50% of incremental cost
Most Prescriptive Incentives: 50% of equipment cost

Program Administrator Customer Service
Website http://www.duke-energy.com/north-carolina-large-business/energy-efficiency/nclb-energy-efficiency-programs.asp?promo=Energy-Efficiency-Programs&f=sm
Date added to DSIRE 2009-06-20
Last DSIRE Review 2012-12-17

References DSIRE[1]


Duke Energy’s Smart $aver Incentive program offers rebates to non-residential customers to install energy efficient equipment in their facilities. All Duke Energy North Carolina nonresidential electric customers are eligible, except those that have elected to opt out of the Energy Efficiency Rider. Rebates are available for a wide range of equipment including lighting, heating and cooling equipment, chillers and thermal storage units, motors, pumps, VFDs, process equipment, and food service equipment. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards stated on the program website. To receive the rebates, customers should submit a completed application within 90 days after the equipment is installed and operational. A list of frequently asked questions and the program application forms can be found on the program website.

Custom applications for up to 50% of cost on any electricity saving device can be sent to CustomIncentives@duke-energy.com. Three levels of energy assessments are available for commercial customers: online, over the phone, and on-site visits by an energy professional providing a report with paybacks. The on-site visits require a fee which can be recouped within the Smart $aver Incentives program; to begin, customers can contact businessservicecenter@duke-energy.com. Demand response programs are also available, providing rewards and load curtailment via a dedicated web portal for each commercial customer.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Non-Residential Rebate Program
Department Duke Energy

Address 431 Charmany Dr.

Place Madison, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53719
Phone (866) 380-9580

Email prescrptiveincentives@duke-energy.com
Website http://www.duke-energy.com

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"