Long Island Power Authority - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (New York)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name Long Island Power Authority - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Nonprofit, Schools
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Lighting, Motor VFDs, Motors, Roofs, LED Lighting, Cool Roof
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Room Air Conditioners: $200/ton

Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps: $125/ton - $600/ton Air Cooled Air Conditioners: $25/ton - $400/ton Water/Evaporatively Cooled Air Conditioners: $40/ton Air Cooled Heat Pumps: $50/ton - $125/ton Water Source Heat Pumps: $80/ton; plus $2 - $8/ton per 0.01 kw/ton below standard Air Cooled Chiller: $25/ton; plus $5/ton per 0.01 kw/ton below standard Water Cooled Chiller: $6/ton - $15/ton Cool Roofs: $0.20/sq. ft. High Intensity Fluorescent Fixtures: $125 T8/T5 Fixtures: $75 T8/T5 Lamps/Ballasts: $40 2X2 Fluorescent/CFL Interior Parking Garage Retrofit: $75 LED Interior Parking Garage Retrofit: $200 LED Track Lighting Fixtures: $75 LED Fixtures/Lamps: $20 - $45 LED Recessed/Surface/Pendant Mounted Downlights: $45 - $100 LED Linear Panel: $100 - $125/unit Ceramic Metal Halide Fixtures: $15 - $75 Refrigerated Case Lighting: $125 Occupancy Sensors: $70 - $100 Variable Displacement: $60/HP (up to 100 HP) Variable Speed Drive : 95/HP (up to 100 HP) Refrigerated Air Dryers (Cycling): $6/CFM (up to 500 CFM) Refrigerated Air Dryers (Variable Speed): $6/CFM (up to 500 CFM) Storage Tanks for Existing Compressors: $2 - $3/gallon Variable Frequency Drives: $800 - $6,000 Electric Steamers: $750 Convection Oven: $350 Electric Griddles: $300 Electric Fryers: $200 Insulated Holding Cabinets: $200 - $300 Vending Machines: $30 - $45 Custom: Varies Widely New Construction: Slightly varied from existing building incentives

Equipment Requirements See program web site for full requirements

Maximum Incentive Whole Building: $400,000 per building annually ($500,000 for LEED-certified)

Commissioning Incentive: Up to 100% of cost, up to $100,000
LEED Certification: Up to $25,000
Energy Modeling: 100% of cost of energy modeling, up to $50,000
Custom and Whole Building Additional Incentive: technical assistance up to $10,000; more complex projects can receive up to 50% of any additional costs.

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits LIPA retains ownership of all rights to existing and future emissions credits, renewable energy credits, green tags, tradable renewable certificates and/or any and all other environmental benefits associated with the installation of the eligible equipment.

Program Administrator Long Island Power Authority
Website http://www.lipower.org/efficiency/commercial.html
Date added to DSIRE 2006-08-21
Last DSIRE Review 2012-07-02
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Long Island Power Authority offers a variety of incentives for its non-residential customers to increase the energy efficiency of facilities through the Commercial Efficiency Program. Major renovations of existing buildings and new construction projects are both eligible for this program, with new construction incentives being slightly reduced compared to existing building incentives. There are several paths to choose from in the program, each one designed to fit the needs of a particular customer.

  • The Prescriptive Approach offers rebates on a pre-qualified list of energy-efficient equipment including lighting, compressed air, kitchen equipment, variable frequency drives, and HVAC equipment.
  • The Custom Approach provides funding for more complex energy-saving measures, perhaps measures unique to the building or business, which are not covered under the prescriptive approach.
  • The Green Building Approach allows businesses to pursue options that fully integrate building envelope and operating systems to produce a building as energy efficient as current technology and design allows.

Incentives will cover a portion of the additional design and equipment expenses required to create an exemplary building. For customers exploring the custom approach or the whole building design approach LIPA will provide up to $10,000 in technical assistance services, including consultants to help businesses choose and implement energy-efficient measures and equipment. For more complex projects, LIPA will provide 50 percent of any additional planning costs, up to $50,000. Follow all steps on rebate applications if pursuing incentives.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name LIPA Customer Service
Department Long Island Power Authority

Address 333 Earle Ovington Blvd, Suite 403

Place Uniondale, New York
Zip/Postal Code 11553
Phone (800) 692-2626

Website http://www.lipower.org/

  • 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)"