National Grid (Gas) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Upstate New York) (New York)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name National Grid (Gas) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Upstate New York)
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Custom/Others pending approval, Duct/Air sealing, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Heat recovery, Programmable Thermostats, Steam-system upgrades, Water Heaters, Windows, CHP/Cogeneration, Food Service Equipment, Boiler Reset Controls
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Custom Projects: 50% of project cost, depending on energy savings

Furnaces/Heaters: $200 or $400
Steam boilers: $600
Hydronic boilers: $800-$4,000
Condensing Boilers: $2000-$12,000
Infrared or Condensing Unit Heaters: $500
Indirect Water Heaters: Up to $300
Integrated Water Heater/Non-Condensing Boiler: Up to $1,000
Fryer or Oven: $1,000
Steamer: $500
Energy Efficiency Engineering Study: 50% of study cost
Steam Trap Survey: 25% of cost
Steam Traps: $25/unit
ENERGY STAR Programmable Thermostats: $25/unit
Boiler Reset Controls: $150-$250/unit
Pipe Insulation: $1.50/ft.
Building Insulation: up to $10,000

Expiration Date 2012-12-31

Maximum Incentive Custom Projects: $100,000

Energy Efficiency Engineering Study: $10,000
Steam Trap Survey: $2500 (+$2500 if complete recommended repairs)
ENERGY STAR Programmable Thermostats: 5 units
Boiler Reset Controls: 2 unit max
Pipe Insulation: 500 ln. ft.
Building Insulation: $10,000/account for roof, attic and wall insulation

Date added to DSIRE 2008-07-23
Last DSIRE Review 2012-08-08

References DSIRE[1]


National Grid’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Program provides support services and incentives to commercial customers who install energy efficient natural gas related measures. All firm commercial and firm transportation rate customers are eligible to participate. Prescriptive rebates are available for common energy efficiency measures installed after the completion of an energy audit, including: programmable thermostats, boiler reset controls, steam trap replacements, pipe/duct insulation, building shell insulation, and windows.

Custom incentives are available for projects that demonstrate the use of natural gas more efficiently than industry practices and/or more efficiently than the minimum building code requirements. Incentives are available covering up to a maximum of 50% of project costs, capped at $100,000 per site and/or per project. Custom incentives are classified as either Level One or Level Two depending on size and complexity of the project. Customers should refer to their website to see what kinds of projects qualify for each level.

The Commercial High Efficiency Heating Program offers rebates ranging from $200 to $12,000 for various types of energy efficient space and water heating equipment. Rebates depend on equipment type and efficiency. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards provided on the website listed above. National Grid will also finance 50% (up to $10,000) of the cost incurred as part of an approved energy efficiency engineering study. The study must be completed by a certified energy manager or professional engineer.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name National Grid Energy Efficiency

Phone (800) 843-3636


  • 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)"