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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts

Name National Grid (Electric) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Schools, State Government, Tribal Government
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Chillers, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Duct/Air sealing, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat recovery, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Steam-system upgrades, Windows, Combustion Controls and Pumping Systems
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011-05-12
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Custom: Up to 70% of engineering and incremental cost for higher efficiency equipment or enough to buy down the incremental investment to a 1.5 year simple payback

Variable Frequency Drives: 1,350 - 3,550
Air Compressor: 45- 110/HP
Refrigerated Dryer Incentives: 5-7/CFM
Storage Incentives: 2.75/gallon
Chillers: 6 - 30/ton + 2-8/ton for each 0.01 kW/ton below minimum criteria
Motors: 45 - 700
Lighting Controls: 20/fixture-60
Fluorescent Fixtures: 10-30
High Intensity Fixtures: 20-40
LED Fixtures: 20-100
Energy Management System: varies by building size and efficiency

Eligible System Size Custom: previous bill and meter data inform the baseline for energy efficiency improvements.

Occupancy Sensors: 25-150 Controlled Watts

Equipment Requirements See program information for further details.
Start Date 2010-01-28

Program Administrator National Grid
Date added to DSIRE 2006-04-19
Last DSIRE Review 2011-05-12
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


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National Grid’s commercial efficiency program offers energy strategies, technical assistance and financial incentives to electric customers who are building new facilities, adding capacity for manufacturing, replacing failed equipment or undergoing major renovations. In addition to providing support – both technical and financial -- in the energy-efficient design of new buildings, financial incentives pay up to 70% of the incremental costs for the high efficiency materials and systems or buy down the incremental investment to a 1.5 year simple payback. These projects may include custom HVAC, controls, pumping systems, weatherization, solar thermal systems and many other technologies. Prescriptive rebates are available on chillers, air compressors, motors, variable frequency drives, lighting, and controls. Some rebates vary by capacity, building size or efficiency.

Contact program administrator to insure pre-approval for the rebates, then install the qualifying equipment within 12 months. National Grid also offers gas incentives as well as a range of related services that complement energy efficiency programs and assist large commercial customers with identifying and installing energy efficient technologies.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name National Grid Energy Efficiency

Phone (800) 628-8413
Phone 2 (800) 787-1706


  • 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)"