Progress Energy Carolinas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program (South Carolina)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place South Carolina

Name Progress Energy Carolinas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, Schools
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Custom: $0.08 per kW hour saved annually

CFL Lamps (Retrofit Only): $1.50
LED Exit Sign (Retrofit Only): $25
Occupancy Sensors: $0.06/watt controlled
Existing Fixture Replacement (Retrofit Only): $0.35/watt reduced
Lighting Power Density Reduction (New Construction Only): $0.35/Watt reduced
Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps: $25 - $55/ton
Room AC: $25 - $45
Water-Cooled Chillers: $18/ton, $35/ton
Air-Cooled Chillers: $55/ton
VSDs and on HVAC Fans or Pumps: $45/horsepower
ECM Motor for Walk-In/Reach-In Refrigeration: $40 - $50/motor
Anti-Sweat Heater Control: $20/ln. ft.
Auto-Door Closer for Walk-In Refrigeration: $140
Vending Machines/Controls: $90/unit
Ice Makers: $75 - $600 per unit
Whole Building (New Construction Only): $0.09 - $0.14 per kW hour saved annually
Feasibility Study (Retrofit Only): 50% of cost
Design Incentive (New Construction Only): $0.05/kWh projected first-year savings
Building Energy Modeling (New Construction Only): Up to $20,000

Equipment Requirements Qualifications vary and are listed in detail on the applications.

Expiration Date 2013-01-01

Installation Requirements All work must be completed and documented for final incentive application submitted within 90 days of project completion. Approval subject to program guidelines.

Maximum Incentive Custom Projects: 75% of the incremental measure costs

Technical Efficiency Studies: 50% of cost up to $10,000-$20,000
Design Incentive (New Construction): $50,000

Program Administrator Customer Service
Date added to DSIRE 2009-06-15
Last DSIRE Review 2012-08-16
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Progress Energy provides rebates for energy efficiency measures in new construction or retrofits, as well as Technical Assistance for feasibility/energy studies to commercial, industrial and government organizations. Incentives are based on prescriptive rebate amounts listed above or custom amounts based on annual kilowatt-hours (kWh) saved. Prescriptive rebate amounts are available on the program application forms on the Progress Energy web site listed above. A Custom Whole Building incentive for new construction modeled 10% beyond applicable building code can receive $0.09 per annual kWh saved up to $0.14 per annual kWh saved for designs exceeding 20% beyond code.

New buildings greater than 20,000 square feet and designed with a projected first-year electrical savings of at least 15% beyond the applicable building code can receive a design incentive of $.05 per kWh of projected first year savings, up to a maximum of $50,000, or a Building Energy Modeling Incentive up to $20,000, not to exceed the total cost of the modeling service., For retrofits to buildings that use over 500,000 kWh, customers can receive up to 50% of the cost of an energy or feasibility study or retro-commissioning up to $20,000 for a facility every three years.

Once a project is identified, a pre-approval incentive application should be submitted to Progress Energy. Pre-approval is required for some lighting projects and all custom projects, and technical assistance and is strongly encouraged for all projects to reserve funding. A final application and all required documentation should be received by Progress Energy within 90 days of project completion.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Progress Energy Carolinas
Department Customer Service

Address P.O. Box 1551

Place Raleigh, North Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 27602
Phone (866) 326-6059


  • 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)"