Progress Energy Carolinas - Commercial and Industrial Energy-Efficiency Program (North Carolina)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place North Carolina

Name Progress Energy Carolinas - Commercial and Industrial 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, Motors, Room Air Conditioners, LED Lighting, Building Energy Modeling, Design Incentives
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 Energy Efficiency for Business

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.

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Incentive Contact

Contact Name Progress Energy Carolinas
Department Energy Efficiency for Business
Address P.O. Box 1551
Place Raleigh, North Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 27602
Phone (866) 326-6059
Phone 2 (800) 327-8704

  • 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)"