RG&E (Electric) - Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Program (New York)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name RG&E (Electric) - Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government, Tribal Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Custom/Others pending approval, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Programmable Thermostats
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount HVAC: Prescriptive incentives vary

A/C or Heat Pump < 63 tons: $50-$100/ton
A/C or Heat Pump > 63 tons: $25/ton + $5/ton for each 0.1 EER above 9.7
Water Cooled Chillers: $6/ton or $15/ton + $2-$8/ton for each 0.01 kW/ton below minimum criteria
Air Cooled Chillers w/condenser: $25/ton + $5/ton for each 0.1 EER point above minimum criteria
T5/T8 Fluorescent Fixtures: $15 - $20/fixture
Indirect Fluorescent Fixtures (Recessed): $30/4 ft section
High Intensity Discharge: $20/lamp; $35 - $45/fixture<bt> Lighting Occupancy Sensors and Dimming Controls: $40/ballast; $15-$35/control
High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting Controls: $75/fixture
Custom Incentives: Determined by free energy evaluation

Eligible System Size Prescriptive rebates listed in this table are available to all non-residential customers of the company who pay the systems benefits charge.

Pre-approval is required for prescriptive applications with total rebate value greater than $10,000.

Equipment Requirements A/C and Heat Pump (11.25-19.9 tons): 11.5 -12.0 EER

A/C and Heat Pump (20-62.9 tons): 10.5 -10.8 EER
A/C and Heat Pump (63 tons and larger): 9.7 EER
Water Cooled Chillers Full Load minimum criteria: 0.52-0.72 kW/ton
Air Cooled Chillers Full Load minimum criteria: 10.0 EER

Installation Requirements New construction projects are not eligible for rebates.

Maximum Incentive No maximum per customer rebate; however, NYSEG/RG&E reserve the right to cap the rebate to any one customer

Program Administrator RG&E
Website http://www.rge.com/UsageAndSafety/usingenergywisely/eeps/cirp.html
Date added to DSIRE 2010-07-07
Last DSIRE Review 2013-05-01
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


NYSEG and RG&E offer rebates to non-residential customers installing energy efficient equipment that have an electricity Systems Benefits Charge (SBC) included in their energy bills. Both prescriptive rebates and custom incentives are available. These rebates are being offered due to the June 2008 New York State Public Service Commission order to meet New York's Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. The goal is to reduce statewide energy use 15% by 2015.

Custom incentives are available when energy efficiency improvements require site-specific engineering and cost analysis. Any nonresidential NYSEG or RG&E electricity customer is eligible, and customers can select their own contractor to install equipment.

If standard rebate or custom projects meet the eligibility requirements specified on the individual application forms, then participants should submit equipment specification sheets, equipment inventory sheets, building plans and invoices with the application. NYSEG or RG&E may require a pre-installation inspection. After approval of the application, NYSEG or RG&E will authorize payment in 6-8 weeks. Pre-approval is required for all custom applications, and for standard rebate applications of more than $10,000.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name C&I Rebate Program
Department NYSEG/RGE

Address 301 Plainfield Road, Suite 150

Place Syracuse, New York
Zip/Postal Code 13212
Phone (800) 995-9525
Phone 2 (888) 316-8023

Email EnergySavings@lmbps.com


  • 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)"