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Custom Measures Commercial and Industrial Rebate Program

Date Last Updated11/16/2012
Incentive TypeRebate
State/FederalNY
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeNew York State Energy and Gas
Incentive Initiation Date7/1/2010
Incentive Size and Funding SourceThe New York State Energy and Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) Commercial and Industrial Rebate Program offers custom rebates to qualifying non-residential customers who install energy efficiency measures that are not covered by the prescriptive applications. There is no maximum rebate per customer, but NYSEG/RG&E may cap rebates for individual projects. NYSEG or RG&E reserve the right to deny any application that may result in either company exceeding its program budget. Customers can receive rebates from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) or their utility, but not from both NYSERDA and their utility for the same measure. Measures must be cost-effective (total resource cost of at least 1.0 to be confirmed by rebate processor). Incentives are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to project and customer eligibility and availability of funds.
Eligible RecipientThe custom measures rebate program is available for non-residential, commercial or industrial customers within the NYSEG or RG&E service area who pay into the System Benefits Charge. Custom measures rebates are for those projects requiring "site-specific engineering and cost analysis." Customers must have an electric load of 100 kW or greater.
Eligible FuelDoes Not Specify
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
Other Selected Eligibility CriteriaAll equipment must be new. Used or rebuilt equipment is not eligible for incentives. Existing equipment must be removed and not reinstalled within the NYSEG or RG&E service area. New construction projects are NOT eligible for rebates under the program. New construction includes any new building which requires new utility electric or natural gas service for which a licensed professional architect or engineer has prepared and certified building plans.

Eligible non-prescriptive measures may include, but are not limited to:
  • Energy management systems.
  • Building thermal envelope upgrades.
  • Compressed air equipment.
  • Energy efficiency process improvements.
  • Geothermal heating and cooling.
  • Daylighting systems.
  • Infrared radiant heaters.
  • Steam traps (natural gas or electric generated steam only).
  • Grain dryers (natural gas or electric only).
  • Heat recovery systems (natural gas or electric heat only).
UtilityNew York State Energy and Gas and Rochester Gas & Electric
Application Form(s)Custom Application (PDF) (4 pp, 162K)
Resource Website(s) http://www.nyseg.com/usageandsafety/usingenergywisely/eeps/cirp.html exit EPA

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