Gainesville Regional Utilities - Large Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Florida)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Florida

Name Gainesville Regional Utilities - Large Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Large Commercial
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Custom/Others pending approval, Duct/Air sealing
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011-03-16
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Smart Vendor Equipment: free

Custom Measures: 400/kW or 0.08/kWh, whichever is greater

Equipment Requirements Central air conditioners must have a SEER of 15 or greater.

Central Air conditioners must be 5 tons (60,000 BTU) or smaller systems and ENERGY STAR® qualified.
Insulation: R-19 in the attic or R-11 under raised flooring.

Installation Requirements All work must be done by a Florida state licensed Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation (HARV) or mechanical contractor that is a GRU partnering Contractor.

Maximum Incentive Custom Measures: 100,000

Program Administrator Gainesville Regional Utilities

References DSIRE[1]


Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) offers incentives to large commercial customers for upgrading the energy efficiency of their facilities. Vending controls are free through the program while custom rebates are eligible for a rebate of $400/kW or $0.08/kWh, whichever is greater. New facilities and facilities retrofitting old equipment can take advantage of the custom rebate program. Projects with a simple payback of less than 1.5 years will be compensated at half of the calculated rebate. Rebate payments are limited to $100,000 through this offering. Contact GRU for information on the eligibility of certain custom projects. View the program web site for more information on this program or contact GRU for rebate forms and program details.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Information - Energy and Business Service
Department Gainesville Regional Utilities
Address PO Box 147117
Address 2 Station A114
Place Gainesville, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32614
Phone (352) 393-1460


  • 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)"