National Grid (Electric) - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Program (Upstate New York) (New York)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name National Grid (Electric) - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Program (Upstate New York)
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Commissioning, Technical Assistance, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Custom Large Business Energy Initiative Program: Technical Service, Financial Services, and 50% of the project cost

Custom Engineering Study: Up to 50% of the project cost
Custom Small Business: Up to 70% of project costs: remaining share financed by National Grid with a 0% interest loan: payback time of up to 24 months.
Linear/Parabolic/Recessed Fluorescent Fixtures: $15-$50/fixture
LED Exit Fixtures: $10
LED: $15-$50
LED (Low Bay): $150
Pulse Start Metal Halide: $50 - $70 (Fixtures); $12 (PAR)
High Intensity Discharge: $75 or $100
Lighting Sensors: $20-$60
Compressed Air: $180-$280/HP
Storage Incentives: $2.75/gallon
Energy Management System: $225-$275/point
Hotel Occupancy Sensors: $75/sensor
Vending/Refrigeration: Varies


References DSIRE[1]


National Grid’s Non-Residential Program is for electric business customers in upstate New York. Incentives are available for both small commercial and large commercial customers in the Upstate New York service area. Large commercial customers are eligible for prescriptive rebates on lighting, controls, vending equipment, refrigeration equipment, compressed air measures, custom projects and engineering studies. All equipment purchased must meet minimum program efficiency requirements. Prescriptive rebates listed above are through this offering.

Commercial customers with an average demand of 100 kilowatts or less per month qualify for the Small Business Program. National Grid provides a free energy audit and report of recommended energy efficiency improvements. If the small business customer chooses to make the recommended improvements using National Grid’s vendor and equipment, National Grid will pay up to 70% of the cost of the installation of energy efficient equipment. The remaining share can be paid through the customer’s electric bill, at 0% interest over a maximum period of 24 months. Customers paying their share in a single lump sum are provided a 15% discount. Eligible energy efficient equipment includes: lighting upgrades, energy efficient time clocks, occupancy sensors, programmable thermostats, walk-in and reach-in cooler measures, and other site-specific custom projects. Customers can view more information for both small and large commercial projects online at the web site listed above.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name National Grid Efficiency

Phone (800) 787-1706
Phone 2 (800) 292-2032

  • 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)"