National Grid (Gas) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Metro New York) (New York)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name National Grid (Gas) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Metro New York)
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Multi-Family Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Heat recovery, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, Steam-system upgrades, Water Heaters, Windows, Energy Efficiency Engineering Study
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Energy Efficiency Engineering Study: 50%

Custom and Large Industrial Gas Incentives: $50%
Furnaces: $200 or $400
Condensing Unit Heater: $500
Infrared Heaters: $500
Steam Boilers: $700
Hydronic Boilers: $5000
Condensing Boilers: $15,000
Indirect Water Heaters: $100 or $300
ENERGY STAR Programmable Thermostats: $25/unit
Steam Traps: 25% of cost
Boiler Reset Controls: $150-$250/unit (two unit max)
Pipe Insulation: $1.50/ln. ft.
Building Insulation: 20% of installed cost
Ovens: $800 - $1000
Fryer: $1000
Steamers/Griddles: $500

Maximum Incentive Custom Incentives including Combined Heat and Power: $250,000

Large Industrial Gas Incentives: $250,000
Energy Efficiency Engineering Study: $10,000
Steam Traps: $2,500
All Insulation: $10,000/account
Boiler Controls: 2 units
ENERGY STAR Programmable Thermostats: 5 units
Pipe Insulation: 500 ft

Program Administrator National Grid

References DSIRE[1]


National Grid’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Program provides support services and incentives to commercial customers who install energy efficient natural gas related measures. All firm commercial rate customers are eligible to participate. Prescriptive rebates are available for common energy efficiency measures installed after the completion of an energy audit, including: natural gas heating measures, programmable thermostats, boiler reset controls, steam trap replacements, pipe/duct insulation, building shell insulation and windows and kitchen equipment.

Custom Incentives are available for projects that demonstrate the use of natural gas more efficiently than industry practices and/or more efficiently than the minimum building code requirements. Incentives are available covering up to a maximum of 50% of project costs, capped at $250,000 per site and/or per project. Custom incentives are classified as either Level One or Level Two depending on size and complexity of the project. Customers should refer to their website to see what kinds of projects qualify for each level.

The Commercial High Efficiency Heating Program offers rebates up to $15,000 for various types of energy efficient space and water heating equipment. Rebates depend on equipment type and efficiency. The Gas-Fired Commercial Kitchen Equipment Program offers up to $1,000 in rebates for commercial steamers, fryers, and convection ovens. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards provided on the web site listed above.

National Grid will also finance 50% (up to $10,000) of the cost incurred as part of an approved energy efficiency engineering study. The study must be completed by a certified energy manager or professional engineer. Contact National Grid for additional information or materials on this program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name National Grid Energy Efficiency

Phone (800) 843-3636
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)"