Orange and Rockland Utilities (Electric) - Commercial Efficiency Programs (New York)

From Open Energy Information


Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name Orange and Rockland Utilities (Electric) - Commercial Efficiency Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Custom/Others pending approval, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, LED Exit Signs, Energy Audit
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Small Business Lighten Up Energy Savings Evaluation and CFLs: Free

A/C < 65 kBTU/h: $45/ton (14 SEER); $95/ton (15 SEER)
A/C > 65 kBTU/h: $35/ton (11.5 EER); $55 (12 EER)
Heat Pumps 14 SEER or 11.5 EER: $50-$65/ton
Heat Pumps 15 SEER: $100/ton
Fluorescent Lighting: $15/fixture
High Bay T8 or T5: $40/fixture
LED Exit Signs: $25/fixture
Occupancy Sensors: $20 or $85/control
Variable Speed Drive Motors: $175-$1495/controlled motor
Custom and Demand Response: Contact utility

Start Date 2010-04-01

Funding Source System Benefits Charge
Installation Requirements All eligible lighting fixtures must operate a minimum of 2,000 hours annually and must be new.

Maximum Incentive Prescriptive Rebates: 50% of cost


References DSIRE[1]


Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R) offers a simple energy efficiency rebate program for small businesses in New York. The O&R Big Energy Solutions program is designed to encourage commercial and industrial customers to install high-efficiency equipment in eligible facilities. All New York commercial and industrial customers that have an active electric account with Orange and Rockland, contribute to the System Benefit Charge (SBC) and are installing the energy efficient electric measures in an existing facility are eligible to participate in this program. O&R will pay up to 50% of the total cost of prescriptive measures.

O&R also offers a custom incentives offering. Contact O&R for more information on this incentive program. Applications are on the web site, above. For more information about Demand Response programs, contact Program Administrator Steve Orman.

Contact Name Steve Orman
Department Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
Address 390 West Route 59
Place Spring Valley, New York
Zip/Postal Code 10977
Phone (845) 577-3694
Fax (845) 577-3602

  • 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)"