PSNH - Small Business Retrofit Program (New Hampshire)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New Hampshire

Name PSNH - Small Business Retrofit Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Equipment Insulation, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Programmable Thermostats
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount General: up to 50% of costs

Custom: 35% of project costs or amount required for 1 year payback

Equipment Requirements Average monthly customer demand may not exceed 200 kW

Maximum Incentive 50% of labor and material costs for approved upgrades

Program Administrator Public Service of New Hampshire

References DSIRE[1]


Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), an electric utility, offers financial incentives and technical advice to small business customers seeking to improve energy efficiency through retrofits. PSNH's Small Business Retrofit Program, which is available to business customers with an average monthly demand less than 200 kilowatts (kW), tailors incentives for a variety of energy-efficiency measures. The program will cover up to 50% of labor and material costs for the following approved upgrades:

   *Energy-efficient fluorescent ballasts, lamps and fixtures
   *Hard-wired and screw-in compact fluorescent systems
   *High-intensity discharge lighting systems
   *Occupancy sensors
   *Programmable thermostats
   *Electric hot water
   *Tank wraps
   *Cooler door heater controls
   *Walk-in cooler economizers

PSNH will provide eligible customers with a comprehensive energy analysis at no cost. This analysis will identify opportunities for enhancing the energy efficiency of your business. The utility will also assign interested small businesses an energy contractor who will provide a written proposal outlining recommended improvements. This proposal will include a detailed explanation of each improvement, a review of projected energy and cost savings, and the estimated return on investment. Custom rebates will also be considered and must meet the specifications of a cost/benefit analysis. These rebates will cover 35% of the installed cost, or the amount required to achieve a 1-year payback, whichever is less. The contractor will also explain the retrofitting process.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - PSNH
Department Public Service of New Hampshire
Address Box 330
Place Manchester, New Hampshire
Zip/Postal Code 03105
Phone (800) 662-7764


  • 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)"