RG&E (Gas) - Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Program (New York)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name RG&E (Gas) - Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, State Government, Tribal Government
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Custom/Others pending approval, Furnaces, Programmable Thermostats
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount HVAC: Prescriptive incentives vary

Condensing Boilers: $1000-$6000 Hydronic Boilers: $500-$4000 Steam Boilers: $200 Furnaces: $100 Programmable Thermostats: $25 Boiler Reset Controls: $150

Eligible System Size Prescriptive rebates are available to all non-residential customers of the company who pay the systems benefits charge.

Pre-approval is required for prescriptive applications with total rebate value greater than $10,000. and for custom rebates, regardless of size.

Equipment Requirements Condensing Boilers: 90% Efficiency

Hydronic Boilers: 85% Efficiency Furnaces: 92% Efficiency Steam Boilers: 82% Efficiency

Installation Requirements New construction projects are not eligible for rebates.

Maximum Incentive No maximum per customer rebate; however, NYSEG/RG&E reserve the right to cap the rebate to any one customer.

Program Administrator RG&E
Website http://www.rge.com/UsageAndSafety/usingenergywisely/eeps/cirp.html

References DSIRE[1]


NYSEG and RG&E offer rebates to non-residential customers installing energy efficiency equipment that pay a natural gas Systems Benefits Charge (SBC). Both prescriptive rebates and custom incentives are available. These rebates are being offered due to the June 2008 New York State Public Service Commission order to meet New York's Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. The goal is to reduce statewide energy use by 15% by 2015.

Custom incentives are available when energy efficiency improvements require site-specific engineering and cost analysis. Any nonresidential NYSEG or RG&E electricity customer regardless of size is eligible, and customers can select their own contractor to install equipment.

If standard rebate or custom projects meet the eligibility requirements specified on the individual application forms, then participants should submit equipment specification sheets, equipment inventory sheets, building plans and invoices with the application. NYSEG or RG&E may require a pre-installation inspection. After approval of the application, NYSEG or RG&E will authorize payment in 6-8 weeks. Pre-approval is required for all custom applications, and for standard rebate applications of more than $10,000.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name C&I Rebate Program
Department NYSEG/RGE
Address 301 Plainfield Road, Suite 150
Place Syracuse, New York
Zip/Postal Code 13212
Phone (800) 995-9525
Phone 2 (888) 316-8023
Email EnergySavings@lmbps.com

  • 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)"