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

Federal Government
Savings Category 
Combined Heat & Power
Equipment Insulation
Water Heaters
Heat recovery
Steam-system upgrades
Programmable Thermostats
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Duct/Air sealing
Building Insulation
Custom/Others pending approval
Other EE
Food Service Equipment
Maximum Rebate 

Custom Projects: $75,000
Energy Efficiency Engineering Study: $10,000
Steam Trap Survey: $2500 (+$2500 if complete recommended repairs)
ENERGY STAR Programmable Thermostats: 5 units
Boiler Reset Controls: 2 unit max
Pipe Insulation: 500 ln. ft.
Building Insulation: $6,000/account for roof, attic and wall insulation

Program Info
Sector Name 
Expiration Date 


New York
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Custom Projects: 50% of project cost, depending on energy savings
Space Heating
Furnaces/Heaters: $200 or $400
Steam boilers: $450
Hydronic boilers: $600-$3,000
Condensing Boilers: $1,200-$9,000
Infrared or Condensing Unit Heaters: $500
Water Heating
Indirect Water Heaters: $100-$300
Integrated Water Heater/Non-Condensing Boiler: Up to $1,000
Heating Controls
Programmable Thermostats: $25/unit
Boiler Reset Single Stage Controls: $110/unit
Boiler Reset Multi-State Controls: $190/unit
Pipe Insulation: $1.50/ft.
Building Insulation: 15% of the cost (up to $6,000
Kitchen Equipmenet
Fryer or Oven: $1,000
Steamer: $500
Combination Oven: $800
Pre-Rinse Spray Valve: up to 70% of installed cost, $75 per unit
Steam Trap
Steam Trap Survey: 25% of cost
Steam Traps: $50/unit

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 and firm transportation rate customers are eligible to participate. Prescriptive rebates are available for common energy efficiency measures installed after the completion of an energy audit, including: programmable thermostats, boiler reset controls, steam trap replacements, pipe/duct insulation, building shell insulation, and windows. Rebates for qualifying energy efficiency equipment can be applied through the National Grid's rebate portal. 

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 provided at $1.50 per first year therm saved covering up to a maximum of 50% of project costs, capped at $75,000 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 ranging from $200 to $12,000 for various types of energy efficient space and water heating equipment. Rebates depend on equipment type and efficiency. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards provided on the website 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.