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Progress Energy Carolinas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program

Multifamily Residential
Savings Category 
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Heat Pumps
Air conditioners
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Motor VFDs
Custom/Others pending approval
Other EE
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Maximum Rebate 

Custom Projects: 75% of the incremental measure costs
Technical Efficiency Studies: 50% of cost up to $10,000-$20,000
Design Incentive (New Construction): $50,000

Program Info
Sector Name 
Customer Service
Expiration Date 


South Carolina
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Custom: $0.08 per kW hour saved annually
CFL Lamps (Retrofit Only): $1.50
LED Exit Sign (Retrofit Only): $25
Occupancy Sensors: $0.06/watt controlled
Existing Fixture Replacement (Retrofit Only): $0.35/watt reduced
Lighting Power Density Reduction (New Construction Only): $0.35/Watt reduced
Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps: $25 - $55/ton
Room AC: $25 - $45
Water-Cooled Chillers: $18/ton, $35/ton
Air-Cooled Chillers: $55/ton
VSDs and on HVAC Fans or Pumps: $45/horsepower
ECM Motor for Walk-In/Reach-In Refrigeration: $40 - $50/motor
Anti-Sweat Heater Control: $20/ln. ft.
Auto-Door Closer for Walk-In Refrigeration: $140
Vending Machines/Controls: $90/unit
Ice Makers: $75 - $600 per unit
Whole Building (New Construction Only): $0.09 - $0.14 per kW hour saved annually
Feasibility Study/Retro-Commissioning: (Retrofit Only): 50% of cost
Design Incentive (New Construction Only): $0.05/kWh projected first-year savings
Building Energy Modeling (New Construction Only): Up to $20,000


Progress Energy provides rebates for energy efficiency measures in new construction or retrofits, as well as Technical Assistance for feasibility/energy studies to commercial, industrial and government organizations. Incentives are based on prescriptive rebate amounts listed above or custom amounts based on annual kilowatt-hours (kWh) saved. Prescriptive rebate amounts are available on the program application forms on the Progress Energy web site listed above. A Custom Whole Building incentive for new construction modeled 10% beyond applicable building code can receive $0.09 per annual kWh saved up to $0.14 per annual kWh saved for designs exceeding 20% beyond code.

New buildings greater than 20,000 square feet and designed with a projected first-year electrical savings of at least 15% beyond the applicable building code can receive a design incentive of $.05 per kWh of projected first year savings, up to a maximum of $50,000, or a Building Energy Modeling Incentive up to $20,000, not to exceed the total cost of the modeling service., For retrofits to buildings that use over 500,000 kWh, customers can receive up to 50% of the cost of an energy or feasibility study or retro-commissioning up to $20,000 for a facility every three years.

Once a project is identified, a pre-approval incentive application should be submitted to Progress Energy. Pre-approval is required for some lighting projects and all custom projects, and technical assistance and is strongly encouraged for all projects to reserve funding. A final application and all required documentation should be received by Progress Energy within 90 days of project completion.