National Fuel offers pre-qualified equipment rebates for the installation of certain energy efficiency measures to residential customers in Western New York. Incentives from $25 to $400 are available for furnaces; steam and hot water boilers; storage and tankless water heaters; and programmable thermostats that meet the program's minimum efficiency requirements. In order to be eligible for a rebate, equipment must be installed in a western New York residence on or after January 1, 2013 and be fueled by natural gas. Rebate amounts may not exceed the purchase price.
In conjunction with NYSERDA's Existing Facilities Program, National Fuel provides an energy efficient equipment application for custom and standard rebates. These rebates are available for large businesses using more than 12,000 cubic feet of natural gas per year. Rebates are available up to $5 million for industrial entities or $200,000 for commercial.
Customized rebates are available for equipment purchased and installed after July 1, 2010. Mearsures must be installed by a qualified contractor.
NYSERDA offers a program to encourage more industry involvement in the building of Energy Star rated Homes. Incentives are available for newly constructed residential dwellings of 3 stories or less that are located with the service territory of an electric or natural gas utility that collects the System Benefits Charge (SBC) or the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) surcharge.
NYSEG is offering residential natural gas customers rebates for installing energy efficient equipment. Customers can complete one rebate application for multiple pieces of equipment as long as they are not the same type of equipment. Most products must be installed using a licensed contractor or a contractor that can supply either a Federal ID number, a Certificate of Insurance or a Business Certificate. Customers can refer to the ENERGY STAR Web site for tips on how to find the right contractor.
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.
NYSEG offers a lighting incentive program designed to serve small business customers with a demand of 100 kilowatts (kW) or less. These small business customers may schedule a free energy assessment and then receive a 70% discount on the installed cost of recommended lighting measures. Eligible lighting measures include the retrofitting of fluorescent fixtures, replacement of upgrades from incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs, and the replacement changing of illuminated exit signs with light emitting diode (LED) signs.
NYSEG is offering residential electric customers rebates for recycling refrigerators, and its multifamily customers free CFLs, smart power strips and 50% off common area lighting equipment. All equipment requirements must be met in order to receive rebates. See the program website for details.
NYSEG and RG&E offer rebates to non-residential customers installing energy efficient equipment that have an electricity Systems Benefits Charge (SBC) included in their energy bills. 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 15% by 2015.
The Long Island Power Authority's (LIPA) Feed-in Tariff II (FIT II) program provides fixed payments for electricity produced by approved photovoltaic systems over a fixed period of time. The program operates under a sell-all arrangement, where the full amount of energy production from the facility is sold to the utility (i.e., no on-site use). Systems from 100 kilowatts (kW) to 2 megawatts (MW) that were not connected to the grid prior to the program's conditional acceptance period (anticipated to be on or around February 28, 2014) are eligible to participate.