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Rochester Gas & Electric

NYSEG is a Rochester-based subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, a super-regional energy services and delivery company in the Northeast.

NYSEG serves 872,000 electricity customers and 256,000 natural gas customers across more than 40% of upstate New York. Visit NYSEG Website

Commercial and Industrial Rebate Program

NYSEG is offering a rebate program for nonresidential electricity and natural gas customers who install qualifying energy efficient equipment

The program includes two categories of rebates:

Prescriptive rebates are available for a broad range of energy efficient lighting and controls; variable frequency drives and motors (ending Dec 31, 2010); natural gas furnaces, boilers and controls; unitary heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); air-to-air heat pumps and HVAC chillers.

Custom rebates are available for energy efficiency improvements requiring site-specific engineering and cost analysis.

To get started, customers should download the appropriate application from below or from the program website, verify the project is eligible and meets the eligibility requirements, complete appropriate sections, and submit completed application and supporting material via the mailing address on the application, fax to 1.877.358.5616 or email to BusIncentives@icfi.com

NYSEG's Commercial & Industrial Rebate Program Website


On June 23, 2008 the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an Order establishing an Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) for New York State. On July 27, 2009, the PSC issued a subsequent order. In this Order, all New York State utilities were required to have programs to serve the small business customer group.

The Commercial and Industrial Rebate Program is in accordance with a November 2009 New York State Public Service Commission order approving commercial and industrial efficiency programs for utilities across the state. The program is funded by the System Benefits Charges on electricity customers’ bills.

The purpose of the program is to lower energy use and save money for nonresidential commercial, industrial and institutional customers and municipalities.


Program Details


This program is open to NYSEG nonresidential commercial, industrial and institutional customers and municipalities. Eligible customers must have an electricity and/or natural gas System Benefits Chargers (SBC) included in their utility bills.

More eligibility information is available here.


No minimum or maximum kilowatt (kw) demand limit (Read Participating Instructions)

  • • Lighting Fixtures and Controls - New fixtures or one-for-one fixture replacements and control devices within existing buildings (download rebates table) (rebate application coming soon)

  • • Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) - New purchases in applications such as building exhaust fans, makeup air fans, HVAC return air fans, cooling tower fans, HVAC supply air fans, and chilled and condensed water pumps (download rebates table) (download rebates application)

  • • Motors - New motors or replacements for failed motors, 10 to 200 horsepower
    (Ending Dec 31, 2010)
    *** Pre-approval requests for prescriptive motor rebate applications over $10,000 will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis until December 30, 2010.
    *** Dec 31, 2010 is the last acceptable date for qualifying purchases/invoices for new, qualifying motors under the current program. Applicants then have 90 days to submit a prescriptive motor rebate application.
    *** After December 31, 2010, use the Custom Rebate Program for new energy efficient motor projects in excess of federal efficiency standards (NEMA premium).

    (download rebates table) (download rebates application)

  • • Natural Gas Furnaces, Boilers and Controls - New purchases or replacements for failed equipment, usually in smaller commercial and retail facilities
    (download rebates table) (download rebates application)

  • • Unitary HVAC - New purchases or replacements for failed equipment, usually in smaller commercial and retail facilities
    (download rebates table) (download rebates application)

  • • HVAC Chillers - Lanyseg central air conditioning systems for commercial and industrial buildings
    (download rebates table) (download rebates application)


For commercial, industrial, institutional and municipal customers with electric loads of 100 kilowatt (kw) or greater (Read Participating Instructions))