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commercial and industrial rebate program

The right solution for every project?


YES! Controlling energy use is a great way to lower overhead costs and create more comfortable surroundings for your employees and customers while reducing your impact on the environment. Say YES to your energy savings for your business!



Our Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Rebate Program delivers energy efficiency options in two key ways:

  • Prescriptive rebates for a broad range of specific, predetermined measures.
  • Custom rebates for projects that require site-specific assessment and cost analysis, and are not eligible for any prescriptive rebates.



This program is open to RG&E nonresidential commercial, industrial and institutional customers and municipalities that pay an electricity and/or natural gas System Benefits Charge (SBC) on their utility bills. More eligibility information can be found here.



When you decide to purchase new equipment or replace equipment at the end of its lifespan, your business can receive:

  • Financial incentives to build energy efficiency into your business
  • Reduced energy use and energy costs with energy-efficient technologies
  • Fast return on investment – you could pay for your improvements in less than two years
  • Enhanced workplace productivity – streamline operations with energy-efficient equipment



Calculate your savings with INVEST, an Excel based workbook which helps you calculate your project's potential energy savings and rebates. INVEST also:

  • Allows you to test measures for cost effectiveness
  • Includes ROI calculator
  • Makes it easier to produce completed applications
  • Expedites pre-approval and incentive offer letters
  • Download INVEST now.



Our Trade Ally Network includes qualified energy experts to help you with all your energy efficiency needs. Contact a Trade Ally today!

Review the participation instructions for our prescriptive rebate program here.

Lighting and Controls: New fixtures or one-for-one fixture replacements within existing buildings. Effective April 1, 2014, we’ve expanded the list of qualifying lighting equipment to include more LED applications and controls. We’ve also increased rebate amounts on many eligible items. Click on the Lighting and Controls Overview or Rebate Application below to see what's new.

Effective April 1, 2014, LED measures that do not qualify for our prescriptive rebate program may be eligible under our custom rebate program.

Note: For detailed eligibility requirements and a list of qualifying lamps and ballasts, please go to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) website at


Natural Gas Furnaces, Boilers and Controls: Rebates for installation of condensing boilers, hydronic boilers, furnaces, steam boilers, controls and thermostats.


Unitary HVAC and Air-to-Air Heat Pumps: New purchases or replacements for failed equipment, usually in smaller commercial and retail facilities.


HVAC Chillers: Large central air conditioning systems for commercial and industrial buildings. 


Site-specific, cost-effective measures for retrofit opportunities, including LED measures that are not eligible under our prescriptive rebate program. Review the participation instructions for our custom rebate program here. 

Other helpful links for custom rebate program applicants:


PLEASE NOTE: IRS Form W-9 must be on file with RG&E before C&I rebate program payments can be made. Program applicants (parties receiving payment) are asked to include IRS Form W-9 along with other required rebate application materials. IRS Form W-9 is available at


Need assistance? 

Call 1.888.316.8023 or
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Application Instructions

  • Verify that your project is eligible and meets the eligibility requirements specified on the individual application forms.
  • Download the appropriate application from or and complete each section as appropriate.
  • Download the INVEST energy savings and rebate calculation tool.
  • Attach all required documentation such as equipment specification sheets, equipment inventory sheets, building plans and invoices.
  • Submit completed application and supporting material via the mailing address on the application, fax to 1.877.358.5616 or email to
  • Be sure to include the 2-digit North American Industry Classification System
    (NAICS) number
    on each application.
  • All applications will be reviewed for eligibility and completeness. Completed applications will be reviewed in the order received. Applicants who submit incomplete applications will be notified of deficiencies. NYSEG/RG&E may require a pre installation inspection.
  • Upon review and approval the application, NYSEG or RG&E will authorize payment. The incentive check will be mailed 6-8 weeks after project completion and approval.



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C&I Contractors 

If you are a commercial contractor or consultant providing energy efficient equipment or services to
our customers, visit our commercial contractor site.