NYSEG AND RG&E OFFERING REBATES TO ENCOURAGE COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS
TO BECOME MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rochester, NY, July 1, 2010 – NYSEG and RG&E have launched a rebate program for nonresidential electricity and natural gas customers who install qualifying energy efficient equipment.
“These rebates will provide nonresidential customers, including municipalities, with the incentive to further improve energy efficiency which will, in turn, reduce their energy use,” said Mark S. Lynch, president of NYSEG and RG&E.
Among the eligibility requirements, nonresidential customers must pay a System Benefits Charge through their utility bills. This charge provides the funds for the rebates.
The new 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; natural gas furnaces, boilers and controls; unitary heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); air-to-air heat pumps and HVAC chillers. All nonresidential NYSEG and RG&E electricity and/or natural gas customers are eligible for these prescriptive rebates.
- Custom rebates are available to customers whose energy efficiency improvements require site-specific engineering and cost analysis. Any nonresidential NYSEG or RG&E electricity customer with demand of 100 kilowatts or more and all nonresidential NYSEG or RG&E natural gas customers are eligible for these custom rebates.
For projects in both the prescriptive and custom rebate categories, customers can select their own contractor to install equipment. Rebates will be paid directly to the customer.
Complete information on the new rebate programs, including customer eligibility requirements, qualifying equipment, descriptions of the rebate processes and rebate applications, is available at nyseg.com and rge.com – click on “Energy Efficiency Incentives” and then on the “Commercial and Industrial Rebate Program.”
Program information is also available at the companies’ energy efficiency hotline (1.800.995.9525).
These rebates are being offered in accordance with a June 2008 New York State Public Service Commission order as part of the Commission’s Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. The goal is to reduce statewide energy use by 15% by 2015 while at the same time reducing customer bills, stimulating New York state growth and creating jobs.