Small Business Program

Small Business Program


Eligible small businesses using less than or equal to 110 kW per month can receive up to 60% of the cost of electric equipment rebates which will be covered through our Small Business Program. Gas only customers with usage less than or equal to 5,000 therms are eligible for gas equipment rebates. 

Download our program overview for a shareable program summary.

Equipment upgrades could include:

  • LED replacement tubes
  • LED lighting fixtures
  • Lighting controls
  • LED refrigerated case lights 
  • High runtime lighting
  • Boilers 
  • Furnaces 
  • Unit heaters
  • Instantaneous water heaters
  • Wifi thermostats
  • Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV)


  • Lower energy bills through energy savings
  • Reduced environmental impact
  • Improve comfort and property value


Customers are free to use any contractor they choose to perform their energy efficiency project. If you are looking for a contractor, our Trade Ally Network includes qualified commercial contractors and energy experts to help you with all your energy efficiency needs. Find a qualified commercial contractor.


Have questions or want to learn more? Call us at 888.316.8023 or send us an email.


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


Energy Efficient Lighting

Replace old or inefficient lighting with energy efficient lighting and bulbs to provide your business with improved lighting quality, better color and longer lamp life.

Programmable Thermostats

Better manage on and off cycles, temperature settings and improve comfort.

Maintain HVAC Systems

Regular maintenance can help you avoid costly repairs, help reduce energy usage and save you money.

Lights Out 

Leave lights off in storage and closet areas when not in use, install occupancy sensors for indoor lighting areas and install timers and photocells for outdoor lighting areas.

Turn it Off 

Shut off copiers and computers when not in use.


Insulate attic spaces and make sure your entire business is properly sealed.

Get Set 

Lower settings on water heaters and be sure they are properly insulated.

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The Small Business Program is open to small business customers with NYSEG/RG&E electricity service that have an electricity demand of less than an average of 110 kilowatts (kW) per month. The Small Business Program is also open to customers with NYSEG/RG&E natural gas service that have an annual gas demand of 5,000 Therms or less.

No. The lamps that the installers will remove from your site will no longer be compatible with your new equipment and must be removed. In addition, since the program’s intent is to save electricity and reduce costs, removal of inefficient equipment from future use is necessary to the program’s success.

Energy efficient lamps used in the program, such as T8 linear fluorescent lamps, LED lamps and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), can be found at most hardware stores and electrical supply stores. Although some of these lamps may cost more, they have a significantly longer life, and the savings over the life of each lamp justify the increased cost of replacement.

Interested businesses can enroll by contacting a program representative at 888.316.8023

The installation of lighting upgrades typically takes less than one day, but may vary based on the size of the location and the number of fixtures or type of equipment being upgraded. Installers will contact each customer to schedule a convenient time for installation. It is important that customers allow the installers adequate access to all areas of the site or they will not be able to complete their work. While our installers will take the greatest care to ensure that customers are not inconvenienced by the installation, some areas may be temporarily unavailable during the time of installation. Communication with the installation crew is paramount to ensuring minimal disruptions.

The Small Business Program allows the customer to choose what contractor will install their energy upgrades. 

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