Commercial and Industrial Prescriptive Rebates

April 07, 2015


Note: In March 2014, S.B. 340 became law, leading to the end of Indiana's Electric Efficiency Standard. Under S.B. 340, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission may not "extend, renew, or require the establishment of an efficiency program" under the demand-side management program order issued in December 2009, and beginning in January 2015 they cannot require utilities to meet a goal or target this order specified. 

As part of the Indiana Demand Side Management Program, customers of participating utilities can receive rebates for lighting, HVAC systems, VFDs, and Energy Star commercial kitchen appliances. Rebates are available for one-for-one replacements, retrofits, and new installations. Work must be completed by the customer or a contractor and all installed equipment must be new. Incentives are limited to $20,000 per account or premise, though higher incentives may be considered. All applications with a rebate of more than $20,000 will be inspected, and all applications with rebates more than $1,000 with self-installed measures will also be inspected. More information regarding eligibility and application materials are available on the program web site.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Indiana
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Energizing Indiana
Start Date: 1/2/2012
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Roofs
  • Motor VFDs
  • Other EE
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Reflective Roofs
  • LED Lighting
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: Lighting: $2-$213
Occupancy Sensors: $30
Air Conditioners: $30/ton
Heat Pumps: $50/ton
Chillers: $30/ton
VFDs: $40/hp
Commercial Kitchen Equipment: $20-$2,700
Cool Roof: $0.10/sq. ft.
Maximum Incentive: $20,000 per account/premise
Requests for higher incentives will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis
Eligible System Size: Cool Roofs: Entire roof must be 60,000 sq. ft. or less
Equipment Requirements: Lighting fixtures and lamps must operate a minimum of 1,500 hours annually
Cool Roof: Must meet program technical guidelines

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.