Duke Energy - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

January 09, 2023


Duke Energy’s Smart $aver Incentive program offers prescriptive and custom rebates to non-residential customers to install energy-efficient equipment in their facilities. All Duke Energy South Carolina nonresidential electric customers are eligible, except those that have elected to opt-out of the Energy Efficiency Rider. Rebates are available for a wide range of equipment including lighting, heating and cooling equipment, chillers and thermal storage units, and others. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards stated on the program website. To receive the rebates, customers should submit a completed application within 90 days after the equipment is installed and operational. A list of frequently asked questions and the program application forms can be found on the program website.

For more information, visit the program website.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Indiana
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.duke-energy.com/business/products/smartsaver
Administrator: Duke Energy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Lighting
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Motors
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Insulation
Ceiling Insulation: $0.17/sq. ft.
Wall Insulation: $0.10/sq. ft.

High-Efficiency Chillers: $20/ton
Large AC units and Heat Pumps: $50/ton
Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps or AC: $67/ton
Small Heat Pumps: $50/ton

Custom Incentives
See program website for details
Maximum Incentive: Incentive cannot exceed 50% of total project cost
Eligible System Size: Rebate is only available to commercial and industrial customers with a demand of 500 kW or less.
Equipment Requirements: Ceiling Insulation: R-38 or greater
Wall Insulation: R-20 or greater

See website for complete lists of required efficiency levels based on equipment type and size.
Installation Requirements: Customers may install the equipment themselves, but installations will have to be inspected by Duke Energy.


Name: Duke Energy Prescriptive Rebates
Phone: (866) 380-9580
Email: PrescriptiveIncentives@duke-energy.com

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.