Duke Energy - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

March 31, 2023


Duke Energy offers a variety of incentives through its “Smart $aver Incentive Program” for commercial and industrial customers installing energy efficient equipment in their facilities. Any of Duke Energy’s commercial or industrial customers not on the TT rate (Time-of-Day Rate for Service at Transmission Voltage) qualify for these prescriptive rebates. There are many eligible technologies, with varying rebate amounts, available for rebates, such as lighting equipment, cooling equipment, motors, pumps, cooking and refrigeration equipment, and manufacturing process equipment. Applications, found on the website above, should be completed and submitted within 90 days after equipment has been installed. Incentives are too many to list individually, categories are listed above.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Kentucky
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.duke-energy.com/business/products/smartsaver
Administrator: C&I DSM Programs - WP680
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Doors
  • Roofs
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Insulation
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Commercial Cooking Equipment
  • Data Center Equipment
  • Reflective Roofs
  • LED Lighting
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
  • Industrial System / Process Specific
  • Building Systems
Incentive Amount: Agricultural equipment
Clothes Washing and Drying Equipment
Cooking Equipment
Dish Washing Equipment
Controls Equipment
Upgrades to Existing Refrigeration Equipment
High Efficiency Refrigeration Equipment
Information Technology Measures
Escalator Motor Efficiency Controller
Process Pumping
High Efficiency Heating and Cooling Equipment
Upgrades to Improve Operation of Existing Heating and Cooling Equipment
High Efficiency Chiller Equipment
Building Envelope Improvement
Water Saving Measures
Efficiency Improvements for Compressed Air Equipment
Efficiency Improvements for Production Equipment
High Efficiency Compressed Air Equipment
Controls and Sensors
Exterior Lamps and Fixtures
Interior Lamps and Fixtures
Fluorescent High Bay Fixtures
Equipment Requirements: See website for complete lists of required efficiency levels based on equipment type and size


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