Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas & Electric- Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

March 31, 2023


Kentucky Utilities Company (KU) offers rebates to all commercial customers who pay a DSM charge on monthly bills. Rebates are available  for a variety of energy efficiency measures including chillers, energy audits, renovations, lighting, motors, pumps, and VFDs. Customers must complete and sign an application form prior to project completion. Measure type, quantity and estimated completion date must be included. Eligible customers will receive an Installation Confirmation Form, which is to be completed and returned to KU within 90 days after project completion. Proof of purchase, installation details, model number, operable date and manufacturer's information must be included with form. Rebates will be received in check form within 45 days of receiving Installation Confirmation Form. Please contact utility or visit web site provided above.

KU also offers a custom program that provides $0.03 per kilowatt hour saved.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Kentucky
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Kentucky Utilities Company
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Compressed air
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Air-Cooled Chillers: $5/ton
Water-Cooled Chillers: $3/ton
Chilled Water Reset: $100-$2,000/unit
Compressed Air Measures: Varies widely, see program website.
Energy Audit: 25% of audit cost
LEED Major Renovations: $2,000-$10,000
Lighting: $3-$55/bulb
Lighting controls: $0.03 per controlled watt
Motors: $2/hp
Pumps: $50-$300
VFDs: $16/hp
LEED New Construction: $2,000-$10,000 based on LEED certification points
New Construction: $4,500-$11,200
Custom Rebates: $0.03/kWh saved
Maximum Incentive: Energy Audit: $3,000
Equipment Requirements: Varies by technology
Installation Requirements: See program website for details


Name: Franklin Energy
Address: One Quality Street
Lexington KY 40507
Phone: (185) 587-8149

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.