National Grid (Electric) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

May 12, 2011


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National Grid’s commercial efficiency program offers energy strategies, technical assistance and financial incentives to electric customers who are building new facilities, adding capacity for manufacturing, replacing failed equipment or undergoing major renovations. In addition to providing support – both technical and financial -- in the energy-efficient design of new buildings, financial incentives pay up to 70% of the incremental costs for the high efficiency materials and systems or buy down the incremental investment to a 1.5 year simple payback. These projects may include custom HVAC, controls, pumping systems, weatherization, solar thermal systems and many other technologies. Prescriptive rebates are available on chillers, air compressors, motors, variable frequency drives, lighting, and controls. Some rebates vary by capacity, building size or efficiency.

Contact program administrator to insure pre-approval for the rebates, then install the qualifying equipment within 12 months. National Grid also offers gas incentives as well as a range of related services that complement energy efficiency programs and assist large commercial customers with identifying and installing energy efficient technologies.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: National Grid
Start Date: January 28, 2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat recovery
  • Steam-system upgrades
  • Compressed air
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Custom: Up to 70% of engineering and incremental cost for higher efficiency equipment or enough to buy down the incremental investment to a 1.5 year simple payback
Variable Frequency Drives: $1,350 - $3,550
Air Compressor: $45- $110/HP
Refrigerated Dryer Incentives: $5-$7/CFM
Storage Incentives: $2.75/gallon
Chillers: $6 - $30/ton + $2-$8/ton for each 0.01 kW/ton below minimum criteria
Motors: $45 - $700
Lighting Controls: $20/fixture-$60
Fluorescent Fixtures: $10-$30
High Intensity Fixtures: $20-$40
LED Fixtures: $20-$100
Energy Management System: varies by building size and efficiency
Eligible System Size: Custom: previous bill and meter data inform the baseline for energy efficiency improvements.
Occupancy Sensors: 25-150 Controlled Watts
Equipment Requirements: See program information for further details.


Name: National Grid Energy Efficiency
Organization: Customer Service
Phone: (800) 628-8413

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.