National Grid (Gas)– Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs

May 12, 2011


This incentive is no longer being updated.

National Grid’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Program provides support services and incentives to commercial customers who install energy efficient natural gas related measures. All firm commercial and firm transportation rate customers are eligible to participate. Prescriptive rebates are available for common energy efficiency measures installed after the completion of an energy audit, including: programmable thermostats, boiler reset controls, chillers, furnaces, steam trap replacements, pipe/duct insulation, building shell insulation and windows.

Custom Incentives are available for projects that demonstrate the use of natural gas more efficiently than industry practices and/or more efficiently than the minimum building code requirements. Incentives are available covering up to a maximum of 50% of project costs, capped at $100,000. Customers should refer to their website to see what kinds of projects qualify for the program.

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:
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Chillers
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Air conditioners
  • Heat recovery
  • Steam-system upgrades
  • Compressed air
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Food Service Equipment
Incentive Amount: Custom Projects: 50% 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 Speed Drives: $1,350 - $3,550
Maximum Incentive: Custom projects: $100,000
Study: $7,500
Insulation: $10,000
Steam Trap Survey: Maximum cap $5,000
Equipment Requirements: See program for requirements


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.