Unitil (Electric) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Programs

February 17, 2023


Unitil offers different programs for its commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in New Hampshire:

Commercial and Industrial Retrofit

Learn more and start the rebate pre-approval process at NHSaves.com/learn/rebate/retrofits/

Connected Solutions for Businesses

Customers can receive incentives for decreasing energy use during peak hours. There are two options available for commercial and industrial customers. Incentives are paid based on the the customers annual average performance over the season (Winter and Summer are counted separately).

Electric Kitchen Equipment

Rebates are available for a variety of high-efficiency commercial kitchen equipment. Learn more about qualifying equipment and rebate amounts at NHSaves.com.

New Equipment and Construction Program

Incentives are available for high-efficiency equipment including compressed air, chillers, hvac systems, lighting, VFDs and custom measures. See program description and information here.

Small Business Energy Efficiency Services

This program offers technical and financial incentives to small business customers with less than 200/kW/month in demand. For more information, contact 1-888-301-7700 or ResEfficiency@unitil.com

Contact Unitil for additional information about these programs.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New Hampshire
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.unitil.com/ways-to-save/rebates-incentives#options
Administrator: Unitil Energy Systems
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • LED Lighting
  • HVAC
Incentive Amount: Commercial and Industrial Retrofit Program
LED Lighting: Varies, see program application for details
VFDs: $800 - $1,575, Varies based on HP
Custom Incentives: 35% of the project cost or buy down to 1 year pay-back

Connected Solutions for Businesses
Targeted Commercial/Industrial Load Curtailment: Minimum of $25 /kW-Summer Load Curtailment
Storage Targeted Dispatch: Minimum of $170/kW-Summer

Electric Kitchen Equipment
Combination Oven: $2,000
Convection Oven: $500
Fryer Large Vat: $150
Steam Cooker: $1,000
Dishwasher High Temp – Door Type: $250
Ice Machine – Ice Making Head: $250
Refrigerator: $250

New Equipment & Construction
Lighting: Varies, see program application for details
VFDs: $800 - $1,575, Varies based on HP
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning: $70 - $250/ton
Chillers: $1.25 - $3.50/ton
Compressed Air: Varies, see program application for details
Custom Projects: 75% of the incremental project cost or buy down to 1 year pay-back
Municipal Heating Equipment: Varies by equipment type. See program application for more information.
Maximum Incentive: New Construction: 75% of incremental cost or buydown to 1 year pay-back
Custom Retrofit: 35% of installed cost or buydown to 1 year pay-back
Equipment Requirements: Appliances must be ENERGY STAR rated


Name: Unitil (Commercial) EE Information
Address: 6 Liberty Lane West
Hampton NH 03842-1720
Phone: (888) 301-7700
Email: efficiency@unitil.com
Name: Curtailment Program
Phone: (184) 427-6937
Email: ConnectedSolutions@CPowerEnergyManagement.com
Name: Small Business Energy Services
Phone: (188) 830-1770
Email: ResEfficiency@unitil.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.