National Grid (Gas) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Upstate New York)

March 29, 2023


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. Rebates are available for/through the following programs:
  • Steam trap survey & trap repair program
  • Custom energy solutions for commercial customers
  • High-efficiency natural gas equipment
  • Instant rebates/commercial kitchen equipment
  • No-cost energy audit for grocers
  • Energy management systems

The Commercial High Efficiency Heating Program offers rebates up to $9,000 for various types of energy efficient space and water heating equipment. Rebates depend on equipment type and efficiency. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards provided on the website listed above.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New York
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat recovery
  • Steam-system upgrades
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Food Service Equipment
Incentive Amount: Steam Trap
Steam Trap Survey: 50% of cost
Steam Traps: $300/unit (limit 250) or $3.00 per therm and up to 85% of project costs

Custom Projects: $2.00 per therm, up to 70% of project costs

High Efficiency Natural Gas Heating Equipment
Furnaces: $250 - $500
Infrared or Condensing Unit Heaters: $475
Steam boilers: $575
Hydronic boilers: $700 -$3500
Condensing Boilers: $1,500 - $12,000
Indirect Water Heaters: $125 - $375
Tankless Water Heater: $500 - $625
Condensing Stand Alone Water Heater: $800
Integrated Water Heater/Non-Condensing Boiler: Up to $1,000

Pipe Insulation: $2.00/sq.ft.
Wifi Thermostats: $100/unit
Boiler Reset Single Stage Controls: $150/unit
Boiler Reset Multi-State Controls: $250/unit

Kitchen Equipment
Combination Oven: $1,200 - $2,500
Convection Oven: $1,250
Conveyor Oven: $1,000
Fryer: $1,000
Griddle: $350
Rack Oven: $2,000 - $3,000
Steamer: $2,500
Dishwasher: $50 – $900
Conveyor Broiler: $1,000 - $2,750
Infrared Charbroiler: $1,000
Infrared Salamander Broiler: $250
Kitchen Demand Controlled Ventilation: $450

No-Cost Energy Audit for Grocers: See program website for details.
Energy Management Systems: See program website for details.
No-Cost Water Saving Products: See program website for details.
Maximum Incentive: Custom incentives: $100,000
See program website for details.
Equipment Requirements: Refer to to see if the equipment meets program requirement
Installation Requirements: Must be installed by a qualified professional.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Not applicable.


Name: EV Charging Station Make-Ready
Organization: National Grid
Address: P.O. Box 371376
Pittsburgh PA 15250
Phone: (800) 642-4272

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.