RG&E (Electric) - Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Program

July 19, 2022


NYSEG and RG&E offer rebates to non-residential customers installing energy efficient equipment that have an electricity Systems Benefits Charge (SBC) included in their energy bills. Both prescriptive rebates and custom incentives are available for retrofits, add-ons, major renovations and new construction projects. Prescriptive rebates are available for the following categories:

Custom incentives are performance-based and available for non-lighting energy efficiency projects requiring site-specific analysis and energy savings calculations.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New York
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.rge.com/wps/portal/rge/saveenergy/businesssolutions/commercialandindustrial/!ut/p/z1/vZNNb4JAEIZ_Sw8cyQ6KCEckBNsK1g_Kx4WssOIaWXRZrf33XRITTRqladLubZKZd555ZxalKEYpwydaYkFrhncyTlIj62u-O9YdCDzLtGEGjmO-Ba89MHUUPUyAAUp_Ug93ng1d9e8oRWnOxF5sUMJLgkueXS
Administrator: RG&E
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Commercial Cooking Equipment
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
  • HVAC
Incentive Amount: Lighting & Controls
LED Replacement Tubes: $4 - $18/tube
LED Screw-In and Pin-Based Lamps: $2 - $2.50/bulb
LED Interior Ambient Fixtures: $15 - $65/fixture
LED Downlights: $15 - $35/fixture
LED High/Low Bay Fixtures: $35 - $400/fixture
LED Refrigerated Case Lights: $3 - $7/linear foot
LED Exterior Area Fixtures: $60 - $540/fixture
Lighting Controls: $3 - $44/sensor

HVAC: Prescriptive incentives are extensive, see program brochure for further details.

Kitchen Equipment and Refrigeration
List not comprehensive, see program site for further incentives. Convection Oven: $500/unit
Combination Oven: $500 - $2,000/unit
Insulated Holding Cabinet: $400 - $800
Fryers: $750
Griddles: $500
Steamers: $2,000
Ice Makers: $100 - $800
Dishwasher: $50 - $900

Process Systems
VSD Air Compressors: $150/hp
Air Dryer: $4/CFM
Zero-Loss Condensate Drains: $120/drain
Compressed Air Flow Controller: $1,000/unit
Compressed Air Low Pressure Drop Filters: $500/filter
Compressed Air Heat Recovery: $50/hp
Ozone Generator for Commercial Laundry Machines: $25/unit/load capacity
Process Exhaust Filtration & Circulation: $1.25/CFM

Agricultural Equipment: Varies, see program website.

Custom : $0.20/kWh saved
Maximum Incentive: No maximum per customer rebate; however, NYSEG/RG&E reserve the right to cap the rebate to any one customer
Eligible System Size: Prescriptive rebates listed in this table are available to all non-residential customers of the company who pay the systems benefits charge.
Pre-approval is required for prescriptive applications with total rebate value greater than $10,000.
Equipment Requirements: See program for details.


Name: NY PSC EEPS Orders


Name: C&I Rebate Program
Phone: (888) 316-8023
Email: CIenergysavings@franklinenergy.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.