Duke Energy Progress - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program

August 09, 2018


Progress Energy provides rebates for energy efficiency measures for new construction or retrofits and provides technical assistance for feasibility/energy studies to commercial, industrial and government customers. Prescriptive rebates are available for a range of HVAC, Refrigeration, and Lighting options. Custom rebates are also available for other energy efficiency measures. Incentives are based on prescriptive rebate amounts listed above or custom amounts based on annual kilowatt-hours (kWh) saved. Prescriptive rebate amounts are available on the program application forms on the Progress Energy web site listed above. 

New buildings greater than 20,000 square feet and designed with a projected first-year electrical savings of at least 15% beyond the applicable building code can receive a design incentive of $.05 per kWh of projected first year savings, up to a maximum of $50,000, or a Building Energy Modeling Incentive up to $20,000, not to exceed the total cost of the modeling service., For retrofits to buildings that use over 500,000 kWh, customers can receive up to 50% of the cost of an energy or feasibility study or retro-commissioning up to $20,000 for a facility every three years.

Once a project is identified, a pre-approval incentive application should be submitted to Progress Energy. Pre-approval is required for some lighting projects and all custom projects, and technical assistance and is strongly encouraged for all projects to reserve funding. A final application and all required documentation should be received by Progress Energy within 90 days of project completion.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: South Carolina
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.progress-energy.com/carolinasbusiness
Administrator: Customer Service
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motor VFDs
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Equipment Requirements: Qualifications vary and are listed in detail on the applications.
Installation Requirements: All work must be completed and documented for final incentive application submitted within 90 days of project completion. Approval subject to program guidelines.


Name: Progress Energy Carolinas
Address: P.O. Box 1551
Raleigh NC 27602
Phone: (866) 326-6059
Email: carolinasBusiness@us.KEMA.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.