National Grid’s Non-Residential Program is for electric business customers in upstate New York. Incentives are available for both small commercial and large commercial customers in the Upstate New York service area. Large commercial customers are eligible for prescriptive rebates on lighting, controls, vending equipment, refrigeration equipment, compressed air measures, custom projects and engineering studies. All equipment purchased must meet minimum program efficiency requirements. Prescriptive rebates listed above are through this offering.
National Grid residential electric customers in Upstate New York are eligible for several incentives offerings. Rebates are available for properly recycling inefficient refrigerators and for the improvement of multi-family residential units. Incentives may be available to multi-family property owners if improvements to insulation, air sealing attic ventilation, ductwork and air infiltration testing, and lighting and refrigerator replacements meet program requirements. Contact National Grid for additional information on these offerings.
National Grid’s High Efficiency Heating Rebates are offered to residential gas heating customers in the New York City metro area and Long Island. Rebates vary depending on equipment type and where customers live. All equipment must meet efficiency standards provided on the website. Applications are to be completed and sent in after equipment installation. Eligible equipment includes high efficiency heating equipment (boilers and furnaces), indirect water heaters, 7-day programmable thermostats, home air sealing measures, heating duct insulation and air sealing.
National Grid’s High Efficiency Heating Rebates are offered to gas heating customers in the Upstate New York counties of Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington. All equipment must meet certain energy standards provided on the website. Applications are to be completed and sent in after equipment installation. Eligible equipment includes High Efficiency Heating Equipment (boilers, furnaces and controls), Indirect Water Heaters and 7-day programmable thermostats.
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 rate customers are eligible to participate. Prescriptive rebates are available for common energy efficiency measures installed after the completion of an energy audit, including: natural gas heating measures, programmable thermostats, boiler reset controls, steam trap replacements, pipe/duct insulation, building shell insulation and windows and kitchen equipment.
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, steam trap replacements, pipe/duct insulation, building shell insulation, and windows.
Note: Note: In October 2012 the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order directing Central Hudson Gas and Electric to file net metering tariff revisions tripling the aggregate net metering cap for most systems from 1% of 2005 peak demand (12 MW) to 3% of 2005 peak demand (36 MW). The PSC is now accepting comments on whether similar increases should be considered for the state's other utilities.
In December 2009 the New York City Council enacted a series of bills intended to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings in the city. Each of the four bills addresses a different aspect of improving energy efficiency in the city's buildings as follows: energy conservation standards for building renovations; annual energy benchmarking and disclosure; mandatory lighting system upgrades and tenant sub-metering; and mandatory energy auditing, retro-commissioning, and retrofits.
In 2005 New York City passed a law (Local Law No. 86) making a variety of green building and energy efficiency requirements for municipal buildings and other projects funded with money from the city treasury. The building requirements (described in detail below) apply to new construction, building additions, and substantial reconstructions of existing buildings.
In August 2008 the State of New York enacted legislation allowing a property tax abatement for photovoltaic (PV) system expenditures made on buildings located in cities with a population of 1 million or more people. This limits the abatement to systems installed within New York City. Eligible buildings include all real property except utility real property. As originally enacted the in-service deadline for eligible systems was December 31, 2012. However, in August 2012 the abatement was extended to systems placed in service through December 31, 2014 at a reduced rate.