Many states and localities in our active region offer hundreds of rebate programs for the installation of qualifying energy efficiency equipment. These programs, which are often branded include rebates for equipment such as lighting, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), and custom measures. Most state and locality programs are fairly limited, since the most common path for rebates and payments are through electric utilities.
State & Local
However, a few states run on a different framework known as a “state energy efficiency utility”. This is where an agency of the government receives funds, typically from mandated charges on customer bills, to implement energy efficiency programs across the state. In this framework, the state agency is simply taking on the role that the electric utility typically handles in other jurisdictions. In addition to this framework there are other situations where specific localities or other government agencies receive funds as a result of settlements, federal grants, taxes and fees or issuance of bonds, which they devote more narrowly to specific energy efficiency endeavors, for example, within a city, in order to attract new businesses, or in designated areas of redevelopment.
Examples of state and local programs in our area include:
Efficiency Vermont provides technical assistance, rebates, and other financial incentives to help Vermont households and businesses reduce their energy costs with energy-efficient equipment, lighting, and approaches to construction and major renovation… learn more
New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) is a public benefit corporation created in 1975. NYSERDA is primarily funded by state rate payers through the System Benefits Charge (SBC) , which was established on May 20, 1996. Initially focused on research and development, today, NYSERDA’s aim is to help New York meet its energy goals: reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and protecting the environment… learn more
New Jersey Office of Clean Energy Runs New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) promotes increased energy efficiency and the use of clean, renewable sources of energy including solar, wind, geothermal, and sustainable biomass. Commercial, Industrial and Municipal benefit programs include NJ SmartStart Buildings, Pay for Performance and Direct Install… learn more
District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility Established in 2011, the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) helps DC residents and businesses use less energy and save money by delivering financial incentives, technical assistance, and information to District residents and businesses… learn more
Only a few examples are shown here, there are hundreds of utility programs across our service territory each with unique rules and qualification requirements, contact us today to begin exploring the unique options for your business and locations… learn more