Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency
Last DSIRE Review: 01/23/2013
||Utility Rebate Program
|Eligible Efficiency Technologies:
||Refrigerators, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motors, Custom/Others pending approval, Vending Machine Controls, HVAC Controls
||Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
|Amount:||Lighting (Retrofit): $0.14/kWh saved|
T8/T5 Fluorescent Fixture (New Construction/Major Renovation): $7 - $50
Pulse Start Metal Halide Fixture (New Construction/Major Renovation): $20
Dimmable/Controllable Ballast (New Construction/Major Renovation): $40
Lighting Sensors (New Construction/Major Renovation): $2 - $30
HVAC Controls: $250/control
Single Package/Split System Unitary AC: $200 - $300/ton
Air-Source Heat Pump: $200 - $300/ton
Water-Source Heat Pump: $300/ton
Motors: $45 - $700/motor
Vending Machine Controls: $0.14/kWh saved
Door Heater Controls: $0.14/kWh saved
|Maximum Incentive:||Lighting/Vending Machine/Door Heater Controls: 50% of total cost|
Note: Due to possible funding constraints, all rebate applications must be pre-approved before purchasing any equipment.
Groton Utilities, a municipal utility, offers incentives for commercial and industrial customers to install energy-efficient equipment in eligible facilities through several efficiency programs described in detail on the web site above. Rebates for
- efficient lighting retrofits and vending machine controls (based on number of kilowatt-hours (kWh) saved)
- new energy-efficient lighting
- high-efficiency motors (based on the number, type, and efficiency rating of units installed)
- HVAC equipment (based on the system size and efficiency)
In some cases the rebate is limited to 50% of the total project cost. Applications are available on the utility's web site, and in some cases an application must be submitted for approval before construction begins. Groton Utilities may perform a post-installation inspection at the utility's discretion.
Groton Utilities also offers cash incentives for customers who participate in the utility's Demand Response Program. This voluntary program requires customers to reduce electricity consumption when the electric system is severely constrained and the price of electricity is high. Contact Groton Utilities for more information on these incentive offerings.
Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.
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