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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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PSNH - Small Business Retrofit Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/07/2012
Program Overview:
State: New Hampshire
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motors, Custom/Others pending approval, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Commercial
Amount:General: up to 50% of costs
Custom: 35% of project costs or amount required for 1 year payback
Maximum Incentive:50% of labor and material costs for approved upgrades
Equipment Requirements:Average monthly customer demand may not exceed 200 kW
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Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), an electric utility, offers financial incentives and technical advice to small business customers seeking to improve energy efficiency through retrofits. PSNH's Small Business Retrofit Program, which is available to business customers with an average monthly demand less than 200 kilowatts (kW), tailors incentives for a variety of energy-efficiency measures. The program will cover up to 50% of labor and material costs for the following approved upgrades:

  • Energy-efficient fluorescent ballasts, lamps and fixtures
  • Hard-wired & screw-in compact fluorescent systems
  • High-intensity discharge lighting systems
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Electric hot water
  • Tank wraps
  • Motors
  • Cooler door heater controls
  • Walk-in cooler economizers

PSNH will provide eligible customers with a comprehensive energy analysis at no cost. This analysis will identify opportunities for enhancing the energy efficiency of your business. The utility will also assign interested small businesses an energy contractor who will provide a written proposal outlining recommended improvements. This proposal will include a detailed explanation of each improvement, a review of projected energy and cost savings, and the estimated return on investment. Custom rebates will also be considered and must meet the specifications of a cost/benefit analysis. These rebates will cover 35% of the installed cost, or the amount required to achieve a 1-year payback, whichever is less. The contractor will also explain the retrofitting process.

  Customer Service - PSNH
Public Service of New Hampshire
Box 330
Manchester, NH 03105
Phone: (800) 662-7764
Web Site:
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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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