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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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National Fuel (Gas) - Large Non-Residential Conservation Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/06/2012
Program Overview:
State: New York
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat recovery, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Food Service Equipment, Vent Damper, Demand Controlled Ventilation, Circulation Controls
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Institutional
Amount:Custom Rebates: $15/Mcf x the gas savings or 50% of the total project cost
Unit Heater: $1000
Hot Air Furnace: $500
Low Intensity Infrared Heating: $500
Programmable Thermostat: $25
Hot Water Boiler: $600-$4500
Steam Boiler: $600-$10,000 + $2/kBtuh
Vent Damper: $1/Mbtu/h
Pipe Insulation: $3/ln. ft.
Duct Insulation: $0.50/ft.
Demand Controlled Ventilation: $200/unit
Storage Tank Insulation: $1/sq. ft.
Circulation Controls: $500/unit
Fryer: $750
Convection Oven: $500
Combination Oven: $750
Broiler: $500
Steamer: $750
Griddle: $500
Maximum Incentive:Commercial Custom Rebates: $200,000
Industrial Custom Rebates: $5,000,000
Eligible System Size:Large, non-residential customers whose facilities use more than 12,000 Mcf of natural gas per year are eligible
Equipment Requirements:Unit Heater: 90% AFUE
Hot Air Furnace: 90% AFUE
Programmable Thermostat: ENERGY STAR
Hot Water Boiler: 85% AFUE
Steam Boiler: 81% AFUE
Convection Oven: 40% AFUE
Combination Oven: 40% AFUE
Broiler: 30% AFUE
Griddle: 45% AFUE
Installation Requirements:Incentives are for improvements directly related to gas equipment energy savings, and all appliances must be installed by a contractor.
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In conjunction with NYSERDA's Existing Facilities Program, National Fuel provides an energy efficient equipment application for custom and standard rebates. These rebates are available for large businesses using more than 12,000 cubic feet of natural gas per year.  Rebates are available up to $5 million for industrial entities or $200,000 for commercial. Natural gas rebates are available for boilers, furnaces, unit heaters, commercial cooking equipment, equipment insulation, infrared heaters and custom measures.

Customized rebates are available for equipment purchased and installed after July 1, 2010.  Mearsures must be installed by a qualified contractor.

  Eric Mazzone
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399
Phone: (866) 697-3732 Ext.3371
Phone 2: (518) 862-1090
Fax: (518) 862-1091
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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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