Custom incentives

Custom incentives are available to businesses who install qualifying energy efficiency projects that are not eligible for rebates through other energySMART offerings.

Custom incentives are based on the therms saved from the energy efficiency project:

Custom incentives for business customers

Customers on all commercial rate classes are eligible for this incentive structure:

Project savings Incentive amount Incentive cap* 
2,500 - 15,000 therms saved/year
$0.60 
per therm saved
$350,000 per
year
> 15,000 therms saved/year
$0.80
per therm saved

Custom incentives for small business customers

Small business customers use less than 60,000 therms of natural gas annually, are independently owned and operated, and have fewer than 10 locations.

 Project savings Incentive amount  Incentive cap*

2,500 - 7,500 therms saved/year

$.060 
per therm saved

> 7,500 therms saved/year

$0.80
per therm saved

 

Custom incentives for multi-family customers

Multi-family properties must have permanent or semi-permanent residential tenants and be an apartment/condominium, college/university dormitory, assisted living facility or retirement community consisting of 5 units or more.

Project savings Incentive amount Incentive cap* 
2,500 - 7,500 therms saved/year
$0.60 
per therm saved
$350,000 per 
year
> 7,500 therms saved/year
$0.80 
per therm saved


*Incentives cannot cover more than 35 percent of the project cost.

Common projects include:

  • High-efficiency burner replacements
  • Burner and furnace controls
  • Process heat recovery technologies, including flue stack and condensing economizers
  • Regenerative thermal oxidizers
  • Condensate return system improvements
  • Building and process insulation
  • Retrocommissioning studies
  • Combined Heat and Power
  • Air side measures:
    • Make-up air units
    • Energy recovery ventilators

Please note: you must obtain pre-approval and final approval to receive custom incentives for an energy-saving project.

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Pre-approval application

In order to receive a custom incentive, you must obtain a pre-approval notice from energySMART before purchasing equipment or starting project work.

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