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Con Edison Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Energy Efficiency (EE) Program

Program Name: Con Edison Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Energy Efficiency (EE) Program
Program Sponsor: Con Edison
Program Type:          Rebates/Incentives
Technology:               Energy Efficiency/ Demand Response
Fuel:               Electricity; Natural Gas
Eligibility:                        Commercial Customers (excluding multifamily buildings), over 100 kW average peak demand on a rolling 12-month basis, who pay into the EE Tracker.
Cost: Incentive amount and customer’s share varies by project.


The Con Edison C&I Energy Efficiency Program offers cash rebates and incentives for installing energy efficient electric and gas equipment and technologies.


Only Con Edison gas and electric customers are eligible for the utility’s C&I EE Program.

General Customer Requirements:

  • Customer must not have applied for or received an incentive from the NYSERDA, Con Edison or another utility for the same project.
  • Project must be in an existing facility, either a retrofit or gut renovation. Gut renovations are defined as one of the following types of projects:
    • Change of use and reconstruction of existing building or space within, including removal of all materials and equipment down to the structural load-bearing beams. New construction is not eligible for this program.
    • Reconstruction of a vacant structure or space within, including removal of all materials and equipment down to the structural load-bearing beams.
  • Equipment must be installed after customer signs and submits a signed preliminary IOL from Con Edison, allows for a pre-installation inspection, and receives a Notice to Proceed from Con Edison.
  • The Con Edison customer of record listed on the application is a directly metered commercial or industrial customer.
  • All incentives provided are for replacement of existing fully operational systems unless the project is a gut renovation. Incentives do not cover maintenance, repairs, or replacement of existing non-functional equipment unless explicitly state herein.
  • Incentives are for energy efficiency improvements. Program incentives do not cover correction of existing equipment sizing. Equipment Downsizing will ONLY be eligible for incentives when the project meets Early Replacement of Extended Life requirements as outlined in Sections 2.6.1 and 2.6.2.

How the Program Works

There are two pathways for participating gas and electric customers: the prescriptive path and the custom path. The amount of incentive is dependent on the existing equipment and the type(s) of energy efficiency equipment installed, and is calculated by Con Edison. Incentives cannot exceed 50% of the customer’s project cost for eligible measures or 100% of each measure cost, and total incentives are capped at $1 Million for electricity use or $250,000 for gas use per year. All projects must be pre-approved by Con Edison before work begins on an eligible improvement. Con Edison will only pay the approved incentive amount upon completion of an approved project.

To get started, customers must submit an application package. You will receive a Preliminary IOL once your project has been reviewed, and must be signed and returned to Con Edison in 30 days identifying a contact person who may be present at the pre-inspection site visit. Con Edison will then inspect the existing condition of the site. Once the customer receives a Notice to Proceed from Con Edison, which will also include an incentive offer for the new equipment, the project work may begin. The customer then has 90 days to complete the installations and to submit completion paperwork to Con Edison. Lastly, Con Edison will conduct a post-installation inspection and mail an incentive check to the participating customer.

Please see the Program Manual for additional information.

How to Apply

Application materials should be filled out and e-mailed directly to their Energy Advisor or to with a subject line of New C&I Application – [Applicant Name].

Contact Information

Questions regarding the program should be e-mailed to: