Rebate programs are alive and well, and are helping to fuel a surge of new interest in energy conservation. Federal energy legislation, concerns over fuel prices and energy-efficient building standards and rebates seem to be bolstering a new energy consciousness in the United States.

Electrical Wholesaling's editors found more than 50 rebate programs available through electric utilities, government agencies and public utility commissions. Rebate programs are constantly changing, so check frequently with local utilities on the status of rebates in your market area. These programs are generally funded and budgeted on an annual basis, and once funds run dry, no rebates are usually offered until the following year.

Alaska

Golden Valley Electric Association
Fairbanks, Alaska

Phone: (907) 452-1151
Rebates and incentives: BusinessSense program provides rebates for reducing lighting loads with retrofits.
Web site: www.gvea.com/memserv/energysense/businesssense.php

California

Anaheim Public Utilities
Anaheim, Calif.

Phone: (714) 765-4259
Rebates and incentives: Incentives vary based on individual customer lighting usage.
Web site: www.anaheim.net/utilities/adv_svc_prog/lighting_incentives/advantages.html

Burbank Water and Power
Burbank, Calif.

Phone: (818) 238-3638
Rebates and incentives: The Energy Solutions program offers 25 percent of total project costs for approved energy-efficiency upgrades up to $10,000 (up to $50,000 for customers with 1,000 kW demand or greater).
Web site: www.burbankwaterandpower.com/businessrebate.html

City of Lompac
Lompac, Calif.

Phone: (805) 736-1261
Rebates and incentives: Electronic ballasts operating T-8 lamps and LED exit signs.
Web site: www.ci.lompoc.ca.us/splash/utilprograms.htm

City of Palo Alto
Palo Alto, Calif.

Phone: (650) 329-2241
Rebates and incentives: Screw-in compact and hard-wired compact fluorescent lamps; T8 and T5 fluorescent lamps with electronic ballasts; reflectors; interior and exterior HID lamps; pulse-start, metal-halide lamps; LED exit signs; occupancy sensors; photocells; time clocks; variable-frequency drives; and motors.
Web site: www.cpau.com/programs/ci-advantage/coverview.html

Los Angeles Department of Power and Water
Los Angeles, Calif.

Phone: (800) 473-3652
Rebates and incentives: Hard-wired compact fluorescent lamps; T8 fluorescent lamps with electronic ballasts and energy-efficient fixtures; LED exit signs; induction lamps and fixtures; occupancy sensors; check for updates on motors.
Web site: www.ladwp.com/ladwp/cms/ladwp000572.jsp

Modesto Irrigation District
Modesto, Calif.

Phone: (209) 526-7373
Rebates and incentives: Check with utility for 2006 rebate programs; updated information unavailable at press time.
Web site: www.mid.org/services/rebates/default.htm

Pacific Gas & Electric
San Francisco, Calif.

Phone: (800) 468-4743
Rebates and incentives: One of the most robust rebate programs. Products include screw-in CFLs; T5 or T8 lamps with electronic ballasts; HID fixtures and pulse-start, metal-halide lamps; occupancy sensors; photocells; time clocks; LED exit signs; motors; and variable-frequency drives.
Web site: www.pge.com/biz/rebates/index.html

Redding Electric Utility
Redding, Calif.

Phone: (530) 339-7215
Rebates and incentives: T8 and T5 lighting systems with electronic ballasts; LED exit signs; occupancy sensors; and motors.
Web site: www.reupower.com/energysvc/energy-rebates.asp

San Diego Gas & Electric
San Diego, Calif.

Phone: (800) 644-6133
Rebates and incentives: 2006 Express Efficiency program details not available at press time. Check with utility.
Web site: www.sdge.com/business/bus_energy_efficiency.shtml

Silicon Valley Power
Santa Clara, Calif.

Phone: (408) 615-5694
Rebates and incentives:
Screw-in compact fluorescents; HID lamps and fixtures; electronic ballasts; T5 and T8 fluorescent lamps; occupancy sensors; photo cells; time clocks; LED exit signs; motors; and variable-frequency drives.
Web site: www.siliconvalleypower.com/bus/?sub=busrebates

Southern California Edison
Rosemead, Calif.

Phone: (800) 736-4777
Rebates and incentives: Screw-in CFLs; high-efficiency exit signs; HID fixtures; photocells; time clocks; LED exit signs; T8 and T5 lamps/fixtures; motors; and variable-frequency drives.
Web site: www.sce.com/RebatesandSavings/LargeBusiness/

Connecticut

Connecticut Light & Power/Northeast Utilities System
Hartford, Conn.

Phone: (877) 602-7283
Rebates and incentives: Retrofit applications for the following equipment: T8 lamps and electronic ballasts; occupancy sensors; reflectors; parabolic fixtures; and motors covered in the MotorUp program.
Web site: www.cl-p.com/clmbus/express/indexexpress.asp#lighting

United Illuminating
New Haven, Conn.

Phone: (203) 499-3868
Rebates and incentives: MotorUp program for energy-efficient motors.
Web site: www.uinet.com/your_business/ne_premium_motor.asp

Florida

Florida Power & Light
Miami, Fla.

Phone: (800) 375-5566
Rebates and incentives: T8 lamps with electronic ballasts; permanent, screw-in compact fluorescents; and new hard-wired fixtures for energy-efficient lamps.
Web site: www.fpl.com/savings/business/contents/rebates_and_incentives.shtml#TopOfPage

Tampa Electric Co.
Tampa, Fla.

Phone: (813) 228-4108
Rebates and incentives: Program pays customers 10 cents per watt reduction to replace current lighting with more energy-efficient fluorescent lighting systems (ballasts and lamps).
Web site: www.tampaelectric.com/pdf/TEBSIndoorLightingRebate.pdf

Hawaii

Hawaiian Electric
Honolulu, Hawaii.

Phone: (808) 947-6937
Rebates and incentives: The EnergySolutions for Business program offers rebates for T8 lamps with electronic ballasts; reflectors; high-pressure sodium and metal-halide lamps; occupancy sensors; and LED exit signs.
Web site: www.heco.com/images/pdf/rebateapplication0503.pdf

Idaho

Idaho Power
Boise, Idaho

Phone: (208) 388-2403
Rebates and incentives: The Industrial Efficiency Incentive program offers incentives based on kilowatt-hours saved, total project cost and one-year payback.
Web site: www.idahopower.com/pdfs/energycenter/Industrial_Brochure.pdf

Indiana

Cinergy
Plainfield, Ind.

Phone: (800) 521-2232
Rebates and incentives: T8 lamps with electronic ballasts; LED exit signs; and HIDs (retrofit installations only).
Web site: www.cinergypsi.com/Business_Services/programs_and_services/energy_efficiency_programs.asp

Iowa

Alliant Energy
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Phone: (614) 716-1000
Rebates and incentives: Customers in Iowa and Minnesota can receive rebates for installing CFLs and fixtures; electronic ballasts; metal-halide lamps of less than 250W; pulse-start, metal-halide lamps; high-pressure sodium lamps; occupancy sensors; and exit signs.
Web site: www.alliantenergy.com

MidAmerican Energy Co.
Des Moines, Iowa

Phone: (800) 894-9599
Rebates and incentives: T8 and T5 systems; pulse-start, metal-halide lamps; CFLs and fixtures; occupancy sensors; and LED exit signs.
Web site: www.midamericanenergy.com/html/energy6.asp

Maine

Maine Public Utilities Commission
Augusta, Maine

Phone: (866) 376-2463
Rebates and incentives: The Efficiency Maine program offers incentives for public and private schools and small businesses with fewer than 50 employees. The program covers T8 lamps and electronic ballasts; LED exit signs; occupancy sensors; and several types of Energy Star lamps. For larger companies, additional products are covered.
Web site: www.efficiencymaine.com/business/index.html

Massachusetts

Cape Light Compact
Barnstable, Mass.

Phone: (800) 797-6699
Rebates and incentives: The utility participates in the MotorUp program and offers many of the more common lighting rebates, as well as rebates for variable-speed drives.
Web site: www.capelightcompact.org/doc.ccml?15

Granite State Electric/National Grid
North Andover, Mass.

E-mail: GraniteStateElectric@us.ngrid.com
Rebates and incentives: New construction and retrofit applications for T8 or T5 fluorescent lighting systems with electronic ballasts; reflectors; compact fluorescent fixtures; pulse-start, metal-halide lamps, controls and fixtures; LED exit signs; occupancy sensors; daylight dimming systems; motors that qualify for MotorUp; and variable-speed drives.
Web site: www.nationalgridus.com/granitestate/business/energyeff/energyeff.asp

Massachusetts Electric/National Grid
Northborough, Mass.

Phone: (800) 322-3223
Rebates and incentives: Motors that qualify for MotorUp; variable-speed drives; T8 fluorescent lighting systems with electronic ballasts; pulse-start, metal-halide lamps; and occupancy sensors.
Web site: www.nationalgridus.com/masselectric/business/energyeff/3_large.asp

Nantucket Electric/National Grid
Nantucket, Mass.

E-mail: NantucketElectricBusinessOffice@us.ngrid.com
Rebates and incentives: New construction and retrofit applications for T8 or T5 fluorescent lighting systems with electronic ballasts; reflectors; compact fluorescent fixtures; pulse-start, metal-halide lamps and fixtures; controls and fixtures for metal-halide lamps; LED exit signs; occupancy sensors; daylight dimming systems; motors that qualify for the MotorUp program; and variable-speed drives.
Web site: www.nationalgridus.com/nantucket/business/energyeff/energyeff.asp

NSTAR Electric & Gas
Westwood, Mass.

Phone: (781) 441-8592
Rebates and incentives: T8 lighting systems with electronic ballasts; reflectors; high-efficiency troffers; compact fluorescent fixtures with and without dimmable ballasts; HID lighting systems; LED exit signs; pulse-start, metal-halide lamps and fixtures; occupancy sensors; daylight dimming systems; motors; and variable-speed drives.
Web site: www.nstaronline.com/your_business/electricprograms.asp

Western Massachusetts Electric/Northeast
Utilities System
West Springfield, Mass.

Phone: (413) 785-5871
Rebates and incentives: Retrofit applications for T8 lamps and electronic ballasts; occupancy sensors; reflectors; parabolic fixtures; pulse-start, metal-halide lamps; and motors covered in the MotorUp program.
Web site: www.wmeco.com/community/economic/express.asp

Minnesota

Dakota Electric Association
Farmington, Minn.

Phone: (651) 463-6212
Rebates and incentives: Adjustable-speed drives, lighting products; and motors.
Web site: www.dakotaelectric.com/cirebate.asp

Minnesota Power
Duluth, Minn.

Phone: (218) 722-5642; ext. 2909
Rebates and incentives: T8 and T5 lighting systems with electronic ballasts; screw-in or hard-wired compact fluorescent lamps; pulse-start, metal-halide lamps; LED exit signs; occupancy sensors; photo cells; motors; and high-volume, low-speed fans.
Web site: www.mnpower.com/powergrant/rebates.htm

Otter Tail Power Co.
Fergus Falls, Minn.

Phone: (218) 739-8200
Rebates and incentives: Minnesota industrial, commercial and agricultural customers can receive rebates per watts saved for the installation of T8 lamps; compact fluorescents; HID lighting; induction lighting; and electronic ballasts. The rebate for occupancy sensors is 10 percent of total product cost. Rebates exceeding $2,500 must be pre-approved.
Web site: www.otpco.com/SaveEnergyMoney/lightingCIP.asp

Xcel Energy
Minneapolis, Minn.

Phone: (800) 481-4700
Rebates and incentives: Programs vary by service area.
Web site: www.xcelenergy.com/docs/retail/BusinessConservationProgramsSummary_2.pdf

Montana

Northwestern Energy
Helena, Mont.

Phone: (800) 823-5995
Rebates and incentives: (Montana customers, check with utility for programs in other states.) T8 lamps with electronic ballasts; metal-halide lighting systems; screw-in and hard-wired compact fluorescent lamps; LED exit signs; photocells; and occupancy sensors.
Web site: www.northwesternenergy.com/showitem.aspx?M=17&I=98

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Electric Co-op
Plymouth, N.H.

Phone: (800) 698-2007
Rebates and incentives: Energy-efficient lighting systems; motors; and variable-frequency drives.
Web site: www.nhec.coop/lgbusinesspro.html

Public Service of New Hampshire/
Northeast Utilities System
Manchester, N.H.

E-mail: belaitr@psnh.com
Rebates and incentives: New construction and retrofit applications using T8 fluorescent lighting systems; motors; and variable-speed drives.
Web site: www.psnh.com/Business/Efficiency/IndustrialRetrofit.asp

New Jersey

Atlantic City Electric
Mays Landing, N.J.

Phone: (800) 317-2938
Rebates and incentives: 2006 information for New Jersey's SmartStart Buildings program is not yet available; program usually offers a robust array of rebates. Check www.njsmartstartbuildings.com for updates.
Web site: www.atlanticcityelectric.com/business/services/commercial/

Public Service Electric & Gas
Newark, N.J.

Phone: (800) 854-4444
Rebates and incentives: 2006 information for New Jersey's SmartStart Buildings program is not yet available; program usually offers a robust array of rebates. Check www.njsmartstartbuildings.com for updates.
Web site: www.pseg.com/customer/business/industrial/rebate/overview.jsp

New York

Con Edison
New York, N.Y.

E-mail: (866) 697-3732
Rebates and incentives: Conventional and custom rebates for lighting systems and other energy-efficient products.
Web site: sclp.lightingresearch.org

Long Island Power Authority
Uniondale, N.Y.

Phone: (800) 692-2626
Rebates and incentives: Fluorescent fixtures and controls; HID fixtures and controls; motors; and variable-speed drives. Custom rebates also available.
Web site: www.lipower.org/commercial

Orange & Rockland/Consolidated Edison
Pearl River, N.Y.

Phone: (877) 434-4100
Rebates and incentives: Financial incentives for energy-efficient retrofits are offered through New York State Research Energy Development Authority (NYSERDA) and New Jersey's SmartStart Buildings program.
Web site: www.nyserda.org

Nevada

Nevada Power
Las Vegas, Nev.

Phone: (800) 342-6335
Rebates and incentives: Nevada SureBet program offers rebates for T8 and T5 fluorescent lamps with electronic ballasts; screw-in and hard-wired compact fluorescent lamps; exit signs; occupancy sensors; and motors.
Web site: www.nevadasurebet.com/ProjectCenter/

Sierra Pacific Power Co.
Reno, Nev.

Phone: (800) 342-6335
Rebates and incentives: Sierra PowerSureBet program offers rebates for T8 and T5 fluorescent lamps with electronic ballasts; screw-in and hard-wired compact fluorescent lamps; exit signs; occupancy sensors; and motors.
Web site: www.californiasurebet.com/ProjectCenter/

Oregon

Energy Trust of Oregon
Portland, Ore.

Phone: (877) 510-6800
Rebates and incentives: Customers of Portland General Electric (PGE), NW Natural and PacifiCorp can earn standard and custom incentives for energy-efficient lighting systems, motors and other energy-efficient electrical equipment.
Web site: www.energytrust.org/buildingefficiency/standard.html

Rhode Island

Narragansett Electric Co./National Grid
Providence, R.I.

E-mail: narragansettelectric@us.ngrid.com
Rebates and incentives: See Nantucket Electric, Massachusetts, and other National Grid utilities.
Web site: www.nationalgridus.com/narragansett/business/energyeff/energyeff.asp

Texas

Entergy
Beaumont, Texas

Phone: (800) 368-3749
Rebates and incentives: 2006 program information not yet available; last year's program included incentives for lighting retrofits and large-scale demand-side management projects in Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana.
Web site: www.entergy-texas.com/energy_efficiency/default.aspx

TXU Electric Delivery
Dallas

Phone: (800) 273-8741
Rebates and incentives: Commercial and Industrial Standard Offer program for 2006 offers incentives based on amount of energy savings.
Web site: www.txuelectricdelivery.com/electricity/teem/candi/program.asp

Vermont

Efficiency Vermont
Rutland, Vt.

Phone: (888) 921-5990
Rebates and incentives: 2006 Efficiency Vermont program details not available at press time. Last year's program provided rebates for array of lighting products and motors.
Web site: www.efficiencyvermont.com

Washington

Avista Utilities
Spokane, Wash.

Phone: (800) 227-9187
Rebates and incentives: Avista provides customers in Washington and Idaho incentives for hard-wired improvements. The incentive is based on the first-year energy savings.
Web site: www.avistautilities.com/saving/conservation/rebates_wa_id_com.asp

Puget Sound Energy
Bellevue, Wash.

Phone: (800) 562-1482
Rebates and incentives: Screw-in CFLs with fixtures; T8 or T5 lamps with electronic ballasts; metal-halide and high-pressure sodium lighting systems; dimmable ballasts; occupancy sensors; timers; and LED exit signs.
Web site: www.pse.com/solutions/ForBusiness_EfficiencyPrograms.aspx

Seattle City Light
Seattle, Wash.

Phone: (206) 684-3254
Rebates and incentives: The Energy Smart and Smart Business programs offer rebates for the installation of T8 lamps; electronic ballasts; metal-halide lamps; high-pressure sodium lamps; occupancy sensors; LED exit signs; daylight dimming systems; variable-speed drives; and motors.
Web site: www.ci.seattle.wa.us/light/conserve/business/cv5_fi.htm

Wisconsin

Focus on Energy
Madison, Wis.

E-mail: Focusinfo@focusonenergy.com
Rebates and incentives: Eligible customers that purchase and install qualifying lighting equipment and/or controls can receive energy-efficiency incentives up to $5,000 (or more for some large custom nonindustrial applications).
Web site: www.focusonenergy.com/page.