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Demand Management Incentives for Large Customers

Help us lower our peak load on the hottest days and we’ll give you financial incentives to manage your energy use and save money.

Our Demand Management Program is open to Con Edison and New York Power Authority customers in New York City and Westchester

Eligibility Requirements

  • Projects must reduce at least 1 kW. Refer to the Application and the Technical Data Requirements for more information.
  • Projects cannot start construction and existing equipment cannot be disconnected until completion of a pre-installation inspection.
  • Projects must be in existing buildings.

Project Funding

For projects installed in 2019, we have extended installation deadlines and raised incentives for many measures. All projects must be installed by the date stipulated in the table below to qualify for any incentive payment. We have waived the allowance for projects to be completed two years after obtaining an incentive offer.

Applicants are not required to post a cash collateral.

Incentives

All incentives will be capped at the levels listed based on kW estimates determined by Con Edison. Incentives will be capped at the lower of the $/kW, or the project cost limits shown below.

For a limited time, battery project developers will be eligible for additional incentives to help offset the costs of obtaining UL certifications and completing 9540A testing. Find details in Appendix 2 of the 2019 Technical Data Requirements.

 

Project Type

2018 Ceiling Incentive Levels

2019 Total Possible Incentive for Projects Applying After July 15, 2018

Project Cost Incentive Limit**

Thermal Storage

$1,500/kW

$2,520/kW Up to 50% 

High Efficiency Electric Chiller

$1,350/kW 

$1,620/kW Up to 50%
HVAC/BMS/Controls $1,350/kW
$1,620/kW HVAC up to 50%
BMS/Controls up to 70%

Lighting Controls

$1,350/kW 

$1,620/kW Up to 70%

Demand Response Enablement Controls (to unlock revenue for grid support)

$1,350/kW 

$1,440/kW Up to 70%

Steam Turbine Chiller, Double Stage Absorption Chiller, Gas Driven Chiller*

$1,350/kW

$1,440/kW Up to 50% 
Steam Turbine Chiller Control Panel for Improved Efficiency* $600/kW $720/kW Up to 70% 
Single Stage Absorption Chiller* $600/kW $720/kW  Up to 50%
Battery Storage $1,500/kW $1,620/kW Up to 50% 
DR Enablement - Generation    $650/kW  $720/kW Up to 50% 

* Use .55kW/ton factor to convert to $/ton
** Limit based on the lower of the project cost estimated by Con Edison or the final project cost reported by the applicant.

Installation Deadlines 

Project Type

Extended Project Installation Deadlines for 2019 to Qualify for Incentive

Thermal Storage

November 15

High Efficiency Electric Chiller

November 15
HVAC/BMS/Controls TRM: November 15** / NOT in TRM: August 15

Lighting Controls

November 15

Demand Response Enablement–Controls (to unlock revenue for grid support)

August 15

Steam Turbine Chiller, Double Stage Absorption Chiller, Gas Driven Chiller*

November 15

Steam Turbine Chiller Control Panel for Improved Efficiency* November 15
Single Stage Absorption Chiller* November 15
Battery Storage November 15
DR Enablement - Generation November 15

* Use .55kW/ton factor to convert to $/ton

** The installation deadline for project installing measures will be 11/15/18 per the New York State Technical Resource Manual. kW savings methodology for these projects will follow the manual’s guidelines. Project applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and applicants will be notified of the Measurement and Verification process after the initial evaluation.

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Program Application

2019 Program Application
2019 Technical Requirements

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