Archive for November 24th, 2010

Con Edison Commercial-Industrial Program

November 24, 2010

We’re participants in a new rebate program that gives clients access to $100,000,000. of energy efficiency rebates.

What the program provides is that any Con Ed customer can get a rebate on electric or gas energy improvements through a pre-qualified consulting engineer.

Let’s say a client has a old gas-fired boiler that they want to replace with a new, modern boiler. We would calculate the energy savings on behalf of the client using a standard ASHRAE protocol. The project gets approved in a couple of weeks. The client then gets a check from Con Ed for the equivalent of $0.12 / kWh of savings for the equivalent of the first year’s savings. Con Ed gives an additional bonus of 10% for peak-demand reduction projects. Now we know boilers are not calc’ed in kWh, but the straight-line conversion is 1 kWh = 3.4121 MBTU.

The Con Ed program is administered by Lockheed Martin and applies to just about any piece of equipment or building system that uses energy. Here is the certification we received from Lockheed: