State and Utility Rebates

What Are Rebates?

Government and public agencies offer cash-back programs to reduce the cost of your energy efficient products and help you achieve energy savings goals. These rebates can be as much as 75% of your cost in some locations. Rebate programs are first-come, first-served, and vary greatly by location and program administrator. EDSS researches these programs and opportunities in your area for eligibility and files all the paperwork for you.

Whether you’re planning to install energy efficient/renewable systems in your building or already have, EDSS will identify incentives for your project type and location. Get EDSS involved early to ensure rebate success and to manage pre-installation approvals that may be required.

Types of Energy Rebates

Rebates are offered in two forms–Prescriptive and Custom. Prescriptive Rebates are issued for pre-qualified products, whereas Custom Rebates evaluate overall energy savings.

  • Prescriptive Rebates: Awarded for common energy-saving measures, these incentives are set by specific requirements from the program administrator and are based on each installed unit.
    Rebate Example: ENERGY STAR-rated LED Downlight : $40/LED fixture
  • Custom Rebates: Newer technologies with undefined energy savings can still be eligible for rebates through an energy analysis. Often more lucrative than Prescriptive Rebates, Custom Rebates require a detailed description of energy conservation measures and their impact on overall energy usage. This usually requires an experienced company to perform an energy model to calculate the energy savings and negotiate with the utility provider.
    Rebate Example: $0.08/kWh Reduced

Rebate Process

EDSS works with your team from the design phase through implementation to meet your goals and obtain maximum savings. We will perform a preliminary analysis to evaluate whether a prescriptive or custom rebate will apply to your project/facility. EDSS will also partner with your architects, contractors and vendors to identify and secure all available rebates for your project by these following steps: 

  • STEP 1: Initiate
    EDSS gathers project data including scope, utility bills, and drawings.
  • STEP 2: Analyze
    EDSS reviews program requirements and billing accuracy and contacts the program provider. 
  • STEP 3: Gather
    EDSS collects specifications and other required documentation on relatable technology. 
  • STEP 4: Submit
    EDSS prepares and submits the initial application and schedules pre-inspection as needed. 
  • STEP 5: Track
    EDSS tracks the rebate review process, works closely with the program/utility engineers and provides all supplemental information.
  • STEP 6: Finalize
    EDSS submits final application documents and schedules post-inspection as needed.
  • STEP 7: Monetize
    EDSS ensures that rebates are received. 

Instant Lighting Discounts

Outside of the normal rebate process, EDSS is an approved lighting distributor, able to provide the Instant Lighting Discount on lighting products purchased from EDSS. This incentive reduces your upfront costs on widely-used LED lighting products that may no longer be eligible for rebates. 

Want to save money?

Let us check to see if you’re eligible for a rebate from the government or your local utility.

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