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Jamestown BPU Custom Incentive Program for Commercial and Industrial Customers

Is your Business as Efficient as it Could Be?

The BPU offers commercial and industrial customers financial incentives (rebates) for energy efficiency projects. The programís goal is to assist commercial and industrial customers with improving their efficient use of electricity in a may customers feel is most beneficial to them.

Do I qualify?
Commercial and industrial customers classified as service class 2, 3 or 6 qualify for the program.

Is there a limit to how much I can receive in rebates?
Yes, companies are limited to a maximum of $15,000 of rebates annually.

Are there efficiency measures that donít qualify for the program?
Yes, any measure that is eligible for a rebate under another BPU energy efficiency program do not qualify. Also measures to conserve natural gas do not qualify. For more information about natural gas efficiency measures please visit the New York State Energy Efficiency Research and Development Authority website at

How do I participate?
All projects must receive preapproval from the BPU Energy Efficiency Coordinator, Daniel Reynolds. He can be contact at 661-1646 or by e-mail to have your project pre-approved..

How does the incentive work?

Under the program, customers are paid based on energy savings (kWh) or a specific amount for each kWh of electricity saved. These savings may result from efficiency measures that the customer has investigated.

To qualify, customers will have to provide supporting documentation to demonstrate the potential energy savings. Documentation can be in the form of engineering reports, energy efficiency studies, or manufacturesí cut sheets. For information or assistance with energy efficiency studies, contact the BPU Energy Efficiency Coordinator at 661-1646.

What are some examples of projects that would qualify under the custom incentive program?

Energy efficiency measures that could receive funding under the custom incentive program include, but are not limited to:
  • Building System Automation
  • Heat Recovery Systems
  • Natural Lighting
  • Efficient Equipment
  • Fixing Leaks in Air Systems
  • Reflective Surfaces for Roofs and Windows
  • Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps
Any project that would not be covered by another BPU energy efficiency program may qualify!

How much is the incentive?

The total incentive will be paid based on annual energy savings times the incentive rate.
The incentive rate for 2014 is: $0.10 per kWh

Example: reduction of 30,000 kWh annually times $0.10 per kWh equals a one time incentive of $3,000.

To receive your rebate you must submit -

  • A copy of the dated invoice, clearly showing material and quantity.
  • A copy of your businessesí recent BPU electric bill.
  • Sufficient technical product documentation showing that material meets specifications.

Mail or deliver to:
Jamestown BPU Customer Service
92 Steele Street, P.O. Box 700
Jamestown, NY 14702-0700
AATTENTION: Dan Reynolds.

General Terms & Conditions:
The Jamestown BPU may choose to inspect locations to verify satisfactory completion of the projects and to measure and verify energy savings. Misrepresentation of installation location or measure eligibility may result in forfeiture of the incentive award and prosecution.

Customers are responsible for any such tax implications associated with reimbursement. The BPU is not responsible for any tax consequences associated with any payments. The BPU assumes no responsibility for performance of installed material. The material must be purchased new and installed within 120 days of the purchase date. The customer relieves the BPU of all liability associated with this project. The BPU reserves the right to terminate or modify this program at any time.

If you have any questions concerning the program, please contact:
Dan Reynolds
Energy Efficiency Coordinator
Jamestown BPU
P.O. Box 700, 92 Steele Street
Jamestown, NY 14702-0700
Phone (716) 661-1646

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