Usage and Safety 
commercial and industrial rebate program

Prescriptive rebate program participation instructions

Start by having your contractor, distributor, or internal staff estimate the total rebate amount for your equipment. Determine if preapproval is required. If total rebates are less than $10,000, then preapproval is NOT required.

Follow the steps below to receive your rebate.


For projects where preapproval is NOT required.

  1. Purchase and install the new equipment.
  2. Within 90 days of equipment installation, complete and submit the appropriate application with authorized signature. Include the following required documents to expedite processing:
    •     Itemized project invoice(s) with labor and material breakdown
    •     Product specifications (cut sheets)
    •     IRS Form W-9 must be completed and submitted with the application materials for the party receiving the incentive payment. IRS Form W-9 is available at www.irs.gov
    •     Copy of the customer's utility bill
    •     Third party authorization form (if applicable)
  3. You’ll receive your rebate check within 6 to 8 weeks after verification of the approved project.


For projects where preapproval is required.

  1. Submit a signed application. Wait for preapproval before proceeding. Include the following documents to expedite processing:
    •     Inventory worksheets for lighting and controls
    •     Project scoping document (proposal, quote, estimate)
    •     Product specifications (cut sheets)
    •     IRS Form W-9 must be completed and submitted with the application materials for the party receiving the incentive payment. IRS Form W-9 is available at www.irs.gov
    •     Copy of the customer's utility bill
    •     Third party authorization form (if applicable)
    •     (Note: Project expenditures made by the customer prior to the customer receiving approval of an application will not be eligible for rebates.)
  2. You will be notified in writing when your project has been approved for funding. (Note: A site inspection may be required as part of NYSG/RG&E's approval process.)
  3. Purchase and install the new equipment. Notify NYSEG or RG&E before implementing any changes to the approved project scope.
  4. Once your preapproved project is completed, please submit the completion certificate with authorized signature. Include the following required documents to expedite processing:
    •     Completion certificate
    •     Itemized project invoice(s) with labor and material breakdown
    •     Copy of the signed rebate reservation letter
  5. If the scope of work has changed since preapproval:
  6. A site installation inspection may be required to verify equipment installation.
  7. You’ll receive your incentive check within 6 to 8 weeks after verification of the approved project.