As part of our request to redesign and raise Delivery Service Charges beginning in 2008, we also proposed the Conservation Incentive Program, which represents a substantial commitment to running extensive programs promoting the benefits of conservation through education, rebate offers and targeted low-income initiatives.
Residential customers, please see the information below. Non-residential customers must call C.J. Brown Energy at 1-844-365-3493 to receive an energy-use analysis, which will then be used to develop their customized rebate.
Qualifying hot air furnace, hot air furnace (w/ ECM), hot water boiler, steam boiler, clothes dryer, Wi-Fi thermostat, or water heater (storage tank and tankless).
Required documentation for purchased item:
The tenth year of the program has been approved for approximately one year, and funded to a set amount. We expect to issue rebates through this winter and spring, and if funds are still available, through the summer. If the funding runs out before then, we’ll have to close the program
No, only replacement of existing appliances, with new energy-efficient appliances, qualifies for a rebate. The goal of the program is to help people improve the efficiency of the equipment they currently operate.
The surcharge is like any other program included in our rate structure. This is built in to the delivery service portion of the bill. Ultimately, the Conservation Incentive Program is designed to encourage customers to upgrade inefficient or old equipment. This is part of a statewide effort to reduce consumption overall and restore balance to the marketplace, with the goal to lower natural gas prices.
There are no income or usage requirements for residential customers applying for a rebate. Customers are also eligible for an unlimited number of rebates. For example, if you are a landlord and own a property with two water heaters, and you would like to upgrade both, you can apply for rebates on both.
Rebates for all equipment will be processed based on the date of purchase and installation. Once installation is complete, the application for rebate can be processed. For example, if you purchase equipment in 2016 and install the equipment in 2017, your rebate will be based on 2017’s rebate offering. Remember to save all of your documentation.
No. There is not a specific brand of furnace or water heater, or contractor mandated for the program. However, contractors must be able to supply one of the following: Federal ID number, a Certificate of Insurance or a Business Certificate showing their company’s name and address. Installed equipment must meet the required minimum efficiency levels.
Yes, rebates are available for customers in National Fuel’s Western New York service area, regardless of which company provides gas to the customer. Customers of any of the following approved marketers are eligible for the rebates:
A contractor MUST install all equipment with the exception of an ENERGY STAR®-labeled gas clothes dryer installation. Contractors must be able to supply one of the following: Federal ID number, a Certificate of Insurance or a Business Certificate showing their company’s name and address in order for the rebate application to be considered.