Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Custom Program

The C&I Custom Program is designed to leverage private investment to achieve electrical and thermal energy savings. Funding levels range from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $1 million per customer, or up to 50% of the total project costs. Additional restrictions apply. For further details, please refer to the Custom Program’s project descriptions below.

Examples of customers who have participated in the Custom Program include hospitals, manufacturers, universities, commercial bakeries, food processors, office complexes, and data centers. To learn more about past custom projects, click here.

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Efficiency Maine offers free scoping audits to eligible businesses that have the potential to develop a qualifying project under the Custom Program. These scoping audits provide businesses with the opportunity to get a professional consultation on their facility’s specific energy use and identify cost-effective energy efficiency projects that will reduce operating expenses. Click here to find out if you’re eligible for a scoping audit.
Efficiency Maine offers incentives for Technical Assistance Studies to those customers that have already identified a project but need additional outside assistance to move it forward.  Customers are guided through the process of developing the energy savings analyses and project cost estimates necessary for our Custom Program application. Efficiency Maine may provide up to 50% of the cost of an approved Technical Assistance Study up to $20,000. To apply for a Technical Assistance incentive, click here.

Interested in becoming a Technical Assistance provider? Click here for more information.

 

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Efficiency Maine’s Custom Program is accepting applications for custom thermal energy efficiency projects that reduce the consumption of natural gas, oil, biomass, and other fuels. Learn more here.
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Efficiency Maine’s Custom Program is accepting applications for custom electrical energy efficiency projects that reduce the consumption of grid-supplied electricity. Learn more here.
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Efficiency Maine’s Custom Program is accepting applications for cost-effective behind-the-meter distributed generation projects. Learn more here.