Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Custom Program
The C&I Custom Program incentivizes tailored energy efficiency and distributed generation projects that require site-specific engineering analyses and/or projects with energy conservation measures that are not otherwise covered by the C&I Prescriptive Program incentives. Funding levels range from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $1 million per customer. Additional restrictions apply. For further details, please refer to the C&I Custom Program’s project descriptions below and check out our program overview video.
Examples of customers who have participated in the C&I Custom Program include hospitals, manufacturers, universities, commercial bakeries, food processors, office complexes, and data centers. To learn more about past custom projects, click here.
Efficiency Maine’s C&I Custom Program is accepting applications for custom electrical energy efficiency projects that reduce the consumption of grid-supplied electricity. Learn more here.
Efficiency Maine’s C&I 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.
Efficiency Maine’s C&I Custom Program is accepting applications for cost-effective behind-the-meter distributed generation projects such as combined heat and power (CHP). Learn more here.
Efficiency Maine’s C&I Custom Program is accepting applications for behind the meter energy storage projects that reduce facility demand during summer peak demand conditions. Learn more here.
Efficiency Maine’s C&I Custom Program is accepting applications for beneficial electrification and heat recovery projects at manufacturing facilities. Learn more here.
The Lead by Example Initiative provides funding for state agency owned or leased buildings currently using oil or propane for heating to convert to high efficiency heat pumps. Learn more here.
Efficiency Maine offers free scoping audits to eligible businesses that have the potential to develop a qualifying project under the C&I 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. Learn more here.