What is Custom Rebate
A custom rebate is an incentive program offered by local utility companies in the lighting industry. It is specifically designed to encourage and reward projects that involve unique equipment or process changes aimed at reducing energy consumption and demand. Unlike instant or prescriptive rebate programs, which have predefined criteria and incentives for specific lighting applications, custom rebates provide more flexibility and potentially higher incentives for projects that require a more tailored approach.
In a custom rebate program, customers are required to demonstrate that their project will result in energy savings. The amount of the rebate is typically based on the kilowatt-hours (kWh) and kilowatts (kW) of energy saved. This means that the incentive amount can vary depending on the actual energy reduction achieved by the project.
Custom rebates can offer more lucrative incentives compared to standard rebate programs. This is particularly beneficial for projects that involve specialized lighting solutions or advanced energy-saving technologies. However, it is important to note that custom rebate programs can be more complex and involve a detailed evaluation and documentation process. This includes assessing the energy savings potential, calculating the incentive amount, and verifying the actual energy savings achieved.