Small Business Direct Install

We have resumed Energy Efficiency program activities after temporary suspensions due to COVID-19. We're taking extra measures to ensure the safety of our customers, contractors and employees. Our program partners are required to review and adhere to all New York State Safe Return to Work guidelines.

For questions regarding our program, please call our program implementation contractor Lime Energy at 877.359.9814


Eligible small businesses using less than 110 kW per month can receive free energy assessments, and up to 70% of the cost of recommended equipment upgrades will be covered through our Small Business Direct Install Program. Call 877.359.9814 to schedule an appointment.

Equipment upgrades could include:

  • Replacing fluorescent fixtures with high efficiency lamps and ballasts
  • Changing incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) or light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
  • Upgrading exit signs to LED signs
  • Installing occupancy sensors or dimmer switches
  • LED canopy lighting
  • Commercial refrigeration upgrades
  • LED parking lot lights to replace both pole-top and wall-mounted metal halide lighting
  • HID fixture replacements 


  • Lower energy bills
  • Enhanced quality of lighting and appearance of your business
  • Improved lighting equipment longevity
  • The opportunity to show your customers that you have made environmentally-conscious energy improvements 


  1. Call 877.359.9814. to schedule an appointment. Our representatives can check to be sure that you meet the program qualifications.
  2. Lime Energy, our approved program administrator, will perform an energy assessment and will immediately provide you with an energy report for your business.
  3. Along with reviewing the energy report, the Lime Energy representative will  also provide a brief program overview and together you can review any benefits of installing energy efficient equipment.
  4. If you choose to move forward, we will schedule a convenient time for an  upgrade to take place. 


To learn more about our Small Business Direct Install Program, call Lime Energy at 877.359.9814, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • We have gathered some frequently asked questions below.  
  • Learn more by calling our energy efficiency hotline at 800.995.9525.

The Small Business Direct Install Program is in accordance with a November 2009 New York State Public Service Commission order approving commercial and industrial efficiency programs for utilities across the state.


Energy Efficient Lighting:

Replace old or inefficient lighting with energy efficient lighting and bulbs to provide your business with improved lighting quality, better color and longer lamp life.

Programmable Thermostats:

Better manage on and off cycles, temperature settings and improve comfort.

Maintain HVAC Systems:

Regular maintenance can help you avoid costly repairs, help reduce energy usage and save you money.

Lights Out: 

Leave lights off in storage and closet areas when not in use, install occupancy sensors for indoor lighting areas and install timers and photocells for outdoor lighting areas.

Turn it Off: 

Shut off copiers and computers when not in use.


Insulate attic spaces and make sure your entire business is properly sealed.

Get Set: 

Lower settings on water heaters and be sure they are properly insulated.


  • Is it really beneficial for me to switch to LED or CFL light bulbs?  
  • Does NYSEG offer energy efficiency programs?  
  • How can I save on energy around my home?  
  • How can I save more on my air conditioning costs?