Commercial Lighting Rebates

Program purpose: Our commercial and municipal electric customers consume an estimated 53,614 megawatt hours each year for lighting, much of that during peak hours. Lighting technology has vastly improved in efficiency in the last decade and if these customers upgrade existing fixtures, there is a potential to reduce lighting load by 16,000 megawatts which can impact our system-wide peak use. For those commercial and municipal energy customers who are considering investing in lighting upgrades for energy efficiency, this incentive will provide a value signal that now is the time.


Retrofitting or replacing existing lighting equipment with new equipment that results in a verifiable installed wattage reduction is eligible for a rebate if retrofits meet certain operating parameters. This can include replacing T-12 bulbs & fixtures with T-8 or T-5 bulbs & fixtures or LED fixtures; replacement of incandescent or fluorescent EXIT signs; replacement of metal halide, mercury vapor or any high pressure sodium lighting with better technology including LED. Rebates will be awarded based on facility size/usage and recommended upgrades to the following maximum incentives in a 12 month period:

  • Municipal accounts – all sizes subject to an annual allowance

  • Small Commercial accounts (to 199 kW) - $2,000

  • Medium Commercial & Industrial accounts (200 Kw – 500 kW) - $5,000

  • Large Commercial & Industrial accounts (>500 kW) - $10,000


This offering is limited to customers in good standing whose proposed upgrades will be installed in existing facilities which are served by MGED. All rebate amounts will be limited to no more than 50% of actual installation costs. This program will run from January 1 to December 31 or until budgeted program funds have been expended.

Review the CLER Rebate information materials including application and Terms & Conditions completely before any action.

Call Sandy Richter at (508) 946-3702 to discuss the initial lighting audit before proceeding.