Commercial Lighting Rebates

Lighting Upgrade Rebates available

Lighting technology has vastly improved in efficiency in the last decade. For those MGED commercial customers who are considering investing in lighting upgrades for energy efficiency, now is the time.

Retrofitting or replacing existing lighting equipment with new equipment that results in a verifiable reduction of installed wattage is eligible for this rebate. 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:

  • 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

Step One:

Work with a licensed electrician to determine the lighting upgrades in areas of most use for maximum benefit. We suggest that you request project cost estimates from at least 3 contractor installers.

Step Two:

Chose your contractor and complete the CLER rebate request form and the Lighting Inventory Worksheet(PDF) or Worksheet(Excel) for the specific upgrades included in this request. These forms are fillable online but must then be saved as a file and emailed to together with the scanned project estimate with contractor information to initiate the request. All forms and documents are required as part of a complete rebate request. MGED will work with their energy services partner, Energy New England to confirm that the work proposed meets common upgrade standards for energy saving paramaters.

Step Three:

Wait for rebate application approval from MGED before beginning the project. This will take no more than 2 weeks. After you receive approval for the project and rebate funds, complete the installation, pay for the total project and email the paid invoice for the total project to . MGED reserves the right to review the installation at any time, with adequate notice. You'll receive a check from MGED within 4-8 weeks.



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 with any questions before proceeding.