Incentive Programs for Businesses

A variety of very helpful financial incentive and rebate programs supporting energy and water efficiency for businesses are available from:

  1. NV Energy
  2. Southwest Gas
  3. Truckee Meadows Water Authority
  4. Southern Nevada Water Authority
  5. The State of Nevada and Federal Government 

1 ) NV Energy

Energy Smart Schools

The Energy Smart Schools program helps Nevada schools reduce energy consumption, improve learning environments, and save money by implementing energy efficiency improvements in new and existing public, private and higher education schools. The Program helps schools identify cost-effective projects, offers design assistance, and provides financial incentives to help offset the cost of efficiency projects.

Sure Bet (Commercial Rebates)

For existing buildings, the Sure Bet Program offers prescriptive incentives for lighting, cooling, motors, refrigeration and vending machine controls. In addition, custom incentives are offered for any measure not covered under the prescriptive project that results in verifiable energy or peak-demand savings, and it also offers building optimization and small commercial direct install incentives and services. There are also incentives specifically designed for new construction projects, schools, irrigation customers, and small hotel/motels. For more specific details go to the Sure Bet section.

Cool Share for Small Business (Southern Nevada)

Cool Share is available to small businesses with A/C units of 10 tons or less. Earn incentives and save money on your bill – while saving energy for us all – with Cool Share, a program designed to help reduce electricity demand and keep prices low during the peak summer season.

Commercial Pool Pumps (Southern Nevada)

The Commercial Pool Pump program is now part of the Sure Bet Commercial Rebate program.

IS-2 Interruptible Irrigation Service

IS-2 is a subsidized rate that NV Energy charges eligible agricultural customers who agree to interruptible irrigation pump service during certain situations. This service is applicable to electricity used solely to pump water to irrigate land for agricultural purposes

Solar, Wind and Hydro Incentives

Renewable Generations is an exciting opportunity for Nevada customers to take advantage of the most abundant natural energy source — the sun – as well Wind and Hydro.

Non-Profit Conservation Grants

NV Energy’s Sure Bet Program is now accepting applications from Nevada-based non-profit agencies to fund energy efficiency retrofit projects to help reduce operational costs from energy consumption.

2) Southwest Gas

Natural Gas Equipment/Measures Rebate Amount up to 50% of equipment cost
Air Curtain $1,950
Boiler Equipment $250-$10,000
Clothes Dryer $30
Custom Commercial Rebate $1/therm up to $20,000
Convection Oven $550
Conveyor Oven $300-$750
Dishwasher $1,050-$2,000
Energy Audit $5,000/facility; $50,000/customer
Furnace (Northern Nevada Only) $300-$500
Lavatory Faucet $50
Steamer $200
Storage Water Heater $500
Tankless Water Heater $350


3) Truckee Meadows Water Authority

The program is co-sponsored by TMWA and the Regional Water Planning Commission. This program includes a comprehensive (indoor and outdoor) water usage review performed by one of TMWA’s auditors. Please call (775) 834-8080 for more information.

4) Southern Nevada Water Authority

Water Smart Landscape Rebate

The Water Smart Landscape Rebate offers businesses money for removing grass and replacing it with water-efficient landscaping. SNWA estimates businesses that convert grass to water-efficient landscaping will save 825,000 gallons of water per year for the average 15,000 square-foot conversion.

Water Efficient Technologies Incentives

SNWA offers financial incentives to commercial and multifamily property owners who install water-efficient devices and fixtures through the Water Efficient Technologies program.

5) The State of Nevada and Federal Government

State of Nevada incentives and programs are summarized on the DSIRE website

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