Large Commercial & Industrial Solutions

The Large Commercial & Industrial Solutions Program is an energy efficiency program designed to provide assistance and financial incentives for the installation of certain energy efficiency measures that reduce energy consumption in large commercial and industrial facilities.

Contact Energy Smart to help identify qualifying energy efficiency projects at or call a program representative at 504-229-6868.

Who Can Participate?

All commercial customers who receive electrical service from Entergy New Orleans, Inc. and have an average peak demand of 100 kW or more.

How to Participate in the Energy Smart Large Commercial and Industrial Program

Submit the following documentation for program review:

  1. Completed and customer signed Energy Smart Commercial & Industrial Application for pe-approval review (All projects must be pre-approved prior to any material purchases or installations to be eligible for incentives).
  2. Completed Incentive Calculator (custom, lighting or prescriptive).
  3. Copies of the customer’s Entergy New Orleans energy bills (We request the most recent 12 Entergy bills in order to establish an accurate energy use baseline and account for usage fluctuation throughout the year).
  4. Specification sheets for any materials or equipment to be installed.
  5. Contractor estimate/quote or proposal for the project.

For Custom projects, a spreadsheet with more detailed energy savings information and calculations should be submitted for program review. Program engineering assistance is available to support development of this document on an as needed basis.

Completed applications may be submitted via email to

or via regular mail to:

Energy Smart Commercial Solutions
400 Poydras St. Ste. 900
New Orleans, LA 70130

Program Application and Submission Timeline:

  • Completed Pre-Approval applications are currently being accepted.
  • Notification of Pre-Approval Reserved Funds will be sent within 4 weeks of receiving a full application package. 

What are the Program Benefits?

Program benefits include providing customers with access to resources such as consultative energy services, as well as financial incentives for projects that improve the electric energy efficiency of their facilities. There is no cost or obligation to participate in the program.

What are the Incentive Amounts?

Energy Smart is offering cash incentives to customers for qualified energy efficiency upgrades installed in their facility. Total incentives per facility per program year cannot exceed $50,000 for lighting and $50,000 for non-lighting, up to the cost of the upgrade, whichever is less. Funding is limited, and incentives are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Incentives are available for the following energy efficiency upgrades:

  • Energy efficient lighting upgrades.
  • High efficiency unitary air conditioning and heat pump (split systems and roof top package units).
  • Electric chillers.
  • Premium efficiency motors.
  • Window film.
  • Any other measure that results in a measurable electric usage reduction.

Incentives are based on $.10 per kWh for qualifying lighting up-grades and $0.12 per kWh saved for all other upgrades.

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