Publicly Funded Institutions

The Publicly Funded Institutions 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 publicly funded institutions.

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

Who Can Participate?

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

How Can You Participate?

Participation follows the same process as the other business programs found here

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 upgrades and $0.12 per kWh saved for all other upgrades.

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