Small Commercial Solutions

The Small Commercial 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 small commercial 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 less than 100 kW.

How to Participate in the Energy Smart Small Commercial Solutions Program

.Applications, with pre-approval requirements, and Calculators released April 3, 2017. Customers and contractors can submit applications at any time

To participate in the program, customers should take the following steps:

  1. Complete and submit the Energy Smart Commercial Programs Application and respective incentive calculator (lighting, custom or prescriptive) before making any purchases or starting any work on the project.
  2. The Energy Smart team will review the application and issue a pre-approval letter with the estimated incentive amount for the project within 4 weeks of full application package submittal. A pre-installation inspection may be required prior to approval.
  3. Customer completes work and notifies Energy Smart for post-work review of application.
  4. After project undergoes a post-work inspection process, customer receives incentive payments.

Completed application packets can be sent via email to

What are the Program Benefits?

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

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 total cost of the upgrade, whichever is less.

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.
  • A/C Tune-up.
  • Duct Sealing.

Incentives are based on approximately $0.12 per kWh saved for all upgrades.

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