National Grid Low Income Gas Efficiency Program


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National Grid’s Low Income Gas Efficiency Program is administered by the Association for Energy Affordability in partnership with National Grid. This program is designed to reduce heating costs for low-income families living in National Grid service territory (Brooklyn, Staten Island, parts of Queens,& Long Island) by improving the energy efficiency of their homes/buildings. The program is funded annually by National Grid and is available to both Small Homes (1-4 units) and Multifamily Buildings (5 or more units).

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The property must be in National Grid gas service territory and must have a firm (not interruptible) gas account. Additionally, the households living in at least fifty percent of the units in the building must meet income guidelines, which are equivalent to those used by the New York State Weatherization Assistance Program. The owner must contribute to the cost of improvements (unless he or she is income eligible and resides in the building).

AEA coordinates closely with New York State Weatherization Assistance Program, NYSERDA's EmPower New York Program, and can help customers to access other rebates and incentive programs for energy efficiency work to leverage additional funding to perform a comprehensive scope of energy efficiency work in the building. 

Once the owner’s application is approved, AEA conducts an energy audit/analysis of the applicant's home or building. The audit is used to identify what measures will best reduce the Heating or Domestic Hot Water Load of the house/building (and therefore the cost of energy to the customer). Based on that assessment and the funds available from the building owner and other sources, the work scope is finalized and the selected measures are installed. The result is a home that is more comfortable for the occupants and can save customers money on their utility bills.

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The types of measures installed in a property may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Attic or roof space insulation
  2. Wall insulation
  3. Crawl space insulation
  4. Air sealing
  5. Low E, Argon gas filled Energy Star rated windows
  6. Heating pipe insulation
  7. Heating system repair, upgrade or replacement
  8. Heating controls
  9. Energy management systems

All measures must meet the Program’s cost-effectiveness standards.

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Download the National Grid LIGEP Application for Multifamily Buildings

Special Notes About Applying

  • You may complete this application electronically but you cannot store it or submit it online.
  • It is recommended that you download the application form and save it to your hard drive. Then enter the required information for your building and save the file with an appropriate file name for your property.
  • When your application is complete, print it, sign it where indicated, include any required attachments, and mail it in to the address listed on the application.

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