Commercial Energy Services: Small Business

Commercial Energy Services Small Business (formerly Direct Install)

A portion of the funding from the NV Energy Commercial Energy Services is available for Small Businesses (using less than 400,000 kWh per year). In some cases NV Energy will pay up to 90% of the cost (for eligible customers). If you qualify, your business will receive a free facility assessment, a detailed proposal, and equipment installed at a low cost.


Typically, to qualify for this level of funding you must:


  • Be an NV Energy commercial customer
  • Use less than 400,000 kWh per year
  • Install eligible energy efficient equipment in your business
  • Work with a Commercial Energy Services contractor to submit an application
  • Learn more about Commercial Energy Services and other projects here.

For Commercial Energy Services Small Business please contact one of the contractors listed below:

Southern Contractors

Advanced Lighting Services 702 566 3373
Advantage Electric 702 541 8600
Allstate Electric 702 868 1304
Ellis Electric 702 873 1299
Have Lights Will Travel 775 355 6300
Helix Electric 702 732 1188
Integrity Electric 702-263-8495
Lewco 702-897-8558
Lighting Resources 702 875 2400
Quest Electric 702-686-5133
Republic Electric 702 643 2688
Spears Electric 702 743 5956

Northern Contractors

Allstate Electric    702 868 1304
AM Smith Electric 775 691 8775
Black Rock Solar 775 354 4919
Briggs Electric 775 887 9901
Complete Electric 775 852 1361
Have Lights Will Travel 775 355 6300
MG Builders 775-351-6069
Minden Electric 775-782-8955
Oz Electric 775-781-0710
Pioneer Electric 775 358 9259
The Electric Company 775 355 7300
United Electric Services 775 782 4303 
Western Pacific Electric 775-324-2700


To become an approved Small Business Contractor, please download the application here.

Please read the NV Energy Small Business Policies and Procedures for additional information.

To Apply Follow These Steps


You'll Need

What Happens Next?

  • 1. Submit pre-notification application.

The Application Docs

  • We review your application, conduct pre-inspections as necessary, and reserve funding for eligible projects.

It's a good idea to review the
Commercial Energy Services Policies and Procedures

2. You complete your project within reservation period.

  • For retrofit projects only, a 90-day reservation period is strictly enforced. Contact us about delays at
    1-800-342-6335 or

Need a Contractor? Look here.

Need financing, look here.

  • 3. Submit project completion agreement when project is finished.

Project completion agreement. It's the last page of your application document. 

4. Your incentive check is mailed in 4-6 weeks after approval.


Information You Can Use!

Tools and Information for Your Project

Classes & Seminars

Northern Workshops

Energy Efficiency Demand Response Training - Reno

Wednesday, February 22
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
NV Energy GOB Building
6100 Neil Road
Reno, NV 89511

Southern Workshops

Energy Efficiency Demand Response Training - Las Vegas

Tuesday, February 21
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Switch Innevation Center
6795 S Edmund St.
Las Vegas, NV 89118


Converting Energy Audits to Business Plans

Developing an Energy Management Master Plan


Service Summaries

Overall Commercial Energy Services

Overall Commercial Energy Services Summary

New Construction

Northern Nevada Retrofit and New Construction Incentive Summary

Southern Nevada Retrofit and New Construction Incentive Summary


Fact Sheets & Projects

New Construction Fact Sheet

Overview of lighting opportunities

Boiler Fact Sheet

Agricultural Irrigation Rebates

Refrigeration Fact Sheet

More Fact Sheets and Projects

Financing Options

The initial cash investment to purchase and install energy efficient equipment – even if the project is approved for a Commercial Energy Services rebate – can short circuit an important project in the planning stages. Here are examples of financing options to consider for your project:

  1. Small and medium projects may be eligible for financial assistance through programs with the Small Business Administration

  2. The US Small Business Administration includes a list of banks offering SBA-guaranteed loan programs in Nevada. Additionally, you may direct your inquiries to the following Nevada SBA lending specialists:

    Las Vegas Area

    All Nevada Outside of Las Vegas

  3. USDA Rural Development REAP program. The REAP program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements.

  4. New construction projects may be also eligible for financial assistance through Nevada State Office of Energy Green Building (LEED) Abatements

  5. Equipment manufacturers and suppliers sometimes offer financing options as well. Ask your contractor if equipment is available for a lease option.

  6. And don’t hesitate to contact your own lending institution (national or local bank, credit unions) for assistance with getting started on energy efficiency projects.

Disclaimer: This information is provided as a courtesy. Any list of financial assistance is provided as a convenience for customers, is presented for information purposes only, and does not constitute an endorsement of these services.

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