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Every Business Energy Savings: Retro-Commissioning

Building Sector

Commercial Office, Hospital, Hotel, Industrial, Institutional

Energy Type



Financial Incentives




Program name

Evergy Business Energy Savings Program - Retro-Commissioning

Program summary

Retro-commissioning (RCx) improves a building’s operations and maintenance procedures to enhance overall building performance. To participate in this program, your facility must have more than 100,000 ft2 of conditioned space or systems that exhibit higher than average energy use intensity. Additionally, you may be eligible to receive RCx Incentives for optimization activities for production and process systems.

Applicable building size

Facility with more than 100,000ft2 of conditioned space or systems that exhibit higher than average energy use intensity. Commissioned or retro-commissioned 2 or more years ago. Presence of an energy management system. Evergy Missouri business customer.


Opportunity to find low to no-cost energy upgrades to provide savings through a Retro-Commissioning Energy Study (RCx).

  • Incentive/funding details. After the RCx study is completed and measures are identified, Evergy, the RSP and customer will decide preliminary incentive amounts. Reimbursement will be calculated using the Energy Study Incentive Rates table and capped at 100% of the approved study cost.

  • Contract structure. See the terms for more details.

  • Amount (max, min, average). Maximum incentive of $1,000,000 per customer (based on tax ID), per year, per jurisdiction, capped at $250,000 per project. See the terms for more details.

  • Simple payback. Simple payback of 18 months or less. Measures within an RCx project with a simple payback greater than 18 months may still be eligible for an incentive pending program approval.

  • When in the project process an application should be started/completed. Steps outlined below.

  1. Customer selects Retro-Commissioning Service Provider (RSP).

  2. Customer completes online Pre-Application.

  3. Evergy approves project scope.

  4. RSP conducts RCx Energy Study.

  5. All parties review Study and determine preliminary incentive amounts.

  6. RSP completes application.

  7. RSP implements agreed-upon measures.

  8. RSP sends completion documentation to Evergy.

  9. Evergy performs final project review and post-inspection.

  10. Evergy issues finalized incentive.

  • Level of effort required. Customer selects RSP and completes pre-application. Customer will review Study and approve incentive amounts.

  • Length of time to receive funding. After post-inspections are completed. Within eight weeks after terms are met.

  • Contractor requirements. Customer must select Retro-Commissioning Service Provider (RSP). Contact Evergy for more details.

Additional information
  • Advantages. Retro-commissioning Energy Study will identify low or no-cost energy upgrades to provide savings.

  • Disadvantages. Eligiblibility requirements. May only be available to Missouri customers at present.

  • Ownership types or organizations are best suited for the program. Non-profit and special use; industrial; institutional; commercial office/retail.

  • Program fit for customer. Large building with high energy usage systems that can be optimized to maximize efficiency and utility bills.

Take action

Visit Evergy energy efficiency incentives website.

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