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Commercial & Industrial EE Rebates

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Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural Energy Efficiency Incentive Program

With lighting and motor load being some of the largest users of energy in commercial, industrial and agriculture buildings and operations, improving the efficiency of these applications can save energy and reduce operating costs.

As an incentive, energy efficiency rebates are available on the installation of qualifying energy efficient lighting and motor load installations in new or existing applications that are served by a Nishnabotna Valley REC Member.

A. Lighting Rebates

$300/kW of LED lighting installed

  • Minimum of 0.5kW installed
  • Must be replacing incandescent, fluorescent, or CFL lighting and fixtures.
  • Up to a max of 50% of the fixture/bulb cost submitted.

B. Variable Speed Motors and Soft Start Devices

* Note: seasonal applications are not eligible for this rebate.

  1. New variable speed energy efficiency motors installed in a commercial, industrial or agricultural building: $40 per horse power / cap of $5,000
  2. Qualifying soft start devices must be installed on an existing motor in a commercial, industrial or agricultural building: $40 per horse power (based on the horsepower of the motor the soft start device to which it is connected).

C. Ground Source Heat Pumps (C.I.A. Only)

Ground Coupled Heat Pumps: $1,000 per installed Ton

  • New Installation Only
  • Max of $25,000/Structure

Air-to-Air Heat Pumps: *New and replacement rebates are the same for ASHP

  • If back-up heat is electric $1,000 per installed Ton ($25,000/Structure)
  • If back-up heat is propane or natural gas $600 per installed Ton ($25,000/Structure)

D. Controlled Water Heater

Controlled Water Heaters

EF 90% and >=50 gal.

>=50 <75 Gals = $300

>=75 <85 Gals = $350

>=85 <105 Gals = $400

105+ Gals = $500

E. Ductless Minisplit Heating and Cooling

All Ductless Mini-splits must be Energy Star Certified

Limited to 1 Rebate/Leasable Hotel Room

If back-up heat is electric

  • New Installation $800/Ton; <=30% Equipment Cost
  • Replacement Installation $400/Ton; <= 30% Equipment Cost

If back-up heat is propane or natural gas:

  • New Installation $400/Ton <= 30% Equipment Cost
  • Replacement Installation $200/Ton <= 30% Equipment Cost

F. Electric Vehicle Chargers

Level 2 or Higher Chargers: 2.9-17kW, 220-240V

Must be hardwired and installation must meet local code

Member to provide charger make, model, S/N, specifications

Cannot back-feed into the system

Load Control Switch Optional

Must have built in accessible meter or REC/Muni meter installed

Residential 50% cost, max of $750/charger, max of 2/ household

Commercial 50% cost, max of $1,200/charger, max 5/ location

Terms and Conditions

The rebates listed above must meet the following terms and conditions:

  1. All lighting or motor equipment must be newly purchased equipment.
  2. The lighting or equipment rebated must be purchased and installed in the calendar year 2020 on a Nishnabotna Valley REC’s electric system.
  3. A copy of the equipment invoice being rebated must be submitted to Nishnabotna Valley REC.
  4. A Nishnabotna Valley REC representative will inspect the installation prior to the rebate being paid to verify that it has been installed and is operating.