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Habersham EMC - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 04/16/2012
Program Overview:
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Manufactured Homes
Amount:New/Manufactured Homes Envelope: $200 plus lower rate
New/Manufactured Homes Heat Pump: $150
Existing Homes Heat Pump: $200
Existing Homes Gas Cooktop: $50
Gas to Electric Water Heater Replacement: $225, plus $100 for installation
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Habersham Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is an electric cooperative that provides service to 32,000 customers in northeastern Georgia, including Rabun, Habersham, White, Hall, Lumpkin and Stephens counties. Habersham EMC offers a rebate program for homes that meet certain insulation specifications and pass inspection by a Habersham EMC representative. New homes and manufactured homes that meet program specifications are eligible for a $200 rebate. In addition, new, existing and manufactured homes are eligible for a $150 to $200 rebate on a qualified heat pump. Existing homes are also eligible for a $50 rebate for the purchase of an efficient gas cooktop.  Through the Smart Change program, Habersham customers who make the switch from an old gas water heater to a more efficient electric water heater are eligible for a $225 rebate, plus an additional $100 rebate for installation cost. Touchstone Energy Homes are also eligible for an Energy Conservation rate discount and can use the Energy Efficient Loan Program to finance these energy conservation improvements.

  Customer Service - HEMC
Habersham Electric Membership Corporation
P.O. Box 25
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Phone: (800) 640-6812
Phone 2: (706) 754-2114
Fax: (800) 640-6813
Web Site:
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