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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/08/2012
Program Overview:
State: Iowa
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Building Insulation, Windows, Motors, Motor VFDs, Led Exit Signs, Room Air Conditioners, Vending Machine Controls, Food Service Equipment, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Furnace Fan, LED Lighting
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
Amount:CFL Lamp: up to $2/lamp
CFL Fixture (Hardwired): $20/fixture
T5/T8 Fluorescent Lighting: $6-$42/fixture
Fluorescent Low-Bay Fixtures: $7 - $15/lamp
Lighting Occupancy Sensors: $20/sensor
Metal Halide Lighting: $3/lamp; $25 - $50/fixture
LED Strip Lighting: $5/ln ft
LED Exit Sign: $5/sign
Daylight Harvesting Ballasts: $25/unit
LED Traffic Lighting: $20-$50/retrofit
LED Refrigerated Case Lighting: $50/door; $20/sensor
LED Recessed Downlights: $25
LED Canopy/Parking/High-Bay: $150 - $200
Packaged Terminal A/C or Heat Pumps: $50/unit
Chillers: ($400 x kW/ton + $10) x tons
Room Air Conditioners: $25
Central Air Conditioners: $100-$200; or $50/SEER point above standards
Air/Water Source Heat Pumps: $100-$400 + $50/EER point above standards
Ground-Source Heat Pumps: $300/ton + $300/new ground loop installation ton
Chillers: ($400 x kW/ton + $10) x tons
Electric Water Heaters: $50
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $100
Programmable Thermostat: $20
Motors: $30-$2480
Variable Speed Drives: $50/hp or 70%
Commercial Cooking/Refrigeration: $25 - $1500
Window Film: $2/sq. ft.
Doors: $2.25/sq. ft. or $25-$50
Caulking/Weather Stripping/Foam Backer Rod: 70% of cost, up to $525
Attic/Roof/Sidewall Insulation: $0.01 - $0.015 x (R-value increase x Area in square ft.)
Maximum Incentive:See applicable program brochure on program website for maximum rebate levels
Equipment Requirements:See applicable program brochure on program website for respective equipment requirements
Installation Requirements:Incentives exceeding $10,000 require preapproval by MidAmerican
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MidAmerican Energy offers a variety of incentives for commercial customers to improve the energy efficiency of facilities. Rebates are generally available to both gas and electric customers. Electric customers are eligible for HVAC, lighting, food service, insulation, window and other upgrades. Detailed information regarding incentive amounts, program instructions and equipment requirements are located on the program web site listed above. Only MidAmerican customers may receive rebates if the purchased equipment is eligible. Rebate application forms are available on the utility web site.

  EnergyAdvantage Programs
MidAmerican Energy
P.O. Box 7232
Des Moines, IA 50309-7232
Phone: (800) 894-9599
Fax: (515) 244-8825
Web Site:
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