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MidAmerican Energy (Electric) - Commercial EnergyAdvantage Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/10/2014
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Equipment Insulation, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Building Insulation, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, LED Lighting, Commercial New Construction, Non-Residential Energy Analysis, Ice Makers, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Construction, Agricultural, Institutional, All Non-Residential Customers
Amount:Variable-Speed Drives: $30/HP
Vending Machine Controller: $50
CFL Lamp: up to $2/lamp
CFL Fixture (Hardwired): $10/fixture
T5/T8 Fluorescent Lighting: $6-$16/fixture
Fluorescent Low-Bay Fixtures: $25/fixture
Lighting Occupancy Sensors: $20/sensor
Metal Halide Lamp: $3/lamp
Pulse Start Metal Halide Fixture: $15/unit
LED Exit Sign: $5/sign
LED Traffic Lighting: $15-$60/retrofit
LED Refrigerated Case Lighting: $50/door; $20/sensor
LED Recessed Downlights: $25
LED Canopy/Parking/High-Bay: $150 - $200
Room Air Conditioners: $25
Central Air Conditioners: ($50 x (EER)) x tons or up to $400
Air/Water Source Heat Pumps: ($50 x (EER – 9.9)) x tons or up to $600
Packaged Terminal A/C or Heat Pumps: $50/unit
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $300/heating ton plus $300/ton ground loop
Desuperheater: $100/unit
Chillers: ($400 x kW/ton + $10) x tons
Programmable Thermostats: $20
Motors: $15 - $2,480
Cooking/Refrigeration Equipment: Varies greatly
Attic/Roof/Ceiling Insulation: $0.015/R-value increase per sq. ft
Sidewall Insulation: $0.01/R-value increase per sq. ft.
Custom: Varies; determined by incremental cost, peak demand reduction, annual energy use reduction and annual energy cost savings
Maximum Incentive:Insulation: 70% of cost; ebates exceeding $10,000 require preapproval
Variable-Speed Drives: 70% of cost
Custom: All project installations with rebates exceeding $20,000 require on-site verification
Installation Requirements:Motors and VSDs: Installations must meet the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers’ IEEE 519, current ANSI standards.
Insulation: Starting at R-11 or less and upgrading to R-30
Projects must be completed within six months of preapproval
Expiration Date:12/31/2012

MidAmerican Energy offers a variety of energy efficiency rebate programs to its nonresidential customers located in Illinois. The amount of the rebate varies greatly depending on the technology, its size and efficiency. Brochures that contain the details of rebate amounts and a rebate application can be accessed via the web site above.

Rebates must be submitted within three months of equipment installation in existing buildings and within six months of equipment installation in new construction. An itemized and dated invoice from the contractor must accompany the equipment application and must include details about the sizes and efficiency of all equipment. MidAmerican Energy also offers a custom system rebate for projects that improve energy efficiency but may not fit into the prescribed rebate programs.

MidAmerican Energy also offers the BusinessCheck program, which is a free on-site energy audit service for small commercial facilities. An energy specialist will give recommendations and have several energy efficient options ready to install during the visit. Audit applications are available from the BusinessCheck Program web site. The Non-Residential Energy Analysis Program and Commercial New Construction Program also provide incentives and no cost services to eligible non-residential customers.

  EnergyAdvantage Programs
MidAmerican Energy Company
P.O. Box 4628
Des Moines, IA 50305-4628
Phone: (800) 894-9599
Fax: (515) 244-8825
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