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Empire District Electric - Low Income New Homes Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/31/2012
Program Overview:
State: Missouri
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Building Insulation
Applicable Sectors: Construction, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Insulation: full incremental cost above the appropriate baseline
Heat Pumps: $400
Central AC: $400
Refrigerator: $200
Lighting: $100
Maximum Incentive:Total: $1,100
Equipment Requirements:Exterior Wall Insulation: R-19 or higher (baseline of R-13)
Attic Insulation: R-38 or higher (baseline of R-30)
Floor Insulation: R-19 or higher (baseline of R-13)
Heat Pumps: 13.0 SEER
Central AC: 14.0 SEER
Refrigerator: Energy Star rated
Lighting: Energy Star rated
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Empire District Electric offers rebates for the utilization of energy efficient measures and appliances in new, low-income homes. Rebates are available for several types of building insulation, heat pumps, central air conditioners, refrigerators, and lighting. The level of the rebate available is generally limited to the incremental cost of the efficiency measure above a baseline determined by the utility. The maximum total rebate is $1,100 and individual rebate categories have their own limits. Measures must meet specific efficiency requirements which are generally somewhat higher than the rebate baseline. Contact Empire District Electric for more equipment and rebate information.

  Sherry McCormack
Empire District Electric
602 S Joplin Avenue
P.O. Box 127
Joplin, MO 64802
Phone: (417) 625-5100
Phone 2: (800) 206-2300
Web Site:
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