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Lumbee River EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/31/2012
Program Overview:
State: North Carolina
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Heat Pump Water Heater
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Amount:Programmable Thermostat: $15
Central AC: $25 - $50
Heat Pump: $60 - $195
Geothermal Heat Pump: $350
Water Heaters: $45 - $75
Heat Pump Water Heater: $425
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $50 - $75
Equipment Requirements:All appliances must be Energy Star qualified
Geothermal Heat Pumps: 19 EER minimum
AC/Heat Pump: SEER 15 minimum
Web Site:

Lumbee River EMC (LREMC) offers rebates to its residential customers who purchase and install qualified energy efficient products or services. Rebates are available for water heaters, refrigerator/freezer recycling, heat pumps, air conditioners, and programmable thermostats. Services or products offered through the program have efficiency standards that must be met in order to receive a rebate. See the web site listed above for more information on these services and products. Forms are available at each cooperative office and are also located on the program web site. LREMC also offers an Energy Star for New Homes program for builders. Contact LREMC for any information on these programs.

  Misha Melvin
Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation
PO Box 830
Red Springs, NC 28377
Phone: (910) 843-7911
Phone 2: (910) 843-4131
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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