Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency
Last DSIRE Review: 07/02/2012
||Utility Rebate Program
|Eligible Efficiency Technologies:
||Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motor VFDs, LED Lighting, HVAC Optimization, Irrigation Pumps, Industrial Process
||Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
|Amount:||Lighting: $0.75 - $60 per fixture, depending on type and wattage|
Custom Lighting: $0.07 per kWh saved
Air Conditioners: Varies, see program brochure
Air Source Heat Pump: up to $300; or $25 x (EER - 10.1) x tons
Water Source Heat Pump: $25 x (EER - 10.5) x tons
Open Loop Geothermal Heat Pump: [$10 x (EER - 16) + 180] x tons
Closed Loop Geothermal Heat Pump: [$20 x (EER - 14) + 180] x tons
Variable Frequency Drives: $30 per HP
HVAC Optimization: $0.01 per kWh (or $0.02 per kWh for the summer months only)
Irrigation pumps: $350 for an initial pump efficiency test and varies for pump improvement depending on improvement.
Industrial process: varies
|Maximum Incentive:||Incentives exceeding $5000 require pre-approval|
|Eligible System Size:||Variable Frequency Drives: must be between 1 and 200 HP|
|Equipment Requirements:||Variable Frequency Drives: Equipment must operate a minimum of 2000 hours annually|
Air Conditioners: Minimum eligible efficiency 11.1 SEER
Air Source Heat Pump: Minimum eligible efficiency 11.0 SEER
Water Source Heat Pump: Minimum efficiency 11.2 SEER @ 86 degrees
Closed/Open Loop Ground Source Heat Pump: Minimum efficiency 13.4 SEER @ 77 degrees
Nebraska Public Power District offers multiple rebates for commercial and industrial customers to save energy in eligible facilities. Rebates are available for energy efficient lighting, HVAC measures, and variable speed drives. The lighting incentive programs are only for existing construction. The program offers several prescriptive rebates and a custom lighting rebate for projects that save energy but are not listed in the program brochure. For all rebates, projects over $5,000 dollars require pre-approval from the utility. The lighting rebate also requires pre- and post inspections of projects over $5,000. Additional information, including program brochures and applications are located on the program web site.
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