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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Lincoln Electric System (Residential) - 2015 Sustainable Energy Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/10/2015
Program Overview:
State: Nebraska
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Building Insulation
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Air Source Heat Pumps, Central Air Conditioners, and Geothermal Heat Pumps: up to $900/ton based on EER Attic and/or Exterior Frame Wall Insulation: $0.50 per sq. ft. for attics and $0.80 per sq. ft. for exterior frame walls. Blower door test costs are not covered by the program
Maximum Incentive:Attic and/or Exterior Wall Insulation: $1,000
Equipment Requirements:Air Source Heat Pumps, Central Air Conditioners, and Geothermal Heat Pumps: Minimum 11.5 SEER, eligible for new or existing homes
Insulation: Initial requirement of no exterior frame wall insulation and/or R-19 or less in attic. Upgrade must be at least R-13 for exterior frame walls and R-49 for attics, pre and post blower door test required.
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Lincoln Electric System (LES) offers several rebates to residential customers who are interested in upgrading to energy efficient household equipment. The program includes rebates for insulation upgrades as well as heating and cooling upgrades. Funding is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Up to $1,000 is available for insulation upgrades and $50 - $900 per ton of cooling capacity is available on heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps and air conditioners. All program guidelines must be met in order to receive rebate. Contact LES for further program information or to reserve rebates.

These incentives expire on December 31, 2015 or sooner if funds are expended. 

Please see the program web site for more information and access to applications. Differing information given by Lincoln Electric System will supercede this information. 

  Sustainable Energy Program
Lincoln Electric System
LES Green Team
PO Box 80869
1040 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68501-0869
Phone: (402) 475-4211
Fax: (402) 475-0446
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