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Southwest Tennessee EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/05/2012
Program Overview:
State: Tennessee
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction
Amount:Electric Water Heater Replacement: $50
Gas to Electric Water Heater Conversion: $200
Electric Water Heater in New Home: $50
Eligible System Size:40 gallons or more
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Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (STEMC), in collaboration with The Tennessee Valley Authority, offers water heater rebates for residential customers.  Rebates are available for replacement electric water heater, gas to electric conversion, and the installation of electric water heaters in new site built and manufactured. View the program web site for more information.

In addition, STEMC offers TVA's energy right heat pump loan program and energy right new homes program. STEMC offers free underground service to each certified energy right® New Home. Certain energy efficiency standards must be met in order to receive incentives or loans.

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Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation
1009 East Main Street
PO Box 959
Brownsville, TN 38012
Phone: (800) 772-0472
Phone 2: (731) 772-1322
Fax: (731) 772-1037
Web Site:
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