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Barron Electric Cooperative - Commercial, Industrial, and Agricultural Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/15/2014
Program Overview:
State: Wisconsin
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motors, Motor VFDs, Agricultural Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural
Amount:Energy Audit: Free
General Lighting: $1 - $15/unit
LED Lamps: $3/bulb
LED Exit Sign: $5/sign
Occupancy Sensors: $5/switch
Plate Coolers/Pre-Coolers: $500/unit
Dairy Refrigeration Heat Recovery: $300/unit
Low/No-Energy Livestock Waterers: $50/unit
Scroll Refrigeration Compressors: $30/HP
Variable Speed/Frequency Drive Motor: $30/HP
Variable Speed Compressed Air Motor: $30/HP
Agricultural Exhaust Fans (Rate 21 CFM/watt+): $1/inch diameter
Agricultural Circulation Fans (Rate 20 CMF/Watt+): $1/inch diameter
Maximum Incentive:$10,000 per account, not to exceed 20% of cost
Scroll Refrigeration Compressors: $500
Variable Speed/Frequency Drive Motor: $500
Variable Speed Compressed Air Motor: $500 Energy Audit: One in Five Years
Eligible System Size:Low/No-Energy Livestock Waterers: Must be less than 500 watts
Equipment Requirements:Fans: Must be AMCA or University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign-BESS Lab Rated
Installation Requirements:Central Air rebates require participation in the Load Management Program
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Barron Electric Cooperative (BEC) offers the Customized Energy Incentive Program for their commercial, industrial, and agricultural members to save energy by replacing old equipment with more energy efficient models. Rebates are available for lighting, a variety of agricultural equipment and motors.Additional custom rebates may also be available. A list of qualifying technologies and rebate amounts, as well as the rebate application, can be found on the program website. BEC also partners with Dairyland Power Cooperative to conduct a discounted energy audit for interested business or farm members. The maximum incentive is $10,000 per customer, not to exceed 20% of equipment cost. Rebates are available based upon energy audit findings. Contact BEC for more information on this program.



  Member Services Department - BEC
Barron Electric Cooperative
1434 State Highway 25 North
P.O. Box 40
Barron, WI 54812
Phone: (715) 537-3171
Phone 2: (800) 322-1008
Web Site:
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