Ames Electric Department - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Iowa)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Iowa

Name Ames Electric Department - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Custom/Others pending approval, Dishwasher, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Power Factor Correction Equipment
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Refrigerators: $25 - $100

Freezers: $50
Dishwashers: $50
Washing Machines: $100
Power Factor Correction Equipment: 50% of equipment cost
Custom Rebate: $500/KW saved
Programmable Thermostat: $25
Room Air Conditioner: $50
Central Air Conditioner/Air Source Heat Pumps: $200, plus efficiency incentive
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Cooling Btuh/12,000 x $700, plus $200 for Desuperheater
Lamps and Fixtures: $2 - $25/unit
Occupancy and Daylight Sensors: $10/sensor
LED Exit Signs: $10/sign

Equipment Requirements Appliances: Must be Energy Star Rated

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs: Energy Star Rated
Central Air Conditioner/Air Source Heat Pumps: 14 SEER, < 72,000 Btu
Ground Source Heat Pumps: 14.1 EER, < 96,000 Btu

Maximum Incentive Appliances: 50% of equipment cost per unit

Lighting: Will not exceed equipment cost per unit, (contact AED about incentives expected to exceed $10,000)
Power Factor Correction Equipment: Incentives over $15,000 will be examined on case by case basis
Custom Rebate: Incentives over $15,000 willexamined on case by case basis

Program Administrator Ames Electric Department
Date added to DSIRE 2008-03-18
Last DSIRE Review 2012-05-10

References DSIRE[1]


The Ames Electric Department provides free energy audits and multiple energy efficiency rebates for commercial and industrial customers. The rebate programs available include The Appliance Rebate Program, The High Efficiency Heat Pump Program, The Power Factor Correction Rebate Program, and the High Efficiency Lighting Program. All programs require that the customer submit a completed application form within 30 days of equipment installation. Clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, power factor correction equipment, light fixtures, sensors and custom measures are eligible for rebates under this program. Lighting rebates differ between general commercial customers and large commercial and industrial customers. Rebate payments will not exceed the maximum incentives listed above. View the program web site to access necessary application forms and program information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Steve Wilson
Department Ames Electric Department
Division Smart Energy
Address 502 Carroll Ave.
Address 2 PO Box 811
Place Ames, Iowa
Zip/Postal Code 50010
Phone (515) 239-5177
Phone 2 (515) 239-5120


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"