Duke Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (North Carolina)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place North Carolina

Name Duke Energy - Residential and Builder Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction, Installer/Contractor, Residential
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Heat pumps, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Existing Home Air-source Heat Pump: $200 (home owner)

Existing Home Geothermal Heat Pump: $200 (home owner)
Existing Home Air Conditioner: $200 (home owner)
New Building Heat Pump: $300/heat pump installed (contractor)
New Building Air Conditioner: $300/unit installed (contractor)
New Building Geothermal Heat Pump: $300/heat pump installed (contractor)
A/C Cycling Power Manager Program: $32 annual bill credits
Energy Audit and Energy Efficiency Starter Kit: Free

Equipment Requirements Heat Pumps and A/C: must be 14 SEER or greater, include an ECM fan motor on the indoor furnace, and have an HSPF of 8.2 or greater

A/C: must be 14 SEER or greater, include an ECM fan motor on the indoor furnace
Geothermal Heat Pumps: must be 11.5 EER or greater and include an ECM fan motor on the indoor furnace

Installation Requirements The builder or HVAC dealer/installer must be a Duke Energy Trade Ally

Heat pumps must be installed by certified heat pump technician after June, 2009

Program Administrator Customer Service
Website http://www.duke-energy.com/north-carolina/savings/smart-saver.asp
Date added to DSIRE 2009-06-20
Last DSIRE Review 2012-05-30

References DSIRE[1]


The Smart $aver program offers rebates for qualifying heat pumps or air conditioners installed on or after June 1, 2009 for Duke Energy Carolinas electric residential retail customers residing in a single-family home, condominium, duplex or mobile home. A rebate of $200 is paid after the qualified system is installed by a licensed HVAC contractor. Heat pumps and air conditioning units must meet certain energy efficiency standards listed on the program web site. Residential customers are also eligible for a free energy audit through the Home Energy House Call program. Interested customers should call 1-877-388-7676 to set up an appointment. In addition, builders who fill out the Smart $aver application located on the program web site and install qualifying heat pumps or air conditioners in new homes are eligible for a $300 per unit rebate.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Residential Rebate Program
Department Duke Energy

Address 431 Charmany Dr.

Place Madison, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53719
Phone (866) 785-6209

Website http://www.duke-energy.com/north-carolina/savings/offers.asp

  • 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)"