Empire District Electric - Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebates (Arkansas)
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Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Empire District Electric - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebates|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial|
|Eligible Technologies||Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Custom/Others pending approval, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Custom: lesser of $.30 per kWh savings, 50% of incremental cost, or buydown to two year payback|
Fluorescent Lamps/Fixtures: $0.50 - $16
|Eligible System Size|| Geothermal Heat Pumps: 150 tons or less|
Water Source Heat Pumps: 30 tons or less
|Equipment Requirements|| See program website for full requirements|
Air Conditioners: 10 - 11.5 EER or 14 SEER minimum depending on size and type
|Maximum Incentive||5,000; additional funds may be available for final 3 months of program year|
|Program Administrator||Empire District Electric Company|
|Date added to DSIRE||2009-08-26|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-05-29|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
The Empire District Electric Company offers a Commercial/Industrial Prescriptive Rebate Program to its non-residential customers in Arkansas who purchase certain high-efficiency equipment for eligible facilities. A variety of prescriptive rebates are available to all electric customers served under any non-residential rate schedule in the Empire service territory. The rebates, which can be applied to both new construction and retrofit projects, are offered for high-efficiency lighting, air conditioning systems, heat pumps, chillers, motors and variable frequency drives. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards listed on the program website. Customers can also apply for custom rebates that fit the exact needs of a facility. Interested customers should fill out the prescriptive rebate application and worksheets located on the program website to view all rebate levels. The amount to be rebated cannot exceed $5,000 during the first 9 months of the program year. Additional rebate funds may be available during the final 3 months if projects merit a larger incentive. Applications must be pre-approved by Empire electric before equipment is purchased and installed.
|Contact Name||Customer Service - Empire|
|Department||Empire District Electric Company|
|Division||Electric Rebate Program|
|Address||PO Box 311|
|Phone 2||(800) 639-0077|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.