Empire District Electric - Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebates (Arkansas)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Arkansas

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
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
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
High Performance T8 Systems: $9 - $18
High-Bay Fluorescent Lamps/Ballasts: $40 - $125
CFL Fixtures: $8 - $25
Pendant/Wall Mount/Recessed Indirect Fixtures: $16 - $24
High Efficiency Fluorescent Fixtures: $4 - $8
Pulse-Start Metal Halide Fixtures: $25 - $65
Metal Halide Fixtures: $17 - $45
Lighting Controls: $12 - 35
Air Conditioners: $73 - $92 per ton, depending on system type and efficiency
Water Source Heat Pumps: $64/ton
Geothermal Heat Pumps (New): $480/ton
Geothermal Heat Pumps (Replacement): $70/ton
Water Chillers: $5 - $20 per ton, depending on system type and efficiency
Motors: $10 - $600 per motor, depending on size and efficiency
Variable Frequency Drives: $30/HP

Eligible System Size Geothermal Heat Pumps: 150 tons or less

Water Source Heat Pumps: 30 tons or less
Variable Frequency Drives: 1 - 200 HP
Water Chillers: Greater than 30 tons, less than 1,000 tons

Equipment Requirements See program website for full requirements

Air Conditioners: 10 - 11.5 EER or 14 SEER minimum depending on size and type
Water Source Heat Pumps: 14 EER minimum
Geothermal Heat Pumps: 16.5 EER minimum

Maximum Incentive 5,000; additional funds may be available for final 3 months of program year

Program Administrator Empire District Electric Company
Website http://empirearkansas.programprocessing.com/content/prescriptiverebates
Date added to DSIRE 2009-08-26
Last DSIRE Review 2012-05-29
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - Empire
Department Empire District Electric Company
Division Electric Rebate Program
Address PO Box 311

Place Hockessin, Delaware
Zip/Postal Code 19707
Phone (800) 206-2300
Phone 2 (800) 639-0077

Website https://www.empiredistrict.com/EnergySolutions/Electric.aspx

  • 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)"