Empire District Electric - Low Income New Homes Program (Missouri)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Missouri

Name Empire District Electric - Low Income New Homes Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction, Low-Income Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Heat pumps, Lighting, Refrigerators
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Insulation: full incremental cost above the appropriate baseline

Heat Pumps: $400
Central AC: $400
Refrigerator: $200
Lighting: $100

Equipment Requirements Exterior Wall Insulation: R-19 or higher (baseline of R-13)

Attic Insulation: R-38 or higher (baseline of R-30)
Floor Insulation: R-19 or higher (baseline of R-13)
Heat Pumps: 13.0 SEER
Central AC: 14.0 SEER
Refrigerator: Energy Star rated
Lighting: Energy Star rated

Maximum Incentive Total: $1,100

Program Administrator Empire District Electric
Website https://www.empiredistrict.com/EnergySolutions/Electric.aspx
Date added to DSIRE 2008-04-14
Last DSIRE Review 2012-05-31

References DSIRE[1]


Empire District Electric offers rebates for the utilization of energy efficient measures and appliances in new, low-income homes. Rebates are available for several types of building insulation, heat pumps, central air conditioners, refrigerators, and lighting. The level of the rebate available is generally limited to the incremental cost of the efficiency measure above a baseline determined by the utility. The maximum total rebate is $1,100 and individual rebate categories have their own limits. Measures must meet specific efficiency requirements which are generally somewhat higher than the rebate baseline. Contact Empire District Electric for more equipment and rebate information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Sherry McCormack
Department Empire District Electric

Address 602 S Joplin Avenue
Address 2 P.O. Box 127
Place Joplin, Missouri
Zip/Postal Code 64802
Phone (417) 625-5100
Phone 2 (800) 206-2300

Email smccormack@empiredistrict.com
Website https://www.empiredistrict.com/Default.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)"