Lincoln Electric System (Commercial and Industrial) - Sustainable Energy Program (Nebraska)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Nebraska

Name Lincoln Electric System (Commercial and Industrial) - Sustainable Energy Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Compressed air, Duct/Air sealing, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Lighting, Motor VFDs, Systems Commissioning, LED Lighting Retrofits, Chiller Retrofits, Energy Management Systems
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Commercial Industrial Lighting Retrofit

Lighting Retrofit: $500/kW of peak-demand reduction

Commercial Industrial Energy Efficiency
Custom: Greater of $500/kW of peak-demand reduction or $250/kW of peak-demand reduction plus $0.045 per deemed first-year kWh reduction.
Building Sealing/Insulation: $0.50/sq ft
Exterior Frame Wall Insulation: $0.80/sq ft
Air Conditioner: $250 - $750 per ton Air Source Heat Pump: $150 - $1,000 per ton
Single Package Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps: $150 - $643
Geothermal Heat Pump: $150 - $1,000 per ton, depending on EER
Compressed Air Audit: 50% of Compressed Air Study cost
Energy Management Systems (Install/Upgrade/Optimization): 30% of the system cost
Variable Frequency Drives (New and Existing Buildings): $50/HP
Systems Commissioning: Up to 50% of the cost of a pre and post Systems Commissioning report
Systems Commissioning (Buildings Over 5 Years Old): Greater of $500/kW of peak-demand reduction or $250/kW of peak-demand reduction plus $0.045 per deemed first-year kWh reduction

Equipment Requirements Air Conditioners: 17 SEER

Systems Commissioning: $10,000 for combined cost of the pre and post project reports
Compressed Air Audit: $5000

Maximum Incentive General Incentive Limits

Commercial Industrial Lighting Retrofit: $100,000 per program year
Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency: $100,000 per program year

Program Administrator Lincoln Electric System
Date added to DSIRE 2009-04-06
Last DSIRE Review 2013-03-06

References DSIRE[1]


Lincoln Electric System (LES) offers a variety of energy efficiency incentives for commercial and industrial customers through the Sustainable Energy Program (SEP). Some incentives are provided on a prescriptive basis and some on a custom basis. Incentives are available on air conditioners, heat pumps, insulation, building controls, compressed air, variable frequency drives, system commissioning, and custom rebates. Specified energy efficiency equipment requirements must be met in order to receive rebates under this program.

The program will end on November 30, 2013 (or sooner, if funds are expended). Contact LES for more program information or view the program web site listed above.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Sustainable Energy Program
Department Lincoln Electric System
Division LES Green Team
Address PO Box 80869
Address 2 1040 O Street
Place Lincoln, Nebraska
Zip/Postal Code 68501-0869
Phone (402) 475-4211

Fax (402) 475-0446


  • 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)"