Nebraska Public Power District - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Nebraska)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Nebraska

Name Nebraska Public Power District - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Heat pumps, Lighting, Motor VFDs, Motors
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Lighting: $0.75 - $60 per fixture, depending on type and wattage

Custom Lighting: $0.07 per kWh saved
Air Conditioners: Varies, see program brochure
Air Source Heat Pump: up to $300; or $25 x (EER - 10.1) x tons
Water Source Heat Pump: $25 x (EER - 10.5) x tons
Open Loop Geothermal Heat Pump: [$10 x (EER - 16) + 180] x tons
Closed Loop Geothermal Heat Pump: [$20 x (EER - 14) + 180] x tons
Variable Frequency Drives: $30 per HP
HVAC Optimization: $0.01 per kWh (or $0.02 per kWh for the summer months only)
Irrigation pumps: $350 for an initial pump efficiency test and varies for pump improvement depending on improvement.
Industrial process: varies

Eligible System Size Variable Frequency Drives: must be between 1 and 200 HP

Equipment Requirements Variable Frequency Drives: Equipment must operate a minimum of 2000 hours annually

Air Conditioners: Minimum eligible efficiency 11.1 SEER
Air Source Heat Pump: Minimum eligible efficiency 11.0 SEER
Water Source Heat Pump: Minimum efficiency 11.2 SEER @ 86 degrees
Closed/Open Loop Ground Source Heat Pump: Minimum efficiency 13.4 SEER @ 77 degrees

Maximum Incentive Incentives exceeding $5000 require pre-approval

Program Administrator Nebraska Public Power District
Date added to DSIRE 2009-04-01
Last DSIRE Review 2012-07-02

References DSIRE[1]


Nebraska Public Power District offers multiple rebates for commercial and industrial customers to save energy in eligible facilities. Rebates are available for energy efficient lighting, HVAC measures, and variable speed drives. The lighting incentive programs are only for existing construction. The program offers several prescriptive rebates and a custom lighting rebate for projects that save energy but are not listed in the program brochure. For all rebates, projects over $5,000 dollars require pre-approval from the utility. The lighting rebate also requires pre- and post inspections of projects over $5,000. Additional information, including program brochures and applications are located on the program web site.

Contact Name Customer Service
Department Nebraska Public Power District

Address P.O. Box 519

Place Norfolk, Nebraska
Zip/Postal Code 68702-0519
Phone (877) 275-6773


  • 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)"