Rebates

Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Heating/Cooling System

Objective

The objective of this program is to encourage energy efficiency and conservation by encouraging consumers to install air source heat pumps or geothermal heat pumps to heat and cool their homes or businesses.

Qualifying Standards – Effective 01/01/17

  • The minimum requirement for an air source heat pump are a SEER of 14.5.
  • For a geothermal heat pump, the minimum requirements are COP of 3.3 and an EER of 14.1 (closed loop) and a COP of 3.6 and an EER of 16.2 (open loop).
  • Must be permanently installed.
  • Must be installed on Ninnescah’s lines.

Rebate Payment Levels – Effective 01/01/17

Air Source Heat Pump

  • $50 per ton for a 14.5 SEER
  • $75 per ton for a 16 SEER
  • $100 per ton for a 17 SEER or above.

Geothermal Heat Pump

  • $125 per every 1/2 ton.

Water Heaters

Objective

The objective of this program is to promote energy efficiency and conservation by encouraging consumers to install energy efficient electric water heaters (standard or lifetime units).

Qualifying Standards – Effective 4/16/16

  • Electric water heaters must have a minimum capacity of 40 gallons and a maximum connected wattage of 5500 watts. This requirement may be waived on a case-by-case basis, particularly in commercial applications, where a larger wattage or smaller capacity may be installed.
  • Water heaters are no longer required to meet a minimum Energy Factor (EF).  All electric water heaters that meet the qualifications and specifications set forth in this policy shall be eligible for a rebate. Rebates are not available for on-demand or tankless electric water heaters.
  • All water heaters must be equipped with a safety pressure relief valve.
  • Must be installed on Ninnescah’s lines.

Rebate Payment Levels – Effective 4/16/16

  • $100 for new construction, replacing an existing electric water heater or replacing a non-electric water heater;
  • $150 for lifetime electric water heater.

Other Considerations – All Rebate Programs

Energy Star ratings are subject to change and the Energy Efficiency Rebate Program will be adjusted accordingly as changes occur.

The member must allow the cooperative to install a load control device if contacted to do so. Minimum requirements and qualifying standards shall increase as Energy Star and/or Federal Energy Management Program requirements increase. Other terms and conditions may apply. Contact the Ninnescah Rural Electric Cooperative office for more information.