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Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light - Business and Farm Renewable Energy Rebates   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/05/2012
Program Overview:
State: Iowa
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Anaerobic Digestion
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural
Amount:Energy Efficient Wind: $0.75/kWh
Standard Wind: $0.25/kWh
Energy Efficient PV: $1/kWh
Standard PV: $0.50/kWh
Biomass: 50% of system cost
Anaerobic Digester: 50% of system cost
Maximum Incentive:Energy Efficient Wind: $35,000
Standard Wind: $30,000
Energy Efficient PV: $25,000
Standard PV: $20,000
Biomass: $500,000
Anaerobic Digester: $200,000
Installation Requirements:The system must offset on-site electric usage
Web Site: http://www.alliantenergy.com/SaveEnergyAndMoney/Rebates/BusIA/030...
Summary:

The Alliant Energy Renewable Cash-Back Rewards program offers rebates for solar photovoltaics (PV), wind, renewable biomass, and anaerobic digesters. Businesses and farms that are Alliant Energy electric customers qualify for these rebates. Note that the above web site directs to the business incentives; the farm incentives are the same rate and can be found here. In order to apply for the program, customers must first use the online self-assessment tool. Alliant Energy will then contact customers to schedule an energy efficiency audit and a site assessment to determine the incentive level and the renewable energy potential. Customers can receive a higher "Energy Efficient" rebate rate for wind and solar PV if the business or farm meets certain energy efficient objectives, as determined by an energy efficiency audit.

The solar and wind rebates are based on the lesser of either the estimated first year output in kilowatt hours (kWh) or the optimal annual energy usage of the facility in kWh as follows:

  • Standard PV: The lesser of
    • estimated first year output in kWh x $0.50 or
    • optimal annual energy usage of the facility in kWh x .75 x $0.50
  • Energy Efficient PV: The lesser of
    • estimated first year output in kWh x $1.00 or
    • optimal annual energy usage of the facility in kWh x .75 x $1.00
  • Standard Wind: The lesser of
    • estimated first year output in kWh x $0.25 or
    • optimal annual energy usage of the facility in kWh x .75 x $0.25
  • Energy Efficient Wind: The lesser of
    • estimated first year output in kWh x $0.75 or
    • optimal annual energy usage of the facility in kWh x .75 x $0.75

Businesses can also receive rebates through the Energy Efficiency Rebate Program or the Farm Equipment Energy Efficiency Rebate Program in order to meet the energy efficient objectives.


 
Contact:
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Alliant Energy
Distributed Resources and Renewable Energy
222 West Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 192
Madison, IA 53701-0192
Phone: (800) 255-4268
Fax: (608) 758-1459
E-Mail: customercare@alliant-energy.com
Web Site: http://www.alliantenergy.com
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