Skip Navigation

The U.S. Department of Energy and the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center are excited to announce that a new, modernized DSIRE is under construction. The new version of DSIRE will offer significant improvements over the current version, including expanded data accessibility and an array of new tools for site users. The new DSIRE site will be available in December 2014. Staff are currently working hard on the new version of DSIRE but are also maintaining the content of the current version of DSIRE. Thank you for your continued support and patience during this transition. We hope you are as excited for December as we are!

US Department Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
IREC North Carolina Solar Center
Home Glossary Links FAQs Contact About Twitter    Facebook


Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

Printable Version
Owen Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 03/13/2013
Program Overview:
State: Kentucky
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Heat pumps, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Button-Up Insulation: $40 per 1,000 BTU reduction
Air Source Heat Pump: $500 - $1000
Touchstone Energy Home: Up to $750
Maximum Incentive:Contact Owen Electric
Equipment Requirements:Air-Source Heat Pumps: minimum of 13 SEER rating and 7.5 HSPF
Touchstone Homes: Must have double-pane windows, added insulation, sealed duct work, and 14 SEER air-to-air heat pump
View program documents for requirements on insulation and Touchstone Energy homes
Web Site:
Owen Electric Cooperative, Inc. (OEC) serves over 150,000 customers in nine north-central Kentucky counties: Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton and Scott. For residential customers, Owen Electric offers some rebates for the installation of energy efficient measures.

The Touchstone Energy Home Program offers rebates to new homes that fulfill certain insulation and ventilation requirements, which could improve annual heating and cooling costs of the home by up to 30%. Owen Electric Cooperative offers rebates for new homes that meet minimum requirements. Periodic inspections during the home building process are necessary to receive the incentive. Rebate form and copy of invoice must be submitted to Owen Electric within 60 days of installation.

Customers can also receive rebates for purchasing and installing air source heat pumps and insulation in eligible homes. For more information on these incentives and incentives for manufactured and stick-built homes, see the program web site or contact OEC.


  Customer Service - Owen Electric
Owen Electric Cooperative, Inc.
8205 HWY 127 N
P.O. Box 400
Owenton, KY 40359
Phone: (800) 372-7612
Fax: (502) 484-2661
Web Site:
NCSU - home
Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

While the DSIRE staff strives to provide the best information possible, the DSIRE staff, the N.C. Solar Center, N.C. State University and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. make no representations or warranties, either express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability or suitability of the information. The DSIRE staff, the N.C. Solar Center, N.C. State University and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. disclaim all liability of any kind arising out of your use or misuse of the information contained or referenced on DSIRE Web pages.

Copyright 2014 - 2015 North Carolina State University, under NREL Subcontract No. XEU-0-99515-01. Permission granted only for personal or educational use, or for use by or on behalf of the U.S. government. North Carolina State University prohibits the unauthorized display, reproduction, sale, and/or distribution of all or portions of the content of the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) without prior, written consent.