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Empire District Electric - Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Rebates   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/29/2012
Program Overview:
State: Missouri
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Central Air conditioners, Motors, Custom/Others pending approval
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Institutional
Amount:Lighting: $2 - $50 per fixture Lighting Power Density: $1 per watt per square foot Lighting Sensors: $20 - $50 per sensor Central AC: $73 - $92 per ton Motors: $50 - $130 per motor Custom: Lesser of 50% of incremental cost; 2-year payback equivalent; or 50% of life cycle avoided demand and energy costs
Maximum Incentive:$20,000 per program year per customer
Equipment Requirements:Prescriptive: Vary by equipment type and size
Custom: Pre-approval required, equipment must of UL-listed
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Empire District Electric Company offers rebates to certain commercial and industrial customers for the installation of energy efficiency equipment. Prescriptive rebates for lighting, air conditioners, and motors are available for customers using CB and SH tariffs (commercial facilities with a demand of less than 40 kW). Custom rebates are available for customers on CB, SH, GP, PFM, and TEB rate schedules. If a small commercial customer applies for a customer rebate, the application will be evaluated to see if it can be accommodated under the prescriptive rebate formulas. Custom rebates will only be approved if there is a demonstrated cost-effective energy and/or demand reduction potential.

Prescriptive rebate levels vary dramatically according to measure, size, and efficiency. Measures that are not eligible for prescriptive rebates may be eligible as custom measures. Custom rebates are calculated as the lesser of three values: equivalent payback of 2 years; 50% of the incremental cost of the equipment; or 50% of the avoided life cycle demand and energy costs. All custom rebates must be pre-approved by the utility and are also subject to post-installation verification. Custom equipment must generally be UL-listed, or have an equivalent independent certification as determined by the utility.

Rebates will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested parties should contact the utility for additional information and application details.




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Empire District Electric
602 S Joplin Avenue
P.O. Box 127
Joplin, MO 64802
Phone: (417) 625-5116
Phone 2: (800) 206-2300
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