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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Lincoln Electric System (Commercial and Industrial) - 2015 Sustainable Energy Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/10/2015
Program Overview:
State: Nebraska
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Compressed air, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Building Insulation, Motor VFDs, Systems Commissioning, LED Lighting Retrofits, Chiller Retrofits, Energy Management Systems, Air Sealing
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount:Commercial Industrial Lighting Retrofit
Lighting Retrofit: $500/kW of peak-demand reduction

Commercial Industrial Energy Efficiency
Custom: Greater of $500/kW of peak-demand reduction or $250/kW of peak-demand reduction plus $0.045 per deemed first-year kWh reduction.
Building Sealing/Insulation Open Attics: $0.50/sq ft
Exterior Frame Wall Insulation: $0.80/sq ft
Air Conditioner: $50 - $900 per ton
Air Source Heat Pump: $50 - $900 per ton
Single Package Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps over 5 tons: $150 - $675
Geothermal Heat Pump: $50 - $900 per ton, depending on EER
Compressed Air Audit: 50% of Compressed Air Study cost
Energy Management Systems (Install/Upgrade/Optimization): 30% of the system cost
Variable Frequency Drives (New and Existing Buildings): $50/HP
Systems Commissioning: Up to 50% of the cost of a pre and post Systems Commissioning report
Systems Commissioning (Buildings Over 5 Years Old): Greater of $500/kW of peak-demand reduction or $250/kW of peak-demand reduction plus $0.045 per deemed first-year kWh reduction
Maximum Incentive:General Incentive Limits
Commercial Industrial Lighting Retrofit: $100,000 per program year
Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency: $100,000 per program year

Individual Equipment/Measure Incentive Limits
Systems Commissioning: $10,000 for combined cost of the pre and post project reports
Compressed Air Audit: $5000
Equipment Requirements:Central Air Conditioners, Air Source Heat Pumps and Geothermal Heat Pumps 5 tons and less: 11.5 SEER
Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps: Systems over 5 tons are calculated based on size and efficiency
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Lincoln Electric System (LES) offers a variety of energy efficiency incentives for commercial and industrial customers through the Sustainable Energy Program (SEP). Some incentives are provided on a prescriptive basis and some on a custom basis. Incentives are available on air conditioners, heat pumps, insulation, building controls, compressed air, variable frequency drives, system commissioning, and custom rebates. Specified energy efficiency equipment requirements must be met in order to receive rebates under this program.

The program will end on December 31, 2015 (or sooner, if funds are expended). Contact LES for more program information or view the program web site listed above. Differing information given by Lincoln Electric System will supersede this information. 

  Sustainable Energy Program
Lincoln Electric System
LES Green Team
PO Box 80869
1040 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68501-0869
Phone: (402) 475-4211
Fax: (402) 475-0446
Web Site:
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