By taking advantage of the Sustainable Energy Program, you can save money, help reduce the need for energy during expensive peak periods and help delay the necessity to build high-cost power plants.
LES incentive funds are available to residential and business customers for preapproved energy-efficient equipment. So first take a look at the qualifying equipment below and then contact a contractor for bids.
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Contact participating contractors and ask about LES incentive funds and if manufacturer rebates are available. Ask your accountant if you qualify for federal tax incentives.
Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Jan. 1, 2015.
Customers in existing homes and commercial buildings with no wall or minimal attic insulation (R-19 or less) can qualify for up to $1,000 to seal penetrations and upgrade insulation levels to current energy code standards. Incentives are available at $0.80/square foot for wall insulation and $0.50/square foot for attic insulation. A pre and post blower door test also is required. Talk to one of the Sustainable Energy Program participating contractors for further details.
Customers could receive up to $250 per ton for qualifying air conditioners and air source heat pumps and up to $900 per ton for qualifying geothermal heat pumps. Incentives are determined by the EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) compared to existing energy code minimums.
Incentive payments of $500 per kilowatt reduced are available for customers reducing energy consumption and costs associated with lighting (in existing or new buildings). Demand, energy reductions and associated incentives lighting in new facilities is determined by comparing wattage of new fixtures to existing energy code minimums.
This program is designed to help commercial and industrial customers achieve peak-demand savings through one or more energy-efficiency measures. Components of the program include air conditioner/heat pump replacement, variable frequency drives, compressed air systems analysis and upgrade, energy management systems installation, optimization or upgrade and systems commissioning. In addition, customers can work with their assigned LES account executive to tailor a program that results in reduced system peak demand.
LES residential customers can receive a $35 incentive payment and save up to $100 in annual electricity costs simply by recycling an energy-wasting secondary refrigerator or freezer. Between March 1, 2015, and Oct. 31, 2015, customers are able to participate in LES' Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling Incentive Program. Refrigerators and freezers must be in working condition, between 10 and 32 cubic feet in size, and operating in an unheated or uncooled space such as a garage. Funding for 50 percent of the program has been provided through a matching grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. Read more.
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