Empire District Electric - Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Rebates (Missouri)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Missouri

Name Empire District Electric - Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Rebates
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Nonprofit, Schools
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Custom/Others pending approval, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motors
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
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
Energy Audit: 50% of cost
Custom: Lesser of 50% of incremental cost; 2-year payback equivalent; or 50% of life cycle avoided demand and energy costs

Equipment Requirements Prescriptive: Vary by equipment type and size

Custom: Pre-approval required, equipment must of UL-listed

Maximum Incentive 20,000 per program year per customer

Program Administrator Empire District Electric
Website http://empire.programprocessing.com/content/Home

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information
Department Empire District Electric
Address 602 S Joplin Avenue
Address 2 P.O. Box 127
Place Joplin, Missouri
Zip/Postal Code 64802
Phone (417) 625-5116
Phone 2 (800) 206-2300

Website https://www.empiredistrict.com/Default.aspx

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"