Kenergy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Kentucky)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Kentucky

Name Kenergy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Heat Pumps: 700-900 depending upon SEER rating

Dual Fuel/Add-On Heat Pump: 90 / ton
Geothermal System Rebate: 900
Electric Water Heater: 300

Eligible System Size Electric Water Heaters: minimum size is 40 gallons
Electric Water Heaters: minimum size is 40 gallons
Equipment Requirements Heat Pumps: minimum of 13 SEER rating

Electric Water Heaters: minimum of a .90 energy factor

Installation Requirements New water heater should be installed by licensed contractor or inspected by local authority

Program Administrator Kenergy

References DSIRE[1]


Kenergy is an electric cooperative that serves 51,000 households and commercial customers in 14 western Kentucky counties. Currently, Kenergy offers three rebate programs for residential customers who wish to increase the efficiency of their homes.

The Touchstone Energy All-Electric New Home Incentive provides a rebate for residents who install an energy efficient heat pump or geothermal heat pump in their new home. A heat pump that is rated 13.0 to 13.9 SEER is eligible for a $700 rebate, a heat pump that is rated 14.0 to 14.9 SEER is eligible for a $800 rebate and a 15.0 SEER or higher heat pump or a geothermal heat pump is eligible for a $900 rebate. The equipment must be rated by the Air Conditioning Refrigeration Institute (ARI) and be located within 1200 feet of a natural gas line. The household may have to meet specific Touchstone Energy building requirements.

Kenergy also offers the Dual Fuel/Add-on Heat Pump rebate. A customer can receive up to $90 a ton for a heat pump that is rated at least 13.0 SEER and used in conjunction with a gas furnace. The heat pump should be rated by ARI and should be a replacement for an existing air conditioning unit.

Kenergy will give a $300 rebate for customers who replace their gas water heater with an energy efficient electric water heater. The water heater should be at least 40 gallons and have a .90 energy factor or higher.

Applications and more information about these rebates can be found at the program website above.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - Kenergy
Department Kenergy
Address 6402 Old Corydon Road
Place Henderson, Kentucky
Zip/Postal Code 42420
Phone (270) 826-3991
Phone 2 (800) 844-4832


  • 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)"