MidAmerican Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Audit and Rebate Program (detailed) (South Dakota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place South Dakota

Name MidAmerican Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Audit and Rebate Program (detailed)
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Building Insulation, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Energy Audit
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Natural Gas Furnaces: 250 - 400

Efficient Furnace Fan Motors: 50
Natural Gas Boilers: 150 - 400
Natural Gas Water Heaters: 75
Window Air Conditioners: 25
Central Air Conditioners: 100 - 200
Air-source Heat Pumps: 100 - 400
Add-on Heat Pumps: 100 - 400
Geothermal Heat Pumps: 1,000-2,000
Programmable Thermostats: 25
Insulation: 70% of project cost

Equipment Requirements Furnaces: 92% AFUE or higher

Efficient Furnace Fan Motors: must have CEE air handling ratio less than 0.02
Boilers: 85% AFUE or higher
Window Air Conditioners: 9.4 EER or higher
Central Air Conditioners: 14 SEER or higher
Air-source Heat Pumps: 14 SEER or higher and less than 8.5 HSPF
Geothermal Heat Pumps: minimum of 3.3 COP and 14.1 EER
Programmable Thermostats: must be Energy Star
Water Heaters: 0.62 EF or higher

Expiration Date Equipment must be installed between Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2009. Rebate applications must be postmarked by Jan. 31, 2010, to qualify for the 2009 rebate program.

Maximum Incentive Insulation: 750
Insulation: 750

Program Administrator MidAmerican Energy Company
Website http://www.midamericanenergy.com/html/energy3c_2.asp

References DSIRE[1]


The MidAmerican Energy Residential Equipment Rebate Program offers rebates to its residential home-owning customers for the who purchase and installation of qualifying heating, cooling, and water heating equipment fueled by gas and/or electricity supplied directly by MidAmerican. Rebates range from $50-$2,000 for natural gas furnaces, natural gas boilers, air conditioners, natural gas water heaters, and air-source or geothermal heat pumps. Rebate amounts vary by efficiency, size and type of equipment. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards listed on the program website. A printable version of the rebate application can also be found on the program website.

MidAmerican Energy's HomeCheck Program offers a free home energy audit and insulation up-grade rebate to its residential South Dakota customers who live in (and own) a home or mobile home built prior to Dec. 31, 1989, and whose primary heating source is supplied directly by MidAmerican. A trained energy specialist will perform a free energy assessment and, where appropriate, install selected energy-saving improvements such as: A water heater insulation blanket, six feet of water pipe insulation, energy-efficient light bulbs, etc. If the results of the energy assessment show that the insulation in the home is below the recommended levels, a second appointment with an approved contractor can be arranged to make the additional insulation installment. MidAmerican will pay up to 70 percent (maximum of $750) of the installed cost of the recommended insulation. Customers can call 800-894-9599 to request a HomeCheck.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name EnergyAdvantage Programs
Department MidAmerican Energy Company
Address P.O. Box 7232
Place Des Moines, Iowa
Zip/Postal Code 50309-7232
Phone (800) 894-9599

Email EnergyExpert@midamerican.com
Website http://www.midamericanenergy.com/

  • 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)"