Missouri River Energy Service Member Utilities - Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Rebates (Iowa)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Iowa

Name Missouri River Energy Service Member Utilities - Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Rebates
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Local Government
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Dishwasher, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Programmable Thermostats, Water Heaters, Windows, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Personal Computing Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Room Air Conditioners, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Pumps, LED Lighting, Tankless Water Heaters, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Air Handler, Demand Controlled Ventilation
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2013-05-09
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Targeted Audit: Varies by building type and size

Lighting (New Construction): Varies widely
Lighting (Existing Buildings): Varies widely
Custom Measures: $300 kW; $0.01/kWh; $0.40/Therm
Compressed Air Audit/Leak Survey: 50% of cost
Insulation: $0.025/sq ft/R-value increase; up to 70% of cost
Pumps: $60 - $400/unit
Variable Frequency Drives: $40/HP

Central AC/Heat Pumps: $35 - $90/ton
Mini Split AC/Heat Pump: $100 - $200/unit
Chillers: $15 - $40/ton
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $200/ton, additional $250 for Desuperheater
ECM in Furnace: $150
Room AC: $35 - $70
Programmable Thermostat: $50/unit
Guest Room Management Systems: $30 - $35
Demand Controlled Ventilation: $35/1000 sq ft
Chilled Water Resets (Retrofit): $0.35 - $6/ton
Energy Recovery Ventilator: $0.60/CFM
Tankless Water Heaters: $300
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $300
Window Film: $2/square foot
ECM in Furnace/Air Handler/Fan Coil: $150
Natural Gas Water Heaters: $50 - $300
Furnace: $200 - $400
Boiler: $150 - $400

Food Service and Refrigeration Equipment
Ice Machines: $200 - $600
Commercial Refrigerators/Freezers: $50 - $250
ECM Fan Motors: $20 - $60
Anti-Sweat Heater Controls: $30
Commercial Dishwashers: $90 - $1,000
Fryers: $500
Griddles: $600
Steam Cookers: $300 - $600
Hot Food Holding Cabinets: $200 - $400
Ovens/Steamers: $200 - $1,000
Kitchen Hood Controls: $25 - $150/hp

Specialty Measures
Clothes Washer: $50
Dishwasher: $25
Occupancy Sensors for Document Stations: $25
Computer Network Power Management: $25

Equipment Requirements Vary by measure employed, customers should see application for details

Maximum Incentive Prescriptive Measures: $10,000 in each category unless pre-approved

Custom Measures: $100,000 per customer per year
General: Rebates will not exceed 75% of project costs

Program Administrator Missouri River Energy Services
Website http://www.brightenergysolutions.org/municipalities/?category=business&state=ia

References DSIRE[1]


Missouri River Energy Services is a joint-action agency that supplies electricity and a range of energy-related programs and services to public power communities in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. One of these services is the Bright Energy Solutions program, which offers cash rebates for energy efficiency improvements to commercial, industrial, and government customers of participating member utilities. Below is a list of Iowa municipal utilities that participate in one or more of the programs.

Alton Municipal Utilities City of Pella Denison Municipal Utilities Hartley Municipal Utilities Hawarden Municipal Utilities Kimballton Municipal Utilities Lake Park Municipal Utilities Manilla Municipal Utilities Orange City Municipal Utilities Paullina Municipal Utilities Primghar Municipal Utilities Remsen Municipal Utilities Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities Sanborn Municipal Utilities Shelby Municipal Utilities Sioux Center Municipal Utilities Woodbine Municipal Utilities

Rebates are offered for improvements in several different categories: Lighting in New Construction; Lighting Retrofits; Cooling/Chillers; Motors, Pumps, and Variable Frequency Drives; Food Service Equipment; and Custom Measures. Prescriptive rebates are available for many types of equipment and custom rebates are based on the average demand reduction from June-September. Equipment requirements and rebate levels vary by the technology employed and are available on the rebate applications. Certain equipment which is available to some communities may not be offered by all of the participating utilities.

All equipment must be new and rebates may not be honored for equipment ordered, purchased, or installed prior to the receipt of rebate approval. Custom rebates are limited to $100,000 per customer per calendar year and have minimum application value of $500. Payments for rebates larger than $100,000 may be paid out over the course of multiple years. Prescriptive rebates in each of the first 4 categories that are larger than $10,000 must be pre-approved by the utility. All applicants should contact their utility to confirm customer eligibility and the availability of funds prior to applying under any program. For further information, please consult the program web site listed at the top of this page or contact utility representatives.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Bright Energy Solutions
Department Missouri River Energy Services
Address 3724 West Avera Drive
Address 2 PO Box 88920
Place Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Zip/Postal Code 57109-8920
Phone (605) 338-4042
Fax (605) 978-9360
Email info@mrenergy
Website http://www.brightenergysolutions.org/index.htm

  • 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)"