Missouri River Energy Service Member Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates (Iowa)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Iowa
Additional Place applies to Missouri River Energy Service Member Utilities
Name Missouri River Energy Service Member Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates (Iowa)
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Ceiling Fan, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Dehumidifiers, Dishwasher, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Tankless Water Heaters, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Energy Audit, ECM Motors, Refrigerator Recycling, LED Lighting
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2013-05-09
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Incentive Amounts and Offerings Vary Among Member Utilities, Review Web Site For Full Rebate Details

Central AC: $100/unit
Mini-Split/Ductless AC: $100
Gas Furnace: $200 - $400/unit
Gas Boiler: $150 - $400/unit
ECM Motors: $150/unit
Air Handler/Fan Coil: $150/unit
Air Source Heat Pumps: $200 - $350/unit
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $200/ton
Programmable Thermostats: $25
Gas Water Heaters: $50 - $100
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $300
Energy Audit: Reduced Cost ($50)
Room AC: $15
Refrigerator: $50 with proper disposal of older unit
Dishwasher: $25
Dehumidifier: $10
Efficient Light Strings: $3.50/string
Clothes Washer: $50
Ceiling Fan: $25

Equipment Requirements Appliances/Ceiling Fan: Must be Energy Star-qualified

Gas Furnace: AFUE 90%
Gas Boiler: AFUE 85%
Air Source Heat Pumps: 14.5 SEER, 8.2 HSPF
Geothermal Heat Pumps: See application form
Gas Water Heaters: EF 0.67
Heat Pump Water Heaters: EF 2.0

Installation Requirements See program application forms

Maximum Incentive Prescriptive Measures: 75% of cost or $10,000 in each category unless pre-approved

Website http://www.brightenergysolutions.org/municipalities/?category=home&state=ia

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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 residential 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 Denison Municipal Utilities Hartley Municipal Utilities Hawarden Municipal Utilities Manilla Municipal Utilities Orange City Municipal Utilities Paullina Municipal Utilities Primghar Municipal Utilities Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities Sanborn Municipal Utilities Sioux Center Municipal Utilities Woodbine Municipal Utilities

Prescriptive rebates are available for many types of equipment including appliances, insulation, HVAC equipment, programmable thermostats, energy audits, and equipment recycling. For certain equipment, requirements and rebate levels vary by the technology employed and are available on the rebate applications. Certain equipment may not be offered by all of the participating utilities or may be intended for natural gas customers only.

Equipment must meet all stated requirements and be purchased, installed and operating prior to submitting an incentive application. Prescriptive rebates are limited to $10,000 per customer per calendar year. Payments for rebates larger than $10,000 must be specifically allowed by the participating utility. All rebates totaling over $3,000 are subject to pre-approval from the participating 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 Missouri River Energy Services
Department Bright Energy Solutions
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)"