Sawnee EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Georgia)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Georgia

Name Sawnee EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Low-Income Residential, Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, HVAC Upgrades
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Attic Insulation Upgrades: 50% of project cost up to $200

Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $30
Hybrid Water Heater: $100
HVAC Tune-Up: 50% of cost, up to $25
HVAC Tune-Up with Duct Sealing: $100
Heat Pump/AC in Existing Home: $50/ton
Energy Star Home: 100% of certification costs up to $500
Low Income Weatherization: $200 (paid to local community agency)

Equipment Requirements Attic Insulation Upgrades: attic insulation must upgrade to at least R-38

Heat Pump/AC in Existing Home: SEER 15 or higher

Expiration Date 2012-12-31

Installation Requirements Attic Insulation Upgrades: does not apply to homes built after 1/1/05

Maximum Incentive Attic Insulation Upgrades: $200

HVAC Tune-Up: $25
HVAC Tune-Up with Duct Sealing: $100
Energy Star Home: $500

Program Administrator Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation

References DSIRE[1]


Sawnee EMC provides a variety of rebates for residential customers building new energy efficient homes or making energy efficiency improvements to existing homes. The Energy Efficiency Existing Home Rebate Program offers rebates for attic insulation upgrades, HVAC tune-ups, hybrid water heaters, and appliance recycling. In order to qualify for the rebates, members must first have a free on-site evaluation performed by a Sawnee EMC Energy Service Representative (ESR). Measures recommended by the ESR then qualify for the rebate once they have been completed and inspected.

The Energy Star Home Program provides a $500 rebate for new homes that meet a variety of energy efficiency requirements located on the program web site. In order to qualify for the rebate, homes must be single-family, detached, permanent dwellings. The home will be inspected during the building process to assure that it meets the program guidelines.

Sawnee will also provide up to $200 to local community agencies that provide weatherization assistance to income qualified members. For more information, visit the program website or contact the utility directly.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - Sawnee EMC
Department Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation
Address 543 Atlanta Highway
Place Cumming, Georgia
Zip/Postal Code 30040
Phone (770) 887-2363 Ext:7133
Phone 2 (800) 635-9131

  • 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)"