Rebates

Rebates for Energy Efficient Upgrades

Doing your part just got easier.

Dawson PPD teams up with Nebraska Public Power District to offer customers incentive payments for improving energy efficiency. Our goal is to use our resources wisely — to keep costs low and to control greenhouse gas emissions.

General Rebate Guidelines

 

 

 

Residential

  • High Efficiency Heat Pump Incentive or Low Interest Loan
  • Cooling System Tune-up
  • Attic Insulation
  • Heat Pump Water Heater Program
  • Transfer Switch Installation
  • Tax Credits
We give you two options — choose the one that best suits your situation. Either way, Dawson PPD also will give you $100 per ton of cooling for a system that qualifies for the loan or rebate. (Example: A 2.5 ton unit equals $250.)

To keep your heat pump or air conditioner running efficiently, it should receive periodic tune-ups by a trained professional.

If you have six or less inches of insulation in your attic you may qualify for a rebate when you add six or more inches of insulation. To qualify you must have a heat pump, electric furnace or permanently installed electric heat (baseboard, radiant, etc.).

Incentives are available for those whom install an air source or water/ground source heat pump water heater.

Dawson PPD offers a rebate to customers who have a transfer switch (also called a double-throw switch) installed so they can safely connect their generator for use during a power outage.

A transfer switch is important because it does not allow power from the generator to flow back through the meter and transformer and out on the power line. If a customer’s generator sent power back on the line, it could kill linemen who are making repairs to the line.

Tax credits from the U.S. government for several types of energy efficiency upgrades are no longer available. The tax credits for heating systems and home improvements, such as insulation, windows, and doors, have expired at the end of 2016.

Visit the Energy Star website to see available federal tax credits.

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Commercial

  • Commercial HVAC Incentive
  • HVAC System Optimization
  • Prescriptive Lighting Efficiency Program
  • Heat Pump Water Heater
  • Industrial Process
  • Variable Frequency Drive
Have an old air-conditioner, rooftop unit, or heat pump that should be replaced? Or are you building a brand new facility and considering a state of the art HVAC system that will provide energy savings for years to come? Either way, our Commercial HVAC Incentive Program will pay you for doing so!

Your building’s heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system (HVAC) could be costing you big dollars due to inefficient operation. In fact, HVAC systems can account for about half of the energy used in your building.

By optimizing your building’s HVAC system, you may save 10-20 percent or more of your building’s energy costs.

On average, interior lighting accounts for 28 percent of a business’s energy consumption. They also are a contributing factor to a facility’s productivity, employee morale, and safety.

Lighting technologies developed in the past ten years can help cut your lighting costs up to 80 percent while enhancing lighting quality and reducing environmental impacts.

Incentives are available for those whom install an air source or water/ground source heat pump water heater.

In an industrial plant energy efficiency improvement projects often are unique and do not fit a prescriptive program. Each manufacturing plant has certain characteristics that can require an individual approach to projects. All projects must be preapproved before any equipment is ordered.

In addition, the customer is required to document potential project energy savings by providing a detailed study. Incentives are paid based on annual savings versus baseline usage and payback criteria.

Many motors driving various equipment such as, but not limited to, pumps, fans, injection molding machines and conveyors operate at a constant speed. To control the amount of work the motor is providing at any given time, devices are used to reduce the machine’s output through artificial loading, essentially wasting energy.

Variable frequency drives (VFDs, also referred to as variable speed drives) can reduce output by controlling the motor rather than having the motor work at a constant, almost full load and adjusting the system to obtain a desired result.

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Irrigation

  • Variable Frequency Drive
  • Pump Efficiency
  • Transfer Switch Installation
Irrigation systems that need to operate at varying loads can greatly benefit with the installation of a variable frequency drive (VFD). VFDs are electronic monitor and control systems that alter the speed of pump rotation by adjusting the frequency of the electricity delivered to the motor. It is especially useful for pivots operating on hilly land and for pivot systems utilizing a corner arm. When the full output of the pump is not needed, the VFD will reduce the power being applied. This results in energy savings and reduces the wear and tear on the irrigation system.

The EnergyWise Program has two options for irrigation systems; a custom incentive for any type of irrigation system and a prescriptive incentive for pivot systems employing a corner arm.

  • Custom and Corner Arm Irrigation Program guidelines

Custom Irrigation VFD Program

Corner Arm Irrigation VFD Program

While energy prices and rainfall are beyond anyone’s control, irrigation operating costs can be managed better by investing in energy efficient technologies and practices. Many irrigators have found that making energy efficiency improvements to their irrigation systems not only saves energy and water but also can lead to improved productivity.

Dawson PPD offers a rebate to customers who have a transfer switch (also called a double-throw switch) installed so they can safely connect their generator for use during a power outage.

A transfer switch is important because it does not allow power from the generator to flow back through the meter and transformer and out on the power line. If a customer’s generator sent power back on the line, it could kill linemen who are making repairs to the line.

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