Rebates

Rebates for Energy Efficient Upgrades

All 2018 applications are due February 15, 2019.

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<br> or Low Interest Loan

We give you two options — choose the one that best suits your situation. Either way, Dawson PPD will also 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.)

Cooling System Tune-up

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

Attic Insulation

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.).

Heat Pump Water Heater Program

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

Smart Thermostat Program

New for 2019! Most Nebraska homes use around half of their energy for heating and cooling. Control your home from anywhere with a Smart Thermostat. Customers that primarily use electric heat qualify for a $75 rebate. Fossil-fuel heating customers will receive $25. An additional $25 rebate is available to customers who hire a professional to install the thermostat.

Transfer Switch Installation

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.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station <br>Incentive Program

As more consumers adopt electric vehicles for transportation, Dawson PPD and its wholesale partner, Nebraska Public Power District, are interested in what could be the potential increase in electric load through vehicle charging. A pilot program has been developed in 2018 for owners of electric vehicles to install a specific vehicle charging station in exchange for a $200 rebate.

Tax Credits

Tax credits are available from the U.S. government for several types of energy efficiency upgrades.

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

Residential Energy Credits Tax Form 5695

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Commercial

Commercial HVAC Incentive

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!

HVAC System Optimization

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.

Prescriptive Lighting<br> Efficiency Program

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.

Heat Pump Water Heater

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

Industrial Process

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.

Variable Frequency Drive

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

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.

Corner Arm Irrigation VFD Program

Pump Efficiency

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.

Transfer Switch Installation

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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