Energy Efficiency Program

                                      Energy Rebates

Laurens Municipal Power & Communications

Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Effective 1-1-19 through 12-31-19

Click here for rebate application.

 

General Statement

The efficient use of energy is very important to Laurens Municipal Power & Communications (LMPC). Whether the goal is saving money, improving air quality or reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy conservation is the place to start. From simple lifestyle changes to substantial property improvements, energy efficiency pays off with both economic and environmental benefits for families and businesses. This Energy Efficiency Rebate Program provides financial incentives to encourage customers to purchase and install energy efficient lights, heating and cooling systems along with other devices and home improvements which use electricity wisely.

General Program Information

  1. The effective date of this Rebate Program is January 1, 2019. Individual programs may be changed or cancelled by LMPC without notice.  Customers should check with the LMPC office for information on programs.
  2. The energy efficient device(s) shall be installed in the LMPC service territory and cannot be relocated or sold for resale until retired from service.
  3. LMPC reserves the right to verify installation and invoices prior to rebate being paid.
  4. LMPC reserves the right to meter (at LMPC expense) installed equipment to aid in determination of actual energy savings.
  5. Rebates will not exceed equipment costs minus any manufacturers or dealer rebates.
  6. To receive LMPC rebates, the items must be purchased and installed between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Rebate applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2020 to qualify for this rebate program.  Attach a sales receipt from your dealer, including the manufacturer’s name, model and serial number of the equipment purchased and installed.
  7. Customers are responsible to have all equipment installed in accordance with all codes, standards, and regulatory requirements.
  8. Rebates will be approved on new devices only. No rebates will be approved for used items.
  9. LMPC does not guarantee reduced usage, demand, or cost savings. LMPC makes no warranties, expressed or implied, with the respect to any equipment purchased or installed.  In no event shall LMPC be liable for any incidental or consequential damages.  LMPC does not endorse any manufacturer or product in this program.
  10. Completed applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis, until available funds are committed.
  11. Any income tax or taxes, which may be payable as a result of the rebate being paid (or applied to the utility account), are the responsibility of the customer.
  12. LMPC will make the final decision on what qualifies for a rebate.

Residential/Commercial/Non-Profit Rebates

Rebates will be issued to the party that paid for the energy efficient item(s).  If that party also occupies the residence/business where the device was installed, the rebate will be paid as a credit to the utility account at that location.  If that party does not occupy the residence/business where the device was installed, the rebate will be applied as a credit to another utility account in that party’s name, or will be given in the form of a check. Payment will be made upon approval of completed application, sales ticket, and LMPC verification.  Rebates are offered on a first come, first served basis.  Rebate limitations are listed in Table 1.

Local Government Agency Rebates

The following government agencies may apply for rebates under this section:  Laurens-Marathon Community School, City of Laurens and Laurens Municipal Power & Communications.

  1. Rebates will be paid as a credit to the utility account or may be paid directly to the agency.
  2. Rebates limits are listed in Table 1.
  3. Rebates are not subject to filing deadlines. Entity shall work with LMPC staff to file the rebate on a timely basis upon acceptance of the project as complete.

Table I

Maximum Rebate Allowances

Annual maximum amount for all residential, commercial, non-profit, and local government rebates to be paid by LMPC for this years’ Rebate Program:    $15,000

Annual maximum Residential rebate per dwelling:               $5,000

Annual maximum Commercial rebate per property:            $5,000

Annual maximum Non-Profit rebate per property:               $5,000

Annual maximum Local Government rebate per entity:       $5,000

Rebate Programs Offered

  1. Insulation Rebates
  2. Heating and Cooling System Rebates
  3. Water Heater Rebates
  4. LED Lighting Rebates

Insulation Rebates

Attic/Ceiling insulation

Foundation insulation

In-wall insulation

Rim/Band joist insulation

70% of total cost* up to $1,000

* Total cost = contract labor + equipment + material.

LMPC must supply your home’s primary heating source and you must contact our office before you purchase any material and/or install any insulation in order to qualify for this rebate.

 

Heating and Cooling System Rebates

Central Air Conditioners       (Condenser and evaporator coil must be replaced)

SEER > 13.0 and EER > 11                                           $300

SEER > 15.0 and EER > 12                                           $450

SEER > 16.0 and EER > 13                                           $600

SEER > 18.0 and EER > 14                                           $750

Electric Furnace

5 to 10-kilowatt unit                                                  $200

11 to 15-kilowatt unit                                                $300

16 to 20-kilowatt unit                                                $400

21 to 25-kilowatt unit                                                $500

Air Source Heat Pumps (<65,000 BTUH)         (Condenser and evaporator coil must be replaced)

SEER 15, EER 12.5 and HSPF 8.5                               $500

SEER 16, EER 13 and HSPF 9                                       $700

SEER 18, EER 13 and HSPF 10                                     $900

Whole-house Ductless Mini Split System

SEER 15, EER 12 and HSPF 8.5                                    $300

  • Minimum 12,000 BTUH – must be an inverter-based unit
  • Rebate is paid on each outdoor compressor unit
  • Cooling-only systems are not eligible
Supplemental Ductless Units

SEER 15, EER 12 and HSPF 8.5                                    $150

  • No minimum BTUH – must be an inverter-based unit
  • Rebate is paid on each outdoor compressor unit
  • Cooling-only systems are not eligible
 Geothermal Heat Pump  

EER 14 and 3 COP or greater                                      $2,000

EER 18 and 4 COP or greater                                      $2,800

EER 23 and 5 COP or greater                                      $3,600

  • One (1) geothermal rebate per well field
  • 50% of rebate if replacing only the equipment and not the loops
 Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat

New Installation                                 50% of cost up to $45

  • Non-learning/non-occupancy sensing
  • LMPC must provide your primary heating source
Learning Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat

New Installation                                 50% of cost up to $80

  • LMPC must provide your primary heating source

Water Heater Rebates

Electric Water Heater

50-gallon, EF ≥ 0.94                                                    $100

Conversion:  Gas to Electric Water Heater

50-gallon, EF ≥ 0.94                                                    $200

Electric Heat Pump Water Heater

< 65 gallon, EF ≥ 2.2, UEF > 2.0                            $350

  • Maximum BTUH of 75,000

 

LED Lighting

LED Fixture

50% of cost – up to $100 per fixture

LED Fixture retrofit

$5.00 rebate per fixture

LED replacement bulbs for fluorescent fixtures (T12, T8 or T5)

50% of cost

Screw-in LED bulbs

50% of cost

Contact

Laurens Municpal Power
& Communications
272 N. Third Street
Laurens, Iowa 50554

Phone: 712-841-4610

Business Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m - 5 p.m.