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Rebates and Audits

Smart energy choices make a home more comfortable and power bills more affordable. That’s why WRVEC is currently offering several services to help members make their existing homes more energy efficient.

Appliance Rebates

Click the qualifying appliance to apply. Please note that WRVEC will not rebate Direct Expansion Systems.

Qualifying Appliances Residentiai Commercial Apply Below
Electric Water Heaters .9 Efficiency / 40 Gallon Minimum $50/ limit 2 N/A APPLY
Energy Star Heat Pump Water Heaters 50%/ up to $500/ limit 2 50%/ up to $500/ limit 2 APPLY
Energy Star Window Air Conditioner $50/ limit 1 N/A APPLY
Ground Source Heat Pumps New Installation $750/ton* $750/ton* APPLY
Ground Source Heat Pump Replacement $150/ton* $150/ton* APPLY
Dual Fuel Heat Pumps 17 Seer or Higher $150/ton $150/ton APPLY
Mini-Split Heat Pumps $150/ton N/A APPLY
Energy Star Advanced “Smart” Programmable Thermostats $50/ limit 2 $50/ limit 2 APPLY
Commercial/ Industrial Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) for HVAC N/A $50 per brake HP APPLY
Basement/ Crawl Space/ Slab Insulation (Must accompany ground source heat pump installation.) 50%/ up to $500 N/A APPLY

Per IRS regulations, all applicants must submit a W-9 to qualify for rebates $600 or over. If you think you may qualify, complete the W-9 form and include it with your rebate application. View Form

COMMERCIAL LIGHTING REBATES

The White River Valley Electric Cooperative (WRVEC) commercial lighting rebate program is offered to commercial, industrial and agricultural members. The program encourages members to use less energy to light their facilities by utilizing cost-effective retrofits to existing lighting systems. The money-saving program allows for increased lighting and less energy use through efficient technology and practices.

Qualifying business members will have more than 10 bulbs or fixtures at their facility. The rebate amount will be determined prior to installation and calculated based on an audit of existing and replacement lighting. The total rebate amount is limited to $30,000 per business member each year. The rebate cannot exceed 40 percent of total equipment cost.

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Efficiency Tools

Learn more about how your home can be most energy efficient.

Energy Audits

Audits stop the excess use of power by thoroughly inspecting your home, and will save you money by increasing your energy efficiency. The amount of money an energy audit costs will be returned in lower electric bills through the years. Primarily, auditors look for weatherization opportunities – areas where heated or cooled air may be escaping through leaks in door jambs, windows, electrical outlets, or the duct-work of the heating and cooling system. They also examine crawl spaces and basements for energy efficiency opportunities. Basic suggestions towards energy efficiency are also made, such as the implementation of CFLs and LEDs.

All members of our service area are eligible for an energy audit as long as the structure to be audited is a permanent structure owned by the WRVEC member and income requirements are met. The total cost of an energy audit is $300, but WRVEC provides a cost share incentive of $225 making the total out of pocket cost to the owner $75. Audits must be preformed by OACAC or Ozark Action Inc.  If you qualify for assistance from either of these agencies, the audit is free of charge.

When the audit is complete, the auditor will provide you with an energy efficiency kit. This kit will provide the basics to begin necessary repairs and to take the first steps towards energy efficiency as suggested by the auditor. Once the improvements are completed, apply for our weatherization rebate. The Cooperative will refund 50%, up to $500, of the cost of the improvements by the auditors report.

 

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Tax Credits and Incentives

WRVEC members can take advantage of the following tax credits and incentives from both the federal and Missouri state government.