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Invest in the energy efficiency of your business or agribusiness with short-term incentives and long-term savings. MidAmerican Energy rebates reduce the out-of-pocket costs of installing new energy-efficient equipment, which saves you money over the life of the equipment by reducing monthly energy bills and making your business environment more comfortable.

Heating
Rebates cannot exceed 70 percent of the installed cost (materials and reasonable labor). You will receive the lesser of the rebate amount or 70 percent of installed cost. View our heating tables.

Heat Pumps
Rebates cannot exceed 70 percent of the installed cost (materials and reasonable labor). You will receive the lesser of the rebate amount or 70 percent of installed cost. View our heat pumps table.

Controls
View our controls table.

Fans
View our fans table.

Cooling
Rebates cannot exceed 70 percent of the installed cost (materials and reasonable labor). You will receive the lesser of the rebate amount or 70 percent of installed cost. View our cooling tables.

Qualifications
  • You must be a commercial or industrial business customer with facilities located in MidAmerican Energy Company’s Iowa service territory.
  • MidAmerican Energy Company must provide the primary electricity and/or natural gas to the equipment at the facility for which the rebate is being paid.
  • Transportation gas customers with daily metering are ineligible for natural gas incentives. However, customers with monthly metering under the Monthly Metered Transportation Service natural gas tariff are eligible for energy efficiency incentives.
  • Equipment installed as a replacement unit, retrofit or in new construction is eligible.
Cooling Only
  • MidAmerican Energy Company will verify unit efficiencies as listed in the current and applicable AHRI standard heating capacity and efficiency (EER/SEER).
  • Cooling capacity, full-load efficiency rating and IPLV rating must be at standard AHRI testing conditions (AHRI Standard 550/590).
  • A manufacturer’s specification sheet with the rated EER and kW per ton must accompany the application.
  • Ratings for air-cooled systems must be based on the installation of a new condensing unit with a new matched evaporator coil.
  • Chiller efficiency must exceed the minimum requirements per Iowa State Energy Code (IECC 2012). Both the full-load and IPLV minimum efficiencies shall be exceeded to fulfill the requirements as outlined in IECC 2012.
  • Chiller must not be a backup service unit.
  • IPLV ratings must account for variable-frequency drives (VFDs) installed on the chiller compressor, if applicable.
  • Chiller loads must be at least 80 percent comfort cooling.
  • Chillers must not be used for ice production during off peak hours.
  • Chiller capacity (tons) must be based on standard AHRI testing conditions.
How to apply for rebates
Download the heating, chillers, cooling, water heaters, or heat pumps application and send along with the product specifications, dated invoices and installation date(s). Once the measure is installed and your application is reviewed and approved by MidAmerican Energy, your incentive check will be issued. Allow 4-6 weeks for processing.

For more details, view the AHRI directory at www.ahridirectory.org.

Call 800-894-9599 with questions.

Nonresidential Equipment Custom Systems
Technology is always changing with new and innovative high-efficiency products. MidAmerican Energy encourages these innovations and if specific equipment you intend to purchase and install is not listed, it may qualify under Nonresidential Equipment Custom Systems.

Qualifications
  • All custom systems must have a less-efficient alternative available for baseline comparison purposes.
  • Preapproval is required prior to purchase or installation. Projects must be completed within 12 months of preapproval. Complete this preapproval form.
  • Eligibility is based on the qualifying equipment or system’s energy savings, peak demand savings, usage profile and incremental cost.
  • Equipment must be new.
Rebates
View the Custom Project Calculation and Industrial Partners bonus incentive calculation.

Did you receive preapproval and need a self-verification form? Download Custom Systems Rebate Self-Verification Form. Questions?
Call MidAmerican Energy at 800-318-8915 with questions about application procedures, qualifying projects, incentives or verification procedures.



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