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  • Participants must be nonresidential customers (commercial or industrial) with facilities located in MidAmerican Energy Company’s Iowa service territory.
  • MidAmerican Energy Company must directly provide the primary electricity 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 natural gas incentives.
  • Qualifying equipment must be new, installed on the premises and must not be purchased for resale.
  • Customers are responsible for ensuring that the equipment installed for this program meets all applicable codes, standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Equipment must be installed and operating prior to submission of final rebate application, except for motors purchased for spare inventory. Installations must meet the standards referenced in the individual program guidelines.
  • Customers may not receive custom rebate in lieu of prescriptive rebates.
  • Custom projects require preapproval by MidAmerican Energy Company; projects must be completed within 12 months of preapproval. All custom projects must be deemed cost-effective by MidAmerican Energy Company in order to be eligible for a rebate.
  • For custom projects, the rebate will equal 25 percent of the incremental cost of the project or an amount which will buy down the payback period to 25 percent of the project’s useful life, whichever is greater, not to exceed 60 percent of the eligible project cost. Customers will receive the lesser of the calculated customer rebate or 60 percent of the eligible project cost, and the rebate may not reduce the simple payback for the project to less than two years.
  • For prescriptive rebates, the rebate payment cannot exceed 70 percent of the installed cost (reasonable labor and material/equipment - reasonableness to be determined by MidAmerican Energy Company).
  • Prescriptive rebates will be based on the rebate schedule in effect on the date of dealer invoice for the equipment/material purchased.
  • Prescriptive rebate applications must be submitted within six months of dealer invoice for the equipment/material purchased. Some exceptions apply for New Construction, multiyear or multiphase projects. For these types of projects, preauthorization for the exception must be obtained by the customer from MidAmerican Energy Company. Rebate applications received after six months of dealer invoice will not be eligible for rebates.
  • Rebate checks will be issued to the building owner or account holder.
  • Itemized and dated invoices from the contractor must accompany equipment applications. Specification sheets also are required for all equipment. Applications must be completed in full; incomplete applications will delay processing and may be returned. Applications for equipment must include the equipment manufacturer’s name, model/serial number, efficiency rating and the quantity of high-efficiency equipment installed.
  • All project installations with rebates exceeding $20,000 will be reviewed for on-site verification of installation by MidAmerican Energy Company or its agent prior to issuance of rebate.
  • Allow 4-6 weeks for rebate processing.
  • Rebates may be subject to income tax. Consult your tax advisor for more information.
  • MidAmerican Energy Company reserves the right to conduct on-site verification of equipment installation, install metering devices on new equipment, and to verify sales receipts and other project documentation at any time before or after issuing a rebate.
  • MidAmerican Energy Company does not endorse any particular manufacturer, product or system design in promoting this incentive program. Listing a product does not constitute an endorsement, nor does it imply that unlisted products are defective in any way.
  • MidAmerican Energy Company does not guarantee that installation and operation of energy-efficient equipment will result in reduced usage or in cost savings. The manner in which a customer uses and maintains energy-efficient equipment affects potential cost savings.
  • MidAmerican Energy Company makes no warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to any equipment purchased or installed, including, but not limited to, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
  • In no event shall MidAmerican Energy Company be held liable for any incidental or consequential damages or injuries resulting from defective equipment or installation.
  • Specific programs may have additional terms and conditions relevant to their individual qualifications.
  • The programs are effective Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2015, and are subject to periodic review by MidAmerican Energy Company, and MidAmerican Energy Company reserves the right to modify or end these programs at any time.


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