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Commercial Kitchen Equipment Programarrows

You’re really cooking with appliances that can reduce your energy bills! MidAmerican Energy’s Commercial Kitchen Equipment program offers financial incentives to reduce your out- of -pocket costs. Making the switch to energy-efficient commercial kitchen equipment now can save you money on your energy and water bills for years to come.

Rebates cannot exceed 70 percent of the installed cost (equipment and reasonable labor). You will receive the lesser of the rebate amount listed below or 70 percent of installed cost.

View our commercial kitchen table.

Qualifications
  • You must be a commercial or industrial business customer with facilities located in MidAmerican Energy Company’s Illinois 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.
  • For equipment that requires ENERGY STAR-certification, visit www.energystar.gov/cfs for information about qualifying commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Equipment installed as replacement units, retrofits or in new construction is eligible.
How to apply for rebates Download the application and send along with the product specifications, dated invoices and installation date(s). A manufacturer’s specification sheet with efficiency ratings of the product(s) installed must accompany your application. Once the equipment is installed and your application is reviewed and approved by MidAmerican Energy, your incentive check will be issued. Allow 4-6 weeks for processing.

Call 800-894-9599 with questions.

A complete list of qualifying equipment and additional information on energy-efficient equipment for commercial kitchens can be found at www.energystar.gov and www.cee1.org.

Nonresidential Equipment Custom Systems
How do your custom equipment and systems qualify for rebates? Technology always is changing with new and innovative high-efficiency products. MidAmerican Energy encourages these innovations and will review your equipment or systems to determine if they qualify. Examples of projects that may qualify:
  • Lighting redesign
  • Premium-efficient motors >200 HP
  • Energy management systems
  • Boilers and furnaces >2.5 million Btuh input capacity
  • Direct-fired heating systems
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Variable air volume conversions
  • Heat-recovery systems
  • Process boiler, chiller and refrigeration improvements
  • Pumping system improvements
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
Rebates will be 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.

Questions?
Call MidAmerican Energy at 800-318-8915 with questions about application procedures, qualifying projects, incentives or verification procedures.

Download Custom Systems Rebate Self-Verification Form

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