SOUTH DAKOTA NONRESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM SUSPENSION
MidAmerican Energy Company has offered its Nonresidential Custom Systems, Nonresidential Equipment
(Variable-Speed Drives, Lighting Equipment, and Heating and Cooling Equipment) and BusinessCheck® programs to South Dakota
customers since 2009. Program participation is increasing as more customers become interested in saving energy and money
through energy efficiency.
Due to increased participation, 2013 program funding for the electric measures, projects, process improvements and energy
audits associated with the above-referenced programs is nearly depleted. As a result, MidAmerican Energy has suspended the
electric portions of the 2013 Nonresidential Custom Systems, Nonresidential Equipment and BusinessCheck programs.
Nonresidential natural gas measures, projects, process improvements and energy audits are not being suspended.
Residential energy efficiency programs (electric and natural gas) are not affected.
Please note these important points:
- MidAmerican Energy intends to resume the affected programs Jan. 1, 2014.
- If you currently are working on projects, you have until Aug. 15, 2013, to complete the installation and submit rebate applications. We will continue to process applications in the order received and as funding allows. Rebate applications received on or before Aug. 15, 2013, that cannot be paid in 2013 will be processed in early 2014.
- Projects completed and invoiced during the programs’ suspension from Aug. 16, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2013, will not be eligible for a rebate.
If you have questions about the programs or the status of a rebate application, call 800-318-8915 for the Nonresidential
Custom Systems program, 800-894-9599 for the Nonresidential Equipment program or 877-401-4059 for the BusinessCheck program.
Make Your Business More Energy Efficient
The Custom Systems program is designed to encourage MidAmerican Energy's nonresidential customers to purchase and install high-efficiency building systems equipment in existing buildings, focusing primarily on large space heating and cooling systems and control systems not included in our prequalified equipment lists or not addressed in other EnergyAdvantage® programs.
Here's How the Program Works
Once you have identified an energy-efficient project or measure you want to install,
submit your proposal to MidAmerican Energy for preapproval
. Applications must be
completed before purchasing new high-efficiency equipment or systems. Only preapproved measures qualify for rebates.
The rebate level
will be customized based upon the equipment's incremental cost compared to the cost of
similar standard or code-based equipment, estimated peak demand and annual energy use
reductions and estimated annual energy cost savings. Call the number listed below for
advice and assistance on getting started. Or, if you prefer, we will work with you to
plan energy efficiency measures that meet your individual needs for remodeling or
Measures That May Qualify
The equipment must be installed in new or existing facilities located in South Dakota by customers who purchase their electric or natural gas energy supply directly from MidAmerican Energy. Examples of energy-efficient equipment that may qualify for rebates include:
- Boilers over 2.5 million Btu input capacity
- Ground-source heat pump systems 135 million Btuh or greater
- Premium-efficiency motors over 200 HP
- Process boiler, chiller and refrigeration improvements
- Energy management systems
- Direct-fired heating systems
- Thermal energy storage
- Variable air volume conversions
- Waste-recovery systems
There are numerous projects not listed above that also may qualify.
Brochure and Application Form
If you are planning a custom project, print and complete our preapproval application form
to determine if your project will qualify for a rebate, and, if so, the potential amount of the rebate. Learn more about the Custom Systems program by viewing the program brochure
. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your hard drive to view PDF files. Download a free copy by visiting the Adobe Download Site
Call our representatives at 800-318-8915
Download the Custom Systems Rebate Self-Verification Form