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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.

Eligible Equipment
Rebates are available for high-efficiency natural gas and water heating equipment or electric heating and cooling equipment. Equipment installed in new construction, replacement units and retrofits in commercial and industrial facilities in MidAmerican Energy's South Dakota service territory are eligible. Energy for which the incentive is paid must be purchased directly from MidAmerican Energy. The program includes:
  • Central and room air conditioners
  • Programmable thermostats
  • High-efficiency natural gas furnaces and natural gas boilers
  • Natural gas water heaters – storage or tank-type
Note: MidAmerican Energy also provides financial incentives to help customers implement energy-efficient equipment and systems that are not included in our prequalified equipment lists or addressed in other EnergyAdvantage programs. Cash incentives will be customized and are based on the qualifying equipment’s higher incremental cost, peak demand reduction, annual energy use reduction and annual energy cost savings. An application for the Custom Systems program must be received and preapproved by MidAmerican Energy prior to the customer’s purchase and installation of equipment or systems to be eligible for a rebate. MidAmerican Energy can provide technical assistance to expedite the rebate application process. View our Custom Systems guidelines for additional information.

Brochure and Application Form
Learn how to invest in the energy efficiency of your business for short-term incentives and long-term savings by reviewing a program brochure of our Heating and Cooling Equipment program. If you're planning a purchase of qualifying equipment or if you've recently purchased qualifying equipment, apply for a rebate by printing and completing our application form, which is included in the program brochure.

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Questions?
Call our representatives at 800-894-9599.

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