South Dakota energy efficiency programs ending December 31, 2019
An important cornerstone of energy efficiency programs is that they are cost-effective. This means that in order for customers to pay for these programs, they must deliver benefits that are greater than the costs of providing the programs. After extensive review and evaluation, it’s been determined that MidAmerican Energy’s South Dakota energy efficiency programs are no longer cost-effective. Therefore, after much discussion with and authorization from the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, MidAmerican Energy will discontinue energy efficiency programs in South Dakota on December 31, 2019.
Customers will be able to submit rebate applications for qualifying equipment installed and invoiced in 2019 until January 31, 2020. MidAmerican Energy will process rebate applications received on or before January 31, 2020, on a first-come, first-served basis and until funding is depleted.
Although formal energy efficiency programs and rebates will no longer be available starting in January 2020, customers will continue to benefit from implementing energy efficiency improvements in their homes and businesses that reduce their energy consumption and provide real dollar savings on their energy bill.
Heating and cooling equipment rebates reduce the out-of-pocket costs of installing new energy-efficient equipment. You will save money over the life of the equipment by reducing monthly energy bills and making your business environment more comfortable.
As a business owner, you look for investments with an attractive rate of return. Energy-efficient lighting is just such an investment.
If your system does not always run at the same speed, neither should your motors, and adding flexibility to your production process can make a big difference in operational efficiency. A variable speed drive connected to your electric motor regulates the motor speed and torque of the motor-driven equipment to the process requirement, resulting in reduced energy consumption.
If specific equipment you intend to purchase and install is not listed, it may qualify under Nonresidential Equipment Custom Systems; however, custom projects must be preapproved by MidAmerican Energy prior to purchase and installation of equipment or systems.