The residential and commercial appliance and heating rebate program encourages members to purchase Energy Star equipment that qualifies under the White River energy efficiency program. Items available in the program include electric water heaters, room air conditioning units, and geothermal heat pumps, dual fuel, and air source heat pumps. All transactions that are part of this program are subject to follow-up audits by the White River staff. Visit the program web site for additional information and to access rebate applications.
The Wood Energy Tax Credit, as effective January 1, 1997, allows individuals or businesses processing Missouri forestry industry residues into fuels an income tax credit of $5.00 per ton of processed material (e.g., wood pellets). A multiplier of 4 applies to charcoal, based on the amount of Missouri forest industry residue required to produce one ton of charcoal. Any amount of credit exceeding the tax due by a company in the year of production may be carried over to a subsequent taxable year, not to exceed four years.
Ameren Missouri will give cash incentives to non-residential customers for Standard Electric Efficiency Measures identified in official program materials as well as site-specific custom measures. Incentives are eligible for air conditioning units, heat pumps, refrigeration equipment, and various lighting measures. All equipment requirements must be met in order to qualify for the program. Contact Ameren for program incentive caps. Customers should note that all incentives over $10,000 require a pre-inspection prior to any purchase or installation.
Ameren Missouri offers rebates and discounts to residential electric customers for the purchase and installation of energy efficient measures. Rebates are available for refrigerator recycling, HVAC measures, water heaters, system tune-ups and new homes. Additionally, online purchasing discounts are available for CFL bulbs, and no-cost efficiency upgrades are available to owners of subsidized multi-family rental properties.
Ameren Missouri offers its commercial natural gas customers rebates for the installation of certain energy efficient natural gas equipment and measures, such as programmable thermostats, food service equipment, building insulation and water heating equipment. Certain measures, such as building insulation and air sealing, require a pre-installation audit to determine the most cost-effective measures. All measures and equipment must meet program efficiency and installation requirements. Customers should contact Ameren Missouri prior to making equipment purchases.
Ameren Missouri offers residential natural gas customers rebates for the installation of certain energy efficient measures and natural gas equipment. Rebates are available for furnaces, boilers, ceiling insulation, programmable thermostats and comprehensive measures resulting from an Ameren energy audit. Customers should contact Ameren Missouri prior to making equipment purchases and applying for specific rebates. Contact Ameren Missouri for more information on this program.
Ameren Missouri offers rebates to its customers for the installation of net metered photovoltaic (PV) systems on their properties. The rebate is set at $2.00 per DC watt with a maximum rebate of $50,000. Systems of 100 kW or less (the maximum size allowed under Missouri's net metering rules) qualify for rebates on the first 25 kW of installed capacity. Only systems that become operational after December 31, 2009 are eligible for the rebate.
Ameren Missouri offers a Standard Offer Contract to customers that generate solar power. The customer must meet Ameren's net metering requirements and submit an application for net metering. The [http://www.ameren.com/sites/aue/Rates/Documents/umbe12216rdSP.pdf 2013 SREC tariff] is $5 per SREC, which is down significantly from the 2012 rate of $50 per SREC.