Co-Mo Electric Cooperative provides rebates to residential and commercial members who install air source, dual fuel, and/or geothermal heat pumps, and certain energy efficient appliances. The geothermal rebate is up to $150 per ton for an open loop system and $850 for a closed loop. The air source heat pump rebate is $150 per ton, or $300 for a dual fuel system. Heat pumps that receive rebates may be subject to Co-Mo Load Control Programs. The specifications for eligible installations are quite specific; full details are listed in the heat pump rebate application.
In November 2004, voters in Columbia, Missouri approved a proposal to adopt a local renewables portfolio standard (RPS).* The initiative requires the city's municipal utility, Columbia Water & Light, to generate or purchase electricity generated from eligible renewable-energy resources at the following levels:
* 2% by December 31, 2007
* 5% by December 31, 2012
* 10% by December 31, 2017
* 15% by December 31, 2022
Columbia Water & Light (CWL) provides Commercial Super Saver Loans, which allow C&I rate customers to replace a furnace along with a new central air conditioner or heat pump with an efficiency rating 11 EER or greater for units 6 tons or larger. No prepayment penalties are enforced through the program. All requirements concerning minimum insulation levels, credit history, DEED of Trust, and ASHRAE Level II energy assessments must be met. First, participants should finance an ASHRAE Level II energy assessment, then wait for CWL approval to proceed with a project.
Columbia Water and Light, a municipal utility, offers rebates to its residential customers who make certain energy efficient improvements to the home. Under the Home Performance with Energy Star program, prescriptive rebates are available for windows, doors, air conditioners, heat pumps and building insulation while rebates for air duct sealing are based on performance tests.
Columbia Water & Light (CWL) offers rebates to its commercial and industrial customers for the purchase of high efficiency HVAC installations and efficient lighting. Incentives for certain measures are based upon the size and efficiency of the installed measures. Contact CWL for more information on equipment and program requirements. Up to $3,770 in incentives are available to customers who employ a high efficiency HVAC system. Up to $22,500 is available to customers who install efficient lighting systems which reduce demand.
Columbia Water and Light offers a $1,000 rebate to customers for the construction of new homes that achieve certification as Energy Star homes. The Energy Star designation is given to homes that receive an 85 or less on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index, meaning that they can be expected to use 15% less energy on average than a standard home (i.e., the average or "standard" home has a HERS rating of 100). The rebate is only available for new homes constructed after May 15, 2008.
Columbia Water & Light (CWL) provides an HVAC incentive for residential customers that are replacing an older heating and cooling system. Customers should submit the mechanical permit from a Protective Inspection, a copy of the paid receipt with model numbers for the condenser, matched evaporator coil, expansion valve and any additional installed equipment. Rebate application form and receipts must be submitted to CWL within six months of the air conditioner unit’s installation. Rebates are given on a first-come first-serve basis beginning each fiscal year.
The Columbia Water & Light (CWL) Home Performance Super Saver Loan allows Columbia residents to finance energy improvements to homes with affordable, low interest loans with five to ten year terms. If a Water and Light electric customer has a good credit history and owns an eligible home, loans can be used to install insulation, heating and cooling systems, solar water heating and solar space heating. Two different loan programs are offered to customers, which differ slightly from one another.
Columbia Water & Light (CWL) offers rebates to its commercial and residential customers for the purchase of solar water heaters and solar photovoltaic systems. These rebates are available for solar water heaters that were installed after April 2007, and for solar photovoltaic systems that were installed after June 2007. Following installation of any of these efficiency measures, applicable building or plumbing permits should be secured.