Empire District Electric offers rebates for the utilization of energy efficient measures and appliances in new, low-income homes. Rebates are available for several types of building insulation, heat pumps, central air conditioners, refrigerators, and lighting. The level of the rebate available is generally limited to the incremental cost of the efficiency measure above a baseline determined by the utility. The maximum total rebate is $1,100 and individual rebate categories have their own limits.
Empire District Electric Company offers rebates to certain commercial and industrial customers for the installation of energy efficiency equipment. Prescriptive rebates for lighting, air conditioners, and motors are available for customers using CB and SH tariffs (commercial facilities with a demand of less than 40 kW). Custom rebates are available for customers on CB, SH, GP, PFM, and TEB rate schedules. If a small commercial customer applies for a customer rebate, the application will be evaluated to see if it can be accommodated under the prescriptive rebate formulas.
The Missouri State Treasurer’s Office administers the Missouri Linked Deposit Program, one of the nation’s most utilized low interest loan programs. In order to promote Missouri’s economic growth and development, below-market rate deposits of state funds are placed in Missouri financial institutions, allowing eligible borrowers to obtain low interest loans from that institution. The borrower typically saves 25-30% of the interest paid on a standard business loan.
The Water Resources Center of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is responsible for implementing regulations pertaining to dam and reservoir safety. Any person or corporation may erect a dam across any watercourse, provided that: (a) the entity is chartered to construct, operate and maintain mills, electric power and light works, or other machinery; (b) the watercourse is not a navigable stream; and (c) the entity is the proprietor of the land on which the dam is to be erected or is the owner of the land on one side of the stream where the dam is to be erected.
Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, through the Take Control and Save program, offers rebates for cooperative members who purchase efficient geothermal and dual fuel heat pumps, and electric water heaters. Water heaters must have an efficiency standard of 90% to qualify for the $50 incentive. Geothermal heat pumps are eligible for a $750/ton rebate if being installed for the first time, and for a $150/ton rebate if they are replacing an existing geothermal heat pump.
This legislation contains provisions pertaining to local planning and zoning issues, particularly regarding sites adjacent to natural streams and waterways. Certain counties are authorized to form county planning commissions, which direct and oversee planning and zoning decisions. Plans for developments or public improvements are subject to approval by county planning commissions, and commissions may also regulate the types of structures permissible on land in their jurisdiction. This legislation also addresses land acquisition for landfill purposes in certain counties.
Columbia Water and 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.
The Columbia Water and 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 and 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.
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.