Wabash Rural Electric Membership Cooperative (REMC) is a member-owned electric distribution organization that provides service to customers in north-central Indiana. To encourage energy efficiency, Wabash County REMC offers rebates to residential customers for the purchase of efficient heat pumps and water heaters. In addition, Wabash County REMC also offers residential customers a $100 rebate for a new water heater if they agree to have a radio-controlled water heater switch installed on electric water heaters.
Wabash Valley Power Association (WVPA) is a generation and transmission cooperative which provides wholesale electricity to 28 distribution systems in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, and Illinois. View the WVPA [http://www.wvpa.com/co-ops-we-serve membership webpage] to view all participating members of the association. WVPA offers a number of rebates to residential customers of these member organizations through its "Power Moves" program.
WIN Energy REMC offers incentives to residential customers for the purchase and installation of energy efficient water heaters, air source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, and central air conditioning systems. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards listed on the program web site. Rebates must be submitted in person, within 30 days of the equipment installation date.
White County REMC offers incentives for the purchase and installation of energy efficient heat pumps. Air-source heat pumps are eligible for a rebate of $300, while geothermal heat pumps are eligible for a $500 rebate. White County REMC also offers a contractor payment of $150 upon successful inspection. A White County REMC inspection is required after installation. Customers should call the office to arrange an inspection and the rebate is offered in the form of a discount on the customer's electric bill after the inspection has passed.
Ohio Valley Gas Corporation (OVG) offers rebates to its residential and small commercial customers for the purchase of energy efficient equipment and appliances. The program's rebate offering includes incentives for furnaces, space heaters, tank water heaters, and tankless water heaters, clothes dryers, and kitchen ranges. Rebates for equipment often vary by size and efficiency. Rebate amounts also depend on whether the equipment installed is used in new construction, as a conversion, or as a replacement for older, less efficient equipment.
Orange County REMC offers incentives for members to improve the energy efficiency of homes, appliances and equipment. Rebates are available for water heaters, geothermal heat pumps, air-source heat pumps, central air conditioners, ETS systems, and CFL bulbs. The rebate amount depends on the size and efficiency of the equipment and the type of system that it is replacing. A free 40- to 50-gallon water heater is also available to customers with gas replacements or new construction. To obtain an application and learn more about the program guidelines, see the program web site.
Parke County REMC offers rebates to commercial and residential customers for purchasing and installing qualifying energy efficient water heaters, clothes washers, air-source heat pumps, dual fuel heat pumps, and geothermal heat pumps. Rebates will be paid in the form of an on-bill credit. Some rebates may be paid over the course of several on-bill credits. All efficiency and equipment requirements stated on the program web site must be met in order to be eligible. Provide all requested purchase information.
Miami-Cass Rural Electric Membership Cooperative (MCREMC) is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving customers in central Indiana. MCREMC offers energy efficiency rebates to its residential in conjuction with the Wabash Valley Power Association (the wholesale power provider of MCREMC). Incentives exist for customers who install heat pump water heaters and air-source, geothermal, or dual fuel heat pumps, to either replace their existing (non-heat pump) HVAC system, to upgrade their existing heat pump system, or as a part of a new construction project.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) adopted rules for net metering in September 2004, requiring the state's investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to offer net metering to all electric customers. The rules, which apply to renewable energy resource projects [defined by IC 8-1-37-4(a)(1) - (8)] with a maximum capacity of 1 megawatt (MW), include the following provisions:
Nine Star Connect (Greenfield and Maxwell, IN) offers residential customers an incentive to buy energy efficient air-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps. All heat pumps must meet minimum efficiency standards. Additionally, CIP offers a $35 rebate for the proper recycling of older, working refrigerators. Contact the utility for any rebate information not found here or on the program website.