The Empire District Electric Company offers a Commercial/Industrial Prescriptive Rebate Program to its non-residential customers in Arkansas who purchase certain high-efficiency equipment for eligible facilities. A variety of prescriptive rebates are available to all electric customers served under any non-residential rate schedule in the Empire service territory. The rebates, which can be applied to both new construction and retrofit projects, are offered for high-efficiency lighting, air conditioning systems, heat pumps, chillers, motors and variable frequency drives.
Empire District Electric Company (EDEC) offers rebates to residential customers for energy audits, weatherization measures, central air conditioning systems, and energy efficient home appliances. Eligible air conditioning systems are eligible for rebates between $400 and $500. Energy audits and weatherization incentives vary based upon the cost of upgrades. EDEC and other utilities participating in the Arkansas Weatherization Program will cover a significant portion of energy audit and implementation costs.
In December of 2010, the Arkansas Public Service Commission announced a [http://www.apscservices.info/pdf/08/08-144-U_153_1.pdf Sustainable Energy Resource Action Plan] for Arkansas. Along with this comprehensive plan, the Commission issued 10 Orders directing the state’s four electric and three natural gas investor-owned utilities to implement the energy efficiency measures described in the Action Plan. These orders were passed on December 10, 2010.
The CitySmart Program is an energy efficiency program designed to provide financial incentives to public sector, K-12 schools, and higher education customers for the installation of a wide range of energy efficiency measures that provide energy savings in eligible facilities. Projects that benefit from this program include prescriptive measures (lighting, HVAC, etc.) as well as complex commercial or projects requiring measurement and verification.
Entergy Arkansas offers the Residential Energy Solutions Program to help residential customers understand and make energy efficiency improvements in participating homes. Customers can call a toll-free number to reach an energy efficiency solutions representative who can direct the customer to the best energy efficiency solution based on the customer’s need.
First Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy® Cooperative, serves over 85,000 member accounts throughout parts of seventeen counties in central and southeast Arkansas. The Home Improvement Loan Program allows members to borrow between $500 and $15,000 for energy efficiency home improvements associated with heat pumps, First Electric products and portable home generators. For loans under $2500, there is a filing fee of $20; for loans over $2,500, the fee is $60. Only single-family primary residences served by FECC are eligible.
''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.''
The CenterPoint Energy programs are available to all commercial and industrial CenterPoint Energy customers in Arkansas. The Commercial and Industrial Prescriptive program offers rebates for the installation of energy efficient furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and cooking equipment.
CenterPoint Energy offers gas heating and water heating equipment rebates to its residential customers. Eligible equipment includes furnaces, back-up furnace systems, hydronic heaters, storage water heaters and tankless water heaters. All equipment must meet program requirements for efficiency and installation in order to receive a rebate. Customers can work heating equipment dealers to determine the best system. Application forms for the heating system must be completed and signed by the dealer. Interested customers should view the details on the program web site.