Programs

Apply for Sale Tax Exemption for your home’s electric heating system

What is Energy Management?

Energy Management members allow Meeker Cooperative to control their energy use during peak demand times in exchange for lower rates. Load Management occurs whenever our power suppliers and Meeker Cooperative find it necessary to add capacity. Control periods are often related to extreme weather and/or market prices and transmission capacity. Controls can happen anytime from early morning to around 10:00 p.m.

A separate load control meter is mounted on your house. Energy Management participants are eligible for cash rebates when installing or converting existing equipment.

Energy Management Rebates

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger

  • Install a Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charger – $500
  • Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) are controlled/interruptible and metered separately at the energy management rate ($.057/kWh Sept-May, $.062/kWh Jun-Aug)

Electric Water Heating

  • 8 Hour Peak Shave Water Heating
  • Controlled Up to 8-Hours                                                
  • Minimum Efficiency – 0.90 Energy Factor (EF)
  • Must use greater than 400 kWh per month on main service meter

Options

  1. With an existing electric water heater not on an energy management program:
    • Metered applicable general service rate
      • $4 per month credit on bill
      • Up to an $800 credit/rebate toward purchase of an electric water heater; 80-gallon capacity or larger; minimum .90 EF
    • Metered separately at energy management rate ($.057/kWh Sept-May, $.062/kWh Jun-Aug)
      • Up to a $400 credit/rebate toward the purchase of an electric water heater; 80-gallon capacity or larger; minimum .90 EF
  1. New construction or conversion from gas to electric water heater:
    • Metered applicable general service rate
      • $4 per month credit
      • Up to an $800 credit/rebate toward purchase of an electric water heater; 80-gallon capacity or larger; minimum .90 EF
    • Metered separately at energy management rate ($.057/kWh Sept-May, $.062/kWh Jun-Aug)
      • Up to an $800 credit/rebate toward purchase of an electric water heater; 80-gallon capacity or larger; minimum .90 EF

Interruptible Dual Fuel – $10/kilowatt (kW) connected load  

  • Minimum of 5 kW resistance or any qualified electric thermal storage room unit (new or existing)
  • Must have qualified backup heating system
  • Metered separately at energy management rate ($.057/kWh Sept-May, $.062/kWh Jun-Aug)

Electric Thermal Storage – $25 per kW connected load

  • Central furnace, room units, radiant floor cable
  • Metered separately at energy management rate ($.057/kWh Sept-May, $.062/kWh Jun-Aug)

AC Tune-Up – $25 per unit

  • Unit must be five years or older and in working condition
  • Work must be performed by licensed HVAC contractor

Air Source Heat Pump – Ductless – $500 per unit

  • Controlled on Dual Fuel and Cycled Air Conditioning with qualified backup heating system
  • Metered separately at energy management rate ($.057/kWh Sept-May, $.062/kWh Jun-Aug)

Air Source Heat Pump (standard rebate) – $300 per unit

  • Controlled on Dual Fuel and Cycled AC with qualified backup heating system
  • Metered separately at energy management rate ($.057/kWh Sept-May, $.062/kWh Jun-Aug)

Air Source Heat Pump with Quality Installation (QI) requirement

Standard Rebate Criteria

High Efficiency Rebate Criteria

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)

Rebate

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)

Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF)

Rebate

14.5 – 15.9

$530

14.5 – 15.9

≥ 8.2

$1,050

≥16.0

$630

≥16.0

≥ 8.2

$1,200

  • Quality Installation requirements (must be performed be a registered HVAC contractor)
    • matched equipment of the outdoor unit and indoor coil
    • proper equipment sizing with a completed load calculation on file
    • performance tests and measurements of the airflow and refrigerant charge
    • sealing of the exposed ductwork in the mechanical room area  
  • Must be controlled on Cycled Air Conditioning and Dual Fuel with qualified backup heating system
  • Metered separately at energy management rate ($.057/kWh Sept-May, $.062/kWh Jun-Aug)

Qualified Installation Program

Research shows that two-thirds of all air conditioning system installations are oversized for the home, causing homeowners to spend more than necessary for cooling systems that often run inefficiently.

With our qualified installation cooling program, you will receive the right system for your home, saving you energy and money. At the same time, you will know that the contractor you choose has met rigorous requirements through the HVAC/R Education qualifications and testing . Once they have completed the training, they will be added to a list of Qualified contractors. Click here for local Qualified contractors. In order to receive the rebate listed, you must choose one of the contractors registered.

Ground Source Heat Pump – $400 per Ton

  • Controlled on Cycled Air Conditioning and Dual Fuel heating with qualified backup heating system
  • Metered separately at energy management rate ($.057/kWh Sept-May, $.062/kWh Jun-Aug)

Ground Source Heat Pump – $100 per Ton

  • Metered at Applicable General Service Rate
  • Controlled for Cycled Air Conditioning

Energy Management Improvement (EMI) Loan

  • Loan funds from $500 – $5,000 are available for interruptible dual fuel, storage space heating, air-source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, peak shave water heating, storage water heating, heat pump water heater, and electric vehicle charger and load control equipment installations. 
  • Interest rates and maximum loan amount
    • In Lieu of rebates: 0%, $500 – $3,000 and 3%, $500 – $5,000
    • With rebate: 7%, $500 – $3,000
  • Maximum loan period of 5 years (60 months)

ALL REBATES ARE FOR NEW ENERGY MANAGEMENT INSTALLATIONS.

REBATES FOR LOADS TYPES ALREADY ENROLLED ON AN ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM QUALIFY FOR 50% OF THE CURRENT REBATES, EXCLUDING WATER HEATERS.

Meeker Cooperative members can apply for an Energy Management Improvement (EMI) Loan when making energy-related improvements. The maximum loan is a five-year, $3,000 limit with a minimum payment of $50. Contact us to learn more about an EMI loan.