Empire District Electric - Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebates

November 10, 2022


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. These programs provide a means to reduce operating costs and increase efficiency concepts that are key components to operating successful businesses. Through these programs, Empire offers incentives to help lower the cost of identifying and purchasing energy-efficient equipment for use in your facilities. Examples of equipment that might be rebated include high-efficiency lighting, air conditioning, heating systems, motors, refrigeration, energy managements systems, and just about anything else that uses electricity. Total incentives of up to $20,000 per customer are available for the first nine months of the program year. If funds are available during the last three months of the program year, Empire may choose to exceed the $20,000 incentive limit for projects that are completed and invoices submitted to the program during this period. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Arkansas
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://empirearkansas.programprocessing.com/content/prescriptiverebates
Administrator: Empire District Electric Company
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • LED Lighting
  • HVAC
Incentive Amount: Lighting Controls: $25-$135
Lighting Optimization: $5 per fixture
Low-Wattage Fluorescent T8 Lamps: $5 per fixture
High Performance T8: $25 per fixture
High-Bay Fluorescent Fixtures with Electronic Ballasts: $50-$110 per fixture
LED Exit Signs: $15 per fixture
LED ENERGY STAR Qualified Interior Lamps: $10-$25 per lamp
LED Recessed Troffer Fixtures: $10-$25 per fixture
LED Wall Mounted Area Lights: $60-$185 per fixture
LED Exterior Flood Lights: $15-$20 per fixture
LED Fixtures for Parking Garage/Canopy Installations: $60-$185 per fixture
LED Fixtures for High or Low Bay Installations: $100 per fixture
Packaged A/C and Split Systems: $50
Water Source Heat Pump Systems: $50
New Geothermal Heat Pump Systems: $1,975
Replacement Geothermal Heat Pump: $550
Air Cooled Chiller w/ Condenser: $60
Water Cooled Chiller, Rotary Screw and Scroll: $10
Motors: $10-$600 (depending on motor size)
Variable Frequency Drives: $100 per drive
Vending Machine Occupancy Controls: $40-$90 per unit
Evaporative Fan Control: $145 per unit
Strip Curtains for Walk-in Coolers and Freezers: $100 per unit
Door Gaskets for Walk-in and Reach-in Coolers and Freezers: $1 per linear foot
Refrigerated Case Night Covers: $20 per linear foot
Anti-Sweat Door Heater Controls (Retrofit Only): $15 per linear foot
Maximum Incentive: $20,000; additional funds may be available for final 3 months of program year
Eligible System Size: See program website.
Equipment Requirements: See program website.


Name: Customer Service - Empire
Address: PO Box 311
Hockessin DE 19707
Phone: (800) 206-2300

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.