Columbia Water & Light - Residential Energy Efficiency Incentives (Including Home Performance with Energy Star)

May 23, 2023


Columbia Water & Light (CWL) provides residential customers with a variety of incentive programs to increase energy efficiency in homes.

The following programs are available:

Home Performance With Energy Star: This is a national program designed to bring your home up to Energy Star standards. A certified contractor will perform an assessment of your home to show you ways to save on your energy costs.

Electric Vehicle Charge Rebates: CWL offers rebates for Level 2 Electric Vehicle Chargers for both retrofits and new home construction.

Attic Plus Rebates: Rebates for insulation improvements are available to residential electric customers whose homes may not be eligible for Home Performance rebates.

Income-Qualifying Programs: These programs help City of Columbia citizens get the energy they need. With these programs, you can benefit or help others benefit by donating small sums of money.

  • C.A.S.H and H.E.L.P Utility Assistance Programs
  • Window Air Conditioner Exchange Program
  • Enhanced Home Performance with Energy Star

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Missouri
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Columbia Water and Light
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Insulation
  • Level-2 Electric Vehicle Service Equipment
Incentive Amount: Home Performance Rebates
Rebate for a qualified heat pump: Up to $200 rebate.
Reducing ductwork leakage: Up to $300 in rebates.
Reducing air leakage: Up to $420 in rebates.
Replacing windows and doors: Up to $500 in rebates.
Adding insulation: Up to $500 in rebates.

Attic Plus Rebates
Starting R-Value Less than R-26: $0.01 x insulated sq ft x added R-Value
Starting R-Value More than R-26: $0.005 x insulated sq ft x added R-Value

Residential EV charger rebates
50% of the project cost up to $500

Income-Qualifying Programs:
There is a cap of $2,400 on the free energy efficiency improvements. Additional funding from other resources might be available for some home improvements.
Maximum Incentive: Attic Plus Rebates
Starting R-Value Less than R-26: $450
Starting R-Value More than R-26: $450
Equipment Requirements: View on program website


Name: Utility Services
Organization: Columbia Water and Light
Columbia MO
Phone: (573) 441-5528

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.