Empire District Electric - Commercial and Industrial Efficiency Rebates

March 28, 2023


Empire District Electric Company offers rebates to certain commercial and industrial customers for the installation of energy efficiency equipment. Prescriptive rebates for lighting, air conditioners, and motors are available for customers using CB and SH tariffs. Custom rebates are available for customers on CB, SH, GP, PFM, and TEB rate schedules. If a small commercial customer applies for a customer rebate, the application will be evaluated to see if it can be accommodated under the prescriptive rebate formulas. Custom rebates will only be approved if there is a demonstrated cost-effective energy and/or demand reduction potential. 

Prescriptive rebate levels vary dramatically according to measure, size, and efficiency. Measures that are not eligible for prescriptive rebates may be eligible as custom measures. Custom rebates are calculated as the lesser of three values: equivalent payback of 2 years; 50% of the incremental cost of the equipment; or 50% of the avoided life cycle demand and energy costs. All custom rebates must be pre-approved by the utility and are also subject to post-installation verification. Custom equipment must generally be UL-listed, or have an equivalent independent certification as determined by the utility.

Rebates will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested parties should contact the utility for additional information and application details.




Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Missouri
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://empiremogas.programprocessing.com/
Administrator: Empire District Electric
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Air conditioners
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motors
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: Rebates are decided on a case-by-case basis. Contact the utility or fill out a program application for more information.
Maximum Incentive: $50,000 per program year per customer
Equipment Requirements: Prescriptive: Vary by equipment type and size
Custom: Pre-approval required, equipment must of UL-listed


Name: Public Information
Organization: Empire District Electric
Address: 602 S Joplin Avenue
Joplin MO 64802
Phone: (417) 625-5116

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.