Lincoln Electric System - Sustainable Energy Program

June 23, 2023


Lincoln Electric System’s Sustainable Energy Program is returning in 2021 with $1.25 million in incentive funds. Established in 2009, LES’ Sustainable Energy Program, or SEP, offers these incentives to encourage LES customers to utilize energy-efficient equipment, helping to manage electricity demand for the entire service territory.

Over the program’s 12 years in existence, LES customers have accessed nearly $27 million in SEP incentives and spent $185 million on energy-efficient equipment and/or services.

This year’s SEP offers incentives for:

Residential and commercial heat pump water heater incentive of $500 to encourage customers to consider switching from conventional electric tank storage to a system that uses the ambient heat of indoor air to heat water efficiently. A federal tax credit of $300 for qualifying equipment is also available.

High-efficiency heat pumps and air conditioners with incentives ranging from $200 to $1,500 for qualifying equipment. A federal tax credit of $300 for qualifying equipment is also available.

Whole-house and facility sealing and insulation. Customers in existing homes and facilities with no wall and/or minimal attic insulation can qualify for as much as $1,000 for sealing and upgrading insulation levels to code. A federal tax credit of up to $500 is also available for qualifying installations.

Commercial interior lighting to replace existing fluorescent or metal halide lighting with LEDs.

Commercial and industrial customers can get as much as $100,000 in total incentives per year for achieving peak-demand savings through air conditioner/heat pump replacement, first-time installation of variable frequency drives, compressed air system upgrade, energy management systems installation, optimization or upgrade, and refrigeration system retrofit.

To take advantage of LES’ Sustainable Energy Program and help reduce demand for our community, customers should contact participating contractors who will immediately apply the program’s incentives toward their purchase of eligible equipment or services. For more information about the program and the participating contractors, visit or call 402-475-4211. Incentive funds are available to customers on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Nebraska
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Lincoln Electric System
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Building Insulation
Incentive Amount: Varies by equipment type and efficiency rating; see program website for complete details


Name: Sustainable Energy Program
Address: PO Box 80869
Lincoln NE 68501-0869
Phone: (402) 475-4211

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.