Southern Power District - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

June 16, 2023


Southern Power District offers rebates for energy efficiency measures for its commercial customers through the EnergyWise program. Rebates are available for commercial HVAC systems, lighting, and variable frequency drives (VFDs). More information and program applications can be found on the program website.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Nebraska
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Southern Power District
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Motor VFDs
  • LED Lighting
  • HVAC
Incentive Amount: Other incentives not included here are listed on the website

Prescriptive Lighting
Varies widely by fixture type. See program website for full information

Commercial HVAC
Air Conditioner: $30/ton
Air Conditioner – Variable Capacity: $60/ton
Air Source Heat Pump : $60 - $120/ton
Air Source Heat Pump – Variable Capacity: $150/ton
Water Source Heat Pump: $150/ton
Geothermal Heat Pump: $330/ton
Air Source HP Water Heater: $400
Water or Ground Source HP Water Heater: $650

Custom Lighting
— Annual kWh energy savings x $0.07 per kWh
— 50% of associated costs to complete installation

Equipment Requirements: Commercial HVAC
Air Conditioner: 16+ SEER or 15.8+ IEER
Air Conditioner – Variable Capacity: n/a
Air Source Heat Pump : 15-15.9 SEER, 8.5 HSPF or 14.1-15 IEER, 3.4 COP to 16+ SEER, 8.5 HSPF or 15.1+ IEER, 3.4 COP
Air Source Heat Pump – Variable Capacity: n/a
Water Source Heat Pump: n/a
Geothermal Heat Pump: n/a
Air Source HP Water Heater: EF > 1.9
Water or Ground Source HP Water Heater: COP > 2.8


Name: EnergyWise Program
Organization: Southern Public Power District
Phone: (800) 579-3019

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.