Northern Plains EC - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

April 18, 2012


Northern Plains Electric Cooperative (NPEC) is a member-owned electric cooperative that serves customers in east-central North Dakota. Through the North Dakota Utility Rebate Program, NPEC offers a variety of rebates to its commercial customers that encourage energy efficiency equipment replacements and energy saving facility improvements. Incentives are available for energy audits and custom redesigns, HVAC and water heater upgrades, lighting, and variable speed drives. For specific program details and to apply for rebates, visit the program's website or contact NPEC directly.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: North Dakota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: North Dakota Utility Rebate Program
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
Incentive Amount: Energy Audit/Custom Redesign: 50% of cost up to $15,000
Lighting: $0.40 per watt saved
Motors: $4 - $15/HP
Variable Speed Drives: $30/HP
Central A/C: $100 - $200/ton
Air-Source Heat Pump: $200 - $400/ton
Water Heater: $125 - $150
Thermal Storage Central Furnace: $60/kW
Geothermal Heat Pump: $600/ton
Eligible System Size: Water Heater Thermal Storage: minimum 80 gallons
Geothermal Heat Pump: 5.5 ton max
Equipment Requirements: Lighting: Replacements only, no screw in CFLs
Motors: NEMA Premium motor
Variable Speed Drives: Pumps and Fans only
Central A/C: $100 - Minimum 14.5 SEER
Air-Source Heat Pump: Minimum 14.5 SEER
Water Heater Thermal Storage: must be off-peak program
Central Furnace Thermal Storage: must be off-peak program, coupled with Energy Star Air-Source Heat Pump
Geothermal Heat Pump: minimum 14.1 EER


Name: Northern Plains Electric Cooperative
Address: PO Box 180
Carrington ND 58421-0180
Phone: (800) 882-2500

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.