Cuivre River Electric Cooperative offers rebates in conjunction with the Take Control & Save (TCS) program. The overall program goal is to improve operating efficiency, including energy demand and kilowatt-hour use, across the cooperative’s power supply network 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Improved efficiency helps reduce costs for all members.
CREC members have received more than $4.4 million in TCS rebates since they were introduced in 2008. Energy demand savings from GSHP and Dual Fuel Heat Pump installations exceed 4 megawatts compared to standard efficiency electric heating options. More than 6,654 tons of high efficiency heating and cooling have been installed.
To learn more call 800-392-3709, ext. 4732 or 4399.
Rebates* available for homes and businesses include:
Water Heater Rebate: $50 for 90% efficient standard electric and Heat Pump tank-style water heaters, 40 gallon minimum (tankless units are not eligible).
Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) Rebate: $750 per Ton for qualifying new installations, $150 per Ton for qualifying replacement units, 19.1 EER minimum for all units.
Basement/Crawl Space/Slab Floor Insulation Rebate: 50% (up to $500) when installed in conjunction with a GSHP. Insulation must meet current Energy Star® R-Value recommendations.
Advanced Thermostats: Up to $50 rebate for an Energy Star "smart" thermostat (not to exceed 50 percent of the total cost). This is for new construction or the replacement of an existing non-Energy Star thermostat. It can be used with any type of heating and cooling system. Limit two per member address.
Heat Pump Water Heater: Up to $500 rebate for an Energy Star unit (not to exceed 50 percent of the total cost). Replacing a gas water heater with a heat pump water heater is eligible. Tankless or gas water heaters are not eligible.
Window Air Conditioning: Up to $50 rebate for the purchase of one new Energy Star rated unit or for the replacement of an existing unit. The rebate amount is limited to 50 percent of the total cost of the unit.
Business Lighting Rebate: amounts vary. Criteria** are available for schools and commercial establishments undertaking energy-efficient lighting installations and upgrades. New construction no longer qualifies.
*For details and qualifications see specific rebate forms or call numbers above. For information on Energy Star® standards visit: www.energystar.gov.
** Business Lighting Rebate amounts are based on the energy to be saved per fixture (10-bulb minimum), capped at $30,000 per year, and cannot exceed 40% of lighting equipment cost.