Water Heater Energy Efficiency Program
The objective of the Twin Valley Electric Water Heater Energy Efficiency Program is to promote energy efficiency and conservation by the Twin Valley Electric Member Systems by encouraging consumers to install energy efficient electric water heaters; standard or lifetime units.
Rebates shall be limited to one water heater per location. However, multiple rebates to a consumer for approved multiple electric water heater installations, at the consumer’s premises, shall be available. If a water heater rebate was paid on the unit being replaced, a second rebate can be paid only if the warranty has expired.
Twin Valley Electric will make a monthly payment to respective member systems, whose certified rebate applications are received by Twin Valley by the 1st of each month. Request for rebates shall be presented to Twin Valley on a standardized certificate of installation form, filled out completely, which includes the following information:
- The date the water heater was installed.
- The type of water heater installation, i.e., replacing a non-electric water heater, new construction installation or replacing an electric water heater.
- Complete the following information about the water heater: standard or lifetime water heater, manufacturer’s name, energy factor, and gallon size of the unit. In addition, please complete and or confirm warranty information.
- The name, mailing address, and the account number of the electric account to receive the rebate.
QUALIFYING STANDARDS FOR ELECTRIC WATER HEATER REBATES
- Electric water heaters must have a minimum capacity of 40 gallons and a maximum connected wattage of 5500 watts. This requirement may be waived on a case-by-case basis, particularly in commercial applications, where a larger wattage or smaller capacity may be installed.
- For water heaters less than 60 gallons, the water heater must have a minimum EF of .93. For water heaters 60 gallons or larger, the water heater must have a minimum EF of .91. These minimum EF requirements are the performance requirements for federal purchases under the Federal Energy Management Program.
- All water heater’s must be equipped with a safety pressure relief valve.
- The Twin Valley member must allow Twin Valley to install a load control device if contacted to do so.
REBATE PAYMENT LEVELS
The rebate for replacing a non-electric water heater, new construction or replacing an existing electric water heater with a qualifying standard water heater will be $200.00 or $300.00 for a lifetime electric water heaters.
Water Heater Rebate Form (pdf)
Heating/Cooling System Energy Efficiency Program
The objective of Twin Valley Electric heat Energy Efficiency Program is to encourage energy efficiency and conservation by the KEPCo Member Systems by encouraging member consumers to install qualified air source heat pumps or geothermal heat pumps to heat and cool their homes or businesses.
Twin Valley will give a rebate out to members whose certified rebate applications are received by Twin Valley on or before the 1st of the month. A request for a rebate shall be presented to Twin Valley on a standardized Certificate of Installation form, filled out completely, which includes the following information:
- The date installation was completed. The name and mailing address of the member who has installed the qualifying air source heat pump or a geothermal heat pump. If the equipment was installed at a different address, include location of the new heating system.
- Type of new electric heating equipment installed and application, i.e., a replacement for a non-electric system, an installation in new construction, or a replacement for an existing electric system. In addition, please complete and/or confirm warranty information.
- The SEER, HSPF, and tonnage for an air source heat pump. The COP, EER, and tonnage for a geothermal heat pump.
- The minimum requirements for an air source heat pump are a SEER of 14.5 and an HSPF of 8.2. For geothermal heat pump, the minimum requirements are a COP of 3.3 and an EER of 14.1 (closed loop) and a COP of 3.6 and an EER of 16.2 (open loop). Both must have a minimum unit size of 2 tons.
- Must be permanently installed.
- Twin Valley must be allowed by member to install a load control device if contacted to do so.
- The member must allow Twin Valley Electric to install a load control device if contacted to do so.
Rebate Payment Levels
- The payment for an air source heat pump will be $200 per ton for a 14.5 SEER, $300 per ton for a 15.5 SEER, $400 per ton for a 16.5 SEER and above.
- The payment for a geothermal heat pump will be $250 per every ½ ton.
Twin Valley’s minimum requirements shall increase as Energy Star minimum requirements increase.
Heat Pump Rebate Form (pdf)