a) These incentives are offered by Missouri River Energy Services and its participating members. For questions regarding eligibility, call your local utility listed on the cover page of this application.
b) Commercial, industrial, and governmental customers who purchase electricity from The Utility are eligible to participate in the Bright Energy Solutions® New Construction Design Review Program. Eligible equipment must be connected to an electric service billed under a commercial or industrial rate class by The Utility.
c) Equipment or measures installed under the Program must result in a reduction in electric load due to improvement in system efficiency. Control upgrades may qualify.
d) All projects must be pre-approved to qualify for an incentive. Equipment ordered, purchased or installed prior to approval will not qualify unless special exception is made by The Utility, at its discretion.
e) Equipment must operate a minimum of 1500 hours annually to be eligible.
f) All installations must be permanent.
g) Measures with less than a 5 year useful life or projects eligible for other Bright Energy Solutions programs are not eligible.
h) All installations must meet federal, state and local electrical code and building code requirements.
i) Customer is responsible for proper disposal and recycling of any hazardous material and old or removed equipment.
j) Customers may not receive more than one incentive for each piece of equipment installed under this program or any combination of Bright Energy Solutions programs.
k) This program is applicable only to projects and equipment that meet the detailed specifications and requirements of this application. The Utility will determine, at its discretion, whether such specifications and requirements have been satisfied.
l) Projects shall provide savings to the utility for the life of the equipment. If the applicant ceases to be a customer of The Utility, or the equipment is removed prior to the end of the useful life of the equipment, the applicant may be required to return a prorated amount of the incentive, if requested by The Utility.
m) The following projects do not qualify for New Construction Design Review:
• Back-up or redundant equipment;
• Products required by code;
• Projects involving fuel switching;
• Projects involving operational or settings changes with no capital cost;
• Power generation projects;
• Peak shifting or load shedding projects;
• Renewable projects.
a) This program is offered January 1 through December 31. This incentive offer can be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
b) All sections of the incentive application must be read, completed in its entirety, signed and submitted to The Utility for pre-approval. After project completion, the customer must resubmit the application form with updated calculations for demand and energy savings.
c) Data contained in the application must be sufficient to verify the size, efficiency, costs, and assumptions and calculations for demand and energy savings described in the application. The customer must provide additional data reasonably requested by The Utility.
d) Demand and energy savings calculations and assumptions must be certified by a qualified individual representing the customer.
e) The customer must submit copies of all project invoices, specifying materials/equipment purchased (including make, model, size, efficiency rating, quantity purchased, etc.), date ordered, installation costs, and disposal costs for old equipment, if applicable.
f) Updates of the application must be submitted to The Utility within 90 days after project installation is complete.
a) All projects must comply with federal, state, and local codes.
b) All equipment must be new or retrofitted with new components per the program specifications. Used or rebuilt equipment is not eligible for incentives. Existing equipment must be removed and properly disposed of.
c) Equipment must meet specification requirements and be purchased, installed and operating prior to resubmitting the application for payment.
d) Customers may only receive one incentive per piece of qualifying equipment.
e) All terms and conditions of this application must be satisfied by the customer.
a) Incentives apply only to new equipment that is installed in facilities that are served electrically by The Utility.
b) Equipment installations are subject to inspection by utility personnel before and after installation and prior to approval of an incentive.
c) The Utility reserves the right to revise incentive levels and/or qualifying efficiency levels at any time. Projects that were pre-approved prior to the effective date of changes will be eligible for the incentive amount at the time the application was filed or for the new incentive amount, whichever is higher. Projects that have not been pre-approved prior to the date of changes to the incentive will be eligible for the new incentive amount only.
d) The customer assumes all responsibility for any tax consequences resulting from an incentive payment under this program.
e) The Utility reserves the right to limit any incentive amount or make adjustments to correct incentive calculations or assumptions, in its discretion.
f) The Utility reserves the right to disqualify any type of equipment from this program.
g) Incentive payments are limited to $100,000 per calendar year per customer under the Program. Payments for larger incentives may be allowed at the discretion of The Utility and, if permitted, may be paid in increments over more than one year. Incentives will be paid on a “first-come, first-served” basis. The minimum incentive application is $500.
h) Customers may not receive more than one incentive for each piece of equipment installed under this program or any other Bright Energy Solutions program.
i) The total incentive is limited to 75 percent of the project cost, including installation. If self-installed, incentives for items of equipment can be up to the purchase price of a specific item, but shall not exceed the Bright Energy Solutions incentives set by Missouri River Energy Services.
- Payment: Once completed paperwork is submitted, incentive payments are usually made within 6-10 weeks. Incomplete applications will either delay payments or be denied. The Utility reserves the right to refuse payment and participation if the customer or the customer’s contractor violates program rules and procedures.
- Inspection: Equipment installations are subject to inspection by utility personnel before and after installation and prior to approval of an incentive. The Utility may inspect customer records relating to incentives sought by the customer.
- Information Sharing: The Utility reserves the right to publicize your participation in this program, unless you specifically request otherwise in writing. Information contained in this application may be shared with state boards, commissions, departments, and with other Bright Energy Solutions participating utilities.
- Program Discretion: Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This program and its incentive amounts are subject to change or termination without notice at the discretion of The Utility. Neither pre-approval of a project, nor any other action by The Utility, will entitle a customer to an incentive payment until the application is finally approved by The Utility.
- Logo Use: Customers or trade allies may not use the name or logo of Bright Energy Solutions, The Utility, or any other participating utility in any marketing, advertising, or promotional material without written permission.
- Disclaimers: The Utility:
a) does not endorse any particular manufacturer, product, labor or system design by offering these programs;
b) will not be responsible for any tax liability imposed on the customer as a result of the payment of incentives;
c) does not expressly or implicitly warrant the performance of installed equipment or any contractor’s quality of work (contact the equipment manufacturer or contractor for warranties);
d) is not responsible for the proper disposal/recycling of any waste generated as a result of this project;
e) is not liable for any damage, injury, or loss of life arising from or relating to the removal, installation, or operation of any equipment, or any other action taken by the customer or The Utility, in connection with a project undertaken by the customer under the program described in this application;
f) does not guarantee that a specific level of energy or cost savings will result from the implementation of energy efficiency measures or the use of products funded under this program.
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