Commercial, Industrial and Value-Added Agriculture Rebates

North West REC  encourages businesses in the efficient use of electricity in all energy applications. As an incentive to our commercial, industrial and value-added agriculture customers, NWREC offers energy efficiency rebates on the installation of qualifying energy efficient lighting and motor load installations.

Lighting Rebates

Energy Efficiency

Lighting represents one of the largest energy uses in commercial, industrial and agriculture buildings. New and replacement energy efficient lighting fixtures/lamps installed in a commercial, industrial or value-added agriculture building that is served by North West REC must be a minimum of 500 watts (0.5 KW) to qualify for the following rebates:

Light typeRebate Amount
Compact Fluorescent bulbs (CFLs)$100 per KW (1,000 watts)
T-8 fluorescent tubes$100 per KW (1,000 watts)
T-5 fluorescent tubes$100 per KW (1,000 watts)
Reduced wattage metal halide (low bay) lamps$25 per KW (1,000 watts)
Light-Emitting Diodes (LED)
LED Security Light/Wall Packs 
$300 per KW (1,000 watts)
$25 per light

Variable Speed-Motors and Soft-Start Device Rebates

Variable-Speed Motors and Soft-Start Devices  

More than half of all electrical energy consumed in the U.S. is used by electric motors. Improving the efficiency of electric motors and the equipment they drive can save energy, reduce operating costs and improve our nation's productivity. We encourage our members to make energy efficiency a major consideration when purchasing motors.  

As an incentive to our customers, North West REC offers a rebate for new variable-speed energy efficient motors installed in a commercial, industrial or value-added agriculture building that is served by North West REC.  

Soft-start devices installed on an existing motor which is installed in a commercial, industrial or value-added agriculture building served by North West REC also qualify for a rebate. (The rebate amount is based on the horsepower of the motor that the soft-start device is connected to.) Seasonal applications are not eligible.  There is a maximum rebate of $5,000 per motor.

ProductRebate Amount
Variable speed motors, energy efficient$40 per horsepower
Soft-start devices on an existing motor$40 per horsepower

Air Source Heat Pump Rebates

Air Source Heat Pumps Rebate Options and Rebate Amount

If no back up heat or back up heat is propane or

natural gas: Qualifying Unit Rating and SEER

Rebate Amount
ENERGY STAR Rating 14.5-14.99 SEER$400 per unit
ENERGY STAR Rating of 15.0-15.99R SEER$500 per unit

ENERGY STAR Rating 16.0 or greater SEER

Commercial/Industrial/Ag Projects

$600 per unit

$400 per ton

If backup heat is electric:Rebate Amount
ENERGY STAR Rating 14.5-14.99 SEER

$600 per unit

ENERGY STAR Rating of 15.0-15.99R SEER

$700 per unit

ENERGY STAR Rating 16.0 or greater SEER

Commercial/Industrial/Ag Projects- 

$800 per unit

$600 per ton

The above rebates are for all units installed onto our system, regardless if new or replacement load. To receive the rebate, please provide an invoice showing the SEER rating.

$500 Smart Choice Bonus Rebate Now Available

Effective February 1, 2016 through December 31, 2017 an additional $500 rebate will be added to air source heatpumps and $1,000 rebate for geothermal heatpumps. Both new and replacement installation on our lines qualifies. Backup heat must be electric to qualify. There is a limit of 2 rebates per building.

*C&I/Ag Projects will receive an additional $500 per 5 ton.

Geothermal Rebates

Geothermal Heat Pumps Rebate Options and Rebate Amount 

The System must meet energy efficiency specifications COP>= and SEER >=14.1

Qualifying Unit TypeRebate Amount
Residential geothermal heat pump with or with out a desuperheater$3,000
Commercial/Industrial/Ag Projects $1000 per ton

This geothermal heat pump rebate is for all units installed onto our system, regardless if new or replacement load. To receive your rebate, you must provide the invoice showing the SEER rating.

$1,000 Smart Choice Bonus Rebate Now Available

Effective February 1, 2016 through December 31, 2017 an additional $500 rebate will be added to air source heat pumps and $1,000 rebate for geothermal heat pumps. Both new and replacement installation on our lines qualifies. Backup heat must be electric to qualify. There is a limit of 2 rebates per building.

*C&I/Ag Projects will receive an additional $1.000 per 5 ton.

Program requirements

  • Person or business making the rebate request must be a member-owner of North West REC and the energy efficient lighting and motors needs to be installed on the North West REC electric system
  • All equipment must be new to qualify for a rebate
  • The rebate does not apply for seasonal loads
  • No form is needed, simply submit copies of the invoice for the rebated equipment to North West REC, and a representative for North West REC will inspect the installation prior to the rebate being paid to verify that it has been installed and is operating
  • Rebate programs will run until an allotted amount of monies runs out.  Please call before submitting a rebate to make sure there is money available.
  • North West REC reserves the right to modify or terminate this program at any time without notice.