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North West REC offers members rebates and incentives on products that promote energy efficiency and help you save money for years into the future. Below are the categories and the requirements to meet in order to qualify for rebates and incentives. If you have any questions, contact us before purchasing any product.

Smart Choice Bonus Rebate Now Available

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. Limit of 2 per building.

Find details about these rebates and incentives available from North West REC below.

Air Source Heat Pump Rebates

Air Source Heat Pumps Rebate Options and Rebate Amount

If no backup 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 15.0-15.99 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 15.0-15.99 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

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.

Geothermal Rebates

Geothermal Heat Pumps Rebate Options and Rebate Amount

The System must meet energy efficiency specifications COP>= and SEER >=14.5

Qualifying Unit TypeRebate Amount
Residential geothermal heat pump with or with out a desuperheater$3,000
Commercial/Industrial/Ag Projects $1,000 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 Available

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.

Ductless Mini-Split Rebates

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Systems Rebate

$200 per unit + $250 smart choice bonus rebate

  • Must have a SEER rating of 14.5 or greater
  • Does not need to be controlled to receive rebate
  • Must provide the heating and cooling of the conditioned space
  • Rebate limited to two units per single family dwelling or out building
  • Limit of one rebate per family in a multi-family dwelling
  • Limit of one rebate for each leasable hotel room

Central Air Rebates

Central Air Conditioner Rebate Options and Amounts

We encourage air source heat pumps to be installed for greater efficiency, but for those members choosing to install or replace central air conditioners, the following rebates apply:

Rating and Seer of Qualifying UnitsRebate Amount
ENERGY STAR Rating of 15.0-or greater SEER$100 per unit

To receive a rebate, please provide an invoice showing the SEER rating.

Electric Appliance Rebates

Electric Appliances Rebate Options and Amounts

To be eligible for a rebate:

  • The appliance must be ENERGY STAR-rated (documentation needs to be provided)
  • You must provide documentation (print the Appliance Rebate Form ), fill out and return to North West REC)
  • Must be installed on NWREC's lines
  • Each member-consumer is limited to a maximum of $250 in combined appliance rebates per calendar year.
Appliance

Rebate Amount

Clothes washer$50 per unit

Dryer

Refrigerator

$25 per unit

$25 per unit

Freezer$25 per unit

Dishwasher

$25 per unit

Insulation Rebates

Building Insulation Rebate

Details:

  • The building must have a primary electric heating source
  • Insulation must be professionally installed for blown-in, insulating concrete forms, rigid styrofoam panels and/or structural insulated panels type insulation
  • Residential- rebate is limited to 30% of installed insulation cost up to a maximum rebate of $800 per building per calendar year.
  • Commercial/Industrial/Ag buildings-rebate limited to 10% of installed insulation cost up to a maximum rebate of $2,000 per building per calendar year

To receive your rebate, download the Insulation Rebate form, fill it out and return the completed form to North West REC.

Pull the Plug

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With energy conservation becoming one of the most important issues facing us throughout the United States, "Pull the Plug" programs were developed to provide our member-owners a financial incentive to properly recycle and dispose of older, inefficient refrigerators, freezers, and window air conditioning units that use significantly more electricity than newer Energy Star® appliances.

If you, currently, own an older, inefficient refrigerator, freezer, or window air conditioning unit, our "Pull the Plug" programs offer two options to recycle up to three of these types of appliances, per year, and earn up to $50, each, in rebates from the cooperative.

Qualifying refrigerator and freezer units must be owned by a cooperative member and equal to or greater than 10 cubic feet in size. All appliances must be in working order at time of removal. Appliances cannot be resold or used by other consumers and rebates will only be given to participants of our "Pull the Plug" programs.


OPTION 1: “Pull the Plug” (vendor removal of appliance): $25 Rebate on qualifying appliances

Program Criteria and Requirements:

  • North West Rural Electric Cooperative (NWREC) members should contact our office to arrange for appliance pick-up.
  • Appliance(s) will be picked up and properly disposed of by our partner appliance recycling contractor (CleaResult).
  • Participants of “Pull the Plug” will receive a $25 rebate, per qualifying appliance(s), up to three (3) appliances, per calendar year.

Program Implementation:

  • The authorized recycling contractor for NWREC will contact participant, directly, to schedule pick up of qualifying appliance(s).
  • Appliance(s) must be clean, empty, in working order and be ready for pickup.

OPTION 2: “You Pull the Plug” (consumer self-removal of appliance): $50 Rebate on qualifying appliances

Program Criteria and Requirements:

  • Participants of “You Pull the Plug” agree to self-remove and recycle qualifying appliances via an approved and certified appliance de-manufacturer.*
  • Participants of “You Pull the Plug” will receive a $50 rebate, per qualifying appliance, up to three (3) appliances, per calendar year.

Program Implementation:

  • Appliance(s) must be clean, empty, and in working order when recycled/disposed of by NWREC member.
  • Appliance(s) may only be delivered to or be picked up by company/facility* that verifies recycling/decommissioning.
  • $50 rebate includes all costs incurred by participant to self-remove and recycle qualifying appliance(s).
  • Dated copy of receipt by the certified vendor/landfill/recycler must accompany the “You Pull the Plug” rebate application form (available from our office or online). Company/facility must specify appliance type in writing.
  • NWREC member certifies that the item(s) listed in application have been removed from member’s location served by NWREC.
  • NWREC reserves the right to modify (including incentive levels) or terminate this program without prior or further notice.

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Pull The Plug Rebate Application "Download the pdf"

Marathon Water Heater Rebates

Marathon Water Heaters

We sell super energy-efficient Marathon water heaters directly to our members (and only to North West REC members). The rebate is subtracted from the sale price.

Marathon Water Heater SizeRetail Price w/o switchNorth West REC Member Price (rebate already credited) w/ switch
50 gallon$750$550
85 gallon
100 gallon
N/A
N/A
$400
$550
105 gallon$1175$550 (only for Dairy usage)

Note: Sold only to members and installed on our lines. You must have a load management switch installed (at no cost to you) to receive the reduced rebated price.

LED Lighting Rebates

Your Cooperative would like to announce the addition of LED REBATES to our current lighting rebates

The LED rebate is $3.00 per bulb with a maximum rebate of $150 for a 5-year time period. You will need to send in an itemized invoice for your purchase of LED bulbs. The rebate will show up as a credit on your monthly bill if the rebate is under $100. You will receive a check if the rebate is over $100. (rebate will not exceed price of bulb)

LED Security Light/Wall Packs $25 per light