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The Empire District Electric Company offers energy efficiency programs to meet the needs of our business customers. These programs provide a means to reduce operating costs and increase efficiency - concepts that are key components to operating successful businesses. Through these programs, Empire gives incentives help to lower the cost of identifying and purchasing energy-efficient equipment for use in your facilities.

Examples of equipment that might be rebated are high-efficiency lighting, air conditioning, heating systems, motors, refrigeration, energy managements systems, and just about anything else that uses electricity.

Commercial/Industrial Energy Audit

An energy audit of your facility can help identify how to improve energy efficiency. Customers who have an energy audit performed by an Empire certified auditor are eligible for a rebate to cover up to 50% of the cost of the audit. Audit rebates are provided once a customer installs energy efficient equipment that has been recommended in the resulting Audit Report. Learn more . . .

Commercial/Industrial Rebate Programs

Empire Commercial/Industrial Rebate Programs provide rebates to customers who purchase high-efficiency equipment for their facilities. Not only do customers receive monetary incentives from Empire toward their purchases, but they also lower their energy costs! An audit is not required to participate in these programs. However, applications must be pre-approved by Empire before equipment is purchased and installed.  There are two rebate programs, each one designed to fit the needs of different types of customers:

  • Custom Rebate for Retrofits: Any customer who plans to replace equipment in an existing facility with high-efficiency equipment can obtain a custom rebate for a retrofit project. You can also apply for individual efficiency measures, or combine energy-efficiency measures and equipment in any way that makes sense for your facility! Learn more . . .
  • Prescriptive Rebates: Small business customers who are on Empire's Small Commercial Building Service (CB) or Small Commercial Total Electric Service (SH) schedules can apply for rebates from Empire's qualified list of energy-efficiency measures. Learn more . . .

Custom Rebate Applications and Guidelines
Custom Rebate Application Form

Prescriptive Rebate Applications & Worksheets
Prescriptive Rebate Application & Worksheets