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Nebraska

Electric Heating System Rebate
Rebates for this program are as follows: $16/kW for a resistance heat unit, $50 for an electric thermal storage unit, $125/ton for an air-source heat pump, and $150/ton for a ground-source heat pump.
Program Sponsor: Chimneyrock Public Power

Electric Motor Rebate
A customer is eligible to receive an $8/HP rebate if the customer purchases a standard efficiency motor. The rebate is increased to $18/HP if the customer purchases a premium efficiency motor.
Program Sponsor: Chimneyrock Public Power

Electric Water Heater Rebate Program
Rebates of $50, plus $4/gallon are available toward the purchase or replacement of an electric water heater.
Program Sponsor: Chimneyrock Public Power

Constellation NewEnergy Online
The Constellation NewEnergy Online program is an energy-management tool that is available to all electricity customers free of charge. The tool allows customers to find opportunities to improve energy efficiencies, track changes in energy usage, and compare usage across multiple facilities.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

Energy Efficiency Projects
Constellation Energy Projects Services provides solutions designed to achieve energy goals and promote a sustainable future by offering an extensive array of products and services.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

Load Response for Your Business
Commercial customers can receive financial rewards, either in the form of dollars or energy bill credits, for using less energy during peak energy usage when regional power grids are under stress. Constellation will work with the users to develop a variety of projects to meet this energy usage reduction.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

Solar Program
Constellation will construct, maintain and manage a solar power array installed at a business at no cost to the business. Constellation NewEnergy will ensure reduced energy costs for the facility owner and maintains ownership of the solar array system.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

VirtuWatt
VirtuWatt is an online program that makes it easy to monitor energy usage and schedule load curtailments for demand response programs.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

Commercial HVAC Rebates
This utility offers incentives for businesses that invest and install energy efficiency HVAC.
Program Sponsor: Cornhusker Public Power District

Commercial/Industrial & Area Lighting Efficiency Program
This program offers cash incentives to help cover the cost of a variety of lighting energy-efficient upgrades.
Program Sponsor: Cornhusker Public Power District

Energy and Environmental Programs - Financial
The center offers loans to finance energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects.
Program Sponsor: Delta Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency Center

Energy and Environmental Programs - Technical
The center offers energy and water assessments, case studies, and greenhouse gas emissions analysis.
Program Sponsor: Delta Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency Center

Commercial/Industrial Area Lighting Efficiency Program
This program offers cash incentives to help cover the cost of a variety of lighting energy-efficient upgrades.
Program Sponsor: Elkhorn Rural Public Power District

Premium Efficiency Motor Rebates
This utility offers incentives for commercial and industrial customers that invest and install premium efficiency motors.
Program Sponsor: Elkhorn Rural Public Power District

Variable Frequency Drive Rebates
This utility offers incentives for commercial and industrial customers that invest and install variable frequency drive equipment.
Program Sponsor: Elkhorn Rural Public Power District

Advanced Building
This program offers technical resources and information on how to build an energy-efficient new facility.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Back of the Envelope Calculator
This online tool for commercial and industrial managers helps analyze energy use throughout a facility.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Comprehensive Education Programs and Services
The Energy Center of Wisconsin holds several training sessions and events to increase knowledge of industrial efficiency.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Energy Efficiency Assistance
The Energy Center of Wisconsin offers technical assistance, energy analysis, training, resources, and fact sheets.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Energy Efficiency Library
This online library houses more than 6,500 resources on energy efficiency for commercial and industrial managers.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Industrial Technology Fact Sheets
These fact sheets on energy efficiency are available for industrial managers.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Electric Heating System Rebate
Rebates of $100-$550 are available for the purchase and installation of an electric heating system.
Program Sponsor: Hastings Utilities

Electric Water Heater Rebate Program
The utility offers rebates of $2/gallon (up to $100) for the purchase of an electric water heater.
Program Sponsor: Hastings Utilities

Online Energy Audit
This online tool helps non-residential customers analyze their energy use and identifies areas for energy improvement.
Program Sponsor: Lincoln Electric System

ThermoVision Services
ThermoVision is a low-cost, nonintrusive infrared scanning service for your business' electrical equipment. A ThermoVision infrared survey will be conducted by a certified LES thermographer working with your staff to ensure complete and thorough coverage of your equipment and facilities.
Program Sponsor: Lincoln Electric System

Commercial HVAC Rebates
This utility offers incentives for businesses that invest and install energy efficiency HVAC.
Program Sponsor: Loup Power Company

Commercial/Industrial Area Lighting Efficiency Program
This program offers cash incentives to help cover the cost of a variety of lighting energy-efficient upgrades.
Program Sponsor: Loup Power Company

Premium Efficiency Motor Rebates
This utility offers incentives for commercial and industrial customers that invest and install premium efficiency motors.
Program Sponsor: Loup Power Company

Variable Frequency Drive Rebates
This utility offers incentives for commercial and industrial customers that invest and install variable frequency drive equipment.
Program Sponsor: Loup Power Company

Energy audits
The utility offers energy audits to its members.
Program Sponsor: Midwest Electric Cooperative

Rebate Program
The utility offers general rebates for energy efficiency measures including water heaters, HVAC, motors and heat pumps. Interested customers should call the utility for more information.
Program Sponsor: Midwest Electric Cooperative

HVAC SAVE Training Program
The SAVE program is a regional HVAC contractor training and certification initiative based on National Comfort Institute (NCI) principles. This training teaches the skills necessary to determine actual effective efficiency of any functioning HVAC system and includes hands on demonstrations on how to perform critical HVAC diagnostics.
Program Sponsor: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Lighting Program
Rebates are provided for the purchase of energy-efficient lighting.
Program Sponsor: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Midwest Industrial Initiative
The Midwest Industrial Initiative serves as a regional network for state, local and utility efficiency programs and professionals creating a one-stop shop that links industrials with policy and program best practices to make more informed decisions about the advantages of installing energy-efficient technologies and processes.
Program Sponsor: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

MEAN ENERGYsmart Commercial Lighting Program
The program includes cash incentives paid directly to commercial customers to help cover the cost of lighting upgrades and replacements. The program covers indoor high bay, fluorescent, area lighting systems and light emitting diode (commonly known as LED) exit-lighting fixtures.
Program Sponsor: Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska

Renewable Energy Tax Credit
Any producer of electricity generated by a new zero-emission facility shall earn a renewable energy tax credit. The credit may be earned for production of electricity for 10 years after the date that the facility is placed in operation on or after July 14, 2006.
Program Sponsor: Nebraska Department of Revenue

Dollar and Energy Saving Loans
This program offers low interest loans for residential and commercial energy efficiency improvements.
Program Sponsor: Nebraska Energy Office

Commercial / Industrial & Area Lighting Program
Commercial / Industrial & Area Lighting Program offers cash incentives to help cover the cost of a variety of energy-efficient upgrades.
Program Sponsor: Nebraska Public Power District

Energy Efficiency Audit
Trained professionals will perform a walkthrough of a customer's commercial facility. Those professionals will then examine the facility's systems (i.e. lighting and heat) and will make recommendations to make the facility more energy-efficient.
Program Sponsor: Nebraska Public Power District

Energy Efficiency Contacts
Nebraska Public Power District offers its engineer's expertise to determine customer energy needs and efficiency improvements.
Program Sponsor: Nebraska Public Power District

Premium Motor Efficiency Optimization
Offer motor assessments and recommendations for efficiency.
Program Sponsor: Nebraska Public Power District

Temporary Monitoring
Nebraska Public Power District allows customers free temporary access for monitoring their electricity consumption data.
Program Sponsor: Nebraska Public Power District

Variable Frequency Drives Incentive Program
Offers commercial and industrial customers incentives to purchase and install variable frequency drives.
Program Sponsor: Nebraska Public Power District

Rebate Program
General rebates are available for customers who purchase geothermal heat pumps, electric water heaters, new electric motors, and/or other types of electric heat equipment.
Program Sponsor: Niobrara Electric

Rebate Program
The utility offers rebates to commercial customers for energy efficiency improvements. Call the utility for more details.
Program Sponsor: Norris Public Power District

Economic Development
This utility offers development team members that provide commercial and industrial customers with information on energy management, energy efficiency programs and utility operations.
Program Sponsor: North Western Energy

Energy Management Solutions
NorthWestern's Energy Management Solutions is a free technical assistance service that provides technical, business, research and information assistance quickly and easily. Energy Management Solutions is provided at no-cost to our commercial or industrial customers.
Program Sponsor: North Western Energy

Electric Motor Rebate
The utility will offer rebates of $2/HP for the purchase of a new motor.
Program Sponsor: Northwest Rural Public Power District

Electric Water Heater Rebate Program
The utility will offer rebates of up to $100/unit for the purchase of a new water heater.
Program Sponsor: Northwest Rural Public Power District

Heat Pump Rebate
Heat pump rebates range from $42.50/unit to $150/ton.
Program Sponsor: Northwest Rural Public Power District

E+ Air Conditioning Rebates
Northwestern Energy offers rebates for energy-efficient air conditioning equipment.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Business Partners Program
The E+ Business Partners Program offers custom incentives for electric and natural gas local energy conservation and load management projects in new and retrofit applications including commercial, institutional, industrial, and agricultural facilities/systems.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Commercial Lighting Rebate Program
The E+ Commercial Lighting Rebate program is available for commercial customers that replace existing lighting with newer, upgraded, high-efficiency lighting. Rebate amounts vary.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Electronics and Appliance Rebates
Northwestern Energy offers rebates on energy-efficient appliances and electronics.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Energy Appraisal for Businesses
The E+ Energy Appraisal for Businesses is an audit program for small commercial customers. This free audit will analyze existing business practices and the office structure and will identify ways to improve energy efficiency at the business.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Insulation Rebates
Northwestern Energy offers rebates for energy-efficient insulation upgrades.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Motor Rebate Program
This program is designed for businesses that replace motors with newer energy-efficient models. Standardized rebates are provided for 1 horsepower (HP) through 200 HP motors. Rebates for motors larger than 200 HP will be customized based upon the incremental cost of the motor and the value of the electrical savings.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Motor Rewind Program
The Motor Rewind rebate program makes it more affordable for a business to rewind a motor without decreasing energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Refrigeration Equipment Rebates
Northwestern Energy offers rebates on energy-efficient refrigeration equipment.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Renewable Energy Program
The goal of this program is to promote the development of renewable energy. Funding is available for solar, wind, and geothermal projects on a case-by-case basis.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Rebates
Northwestern Energy offers rebates for energy-efficient VFD equipment.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Water Heater Rebates
Northwestern Energy offers rebates on energy-efficient water heaters.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

Energy Management Solutions
Energy Management Solutions is a free technical assistance service that provides technical, business, research and information assistance to NorthWestern Energy's commercial and industrial customers.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

Irrigation Program
Northwestern Energy offers rebates on energy-efficient irrigation equipment.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

Natural Gas Equipment Rebates
Northwestern Energy offers rebates for energy-efficient natural gas equipment in new or existing facilities.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

Central Plant Equipment Upgrades
This program offers solutions and assistance for central plant equipment upgrades or energy conversion projects. The services offered include the following: chiller and boiler evaluations; energy conversion (from gas to electricity) projects for existing and new facilities; aged plant replacement and upgrades; planning and development for facility growth; global optimal control of air handling units and chillers to reduce heating, ventilation, and air conditioning energy consumption; and global optimal control of air handling units and boilers to reduce fan and heating energy costs.
Program Sponsor: Omaha Public Power District

Commercial Heat Pump Program
Omaha Public Power District offers a $50 per nominal ton incentive for its commercial customers to install energy-efficient heat pumps through this program.
Program Sponsor: Omaha Public Power District

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems Retrofits

Omaha Public Power District provides solutions and assistance for business customers with regard to their HVAC system retrofit and energy upgrade projects. Services offered include the following: retrofitting, replacing, and upgrading aged HVAC systems; commissioning and retrofitting existing systems to resolve concerns; upgrading direct digital controls and energy management systems; and implementing advanced and practical technologies into the energy management systems in your existing and new facilities to optimize building comfort and energy performance.


Program Sponsor: Omaha Public Power District

Innovative Energy Efficiency Program (IEEP)
The IEEP Incentive Pilot Program provides incentives for both energy studies and implementation projects. An Energy Study incentive for 50% of the study cost (not to exceed $10,000) is offered as the first phase of the process. After the Energy Study is complete, the incentive will be paid to the customer provided and IEEP Implementation Agreement has been committed to and the Omaha Public Power District has given pre-approval of the project.
Program Sponsor: Omaha Public Power District

Lighting Incentive Program
This program offers rebates of up to 20% or up to $20,000 for lighting retrofit projects.
Program Sponsor: Omaha Public Power District

Load Management
Load management services are available to customers to help reduce their energy usage during peak times to enable them to take advantage of special rates.
Program Sponsor: Polk County Rural Public Power District

Gas Heating Equipment Rebate
Rebates are available to commercial and residential customers that upgrade or install an energy-efficient gas heating system.
Program Sponsor: SourceGas

Commercial/Industrial & Area Lighting Program
This program offers cash incentives to help cover the cost of a variety of lighting energy-efficient upgrades.
Program Sponsor: South Central Public Power

Electric Heating Incentive Programs
Rebates are available for new and replacement electric heating, heat pump, and water heating equipment.
Program Sponsor: South Central Public Power

Irrigation Efficiency Rebates
Rebates are available for energy-efficient irrigation equipment.
Program Sponsor: South Central Public Power

Refrigerator Recycling
South Central Public Power will pick up old refrigerators free-of-charge and provide a rebate of $35.
Program Sponsor: South Central Public Power

Commercial / Industrial & Area Lighting Program
This program offers cash incentives to help cover the cost of energy-efficient lighting upgrades.
Program Sponsor: Southern Power District

Irrigation Efficiency Rebates
Rebates are available for energy-efficient irrigation equipment upgrades.
Program Sponsor: Southern Power District

Premium Efficiency Motor Incentive Program
Southern Power District offers incentives for commercial and industrial customers to install a premium efficiency motor.
Program Sponsor: Southern Power District

Variable Frequency Drives Incentive Program
Southern Power District offers incentives for commercial and industrial customers to install variable frequency drives.
Program Sponsor: Southern Power District

Water Heater Program
Incentives are available to customers that have a water heater and participate in the cooperative's load management program. The cooperative will temporarily power down the water heater when demand for energy is highest.
Program Sponsor: Southern Power District

SWPPD Rebates and Incentives
A variety of rebates are available for residential, commercial, and industrial customers, including insulation; lighting; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; motors; and variable frequency drives.
Program Sponsor: Southwest Public Power District (SWPPD)

Commercial Energy Audit
Basic energy audits are available at no charge for businesses in SCPPD's service territory. Contact SCPPD for more information.
Program Sponsor: Stanton County Public Power

Heat Pump and Electric Heat Rebates
Rebates are available for electric heat pumps and electric air to air heat pump systems.
Program Sponsor: Stanton County Public Power

Irrigation Load Management
Stanton County Public Power offers load management for agricultural irrigation applications to reduce load during times of peak demand.
Program Sponsor: Stanton County Public Power

Efficiency Incentives
The Energy Efficiency Credits (EEC) program provides consumers cash rebates when they install more efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems, and high-efficiency motors in irrigation, commercial and industrial applications.
Program Sponsor: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association

Energy Efficiency Credits
Rebates are offered for various equipment upgrades, including electric motors, heat pumps, water heaters, and space heaters. Load controllers are also offered.
Program Sponsor: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association

Midwest Combined Heat and Power Application Center
The center's objective is to make combined heat and power (CHP) applications commercially available. The center will work with a plant to see if CHP can help improve process efficiency.
Program Sponsor: University of Illinois at Chicago Energy Resources

Bright Energy Solutions
This program offers a variety of energy efficiency measures that can help businesses lower utility bills, such as incentives for installing HVAC, lighting, motors, pumps, and variable frequency drives.
Program Sponsor: Winner Municipal Utilities

Electric Heating Systems Rebate
Rebates of up to $350 per ton are available depending on size and type of equipment.
Program Sponsor: Y-W Electric Cooperative (EC)

Electric Motors Rebate
Y-W EC offers rebates in conjunction with Tri-State G&T of $12/horsepower for NEMA Premium Efficiency and $8/horsepower for NEMA standard efficiency motors.
Program Sponsor: Y-W Electric Cooperative (EC)

Electric Water Heater Rebate
Rebate of $50 (Tri-State), plus $20 per unit from Y-W. Additional $50 wiring allowance if converting from fossil fuel.
Program Sponsor: Y-W Electric Cooperative (EC)

Nationwide Programs

Energy Information
The organization provides fact sheets on energy and environmental responsibility to its members.
Program Sponsor: Aluminum Association

Energy Efficiency Resource Central
American Public Power Association offers technical assistance for its member utilities to help their key industrial customers improve their energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: American Public Power Association

Industrial Energy Efficiency Training
This company provides a wide variety of industrial training opportunities throughout the country. All programs are linked to certain industrial systems/practices and have an energy efficiency component.
Program Sponsor: American Trainco

Energy Training Program
This organization offers seminars and online training sessions for engineers. Trainings cover a wide variety of energy-related topics, including energy efficiency and renewable energy generation.
Program Sponsor: Association of Energy Engineers

Brown Bag Energy Seminars
These 90-minute online Webinars cover a variety of energy topics including energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: Association of Energy Services Professionals

Commercial Energy Advisor
This online tool will help commercial customers learn how to become more energy efficient.
Program Sponsor: E-Source

Efficiency & Demand-Response Programs Service
This online tool helps companies improve their demand response and energy efficiency programs.
Program Sponsor: E-Source

Industry Initiatives
Edison Electric Institute works with its member utilities to improve the energy efficiency of their industrial customers.
Program Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute

Customized Business Energy Analysis
This online tool helps non-residential customers analyze their energy use.
Program Sponsor: Energy Guide

Energy Consultants
Energy Sciences specializes in demand side energy services for the municipal, commercial and industrial, sectors. We enable our clients to practice energy conservation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while optimizing operating costs. Our core services include: development and implementation of comprehensive energy management programs, energy audits, energy efficient lighting solutions, staffing, and outreach/training programs. We believe that energy efficiency is an integral part of the energy solution needed for the future.
Program Sponsor: Energy Sciences

Industrial Consortia
Energy Solutions Center convenes various industrial consortia of equipment manufacturers to address how they can improve their equipment to better meet the needs and energy efficiency objectives of industrial manufacturers.
Program Sponsor: Energy Solutions Center

ENERGY STAR® Training
ENERGY STAR® offers free online training to help you improve the energy performance of your organization. No travel, no lost time out of the office, and no cost — EPA makes it easy to get the information you need today. Join your colleagues to better understand how EPA can help you lower operating costs, improve your energy management program, and expand your professional development.
Program Sponsor: Energy Star

Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings
A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or designers of new or existing commercial buildings that save at least 50% of the heating and cooling energy of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001. Partial deductions of up to $.60 per square foot can be taken for measures affecting any one of three building systems: the building envelope, lighting, or heating and cooling systems. These tax deductions are available for systems placed in service from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2013.
Program Sponsor: Energy Star

Project Finance Services
Hannon Armstrong offers loans to public-and-private sector businesses interested in making their buildings more energy efficient. The loan will cover up to 100% of total project costs.
Program Sponsor: Hannon Armstrong

Biodiesel Income Tax Credit
Companies that put biodiesel fuel into a vehicle or use biodiesel fuels in their business vehicles are eligible for a tax credit of $1 per gallon.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Biodiesel Income Tax Credit
Companies that put biodiesel fuel into a vehicle or uses biodiesel fuels in their business vehicles are eligible for a tax credit.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Builders & Manufacturers Incentives
Credits are available to manufacturers of high-efficiency refrigerators, clothes washers and dishwashers. Due to these manufacturer incentives, special consumer promotions may be available for qualifying products.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Business Tax Incentive
A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or tenants (or designers, in the case of government-owned buildings) of new or existing commercial buildings that are constructed or reconstructed to save at least 50% of the heating, cooling, ventilation, water heating, and interior lighting energy cost of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
A 10% investment tax credit for CHP property, applicable to only the first 15MW of CHP property.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Commercial Solar Tax Credit
The Commercial Solar Tax Credit covers 30% of the cost of the system. The tax credit expires December 31, 2016.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Corporate Tax Credit
In addition to receiving a tax credit for solar photovoltaic generation, a non-residential manager can receive a tax credit of 30 percent for geothermal energy, microturbines, and fuel cells.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Fuel Cells and Microturbines Tax Incentive
Tax credits of up to $3,000 per kWh are available for the purchase of fuel cells, while tax credits of up to $200 per kWh are available for microturbines.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

On-Site Renewable Tax Incentive
Businesses are eligible for tax credits for qualified solar water heating and photovoltaic systems, and for certain solar lighting systems. Qualifying equipment will either use solar energy to generate electricity, to heat/cool or provide hot water to a structure, or will use solar energy to illuminate the inside of a building by means of fiber-optic distributed sunlight (tube systems and passive solar are not eligible). The credits are available for systems placed in service between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2016.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Renewable Energy Generation Tax Credit
Non-residential managers can receive a 10-year tax credit if they help create renewable energy from one of the following sources: wind, closed loop biomass, open loop biomass, geothermal, solar, small irrigation power, municipal solid waste, and refined coal.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Small Ethanol Producer Tax Credit
A small ethanol producer that is registered with the Internal Revenue Service may be eligible for a tax incentive in the amount of $0.10 per gallon of ethanol that is: sold and used by the purchaser in the purchaser's trade or business to produce an ethanol fuel mixture; sold and used by the purchaser as a fuel in a trade or business; sold at retail for use as a motor vehicle fuel; used by the producer in a trade or business to produce an ethanol fuel mixture; or used by the producer as a fuel in a trade or business. A small producer is one that has, at all times during the tax year, not more than 60 million gallons of productive capacity of any type of alcohol. The incentive applies only to the first 15 million gallons of ethanol produced in a tax year and is allowed as a credit against the producer's income tax liability. Under current law, this incentive expires December 31, 2010.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Education and Outreach
The EERC conducts energy and environmental conferences, short courses, workshops, academic programs, and field experiences.
Program Sponsor: National Center for Hydrogen Technology, University of North Dakota

Energy Information
NFDS offers training, technical resources, and technical assistance to its members.
Program Sponsor: Non-Ferrous Founders' Society

Energy Information
NADCA members can access the organization's energy audits, training, technical assistance and resources, and cost shared-R&D.
Program Sponsor: North American Die Casting Association

3E Plus Insulation Thickness Computer Program
The 3E Insulation Thickness Computer Program is an industrial energy management tool developed to simplify the task of determining how much insulation is necessary to use less energy, reduce plant emissions and improve system process efficiency.
Program Sponsor: North American Insulation Manufacturers Association

Energy Information
OESA offers its members energy efficiency publications, trainings, and events.
Program Sponsor: Original Equipment Suppliers Association

Pumping System Optimization and Energy-Efficiency Education & Training
Vendor neutral market awareness, education, training, products, services and tools that focus on energy savings opportunities with pumping systems
Program Sponsor: Pump Systems Matter

Energy Information
The organization offers technical assistance, resources, and cost shared-R&D to its members.
Program Sponsor: Steel Founders' Society of America

Environmental Project Financing
The StePP Foundation matches organizations with environmental improvement projects (include renewable energy and energy efficiency) with companies that have financing to implement those projects.
Program Sponsor: StEPP Foundation

Biobased Products and Bioenergy Program
Loans are available to help rural industry generate electricity from biobased sources.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels
This program was created to ensure an expanding production of advanced biofuels by providing payments to eligible advanced biofuel producers in rural areas. Payments will be made to eligible advanced biofuel producers for the production of fuel derived from renewable biomass, other than corn kernel starch.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Biorefinery Assistance Loan Guarantee
Loans are available to help biorefineries conserve and use energy more effectively. Loan guarantees are available up to $250 million.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans
Loans of up to $10 million are available to rural industrial manufacturers to improve the economic and environmental climate in their communities.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Energy Efficiency Improvements Loan
Loans are available for the purchase of renewable energy generating systems by small rural businesses or agricultural producers.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Repowering Assistance Program
This program offers incentives for biorefineries to switch to renewable biomass energy production.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Rural Energy for America Program Guaranteed Loan Program (REAP LOAN)
The REAP Guaranteed Loan Program encourages the commercial financing of renewable energy (bioenergy, geothermal, hydrogen, solar, wind and hydro power) and energy efficiency projects. Under the program, project developers will work with local lenders, who in turn can apply to USDA Rural Development for a loan guarantee up to 85% of the loan amount.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program
This program provides grants and loans to small businesses in rural communities that are interested in making their buildings more energy efficient.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Boise State University Industrial Assessment Center (IAC)
The Boise State University IAC provides energy conservation and cost reduction assessments to small- and medium-sized manufacturers within about 150 miles of its campus, and educates energy managers on energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Loan Guarantee Program
DOE offers loans to projects that “avoid, reduce, or sequester air pollutants or anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases.” Loans are available for biomass, hydrogen, wind, solar, hydropower, advanced fossil energy coal, carbon, electricity delivery and reliability, alternative fuel vehicles, pollution control equipment, and industrial energy efficiency projects.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Oklahoma Green Grant
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Oklahoma a $6 million green-job grant to train workers in emerging industries such as energy efficiency and renewable energy. The goal is to train 4,700 workers in two years for jobs that pay above the state's per capita income.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI)
REPI provides financial incentives of $0.015/kWh of electricity generated from renewable sources. This incentive is issued for the first decade of operation.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center (IAC): University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky IAC's primary purpose is to help serve the energy, waste, and productivity needs of small- and medium-sized manufacturing facilities within a geographic radius of approximately 150 miles of the University of Kentucky.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program
The State Energy Program (SEP) provides grants to states and directs funding to state energy offices from technology programs in DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. States use grants to address their energy priorities and program funding to adopt emerging renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

UnSolicited EERE Proposals
Unsolicited proposals may be selected if they are novel and do not reflect a current solicitation or existing work.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Tax Credits and Grants
Tax credits and grants are available from select state energy offices to help promote renewable energy generation and/or energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Payments for Specified Energy Property in Lieu of Tax Credits
ARRA authorizes the Department of the Treasury to make payments to eligible persons that either place in service particular types of energy property in 2009 or 2010, or, under certain circumstances, begin construction on such property in 2009 or 2010. These payments are generally equal to 10 or 30 percent of the eligible cost basis of the property, depending on the type of property. Those that apply for these payments must forego tax credits that they could otherwise receive under sections 45 and 48 of the Internal Revenue Code. The types of energy property that are eligible for these payments include, among others, various renewable energy generation facilities, microturbines, and fuel cells.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Production Tax Credit (PTC)
Through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Congress acted to provide a three-year extension of the PTC through December 31, 2012. Additionally, wind project developers can choose to receive a 30% investment tax credit (ITC) in place of the PTC for facilities placed in service in 2009 and 2010, and also for facilities placed in service before 2013 if construction begins before the end of 2010. The ITC then qualifies to be converted to a grant from the Department of Treasury. The Treasury Department must pay the grant within 60 days of an application being submitted.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Clean Construction USA Loans
EPA offers loans to companies to help finance projects that reduce diesel emissions from construction equipment and vehicles.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnerships
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems are an efficient, clean and reliable approach to generating power and thermal energy from a single fuel source. Incentives on CHP systems are available through the EPA.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ENERGY STAR® for Industry
The ENERGY STAR® program is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency which seeks to increase implementation of energy efficient equipment and techniques.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings
A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or designers of new or existing commercial buildings that save at least 50% of the heating and cooling energy of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001. Partial deductions of up to $.60 per square foot can be taken for measures affecting any one of three building systems: the building envelope, lighting, or heating and cooling systems. Available for systems “placed in service” from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2013.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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