MEAN energy efficiency programs for 2019-20

June 30, 2019

The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, in partnership with its long-term power participants, began a suite of energy efficiency programs for retail customers in June.

The three new retail-level programs were approved by the MEAN Services Committee earlier this year. The Commercial LED Lighting Program, now in its fifth year, will continue through 2019-20. The three new retail-level programs approved for 2019-20 provide cash incentives for smart thermostats, attic insulation and cooling system tune-ups. The committee approved $75,000 in incentives for the programs. A brief description of each program is below.

An overview tri-fold brochure of each program as well as program guidelines and application forms for each program can be downloaded here.

For questions regarding the program, contact Amanda Hansen at (800) 234-2595 or ahansen@nmppenergy.org.

Energy Efficient Programs

Commercial LED Lighting Program

This program provides cash incentives paid directly to commercial customers to help cover the cost of lighting upgrades and replacements for existing facilities. The program covers:

  • Indoor high/low bay lighting
  • LED exit signs
  • Linear replacement or retrofit lighting
  • Fluorescent freezer/refrigerator case lighting
  • And customized requests

Smart Thermostat Program

This program provides a cash incentive of up to $100 paid directly to residential customers to help cover the cost of installing a qualifying smart thermostat. Smart thermostat technology is most beneficial in households that have extended periods during the day when no one is home, those that turn their thermostat down during bedtime hours or those that have irregular occupancy through the week, month or year.

Attic Insulation Program

This program provides cash incentives of $0.15 / per square foot with a maximum incentive of $300 per existing residential dwelling for attic insulation.

Cooling System Tune-Up Program

This program provides a $30 cash incentive to residential homeowners who have their cooling system tuned up by a HVAC contractor, regardless of what type or age of cooling system (air conditioner/air or water source heat pump).

Download program guidelines and application forms here.