MEAN Board approves residential high-efficiency heat pump program

The Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska Board of Directors approved adding a high-efficiency heat pump program to its suite of energy efficiency programs for local residential utility customers of long-term wholesale power participants.

The program, which begins June 1, provides cash incentives to upgrade or convert to a high-efficiency heat pump. Cash incentives vary depending on the type of heat pump installed. Program details and an application can be downloaded here.

 Along with the high-efficiency heat pump program, MEAN and its wholesale power participants continue to provide other energy efficiency programs, which are available through March 31, 2022 or while program funds last. The other programs include:

Smart Thermostat 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.

Attic Insulation 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

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).

Commercial LED Lighting Program

Provides cash incentives paid directly to commercial customers to help cover the cost of lighting upgrades and replacements.

For more information on these programs, click here to download program guidelines and application forms.