SECTION F. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Rebates are available to non-residential electric customers of Austin Utilities, Owatonna Public Utilities, and Rochester Public Utilities (herein
referred to as The Utility). All products must be in use in facilities in The Utility service territory.
Program is offered January 1 through December 31 of the respective calendar year. Due to limited funding, this rebate offer can be
changed or withdrawn at any time without notice and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The entire rebate application
must be read and filled out completely or application will be returned.
3. INSPECTION AND VERIFICATION
The Utility reserves the right to inspect the customer’s facility through on-site visits before and after new equipment installation to verify
rebate eligibility. The Utility reminds you to follow all local permitting and building code ordinances.
4. INSTALLATION AND REBATE AMOUNTS
Qualifying energy-efficient equipment installed and operational within six (6) months of the date of purchase are eligible for rebate.
Additional time may be granted subject to The Utility’s pre-approval. In no case will the rebate paid by The Utility exceed the purchase price
of the equipment. The maximum rebate amount is $100,000 per customer location per technology per year.
5. INVOICE AND PAYMENT
Following inspection and verification (see #3) and completed installation, the customer must notify The Utility and submit original invoices
specifying the quantity and price of all materials purchased, the date ordered, installation costs, and applicable taxes. Additionally,
SEER/EER (Rooftop, Packaged, and Condensing A/C Units) certification data or manufacturer’s kW per Ton (Central Chillers) is required
to be submitted with invoices. After satisfactory review of the application and invoices, a rebate check or bill credit will be issued to the
customer. Vendors or contractors are not eligible to receive their customer’s rebate. Please allow 6-10 weeks from the date of application
submission for delivery of rebate check or bill credit. The Utility reserves the right to apply the rebate to past due accounts.
6. EQUIPMENT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Eligible high-efficiency cooling equipment must be new and meet or exceed The Utility’s minimum efficiency requirements as identified in
Tables 1 and 3 according to its respective characteristics. Eligible high-efficiency cooling units must replace units of lesser efficiencies and
of equivalent or greater capacity (Tons or Btu’s/hour) to qualify for a rebate.
Central Chillers: Qualifying chillers must meet the efficiency requirements shown in Table 3 to be eligible and have kW per Ton ratings
stamped on the nameplate. Documentation is required. This can be a printout from the AHRI directory (www.ahridirectory.org) or if the
chiller has not been tested by AHRI, manufacturer documentation must show the rated capacity (tons), and the IPLV efficiency and the
full-load efficiency at AHRI standard 550/590 rating conditions:
• 44º F leaving chilled water temperature
• 85º F entering condenser water temperature (for water cooled chillers)
• 95º F entering condenser air temperature (for air cooled chillers)
For water cooled centrifugal chillers not tested at AHRI standard 550/590 rating conditions, manufacturer documentation must show
the nominal capacity (tons), and the IPLV efficiency, full-load efficiency, leaving chilled water temperature, entering condenser water
temperature, and condenser gpm at operating conditions.
7. TAX INFORMATION
The Utility will not be responsible for any tax liability imposed as a result of the rebate payment(s). Customers are advised to consult their
tax advisors for details.
The Utility does not guarantee that the implementation of energy-efficient measures or use of the equipment purchased or installed
pursuant to this program will result in energy or cost savings. The Utility makes no warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to any
equipment purchased or installed including, but not limited to, any warrant of merchantability or fitness for purpose. In no event shall
The Utility be liable for any incidental or consequential damages. Customers are solely responsible for the proper disposal of existing
equipment. Consult the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) office for details at 800.657.3864.
The Utility does not endorse any particular vendor, manufacturer, product, or system in promoting this rebate program. Listing a vendor or
product does not constitute an endorsement, nor does it imply that unlisted vendors or products are deficient or defective in any way.
Information contained in this rebate application may be shared with the Minnesota Department of Commerce and our co-op partners and also
may be used in our advertising efforts with your permission as granted in Section B of this rebate application.
RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATION AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO YOUR UTILITY PROVIDER:
Austin Utilities Owatonna Public Utilities Rochester Public Utilities
Attn: Rebate Processing Attn: Rebate Processing Attn: Rebate Processing
1908 14th St NE PO Box 800 4000 E River Rd NE
Austin, MN 55912-4904 Owatonna, MN 55060-0800 Rochester, MN 55906-2813
507.433.8886 507.451.2480 507.280.1500
www.austinutilities.com www.owatonnautilities.com www.rpu.org
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