4. REBATE INFORMATION
REBATES WILL BE CALCULATED USING THE LESSER OF THESE 2 METHODS: 1) $0.50 PER THERM SAVED –OR– 2) 25% COST OF PROJECT
GUIDELINES: The Utility must pre-approve custom rebate applications. Applications should include project plans prepared by a registered professional engineer with all appropriate technical
documentation. Engineering calculations submitted for energy and cost savings are subject to review by The Utility. A general description of proposed project should be provided below.
Please provide a brief description of your proposed project.
Detailed energy savings (ccf or mcf) and cost savings must also be provided and should be attached to this form as separate studies and engineer or contractor calculations, etc.
5. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Rebates are available to non-residential natural gas customers of Austin Utilities or Owatonna Public
Utilities (herein referred to as The Utility). All products must be in use in facilities in The Utility service
territory. Rebates are for installed equipment only. Projects that involve switching from one fuel type
to another (fuel switching) are not eligible. Projects where the energy savings
result from reduced
production, change in operating hours, or equipment retirement are not eligible
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funding, this rebate offer can be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice and is
on a first-come, first-served basis. The entire rebate application must be read and filled out
or application will be returned. Data contained in the application or attached materials
must be sufficient to verify the costs and the energy savings described in the application.
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 $50,000 per customer location per technology per year. The Utility can,
at its sole discretion, increase rebate amounts.
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
ordered, installation costs, and applicable taxes. After satisfactory review of the application
a rebate check or bill credit will be issued to the customer. 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
rebates to past due accounts.
6. QUALIFYING EQUIPMENT
Eligible equipment must be brand new and must meet or exceed The Utility’s minimum efficiency
requirements as identified on this rebate form. Equipment is required to comply with all applicable
codes and industry standards.
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
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 2 of this rebate application.
RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATION AND
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO YOUR UTILITY PROVIDER:
Austin Utilities Owatonna Public Utilities
Attn: Rebate Processing Attn: Rebate Processing
1908 14th Street NE P.O. Box 800
Austin, MN 55912 Owatonna, MN 55060
or email: email@example.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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