SECTION E. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ebates are available to non-residential electric customers of Austin Utilities, Owatonna Public Utilities, and Rochester Public
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offer can be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.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 50% of the installed cost of the programmable thermostat.
5. INVOICE AND PAYMENT
When the purchase and installation is completed, 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. Proof of installation
by a contractor must be included to receive the higher rebate amount shown in the Rebate Schedule. After satisfactory review
of the invoices and on-site verification, a rebate check or bill credit will be issued to the Customer. Please allow 60 days from
the date of on-site inspection for delivery of payment
6. EQUIPMENT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Incentive is for the installation of programmable thermostats used to control air source and ground source heat pump operation.
Eligible programmable thermostats must be new. Programmable thermostat must replace an existing thermostat to qualify for
a rebate. New construction installations are not eligible. If a building automation system is present in the building, it must not
be used to control the operation of the heat pump controlled by the new programmable thermostat.
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
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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