SECTION G. 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. Rebates are for installed equipment only – extra bulbs/ballasts are NOT
eligible. For lighting retrofit systems to be eligible, they must show a net reduction in kWh usage from that of the existing lighting system.
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withdrawn at any time without notice and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.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. 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. QUALIFYING EQUIPMENT
To be eligible for a rebate, ballasts must meet the following requirements: 1) power factor greater than 90%, 2) U.L. approved, 3) class "A" sound ratings, 4)
total harmonic distortion (THD) less than 20%, 5) warranted by the manufacturer for three (3) years. The Utility reserves the right to require documentation
from a certified testing laboratory verifying ballast qualifications.
To qualify as a reflector, white or specular metal reflectors must have a minimum reflectivity rating of 90%.
LED Lighting in Enclosed Refrigerated Display Cases:
Applicable to low and medium temperature enclosed display cases with access by customers (open display cases and closed rear-entry deli cases excluded
from this prescriptive program).
• For existing case lighting replacement, LED lighting system must replace a fluorescent lighting system and the existing fluorescent fixture end connectors
and ballasts must be permanently removed and properly disposed of.
• For new cases, LED lighting system must be installed in lieu of a fluorescent lighting system.
• LED lighting system must be a permanently installed luminaire.
• LED lighting system color rendering index (CRI) must be equal to or greater than 70.
• LEDs must maintain no less than 70% of initial lumen output at 50,000 hours of operation.
• Manufacturer’s warranty must be a minimum of 3 years and must include luminaires, mounting hardware, power supplies, and LEDs.
• The power supply must meet the following requirements:
– Efficiency of at least 85% at 120 volts.
– Power factor of at least 0.9.
– Total harmonic distortion (THD) of 20% or less.
Only new exit signs that replace incandescent or CFL exit signs qualify. All new exit signs must meet UL-924 requirements. Exit signs must have a usage level
less than 5 watts. New exit signs must meet local fire codes. Retrofit kits are not eligible.
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
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 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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