SECTION E. 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can be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.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.
. 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. EQUIPMENT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Equipment must be new. Eligible high-efficiency heat pumps must meet or exceed The Utility’s minimum efficiency requirements
as identified in Tables 2, 4, and 6 according to its qualifying equipment description/category.
Qualifying water source heat pump efficiency ratings are determined using the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration
Institute’s (AHRI) directory, which may be found at www.ahridirectory.org. Efficiency rating (EER) is at AHRI/ISO 13256-1 cooling
conditions. A copy of the manufacturer’s applicable unit rating must accompany this application. Eligible water source heat
pumps must replace cooling equipment of lesser efficiencies and of equivalent or greater cooling capacity (Tons or BUT/hour)
to qualify for a rebate.
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 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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