Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (RECC) provides service to customers in the south-central Kentucky counties of Ohio, Butler, Grayson, Edmonson, Warren, Simpson, Logan and Barren. Upon the submission of the original receipt, Warren RECC will provide a $50 rebate to current members in new and existing homes for the purchase of an energy efficient electric water heater. On-demand and tankless water heaters are not eligible; contact Warren RECC for additional information.
Atmos Energy provides rebates to residential and commercial for natural gas heating equipment through the Kentucky High Efficiency Rebate Program. When Atmos Receives the Kentucky High-Efficiency Rebate Installation and Verification Form with a customer's Atmos Energy account number, recent Atmos Energy utility bills, and dated purchase receipts/proof of installation for the eligible equipment, they will issue a check within 10 weeks. In addition to boilers, furnaces and water heating units, programmable thermostats are eligible for an incentive of $25.
Under the County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP), the Office of Agricultural Policy (OAP) offers grants for farms that incorporate energy efficiency into their operations, produce alternative energy for on-farm use, or grow biomass crops. A wide range of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies are eligible for grants, given they meet the energy savings criteria.* Applicants with projects requiring over $50,000 in expenditures, or that have projects likely to be submitted for federal funding, should consider requesting funds for a professional energy audit.
Owen Electric Cooperative, Inc. (OEC) serves over 150,000 customers in nine north-central Kentucky counties: Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton and Scott. For residential customers, Owen Electric offers some rebates for the installation of energy efficient measures.
Pennyrile RECC offers residential customers in new and existing homes cash incentives to encourage energy efficiency. For customers in existing homes, Pennyrile RECC will pay a $100 incentive if a new electric heat pump that is at least 13.0 SEER is installed in a home by a participating 'Quality Contractor'. An eligible heat pump that is not installed by a participating contractor can receive a $50 cash rebate. If a participating contractor installs an advanced heat pump or a geothermal system, the customer is eligible for a $200 rebate.
The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) offers loans to small and mid-sized businesses, non-profits, schools and municipalities to improve energy efficiency through its Energy Efficient Enterprises program. Commercial loans can be used to purchase a wide-variety of equipment and to pay for energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy installations. The micro-loans (up to $10,000, paid back within 4 years) may be used for lighting upgrades and the purchase of energy efficient, ENERGY STAR appliances.