Capital Electric - September 1, 2011
Flood rebates have been added to the North Dakota Utility Rebate Program for qualifying FEMA-registered homeowners for replacement of heating and cooling systems or water heaters damaged by flooding this year. Capital Electric and the other affected distribution cooperatives across the state can now offer an additional $400 for qualifying central air, air-source and ground-source heat pumps, and $100 for demand-response and heat pump water heaters. These rebates are in addition to the rebates offered under the current rebate program.
As an example, a residential flood victim who installs a three-ton, tier 2 air-source heat pump would be eligible to receive $1,200 under the original rebate (3 tons times $400/ton) and an extra $400 flood rebate for a total of $1,600.
If you qualify and wish to receive the additional rebate, please submit with the regular application form a copy of your FEMA disaster assistance letter, together with a statement from yourself or from a Capital Electric member services representative indicating that the new system replaces equipment damaged by flooding.
Some homeowners are also replacing insulation damaged by flooding, and we have been asked questions about whether or how flood victims might qualify for rebates for replacement. The
N.D. Department of Commerce (DOC) has indicated they understand that flood-damaged insulation has to be replaced and has no insulation value. Thus, flooded homeowners can qualify for the insulation rebate if replacing water-damaged insulation. To qualify for the self-installation rebate, however, the DOC has indicated that an energy audit will still be required.
For more information, contact the Capital Electric member services department at (701) 223-1513 or visit www.ndarec.com and click on Utility Rebate Program.