Mississippi Solar Rebates And Incentives

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Mississippi Rebates and Incentives Summary

MississippiNamed after the mighty river that bisects our great nation, home of the Port Gibson Heritage Festival, and birthplace of celebrities ranging from the wealthiest woman in the United States, Oprah Winfrey, to the sensational amphibian Kermit the Frog, Mississippi has had its share of success. It's also had its challenges. Hurricane Katrina caused enough damage to leave the state in a clean-up daze that has left the green economy in the “Magnolia State” singing the blues.

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill, caused by energy goliath British Petroleum (BP), has added to the woes of the Mississippi coastline. As a result, the state’s budget has been consumed with urgent matters that need attention now, relegating solar and other renewable energy ideas to the back burner.

Fortunately, Mississippi does have some policies in place to help keep the renewable energy market moving forward with incentives, rebates, and tax breaks that make installing renewable energy systems much more feasible.

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has created a program called generation partners Green Power Switch (GPS) that encourages consumers to give back by providing incentives to install renewable energy systems offering to not only offset the cost of expensive energy bills, but to also provide a means for consumers to become producers, and sell their excess energy back to the TVA at very competitive prices.

By allowing residents to turn a profit on their environmentally conscious investment, renewable technology has become much more attractive, especially with programs like the energy investment loan program which allows consumers to borrow the money needed to purchase and build renewable energy installations at a fixed interest rate that is 3 percent less than the prime rate.

Mississippi currently does have some good green policies in place, but until it’s able to establish a Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard, it will still be trailing the greater majority of the nation in progressive renewable technology and policy, the investors who wish to cash in on the new green revolution, and the jobs that would come with the production and maintenance of the new installations.
 

 

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Atmos Energy (Gas) Industrial and Commercial Rebate Program

Summary

Atmos Energy Smart Choice appliance rebate program provides financial incentives to its large businesses, industrial, and commercial customers to purchase energy efficient appliances. Rebates are awarded on a first come, first serve basis until the funds are depleted. 

Eligibility

To be eligible the applicant must receive natural gas service from Atmos Energy in Mississippi. The applicant must be a an business or an industrial customer in Mississippi. 

Program description

To receive the rebate, the customers must first purchase and install an eligible equipment and submit the application form

Atmos Energy (Gas) Residential Appliance Rebate Program

Summary

Atmos Energy's SmartChoice Appliance Rebate program provides its natural gas customers in Mississippi financial incentives to purchase eligible energy efficient appliances. Incentives are available for qualified furnaces, water heaters, clothes dryers, and thermostat that are fueled by natural gas. The program also offers energy audit and an energy saving kit at no additional cost to the participating customer. Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until the funds are depleted. 

Eligibility 

To be eligible for the program, the qualifying equipment must be installed in a

Building Energy Code

Summary

Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the DOE and BCAP websites.

Mississippi's existing state code is based on the 1977 Model Code for Energy Conservation (MCEC). The existing law does not mandate enforcement by localities, and any revised code will probably require adoption by local jurisdictions. To adopt the code at the local level, the local government must adopt it through a vote

Coast Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Program

Summary

Coast Electric Power Association (CEPA) provides rebates on heat pumps for new homes which meet certain weatherization standards. To qualify for this rebate the home must have:

  • Attic insulation of at least R-38 or encapsulated foam attic insulation of R-20 or greater
  • Wall insulation of R-13 or higher
  • Floor insulation of R-19 or greater
  • Dual-pane windows
  • Glass area less than 20% of total floor area
  • An electric water heater
  • Effective air-sealing and attic ventilation
  • A properly designed, installed and insulated duct system

If the minimum requirements for the Comfort

Interconnection

Summary

On December 2015, the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) established net metering in the State accompanied by interconnection standards for distributed generator facilities. 

Eligibility

The standards apply to all the investor owned utilities in the Mississippi under the jurisdiction of the PSC. The cooperatives are required to file net metering program and interconnection standard that is consistent with the rules set forward by the PSC. Cooperatives that participate in the TVA sponsored net metering program are exempt from the rule. Interconnection request applications will be made

Mississippi Clean Energy Initiative

Summary

In April 2010, the Mississippi Legislature enacted HB 1701, establishing the Mississippi Clean Energy Initiative. This program provides an incentive for companies that manufacture systems or components used to generate renewable energy, including biomass, solar, wind and hydro generation. Alternative energy manufacturers, including manufacturers of components used in nuclear power plants, are also eligible for this incentive. This program allows the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) to certify these manufacturers for a tax exemption.

Eligible manufacturers are offered a 10-year

Mississippi Power (Electric) - Residential Loan Program

Summary

Mississippi Power offers loans to residential customers to help pay for energy efficiency upgrades. The loan can be used for heat pumps, heating & cooling systems, electric water heaters, electric cooling if included with electric heat or electric hot water heating, thermal improvements, duct sealing and infiltration control insulation, storm doors, and Energy Star windows. Interest rates can be as low as 9.9% and the term can be 2, 4, 5 or 6 years. The web site contains an application that must be filled out and either faxed or mailed to Mississippi Power. See the program web site for loan

Mississippi Power - EarthCents New Home Program

Summary

Mississippi Power offers incentives to its residential customers to help offset the cost of installing energy efficient measures in new homes. A three-level program is offered to encourage the adoption of these energy efficient applications during construction. The Bronze Level, Silver Level and Gold Level each list energy efficiency standards which must be met in order to receive specified incentives. Incentives increase according to the efficiency level which homes reach. Rebates of up to $1,000 are available through this program. Efficiency requirements apply to insulation, HVAC

Mississippi Power -Residential Efficiency Rebate Program

Summary

Mississippi Power offers rebates to its residential customers to help offset the cost of conversions from gas equipment to energy efficient electric equipment. Rebates are eligible for heat pumps, HVAC systems, geothermal heat pumps, and water heaters. Equipment must meet all program requirements and efficiency standards in order to be eligible for the rebate. 

 The web site contains contact information and instructions on how customers should proceed. Call 800-532-1502 for more information. Also view the EarthCents financing program, which helps customers finance energy efficient upgrades

Net Metering

Summary

NOTE: Although, this post is categorized as netmetering, the policy adopted by MS does not meet DSIRE's standards for a typical net metering policy. Net metering policy allows a customer to offset all of their electricity consumption on a 1:1 parity basis within the billing period. The policy adopted by MS only allows instantaneous generation and use to be credited at retail rate; all of the electricity exports are credited at the utility's avoided cost plus a premium. 

On December 2015, the Mississippi Public Utilities Commission (PSC) through an extensive rulemaking process established a

Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Summary

Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association provides incentives through its Comfort Advantage Program to encourage energy efficiency within the residential sector. Rebates are available for heat pumps and electric water heaters in both new and existing homes. However, higher rebates are offered if a home meets the standards of a Comfort Advantage Home. Such homes must be new and feature:

  • Flat ceiling insulation of R-30 or higher
  • Wall insulation of R-18 or higher
  • Floor insulation of R-19 or greater
  • Dual-pane windows
  • Glass area less than 20% of total floor area
  • ASHRAE 90

Singing River Electric Power Association - Comfort Advantage Home Program

Summary

Singing River Electric Power Association provides rebates on energy efficiency measures in new homes and heat pumps that meet Comfort Advantage weatherization standards. To qualify for this rebate the home must have:

  • Attic insulation of at least R-38 or encapsulated foam attic insulation of R-20 or greater
  • Wall insulation of R-13 or higher
  • Concrete slab or floor insulation of R-19 or greater
  • Dual-pane insulated windows, .60 U-factor or less
  • Glass area less than 20% of total floor area
  • An electric tank water heater with a .90 energy factor
  • Effective air-sealing and

Southern Pine Electric Power Association - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Summary

Southern Pine Electric Power Association offers the Comfort Advantage Home Program which provides rebates on heat pumps to new homes which meet certain Comfort Advantage weatherization standards. To qualify for this rebate the home must have:

  • Attic insulation of R-38 or higher
  • Wall insulation of R-13 or higher
  • Floor insulation of R-19 or greater
  • Dual-pane windows
  • Glass area less than 20% of total floor area
  • An electric water heater
  • Effective air-sealing and attic ventilation
  • A properly designed, installed and insulated duct system

If the above criteria are met, the

TVA - Mid-Sized Renewable Standard Offer Program

Summary

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) now compliments the small generation Green Power Providers Program by providing incentives for mid-sized renewable energy generators between 50kW and 20MW to enter into long term price contracts. The goal for total production from all participants is 100MW, with no more than 50MW from any one renewable technology. The Renewable Standard Offer program also includes Solar Solution Initiative program that offers additional financial incentives for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) projects. 

TVA bases the standard offer for customer generators off of a seasonal time

TVA - Solar Solutions Initiative

Summary

Solar Solutions Initiative (SSI) is a pilot program that offers additional financial incentives for Solar PV systems participating in the Renewable Standard Offer program. Applications for new projects for the year 2015 opened on January 2, 2015. Participants applying for the Solar Solutions Incentive program are required to apply through the Renewable Standard Offer program.

The program offers performance based incentive of $0.04/kWh for the first 10 years after the project is operational. This incentive is additional to the seasonal and time-of-day price for electricity offered through