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Electric Water Heater Rebates

Incentives and rebates apply only to members of Firelands Electric Co-op who participate in the cooperative's load management program by having a PeakBuster device installed on their electric water heater circuit. Water heater equipment must be approved and inspected by the cooperative’s Energy Advisor and a PeakBuster device must be installed/tested (at no charge to the member) before any incentives can be issued to the member. By participating in the cooperative’s load management program, PeakBuster members acknowledge that equipment may be activated on extremely hot/humid afternoons during the summer between 2 pm and 6 pm to avoid high electric demand.

Tankless and on-demand water heaters, as well as solar and heat pump water heaters, are not compatible with Firelands' load management devices and do not qualify for advertised rebates and incentives.
 

NEW CONSTRUCTION or SWITCHING from fossil fuel:

  • $300 rebate* for qualifying 80-gallon or larger electric water heaters that meet Firelands’ incentive requirement.
  • $100 bill credit* for qualifying 50-gallon electric water heaters that meet Firelands’ incentive requirement.

REPLACEMENT of existing electric water heater:

  • $100 bill credit* for qualifying 50-gallon or larger electric water heaters that meet Firelands’ incentive requirement.

​RCS LOAD MANAGEMENT DEVICE:

  • $25 bill credit* applies to 50-gallon or larger electric water heaters that DO NOT meet Firelands’ incentive Energy Factor requirement.
     

*Firelands Electric’s water heater incentive requirements: Water heater capacity of 50 gallons or larger and is greater than 90% efficient, with an Energy Factor (E.F.) of 0.91 or higher, based on the GAMA Efficiency Rating Directory. Water heater must be installed within the last 12 months to qualify for incentives. Solar, heat pump and on-demand water heaters do not qualify. A maximum of 2 water heater rebates may be paid per home or facility, per program year.

Click here for a printable version of Firelands' Member Programs.

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