Incentive Programs

More efficient equipment to heat or cool homes saves precious energy and helps preserve our various energy resources and facilities. This incentive package is meant to be mutually beneficial to our customers and to Hastings Utilities.

You Can Receive Direct Payments....

If you are an individually-metered residential electric customer of Hastings Utilities, you are eligible to receive incentive cash payments. Some restrictions to receiving incentive payments may apply.

Why Offer Our Customers Energy Incentives?

Because this program can benefit both you and Hastings Utilities. You benefit by receiving a cash rebate now and your energy-efficient equipment will continue to pay future dividends. Additionally, you and Hastings Utilities benefit because this program helps the efficiency of your local power plants.

Water and Space Heating Incentives

System Type  Cash Incentive 
Air Source Electric Heat Pump $300
Electric Backup Heating For Air Source Heat Pump $500
Water or Ground Source Electric Heat Pump $550
Supplemental Electric Heat
(Permanently Installed, One Incentive Per Home)
Upgrade of Electrical Service
(Upgrade must be to
accommodate incentive program appliance/s)

Conditions for Payment:

  • All equipment must be permanently installed
  • Any heat pump will have a minimum capacity of 18,000 BTUs per hour
  • Any air source heat pump will have a minimum Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) of 6.5 in the heating mode
  • Any air source heat pump will have a minimum Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) of 10.0 in the cooling mode.
  • Any water or ground source heat pump will have a minimum Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) of 10.0 in the cooling mode
  • Upgrade of electrical service payments apply only to existing structures; new construction is excluded from any upgrade payments.
  • All equipment must be sized to adequately meet the requirements of the area serviced.
  • Electric resistance heating systems must have a minimum capacity of five kilowatts.
  • The cash incentive will be paid after the equipment is installed and operating. Designated Hastings Utilities' personnel will verify equipment installation.

Download Heat Pump Rebate Form

Upgrades and Other Equipment

If your present electrical service is unable to handle the incentive program appliances, you may be eligible to receive up to $100 to upgrade your present service.

The Choice is Yours... We're Here to Help.

For more information on these customer energy incentives, contact a participating HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) dealer or Hastings Utilities. Our phone number is (402) 463-1371 or Email the Customer Service Questions.

Homes Are Only Eligible For One Energy Incentive Payment

Hastings Utilities' payment of rebates covers only the installation of original equipment. Additional energy incentive payments are not made when the equipment is replaced after years of usage


Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program makes it possible for low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills. Contractors or crews install energy efficiency measures in homes occupied by qualifying low-income families free of charge. These are not expensive upgrades – the average cost is $7,669 per home. By reducing the energy bills of low-income families instead of offering aid, WAP reduces dependency & frees up funds for spending on more pressing family issues.

EPA Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

All-electric and plug-in hybrid cars purchased new in or after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. The credit amount will vary based on the capacity of the battery used to power the vehicle.

Energy Star: Appliances

Federal tax credits are available for Energy Star rated appliances and other home products, including central air conditioning, furnaces, water heaters, windows, doors, skylights, insulation, roofs and more. Some appliances have additional restrictions such as specific Energy Star rating requirements to qualify.

Energy Star: Residential Solar Panels, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Residential Wind Turbines

Energy Star offers renewable energy tax credits for fuel cells, small wind turbines and geothermal heat pumps for existing homes and new construction. Rentals do not qualify.