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NIPCO Energy Efficiency Programs Offered Through Our Member Cooperatives

NIPCO's mission as an electric generation and transmission cooperative is to provide wholesale energy supply, telecommunications, and related services for the benefit of our seven member cooperatives and the communities of western Iowa in a safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible manner. 

In doing so, NIPCO provides rebates and incentive programs that are offered to over 31,000 member-owners living in western Iowa through our distribution cooperatives. These programs promote the efficient use of energy, encourage member-owned distributed generation through policies that ensure equitable exchange of energy, load control, and the opportunity to invest in renewable energy development.  

Collectively, Iowa’s electric cooperatives invested almost $76.7 million over the past five years, contributing to over 3.7 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy savings over the life of the measures installed (as of December 31, 2016). This savings represents enough electricity to power more than 347,000 homes for a full year!

NIPCO member cooperatives offer rebates on the following (the below list may not be comprehensive...check with your cooperative to learn about all energy efficiency programs they offer!):


Ground Source Heat Pumps

Air-to-Air Heat Pumps

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps

Central Air Conditioners

Window Portable Air Conditioners

Controlled Water Heaters

Energy Star-rated Appliances, including clothes washers, refrigerators, freezers, and dishwashers

Building Insulation

CFL/LED Lighting

Appliance Recycling on qualified refrigerator, freezer, and window air conditioner units


Ground Source Heat Pumps

Air-to-Air Heat Pumps

Controlled Water Heaters

Motors and Soft-Start Appliances

Building Insulation

CLF/LED Lighting

Load Control Programs

...and ask your cooperative about Residential and Commercial energy audits, account reviews, and Energy Efficiency Kits offered to member-owners.

In addition, sign up to receive "Smart Choices", a monthly residential energy efficiency newsletter that is delivered straight to your Inbox from your cooperative. It offers tips, tricks, and energy trends and technology information that can help you save green by being green.

Interested in partnering with your local rural electric cooperative to conserve energy and save a little money? Contact your cooperative to see if you’re eligible.