Custom Energy Rebates

KCP&L offers rebates for custom energy-saving solutions that fit your unique business needs.

Industrial pipes and machineryWe offer custom rebates to help our business customers implement energy-saving solutions that align with your specific needs. Bring us into your energy-related projects early, and we can help you maximize your energy savings and rebate opportunities. The sooner we're involved, the more we can help you.

Common custom projects that fall within our rebate offerings include:

  • New construction
  • Chiller systems
  • Variable speed drives and pumps
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Compressed air upgrades
  • Building controls
  • Energy management systems
  • Refrigeration projects 

As an added bonus, for a limited time, all Custom Non-Lighting projects may be eligible for a special 10% rebate bonus. To find out if your project is eligible and to get started saving, contact a KCP&L Business Development Representative.

Don’t miss out

83%* of the business energy efficiency rebate funds for KCP&L in Missouri have been allocated. Work with an authorized contractor to meet the deadlines below and wrap up your qualified project before funds run out.  

Apply today!

Projects must be complete by March 15, 2019.

REMEMBER: Pre-approval must be granted before a purchase is made. Projects must be completed and final applications submitted by March 15, 2019. 

*Average of funds allocated for GMO (82%) and KMO (84%) customers as of October 1, 2018

Calculate your rebate

Interested in doing math? Custom rebates pay a maximum of $0.40/kWh saved and a minimum of $0.06/kWh saved. They are calculated at $550/coincident peak kW saved.Use the chart below to identify your associated equivalent of $/kWh saved based on end use and estimate your incentive.

End Use
(Eligible Measures)
$/kWh Saved Incentive Rate
 Air Compressor
(Compressed Air Optimization or Upgrades)
 $0.070
 Building Shell
(Insulation above Code, Windows)
 $0.245
 Cooking
(Kitchen Demand Ventilation Controls)
 $0.110
 Cooling—Unitary AC
(Chiller Replacement, Custom Packaged RTU, Heat Pump, PTAC, PTHP, DX Units)
 $0.370
 Cooling and Optimization
(Cooling Tower Replacement, Chiller Plant Optimization, Air Optimization/Balancing, Building Optimization, CO Monitoring (Parking Garages), Constant Air Volume to Variable Air Volume Conversion, Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems, Heating Recovery Units, Energy Management System)
 $0.095
 Cooling and Optimization without Peak Demand Impact
(Economizers, Programmable Thermostats, Setback)
 $0.060
 Exterior Lighting with Peak Demand Impact (Exterior Lighting Measures with Peak Demand Impact)  $0.070
 Electric Heating
(Heat Pump (Heating), Heating Recovery Units (Heating), Boiler, Furnace)
 $0.060
 Interior Lighting
(Interior Lighting Measures)
 $0.100
 Interior Lighting Control
(Interior Lighting Controls)
 $0.270
 Miscellaneous
(High Frequency Chargers, Computer Power Management Software, Advanced Power Strip)
 $0.075
 Motors and Drives
(Variable Speed Drive for Pump or Fan, Motor Drives, High Efficiency Motors)
 $0.100
 Process
(Injection Molding Machines, Use Mechanical Agitators instead of Blowers)
 $0.100
 Refrigeration
(Refrigeration Upgrade)
 $0.060
 Electric Water Heating
(Water Heating)
 $0.100

Note: Customer (and Standard) rebates are capped at 75% of the incremental project costs. In addition, rebates are capped at $500,000 each calendar year, which is determined on a per-customer and per-jurisdiction basis. The cap allows $100,000 for Custom rebates and $400,000 for Standard rebates. 

Custom non-lighting projects may also currently be eligible for a special rebate bonus. For more information or for assistance calculating your incentive, contact a KCP&L Business Development Representative.

If you need help getting started, our Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing can help you overcome up-front cost barriers and fund qualifying energy efficiency property improvements. 

How it works

Please note that Custom rebates require written pre-approval prior to the purchase and installation of equipment/materials. Projects are reviewed to ensure they meet KCP&L’s benefit vs. cost analysis, which accounts for energy savings, usage profile and incremental cost.

To get started:

To collect your Custom rebates:

Enhanced services

KCP&L offers enhanced services to our customers with the most energy-intense facilities, projects and processes, including:

  • Healthcare facilities
  • Data centers
  • Industrial processes
  • New construction and major renovation projects

To learn more about our enhanced services and the limited time Non-Lighting Pilot Program Bonus, please contact a Business Development Representative.

A closer look at the custom rebate process

Custom projects require pre-approval prior to the purchase or installation of the project. The steps are outlined below. Bolded items denote the steps that are the responsibility of the customer. 
  • Customer submits pre-approval application.
  • Initial application review conducted.
  • Application submitted for engineering review.
  • Pre-approval notice issued to customer.
  • Customer begins installation process.
  • Customer notifies program of modifications to the project scope or timeline.
  • Customer submits final application along with invoices and supporting detail.
  • Final review and engineering review conducted.
  • Final approval notice issued.
  • Check incentive or bill credit issued.

Process timeline

  • Pre-approval: Approximately 2-3 weeks to review and preapprove
  • Final review: Approximately 2-3 weeks to review
  • Inspections: A pre- and post-inspection may be required for project approval.
  • Payment: Approximately 3-4 weeks to issue payment 

Custom project guidelines

  • Custom rebates are available for existing and new facilities. Customers may apply for individual or multiple efficiency measures within the same facility or across multiple sites.
  • Projects must be pre-approved prior to the purchase and installation of equipment/materials.
  • Projects must be completely installed and operational no later than 90 days from the pre-approval notice date, unless otherwise noted. 
  • A complete custom final application must be received by the Program no later than 120 days from pre-approval notice date, unless otherwise noted. 
  • Pre-approval rebates are granted and funds are reserved according to your original submittal. Scope changes can impact your rebate, up to and including project ineligibility. 
  • Many pre-approval notifications include specific contingencies that must be met. Failure to comply with stated contingencies can impact your rebate, up to and including project ineligibility. 
  • A post installation inspection may be required to verify installation completion and validate project energy savings. 
  • The rebate will be issued after the successful completion of the project, final engineering review has been conducted, and the final approval notice has been issued.

Kansas customers: Although many of our incentives apply only to Missouri customers, we’re working hard to offer Kansas customers the same opportunities to save. In the meantime, Energy Analyzer can help you better understand your energy use and find customized saving tips. Log in to your online account to begin.