Environmental

Solar Rebate Information

(for Missouri Electric Customers)

Liberty Utilities - Empire District is currently accepting solar rebate applications pursuant to its Solar Rebate Rider, tariff sheets 23-23h, and rebate payments are available pursuant to law and Liberty Utilities - Empire District's tariff. Liberty Utilities - Empire District has not filed with the MoPSC a sixty-day notice of reaching its annual retail rate impact limit pursuant to RSMo. Section 393.1030.

Effective May 16, 2015, Liberty Utilities - Empire District began offering rebates for Missouri customers for qualifying solar installations in accordance with the Missouri Renewable Energy Standard and Liberty Utilities - Empire District's Solar Rebate Rider approved by the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC). Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis determined by the application postmark date and availability guidelines listed below.

  • Customer must have a completed and approved Net Metering Application and Agreement on file with the Company in accordance with the Company's Net Metering Rider . (Application is included in Net Metering Rider document)
  • Submit to:
    The Empire District Electric Company
    ATTN: ENERGY SERVICES/NET METERING
    PO Box 127
    Joplin MO 64802
  • Customer must be an active account on the Company's system and in good payment standing.
  • The system must be permanently installed on the customer's premise.
  • The customer must declare the installed system will remain in place on the account holder's premise for the duration of its useful life which shall be deemed to be a minimum of ten (10) years.
  • The solar modules and inverters shall be new equipment and include a manufacturer's warranty of ten (10) years.
  • No retail electric account will be eligible for a solar rebate for more than one hundred and fifty kilowatts (150 kW) of new or expanded new capacity irrespective of the number of meters/service points associated with the account holder.
  • The system shall meet all requirements of 4 CSR 240-20.065 and the Company's Net Metering Rider.
  • The system must be situated in a location where a minimum of eighty-five percent (85%) of the solar resource is available to the system.
  • The customer must execute an affidavit for Company's use in complying with §393.1030 RSMo.
  • The system or expansion of an existing system must become operational after December 31, 2009, and on or before December 31, 2023.

Summary of Rebate Levels for Approved Applications

Application Received on or before December 31 of the Year Operation Status Achieved on or before June 30 of the Year Rebate Rate per Watt
2015 2014 $2.00
2015 2015 $1.50
2015 2016 $1.00
2016-2018 2017-2019 $0.50
$0.25 per watt for systems operational between July 1, 2019, and December 31, 2023
Note, rebates for systems will expire on December 31, 2023

Related Documents

Affidavit - Business Customer
5/11/2015
Affidavit - Individual Customer
5/11/2015
IRS Form W-9
5/11/2015
Net Metering (Customer-Owned Generation) Standards 05-08-2015
5/11/2015
Net Metering Application
2/19/2018
Parallel Generation Application Agreement
11/30/2018
Solar Rebate Application (ONLY FOR SYSTEMS INSTALLED from 01-01-2010 to 05-15-2015)
2/19/2018
Solar Rebate Flowchart - Existing Net Metering Customer
5/11/2015
Solar Rebate Flowchart - New Net Metering Customer
6/16/2015

Disclaimer: Possible Future Rules and/or Rate Changes Affecting Your Photovoltaic (“PV”) System

1. Your PV system is subject to the Commission’s current rates, rules, and regulations. The Commission may alter its rules and regulations and/or change rates in the future. If this occurs, your PV system is subject to those changes, and you will be responsible for paying any future increases to electricity rates, charges, or service fees from the Company.

2. The Company’s electricity rates, charges, and service fees are determined by the Commission and are subject to change based upon the decisions of the Commission. These future adjustments may positively or negatively impact any potential savings or the value of your PV system.

3. Any future electricity rate projections which may be presented to you are not produced, analyzed, or approved by the Company or the Commission. They are based on projections formulated by external third parties not affiliated with the Company or the Commission.