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Pioneer Electric is offering a bill credit to cooperative members who purchase and install energy efficient geothermal systems in their homes in 2018. This incentive is only available to residential members. Members must install the equipment in compliance with ENERGY STAR® requirements by December 31, 2018. 


To earn an $800 bill credit members must install a geothermal system with either electric or fossil fuel back up.

To earn a $400 bill credit, in addition to the $800 above, members must be installing a new closed loop system.


Download Geothermal Incentive Flyer and Application >

Click here for a listing of HVAC Dealers.


The equipment must meet the following energy standards upon installation: Closed Loop EER 17.1, COP 3.6; Open Loop EER 21.1, COP 4.1. 

Additional qualifications:
Heat pump sizing requires a Manual J or industry recognized heat loss calculation.
Equipment must be Energy Star-rated and should qualify for federal tax incentives, if available. For more information, visit
Equipment calculations are required at time of inspection to receive the credit.
Members must participate in our Cool Returns load management program.
Equipment and loop installations must be installed according to manufacturer’s specifications and meet applicable federal, state and local agency standards.

What should dealers provide?
» Sketch of the loop layout location in reference to existing buildings
» Load calculation for equipment sizing
» Efficiency ratings and documentation of all installed equipment (AHRI Certification)
» Owner’s manual, operation and installation instructions and warranty information
» Maintenance/service contract offer


Offer is good through December 31, 2018. This incentive applies to any Pioneer member who signs a contract and has a qualified system quoted and installed during the designated time frame. All rebates are issued in the form of a credit to the member’s electric account. Maximum two rebates per member-consumer. Members with a qualifying system may also be eligible for the Geothermal & Heat Pump Rate Discount


For more information about rebates, incentives, rate discount, or to set up an inspection of installed equipment contact Ted Riethman at 800.762.0997 or


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