Energize Missouri Water

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Energize Missouri Water

The department made Energize Missouri Water loans available through funding received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This program provided low-interest loans for Missouri drinking water and wastewater facilities for energy efficiency projects.

The department awarded up to $10 million in financing with a 2.5 percent APR for eligible projects. The loan program provided $50,000 to $1.5 million in funding for projects to update and improve facilities with measures that will result in reduced energy costs and energy savings. All funds were paid upfront and applicants had 18 months to complete their projects. Applications were processed and awarded on a monthly basis until funding was exhausted.

Examples of eligible projects included, but were not limited to:

Retrofitting Lighting
Delamping.
Light-emitting diodes (LED) lighting.
Lighting electrical systems and components.
Reduce wattage and specialty T8 and T5 compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).
High intensity discharge (HID) (i.e. Metal halides).
Induction lighting.
Occupancy sensors.
Daylighting controls.
Other lighting technologies not listed above are subject to approval by the department.

Building Envelope (non-residential, existing conditioned structures)
Insulation (min R-12).
Fenestration (solid wall vs. curtain wall).
IR coated films.
Air sealing and moisture control.

Refrigeration Management of Refrigerants
Management of refrigerants.
Efficient units.

Motor/Drives
Other ventilation equipment not listed above is subject to approval.

Radiant Heat
Creep pads.
Building entrance ways.
Shop floors (in lieu of heat lamps).

Upgrading Ventilation
Heating ventilation and air conditioning.
High efficiency fans and motors.
Air-to-air heat exchangers.
Air turnover systems.

Improving Waters
Insulation (min. 2” thick).
Timers and thermostats, together.

Compressors
Heat recovery.

Heating/Cooling
Controls.
Boilers and furnaces.
Chillers.
Thermal storage systems.
VRF/VRV heating and cooling systems.
Plate/pre-coolers.
Other heating/cooling equipment not listed above is subject to approval by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Others
Anaerobic digesters.
Renewable energy systems, subject to approval by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Others not listed above are subject to approval by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Program Materials:

Energize Missouri Water Program Manual

Energize Missouri Water Application

Contact Information

Division of Energy
301 West High Street, Suite 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
855-522-2796 or 573-751-2254
energy@ded.mo.gov email

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