Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20065 on 09/15/2008, Section 27-167 read as follows.

    (a)    The city hereby establishes an electric customer rebate program to encourage the purchase of the following types of equipment:

    1.    Energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems;

    2.    Ground source heat pumps;

    3.    Solar hot water heater;

    4.    Photovoltaic systems; and

    5.    Lighting upgrades, insulation, and other thermal improvements.

Each category shall have specifications and requirements developed by the water and light advisory board, outlined in the program details, which shall be approved by the city manager.

    (b)    For purposes of providing electric customer rebates, the water and light department shall establish criteria for each type of equipment with regard to proper proof of purchase and installation of equipment to insure the integrity of each project.  Each proposed project shall be reviewed by the water and light department to insure that it provides the intended benefits of the program.

    (c)    In order to be eligible for reimbursement, the customer must follow all guidelines established for each program.  Equipment must be approved by the water and light department before any reimbursement will be awarded.

    (d)    Rebates for energy efficiency HVAC or ground source heat pump equipment larger than five (5) tons of cooling capacity or PV systems greater than ten (10) kilowatts will be conditional on a financial assessment by the water and light department and must be pre-approved by the water and light director.