Austin Utilities (Gas and Electric) - Residential Conserve and Save Rebate Program (Minnesota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Austin Utilities (Gas and Electric) - Residential Conserve and Save Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Custom/Others pending approval, Dehumidifiers, Dishwasher, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Windows, Geothermal Heat Pumps, LED Lighting, Drain Water Heat Recovery, Tankless Water Heaters
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Programmable Thermostats: $25

Attic Insulation (Self Installed): $0.10 per square foot
Attic Insulation (Contractor Installed): $150 plus 0.15 per square foot
Air Sealing: $200
Rim Joist Sealing: $150
Wall Insulation: $200 - $300
Windows: $15
Drain Water Heat Recovery (DWHR): $200
Custom: Contact AU for details

Electric Rebates
CFL Bulbs: 50% of cost
CFL Light Fixtures: $15
LED Bulbs/Fixtures: $10 - $20
Clothes Washer: $25 - $100
Dishwashers: $25
Refrigerators/Freezers: $25
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $15
Room Air Conditioners: $25
Room A/C Recycling: $15
Central A/C: $100 - $200, plus $25 - $75 for each SEER point above 14.5
Dehumidifiers: $65 with trade-in of working unit
Air Source Heat Pumps: $200/ton, plus $75 for each SEER above requirement
Ground Source Heat Pumps: $200/ton, plus $150 for each EER point over requirement, plus $250 per desuperheater

Natural Gas Rebates
Boilers: $100 - $300
Electronic Ignition Hearth: $75
Furnaces: $100 - $200
Furnace Fan Motor: $50
Water Heaters: $50 - $100
Tankless Water Heaters: $200 - $250 depending on efficiency

Equipment Requirements See application form or contact AU

Maximum Incentive Attic Insulation: Rebate is capped at 50% of cost

Program Administrator Austin Utilities

References DSIRE[1]


Austin Utilities offers incentives to its residential customers for the installation of energy-efficient equipment in homes. Rebates are available for both electric and natural gas equipment. Eligible equipment includes a variety of appliances, central air conditioning, heat pumps, boilers, furnaces, water heaters, lighting, ceiling fans, insulation, programmable thermostats, energy audits, and custom measures. Recycling rebates for refrigerators, freezers and room air conditioners are only available to customers who properly recycle their old working models. Austin Utilities will reimburse the customer for specified recycling costs if they have proof that they recycled their old unit and replaced it with an ENERGY STAR model. Applications for measures installed in the previous year must be received by March 31 of the following year. Rebates are available until calendar year program funding is exhausted.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - AU
Department Austin Utilities
Address 400 4th Street NE
Place Austin, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 55912-3495
Phone (507) 433-8886


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"