Connexus Energy - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Minnesota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Connexus Energy - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Agricultural Equipment, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Lighting, Motor VFDs, Motors, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Geothermal Heat Pumps, LED Lighting, RTU Economizers, Air Handlers
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Custom: Varies

Lighting: Varies
LED Exit Signs: $10
LED Traffic Signals: $12.75 - $55/unit
Lighting Controls: $7 - $40
Variable Frequency Drive: $30/hp
Motors: $5 - $15/HP
Rooftop Units/Split Systems/Condensers: $18/ton plus $5/ton for each 0.1 EER above minimum standard
Air Source Heat Pumps: $118/ton plus $5/ton for each 0.1 EER above minimum standard
RTU Economizers: 13/RTU ton
Chillers: $10 - $20/ton plus $2/ton per 0.01 kW/ton below base
Cooling Towers: $3/nominal tower ton
Air Handling Systems: $170/VAV Box
Packaged Terminal AC/Heat Pumps: $10/ton plus $1.30 - $3.50/ton for each 0.1 EER above minimum standard
Water Source Heat Pumps: $13/ton plus $1.30/ton for each 0.1 EER above minimum standard
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $400/ton
Compressed Air Evaluation: 50% of cost up to $15,000
Beverage Vending: $75
Refrigeration Case Door: $25

Equipment Requirements See Individual Program Worksheets on Website

Maximum Incentive The maximum rebate amount shall be the lesser of 50% of the project cost or $100,000

Program Administrator Connexus Energy

References DSIRE[1]


Connexus Energy provides rebates to commercial, industrial and agricultural customers in order to encourage energy efficiency. Business customers are eligible for free energy evaluations and a variety of rebates on qualifying technologies, including:

  • high-efficiency lighting (rebates vary depending on the number of lamps installed and type of fixture)
  • geothermal heat pumps
  • chillers and air conditioners
  • adjustable speed drives
  • motor systems
  • beverage machine controllers
  • LED traffic signals

Rebate forms for these technologies are available at the program web site. Custom incentives are also available; contact Connexus Energy to talk with a representative regarding custom rebates for energy-efficiency in businesses.

To receive a rebate for new motor systems, the nameplate on the motor must clearly show the standards given by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Motors with a greater power than 200 horsepower must be evaluated and approved by Connexus Energy before any rebate can be received.

Review the individual rebate worksheets available on the program web site for more information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Program Manager - CE
Department Connexus Energy
Division Custom Solutions
Address 14601 Ramsey Boulevard NW
Place Ramsey, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 55303
Phone (763) 323-2650
Phone 2 (763) 323-2600
Fax (763) 323-2603

  • 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)"