Dakota Electric Association - Commercial and Industrial Custom Energy Grant Program (Minnesota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Dakota Electric Association - Commercial and Industrial Custom Energy Grant Program
Incentive Type Utility Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Custom/Others pending approval
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 50% of total project costs up to 100,000

Maximum Incentive 50% of total project costs and 100,000 annually in grants/rebates per member.

Program Administrator Dakota Electric Service
Website https://www.dakotaelectric.com/business/programs/rebates_grants_and_loans/custom_energygrant

References DSIRE[1]


Dakota Electric's Custom Energy Grant Program is offered for any commercial or industrial customer that installs qualifying energy-efficient products which exceed conventional models and result in a reduction of electric use, when a specific rebate program is not currently available. Any energy conservation measure is eligible for funding as long as it meets or exceeds current city, state or federal energy code requirements and the benefit cost ratio (BCR) is equal to or greater than 2.00. Products must maintain less than 20 percent harmonic distortion and a minimum power factor of 90 percent. The simple payback must also be equal to or greater than one year.

Dakota Electric will conduct an inspection of the project site prior to approval, and grant applications must earn pre-approval from Dakota Electric before any work begins. To qualify for rebates customers must apply by November 15 of the program year. Customers should contact the Dakota Electric Energy Experts for more information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Experts
Department Dakota Electric Service
Address 4300 220th Street West
Place Farmington, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 55024
Phone (651) 463-6243
Phone 2 (800) 874-3409
Email energyservices@dakotaelelctric.com
Website http://www.dakotaelectric.com/

  • 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)"