Dakota Electric Association - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Minnesota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Dakota Electric Association - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Custom/Others pending approval, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Water Heaters, LED Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls, Data Center Equipment, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Design Assistance, De-commissioning, Energy Audits, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount HVAC

Chillers: $10 - $20/Ton, plus $2/ton, per 0.1 above base efficiency
Cooling Towers: $3/nominal tower ton
Air Handling Systems (VAV): $170/VAV Box
Geothermal Heat Pump: $400/ton
Air Source Heat Pumps: $30 - $330
Central AC: $30 - $330/unit
Electric Heating: $30/kw
Rooftop/Split System Heat Pump: $18/ton, plus $5/ton per 0.1 above base efficiency
Condensers: $18/ton, plus $5/ton per 0.1 above base efficiency
PTAC/Water Source Heat Pumps: $10 - $13/ton, plus $1.30 - $3.50/ton per 0.1 above base efficiency
Economizers: $13/RTU ton

Lighting (Retrofit): $0.55 - $125/unit
Lighting (New Construction): $0.55 - $22/lamp/fixture
LED Exit Sign: $10
LED Lighting: $6 - $110/unit
LED Traffic Signals: $12.75 - $55/sign

Motors: $15/HP
Variable Frequency Drives: $30/HP

Building/Process Measures
Building Commissioning: 50% of the project cost
Compressed Air Evaluation: 50% of project cost
Energy Star Building Certification: 50% of project cost
Design Assistance: 50% of project cost
Plan Review: 50% of project cost
Energy Audit: 50% of the project cost
VendingMiser: $75
Date Center/Computer Room Efficiency: Not Specified

Agricultural: Varies based on energy savings

Custom: 50% of project cost, up to $100,000

Equipment Requirements Review Program Worksheets (available on website)

Maximum Incentive $100,000

Building Measures: 50% of project cost up to $20,000
Central Air Conditioning: $1,500
Compressed Air Evaluation: $2,000 - $15,000 depending on HP

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

References DSIRE[1]


Dakota Electric Association provides financial incentives for commercial and industrial customers to increase the energy efficiency of eligible facilities. Examples of equipment and measures eligible for rebates:

  • adjustable speed drives
  • HVAC equipment
  • lighting retrofits
  • lighting in new buildings
  • motors
  • vending machine controls
  • heat pumps

Rebates are limited to 50% of the project cost up to a maximum of $100,000. Customers who wish to participate in this rebate program should call Dakota Electric Association before the new equipment is purchased to be sure there is still funding available. Information and applications for various rebates can be found on the web site listed above.

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)"