Minnesota Energy Resources (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Minnesota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Minnesota Energy Resources (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Clothes Washers, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Programmable Thermostats, Water Heaters, Tankless Water Heaters, Drain Water Heat Recovery Devices, Integrated Space and Water Heating Systems
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Gas Furnace: 200 - 350

Boiler: 200
Integrated Space and Water Heating System: 250
Water Heater: 45 - 250
Drain Water Heat Recovery Device: 150
Clothes Washer: 35 - 50
Air Sealing/Attic Insulation: 300 - 650
Sidewall/Foundation Insulation: 425
Thermostat: up to 40

Equipment Requirements Gas Furnace: Minimum of 92%-95% AFUE rating

Boiler: Minimum of 90% AFUE rating
Integrated Space and Water Heating System: Minimum of 90% CAE rating
Thermostat: Must be electronic programmable set-back
Water Heater: Minimum EF of 0.62
Tankless Water Heater: Minimum EF of 0.82
Clothes Washer: Energy Star rated
Air Sealing: No tighter than 3.0 ACH50
Attic Insulation: R44 and bypass sealing
Sidewall Insulation: R13
Foundation Insulation: R7

Installation Requirements All applications must be submitted within 60 days of installation

Program Administrator Minnesota Energy Resources
Website http://www.minnesotaenergyresources.com/home/rebates.aspx

References DSIRE[1]


Minnesota Energy Resources provides rebates to their residential customers for the purchase of energy efficient natural gas equipment and set-back thermostats. Rebates are available for furnaces, boilers, integrated space and water heating systems, programmable thermostats, water heaters (tank and tankless), clothes washers, and drain water heat recovery devices. All equipment must meet certain efficiency standards listed on the program website. Purchases qualify for both new homes and renovations. The rebate application can be downloaded from the program website. Applications are processed on a first- come, first-served basis until funds are depleted. Contact Minnesota Energy Resources for more information on this program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - MER
Department Minnesota Energy Resources
Address P.O. Box 7207
Place Des Moines, Iowa
Zip/Postal Code 50309
Phone (800) 899-9508
Phone 2 (612) 387-7796

Website http://www.minnesotaenergyresources.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)"