Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Minnesota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
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, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Vending Machine Controls, LED Lighting, Agricultural Ventilation, Dairy Plate Coolers, Air Handling System
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Lighting: Varies according to fixture type

Rooftop/Split System A/C: $18/ton, plus bonus of $5/ton for each 0.1 above base requirement
Air-Source Heat Pumps: $118/ton, plus bonus of $5/ton for each 0.1 above base requirement
Condenser: $18/ton, plus bonus of $5/ton for each 0.1 above base requirement
RTU Economizers: $13/ton
Chillers: $10 - $20 per ton, plus bonus rebate of $2/ton for each 0.01 kW/ton below base requirement
Cooling Towers: $3/nominal tower ton
Air Handling System: $170/VAV box
Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner: $10/ton, plus $1.75 - $3.50/ton per 0.1 EER above base
Water-Source Heat Pumps:$13/ton, plus $1.30/ton per 0.1 EER above base
Retrofit Motors: $15/HP
Variable Speed Drives: $30/HP
Vending Machine Controllers: $25-$75
Compressed Air Evaluation: 50% of cost up to $5,000
Ventilation: 50% of the project cost up to $5,000
Custom: Varies according to demand/energy use reduction

Equipment Requirements See Program Website

Maximum Incentive For lighting, motors, and ASDs, there is a maximum of 50% of the project cost, or $5,000

Agriculture Ventilation: 50% of cost or $100,000

Program Administrator Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative
Website http://www.mvec.net/business/efficiency-rebates/

References DSIRE[1]


Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) offers incentives to encourage commercial and industrial customers to increase the energy efficiency of facilities. Rebates are offered for the installation of energy efficient improvements, retrofit motors,variable speed drives, new or retrofit lighting, vending machine controllers, compressed air evaluations, ventilation systems, cooling systems and chillers. Agricultural equipment and efficiency measures such as dairy plate coolers, dairy-free water heaters, agriculture ventilation, and custom hog farrowing are also eligible for rebates. For information on these rebates please visit the program's website and view the corresponding rebate worksheet for each measure.

For most technologies, the maximum rebate is 50% of the project cost or $5,000 (unless otherwise pre-approved), agriculture rebates, however, have a maximum of $100,000. Projects not eligible for any of the prescriptive rebate programs may be eligible for a custom rebate based on electric demand and usage reduction.

More information on all rebates, including specific contact information and applications, can be found on the web site listed above.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Marvin Denzer
Department Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative
Address 125 Minnesota Valley Electric Drive
Place Jordan, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 55352
Phone (952) 492-8249
Phone 2 (800) 282-6832
Email info@mvec.net
Website http://www.mvec.net/

  • 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)"