Northern Municipal Power Agency - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Minnesota)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota
Additional Place applies to Northern Municipal Power Agency
Name Northern Municipal Power Agency - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Minnesota)
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Clothes Washers, Custom/Others pending approval, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Geothermal Heat Pumps, LED Lighting, Window AC Units, Night Covers, Anti-Sweat Heater Controls, Chilled Water Resets, Griddles, Ovens, Fryers, Steam Cookers, Food Holding Cabinets
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Custom: $0.10 / kWh reduced

Lighting: varies
Air Conditioners: $30 - $50/ton
Air-source Heat Pumps: $30 - $40/ton
Mini-Split Ductless Heat Pumps: $500/unit
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $200/ton (open loop); $400/ton (closed loop)
Geothermal Heat Pumps (Replacement): $100/ton (open loop); $200/ton (closed loop)
Furnace/Air Handler with ECM: $150/unit
Chillers: $30 - $40/ton depending on type and efficiency
Chilled Water Resets: $0.35 - $6/ton
Window/Wall A/C Units: $35 - $70 each
Clothes Washer: $50
Water Heater: $150

Retrofit Only
Anti-Sweat Heater Controls: $40 - $100/door
Night Covers: $8/ln. ft.
Programmable Thermostats: $50
ECM Motors for Refrigeration: $40
Vending Misers: $50
Variable Frequency Drives: $40/HP

Food Service
Commercial Solid Door Refrigerators/Freezers: $60 - $250
Ice Machines: $200 - $600
Steam Cooker: $300 - $600
Energy Star Holding Cabinets: $200 - $400
Fryers: $500
Griddles/Ovens: $850 - $1,500

Equipment Requirements Equipment must reach certain efficiency standards listed in the program application

Maximum Incentive $15,000 per customer, per calendar year. Incentives over $10,000 need pre-approval from the utility

Total incentive not to exceed 75% of the project cost
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $7,500 (open loop); $15,000 (closed loop)
Programmable Thermostats: $2,500 per facility, up to 50% of the unit cost

Program Administrator Northern Municipal Power Agency

Incentive Source
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Northern Municipal Power Agency, in collaboration with Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., offers rebates for non-residential customers to improve the energy efficiency of eligible facilities. Participating utilities are listed below this summary. Rebates are available for lighting measures, heating and cooling equipment, food service equipment and refrigeration equipment. All heating and cooling equipment must meet efficiency standards located on the program application forms. Rebates are limited to $15,000 per customer per year, and forms must be received within 60 days of equipment installation. Review the program web site or contact your local participating utility for additional information on this program.

Participating Utilities Include:

Bagley Public Utilities Baudette Municipal Utilities Beltrami Electric Cooperative Clearwater-Polk Electric Cooperative Fosston Municipal Utilities Halstad Municipal Utilities Hawley Public Utilities North Star Electric Cooperative PKM Electric Cooperative Red Lake Electric Cooperative Red River Valley Cooperative Power Roseau Electric Cooperative Roseau Municipal Utilities City of Stephen Municipal Utilities Thief River Falls Municipal Utilities Warren Municipal Utilities Wild Rice Electric Cooperative

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Northern Municipal Power Agency
Department Power Savers
Address 123 2nd Street West
Place Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 56701
Phone (218) 681-0962


  • 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)"