Otter Tail Power Company - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (South Dakota)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place South Dakota

Name Otter Tail Power Company - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Motors, Water Heaters, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Thermal Storage Technology
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Lighting (Hard-Wired Systems): $0.20/watt of demand reduction

Lighting (Screw-In CFL/LED): $0.05/watt of demand reduction
Motors: $20 - $3,000
Air Source Heat Pumps: $160
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $350
Water Heaters: $150 - $300; or $20/kw
Thermal Storage: $20 - $40
Custom: Based on kw and kwh saved

Eligible System Size Water Heaters: must have a minimum of 120 gallons of storage capacity for per kw rebate, minimum of 50 gallons for flat rebate amounts.

Thermal Storage Units: minimum of 9 kW; rebate per kW varies by energy savings and rate schedule

Equipment Requirements Split-System Heat Pump: 14.5 SEER, 12.0 EER, 8.2 HSPF

Package Terminal Heat Pumps: 11.0 EER, 8.0 HSPF
Geothermal Heat Pumps: minimum 3.1 - 4.1 COP depending on type
Water Heaters: minimum Energy Factor of 90%
Motors: must meet NEMA standards

Installation Requirements Water Heaters: must be installed on an off-peak rate

Thermal Storage Units: must be installed on Deferred-Load , RDC, or Fixed-time-of-delivery rate

Maximum Incentive Water Heaters: $5,000

Lighting: over $4,500 must be preapproved

Program Administrator Otter Tail Power Company

References DSIRE[1]


Otter Tail Power Company offers incentives to all of its commercial customers in South Dakota to install energy efficient equipment in eligible facilities. Rebates are available for geothermal and air source heat pumps, lighting, and motors as well as multiple high-efficiency electric heating technologies, including hot water heaters and thermal storage technologies.

The Lighting Project provides rebates to commercial and industrial customers that purchase a variety of energy-efficient lighting technologies listed on the program web site. Rebates for most hard-wired systems are 20 cents per watt of demand reduction. Screw-in compact fluorescent rebates are 5 cents per watt of demand reduction. The Energy-Efficient Motor Rebate Project is designed to encourage customers to purchase higher-efficiency replacement motors. Motor rebates vary depending on motor size. A variety of performance based rebates are offered for electric water heating and thermal storage technologies. These rebates are based upon kW demand reduction. All installments must meet certain energy efficiency standards to qualify. Receipts must be turned in with the program application in order to qualify for the rebate. Visit the program website for more information and specific equipment requirements.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - OTPC
Department Otter Tail Power Company
Address PO Box 496
Address 2 215 S Cascade Street
Place Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 56538-0496
Phone (800) 257-4044
Phone 2 (218) 739-8200


  • 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)"