Owatonna Public Utilities - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Minnesota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Owatonna Public Utilities - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers, Heat pumps, Motors, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Rooftop and Packaged Unit Air Conditioners, Anti-Sweat Heater Controls/Door Misers, Variable Speed Drives, Custom (approval required)
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Lighting Equipment: varies widely depending on equipment type and wattage

Rooftop and Package Unit Air Conditioner: 75/ton, plus bonus rebate of 5/ton for each 0.1 SEER/EER above minimum efficiency
Water-cooled Chiller: 15/ton, plus bonus rebate of 3.50/ton for each 0.01 kW/ton below the minimum IPLV efficiency
Air-cooled Chiller: 8/ton, plus bonus rebate of 2.25/ton for each 0.01 kW/ton below the minimum IPLV efficiency
Motors: 10 - 2,700, varies by HP, efficiency, and whether the motor is replacing a working motor, a new installation, replacing a failed motor, or placed in inventory
Variable Speed Drives: 60 - 3,600, varies by HP and whether the drive will be used now or placed in inventory
Anti-Sweat Heater Controls/Door Misers: 40 per qualifying door (controlled freezer or cooler case doors)
Vending Misers: 50 per VendingMiser
Ground Source Heat Pumps: 200/ton plus 25/ton for each 1.0 EER point over the minimum
Air Source Heat Pumps: 75/ton, plus 5/ton for each 0.1 SEER or EER over minimum
Food Service Equipment (electric and gas): varies by type of equipment
Custom Gas Measures: varies by type of measure
Custom Electric Measures: customer should see application for rebate payment structure/formula
Natural Gas Water Heaters: 1,000
Natural Gas Boilers: 1,000 - 1,400 per MMBtu
Energy Audit: 25% of the cost

Equipment Requirements Energy efficient equipment must be installed within 6 months of purchase to qualify

Natural Gas Water Heaters: 90% TE
Natural Gas Boilers: 85% CE (1,000 per MMBtu); 90% CE (1,400 per MMBtu)

Expiration Date 2010-12-31

Maximum Incentive Electric Measures: 100,000 per customer location, per technology, per year

Custom Gas Measures: 1,500 per commercial location per year, 5,000 per industrial location per year

Program Administrator Owatonna Public Utilities
Website http://www.owatonnautilities.com/environ/environ-e-c.php

References DSIRE[1]


Owatonna Public Utilities offers incentives to its commercial and industrial customers to install energy-efficient equipment in their facilities. Rebates are available for lighting equipment, HVAC equipment, anti-sweat heater controls for cooler/freezer doors, motors, variable speed drives, heat pumps (air and ground source), food service equipment, custom gas measures, and custom electric measures. An energy audit rebate is offered through Owatonna Public Utilities. Rebates on ENERGY STAR appliances are available under the Residential Conserve and Save Rebate Program. Applications must be submitted and approved before the new equipment is installed. Rebates are available until funds are exhausted for the calendar year.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - OPU
Department Owatonna Public Utilities
Address 208 South Walnut Avenue
Address 2 PO Box 800
Place Owatonna, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 55060-0800
Phone (507) 451-2480

Website http://www.owatonnautilities.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)"