Owatonna Public Utilities - Residential Conserve and Save Rebate Program (Minnesota)

From Open Energy Information


Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Owatonna Public Utilities - Residential Conserve and Save Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Dehumidifiers, Dishwasher, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Windows, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Tankless Water Heaters, LED Lighting, Clothes Washers, Furnace Fan Motors, Ceiling Fans with Lighting, Drain Water Heat Recovery, Custom (approval required)
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Custom: See Program Website

Water Rebates
Clothes Washer: $25 - $100
Toilets: $50
Urinals: $60 - $100
Rain Barrels: $10
Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles: $3
Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers: $75

Electric Rebates
Dehumidifiers: $65 with trade-in of working unit
Dishwashers: $25
Refrigerators/Freezers: $25
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $15
Room Air Conditioners: $25
Room A/C Recycling: $15
CFL Bulbs: 50% of cost
CFL Light Fixtures: $15
LED Bulbs/Fixtures: $10 - $20
Attic Insulation (Self Installed): $0.10 per square foot
Attic Insulation (Contractor Installed): $150 plus 0.15 per square foot
Central A/C: $100 - $200, plus $25 - $75 for each SEER point above 14.0
Furnace Fan Motor: $50
Air Source Heat Pumps: $100 - $200, plus $25 - $75 for each SEER point above 14.0
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $200/ton, plus $150 for each EER point over requirement, plus $250 per desuperheater

Natural Gas Rebates
Boilers: $100 - $300
Furnaces: $100 - $200
Programmable Thermostats: $25
Air Sealing: $200 Rim Joist Sealing: $150 Wall Insulation: $200 - $300 Windows: $15 Drain Water Heat Recovery (DWHR): $200
Heaters: $50 - 100
Tankless Water Heaters: $200 - $250 depending on efficiency
Electronic Ignition Hearth: $75

Equipment Requirements Appliances Must Be ENERGY STAR Rated

Central A/C: Minimum SEER of 14.5
Ground Source Heat Pumps: minimum EER of 17.1 (Water-to-Air units); minimum EER of 16.1 (Water-to-Water units)
Air Source Heat Pumps: SEER of 14.5 and HSPF of 8.0 (8.2 for split systems)
Furnace Fan Motor: Minimum 92% AFUE,
Boilers: Minimum 85% AFUE
Furnaces(New Construction): Minimum 95% AFUE
Furnaces (Retrofit): Minimum 92% AFUE
Water Heaters: Minimum 0.62 EF
Tankless Water Heaters: Minimum EF 0.8
Windows: U-factor .30 or less

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

References DSIRE[1]


Owatonna offers incentives to residential customers who install energy-efficient equipment in homes through the Conserve and Save Rebate Program. Pertinent information on all programs is available on the Conserve and Save Rebate Application. Rebates on water heaters, boilers and furnaces are only available to customers who buy both electricity and natural gas from Owatonna Public Utilities. Equipment rebates for refrigerators, freezers and room air conditioners can be increased by properly recycling previously used, working units. Owatonna Public Utilities will reimburse the customer for the recycling costs if they have proof that they recycled an old unit and replaced it with an ENERGY STAR model. Rebate applications for measures purchased during the previous year are due by March 31 of the following year. All equipment requirements must be met in order to qualify for rebates. Rebates are available until calendar year program funding is exhausted.

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)"