Wild Rice Electric Cooperative - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Minnesota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Wild Rice Electric Cooperative - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Custom/Others pending approval, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Programmable Thermostats, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Chilled Water Resets
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011-05-25
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 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)
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
Anti-Sweat Heater Controls: 40 - 100/door
Night Covers: 8/ln. ft.
Programmable Thermostats: 50
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
Motors: 4 - 15/HP
Variable Frequency Drives/ECM Motors: 40/HP
Custom: 0.10 / kWh reduced

Equipment Requirements Equipment must reach certain efficiency standards listed in the program application
Expiration Date 2011-12-31

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)
Chilled Water Resets: 50% of project cost
Programmable Thermostats: 2,500 per facility, up to 50% of the unit cost

Program Administrator Wild Rice Electric
Website http://www.wildriceelectric.com/msp-rebates.html

References DSIRE[1]


Wild Rice Electric Cooperative, in collaboration with Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. and the Northern Municipal Power Agency, offers rebates for their non-residential customers to improve the energy efficiency of their facilities. 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 form. Rebates are limited to $15,000 per customer per year, and forms must be received within 60 days of equipment installation. Contact Wild Rice Electric Cooperative for any other information on this program or visit the program web site.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Member Services
Department Wild Rice Electric
Address 502 North Main
Address 2 P.O. Box 438
Place Mahnomen, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 56557
Phone (218) 935-2517
Phone 2 (800) 244-5709
Email memberservices@wildriceelectric.com
Website http://www.wildriceelectric.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)"