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

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Wild Rice Electric Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Clothes Washers, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Water Heaters, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011-05-25
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Compact Fluorescent Lights: 2/light bulb

Clothes Washers: 50
Water Heaters: 150
Programmable Thermostat: 25
Furnaces: 150
Air-Source Heat Pumps: 150
Mini-Split/Ductless Air-Source Heat Pumps: 500
Geothermal Heat Pumps: 200/ton (open-loop); 400/ton (closed-loop)
Geothermal Heat Pumps (Replacement) : 100/ton (open-loop); 200/ton (closed-loop)

Eligible System Size Water Heater: 80 gallons
Equipment Requirements Clothes Washers: must be Energy Star rated

Water Heater: EF greater than 0.90. Must be controlled under the load management program
Furnace: Must include ECM Motor on indoor blower
Air-source Heat Pump: 14.0 SEER, 8.2 HSPF
Mini-Split/Ductless Air-Source Heat Pumps: 15 SEER
Geothermal Heat Pumps: 16.2 EER and 3.6 COP (open loop); 14.1 EER and 3.3 COP (closed loop)

Expiration Date 2011-12-31

Maximum Incentive CFL bulbs: limit 12

Geothermal Heat Pumps: 2,500 (open-loop); 5,000 (closed loop)

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

References DSIRE[1]


In order to encourage energy efficiency among its customers, Wild Rice Electric Cooperative, in association with the Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. and the Northern Municipal Power Agency, offers rebates for the purchase of qualifying energy efficient equipment. The following measures are eligible for rebates under this program:

  • Clothes Washers
  • Compact Fluorescent Lights
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
More information regarding equipment requirements and applications may be found on the program web site listed above.  Participating municipal utilities are also listed on the program application.

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)"