Xcel Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Minnesota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Xcel Energy (Gas and Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Geothermal Heat Pumps, LED Lighting, Refrigerator Recycling
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Home Performance with Energy Star: Up to $1,200

CFL Bulbs: $1
LED Bulbs: $10
Central A/C: $225-$400
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $150/ton
Insulation: 20%
Refrigerator Recycling: $100

Eligible System Size Customers should check website for restrictions not listed here.
Equipment Requirements All equipment must be listed on ahridirectory.org

Central A/C: 14.5 SEER and 12 EER minimum
Air-source Heat Pumps: 14.5 SEER and 12 EER minimum
Geothermal Heat Pumps: 14.1 EER; must be closed-looped

Expiration Date 2012-12-31

Installation Requirements Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program requires Air Sealing, Weatherstripping, and Attic Insulation to R44

Maximum Incentive Ground Source Heat Pumps: $750

Insulation: $300

Program Administrator Xcel Energy
Website http://www.xcelenergy.com/Save_Money_&_Energy/For_Your_Home

References DSIRE[1]


In addition to home energy audits, Xcel Energy offers rebates to Minnesota residential customers for the purchase of energy efficient HVAC systems, insulation, appliances and lighting equipment. Residential customers may also qualify for the Home Performance Rebate program, which offers incentives for comprehensive home upgrades.

Xcel Energy also offers the residential Saver's Switch program. Residents receive a bill credit during the summer months in exchange for agreeing to have their air conditioning systems cycled on and off during peak energy demand periods. Residents can also receive audits at 70% less than market value to help them determine the right energy-savings improvements for homes. In addition, the HomeSmart program provides appliance repair, preventive maintenance and replacement helper coverage available even outside of Xcel's territory. Contact Xcel for more information on these offerings.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - Xcel Residential Efficiency
Department Xcel Energy
Address P.O. Box 59
Place Minneapolis, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 55440-0059
Phone (800) 481-4700
Phone 2 (800) 895-4999

Website http://www.xcelenergy.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)"