City of North St. Paul Electric Utility - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Minnesota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name City of North St. Paul Electric Utility - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Custom: varies, contact utility

New Motors: 5 - 7/HP
Upgrading Existing Operating Motor: 20 - 22/HP
Variable Frequency Drives: 36/HP
Lighting rebates: varies by type of fixture

Eligible System Size Motors: 1-200 HP

VFDs: 1-200 HP

Equipment Requirements Motors: must meet or exceed premium efficiency standards and offer the following features: AC Polyphase induction motor; squirrel cage rotor design; NEMA design B torque characteristic; synchronous speeds of 3600, 1800, 1200 or 900 rpm.

VFDs: must have a True Power Factor of 0.90 or higher and be tied to an automated control system. Must be installed on HVAC fans, pumps, cooling towers, industrial fans or process equipment.

Program Administrator North St Paul Electric Utility
Date added to DSIRE 2006-08-07
Last DSIRE Review 2010-08-06

References DSIRE[1]


North St Paul Electric Utility offers an incentive for its commercial and industrial customers to install premium-efficiency motors, variable frequency drives, energy efficient lighting fixtures and sensors, and other custom measures. New motors will receive a $5 - $7/HP rebate and upgraded motors will receive a $20 - 22/HP rebate. Variable frequency drives (VFDs) from 1-200 HP will receive a rebate of $36 per HP. Commercial lighting rebates are available for new construction and retrofit projects, and the amount of the rebate varies by type of fixture. Customers must apply for a rebate within one year of purchasing equipment. The purchase date is the date shown on the customer’s invoice.

North St Paul Electric Utility also offers a custom rebate program for energy saving measures not listed above. Custom Rebates are determined on a case-by-case basis and are based upon energy savings. Some examples of projects that would qualify include: LED Lighting, insulated freezer doors, insulated dock doors, air compressors, refrigeration technologies, rooftop AC units, and building envelope improvements.

For more information and downloadable applications, customers can visit the website listed above.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Barb Huelsman
Department North St Paul Electric Utility

Address 2400 Margaret Street

Place North Saint Paul, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 55109
Phone (651) 747-2413
Phone 2 (651) 747-2400


  • 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)"