Minnesota Energy Resources (Gas) - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Minnesota)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Minnesota Energy Resources (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Agricultural, Commercial, Construction, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Boilers, Building Insulation, Clothes Washers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Programmable Thermostats, Water Heaters, Tankless Water Heaters, Infrared Heater, Building Operator Certification, Boiler Tune-Up, Energy Audits|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Building Operator Certification: Up to $600 (scholarship)|
Level I/II Audit: $500-$800 (non-profit, schools, government); 50% of cost (for-profit)
|Eligible System Size||Turn-Key Solutions: Commercial and Industrial customers who use at least 10,000 MCFs annually|
|Equipment Requirements|| Gas Furnace: Min. 92%-94% AFUE rating |
Infrared Heater: Low Intensity
|Installation Requirements|| Level II: For-profit organizations must implement one of the recommendations in the audit and qualify for a C/I Rebate to receive the audit rebate|
All applications must be submitted within 60 days of installation
|Maximum Incentive|| Level II Audit (For-profit organizations): $400|
Level I Audit (For-profit organizations): $250
|Program Administrator||Minnesota Energy Resources|
Minnesota Energy Resources provides a variety of rebates to commercial, industrial, institutional and governmental entities.
The Building Operators Certification program provides scholarships for eligible customers who are certified as having successfully completed training on building operation and maintenance. Building operators, maintenance staff, and consultants who maintain commercial facilities served by MER in Minnesota are eligible to participate.
MER also provides rebates to commercial and industrial customers for an energy audit which provides a walk-through of the premise and a report on energy saving opportunities, and estimated costs and savings. Free facility benchmarking services which analyze energy usage are available as well. Applications for audits are processed on a first- come, first-served basis until funds are depleted.
Minnesota Energy Resources provides rebates to commercial and industrial customers for the purchase of energy efficient natural gas forced-air heating systems and components, steam traps, food service equipment, space heating equipment, water heating equipment, and custom measures. All equipment must meet certain efficiency standards listed on the program web site. Applications are processed on a first- come, first-served basis until funds are depleted.
|Contact Name||Customer Service - MER|
|Department||Minnesota Energy Resources|
|Address||P.O. Box 7207|
|Place||Des Moines, Iowa|
|Phone 2|| (612) 387-7796
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.