New Ulm Public Utilities - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Minnesota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name New Ulm Public Utilities - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Furnaces, Lighting, Motor VFDs, Motors, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, LED Lighting, Furnace Cleaning, Shade Tree, A/C Cleaning
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount CFL Bulbs: $2/per bulb

LED Bulbs: $5 - $15
Clothes Washer: $50
Dishwasher: $25
Refrigerator/Freezer: $30
Compact/Dormitory Refrigerator: $10
Decommission of old refrigerator/freezer: $20
Room Air Conditioner: $25
Programmable Thermostat: $20
Motors: $10 - $600
Variable Speed Drives: $60 - $3,600
Custom: $0.03/kWh
Custom Project Audit: 50% of cost, up to $5,000
Furnace Cleaning: $35 (available between 9/1 and 1/31)
Furnace: $100 - $200; varies by efficiency and application
Boilers: $100
Variable Speed Furnace Fan Motor: $50
Commercial Lighting: $0.30/nameplate watt
Central Air Conditioner: $200 - $350; $75 per additional SEER over 17
Central Air Conditioner Cleaning: $35 (available between 4/1 and 8/31)
District Energy System Repair/Modernization: 25% - 60% of project cost
Shade Trees: 66% of cost up to $75

Equipment Requirements Central A/C: minimum of 14.5 SEER rating

All Appliances: must be Energy Star rated
Furnaces: 92-94% AFUE
Boilers: 85% AFUE

Installation Requirements Furnace and A/C cleaning must be performed by a participating vendor

Maximum Incentive Lighting: $5,000 (small/large commercial customers); $10,000 (industrial)

Custom: $2,000 (small commercial); $5,000 (large commercial); $10,000 (industrial)
District Energy System Repair/Modernization: 30% of the customer's previous year steam expenses
Residential Lighting (CFL/LED Bulbs): $50
Programmable Thermostats: 3 per customer
Shade Trees: 6 trees per customer

Program Administrator New Ulm Public Utilities
Date added to DSIRE 2006-08-09
Last DSIRE Review 2013-01-11
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


New Ulm Public Utilities offers incentives for its residential, commercial, and industrial customers to install energy-efficient equipment in eligible homes and facilities. Equipment eligible for rebates include:

  • programmable thermostats
  • Energy Star appliances
  • boilers
  • furnaces
  • central A/C units
  • central A/C Cleaning
  • district energy system repair/modernization
  • room A/C units
  • lighting
  • furnace cleanings

In addition to equipment rebates, New Ulm Public Utilities offers an opportunity for customers to increase energy efficiency through the ReLeaf Tree Reimbursement Program. NUPU will reimburse customers for 2/3 of the cost of eligible trees up to a maximum of $75 per tree, provided the trees are planted in an area that will provide adequate shade to the building.

Rebates vary according to applicable sector, and some rebates are only offered seasonally. More information, including rebate applications and information on the ReLeaf program, can be found at the web site listed above.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name William Swanson
Department New Ulm Public Utilities
Division Attn: Rebates
Address 301 1st North Street

Place New Ulm, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 56073
Phone (507) 359-8228


  • 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)"