Rochester Public Utilities - Residential Conserve and Save Rebate (Minnesota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Rochester Public Utilities - Residential Conserve and Save Rebate
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Custom/Others pending approval, Dehumidifiers, Dishwasher, Heat pumps, Lighting, Refrigerators, Geothermal Heat Pumps, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Clothes Washer: $50

Dehumidifier: $65
Custom measures: contact RPU for consultation
Dishwashers: $25
Refrigerators/Freezers: $25, plus $15 bonus if properly recycled
Room Air Conditioners: $25, plus $15 bonus if properly recycled
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: 50% of cost
CFL Light Fixtures: $15
LED Bulbs: $10 - $15
LED Fixtures: $20
Central AC/Ductless Mini Split(<20,000 BTU): $100, plus $25 for per SEER above base
Furnace Fan Motors: $50
Air Source Heat Pumps(<20,000 BTU): $100, plus $25 for per SEER above base
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $200/ton plus $150 per SEER above base, plus $250 bonus with desuperheater

Equipment Requirements All appliances must be ENERGY STAR rated

Central A/C: Minimum SEER of 14.5
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Minimum EER 17.1, COP 3.6 (Water-to-Air); EER 16.1, COP 3.1 (Water-to-Water)
Air Source Heat Pumps: SEER of 14.5
Furnace Fan Motor: Minimum 92% AFUE

Expiration Date 2012-12-31

Program Administrator Rochester Public Utilities
Date added to DSIRE 2008-02-07
Last DSIRE Review 2012-06-29
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) offers incentives to residential customers for installing energy-efficient equipment in participating homes through the Conserve and Save Rebate Program. These incentives are available for a variety of appliances, air conditioners, heat pumps, furnace fan motors and custom measures. All program equipment requirements must be met in order to receive rebates. Applications for measures installed in the previous year must be received by March 31 of the following year. Rebates are available until calendar year program funding is exhausted. Contact RPU for any additional information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service RPU
Department Rochester Public Utilities

Address 4000 East River Road NE

Place Rochester, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 55906
Phone (507) 280-1500


  • 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)"