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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Xcel Energy (Gas) - Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Chillers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Equipment Insulation, Furnaces, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, Steam-system upgrades, Water Heaters, Optimization Studies, Recommissioning
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount New Construction Building Rebates and Energy Design Assistance: free + construction incentives at $400/kW + $0.04/kWh and $5/Dth

Custom: Up to $5 per Dth saved
Efficiency Studies, Recommissioning and Tune Ups: 75% of cost
Furnaces: $100-$250
New Hot-Water Boiler: $3,500/MBTUH (92% Efficient); $800/MBTUH (88% Efficient)
Steam Boiler: $500/MMBTUH
Boiler Tune-ups: 25% of cost; up to $250/boiler every other year
Modular Burner Controls: $1,500-$7,000/burner
O2 Trim Controls: 25% of cost; up to $5,000/control
Outdoor Air Reset Controls: $200/control
Stack Dampers or Traps: 25% of cost, up to $250/unit
Turbulators: 25% of cost, up to $400/unit
Pipe Insulation: $2-$4/ln. ft. inch of pipe
Steam Trap Audit: $15/trap
Steam Trap Repair/Replacement $30/trap
Commercial Water Heaters: $200/100,000 BTUH

Eligible System Size Energy Design Assistance: minimum area of 20,000 sq. ft.

Equipment Requirements Steam Boilers: minimum efficiency of 81%

Maximum Incentive Custom Rebates: up to $400/kW saved and up to $5/Dth saved

Compressed Air, Data Center, Recommissioning and Optimization Studies: up to $25,000; up to 75% of study cost

Website http://www.xcelenergy.com/Save_Money_&_Energy/For_Your_Business

Last DSIRE Review 2012-11-20

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)[1]


Xcel Energy offers Minnesota rebates to commercial customers who make certain energy-efficiency improvements, such as boilers, furnaces, equipment tune-ups, equipment controls and motors. Xcel Energy also offers design assistance. Xcel's Saver's Switch program for commercial customers encourages curtailment of energy usage during peak periods; participating customers have a device installed on their air conditioners, and the utility cycles the system on and off during periods of high energy demand. Customers who participate receive a bill credit during the summer months.

For more information, including equipment qualifications, eligibility and applications, see the program web site.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - Xcel Commercial Energy Efficiency

Address 414 Nicollet Mall

Place Minneapolis, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 55401
Phone (800) 481-4700

Fax (800) 311-0050
Email bsc@xcelenergy.com
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)"