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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Hutchinson Utilities Commission - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 01/07/2015
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Chilled Water Resets, Economizers, Pumps, Ice Machines, Tune-Up Refrigerant Charge
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
Amount:Lighting: $300 per kW saved
LED Exit Signs: $12
Occupancy Sensors: $20 - $40
Air Conditioning Systems: $20 - $40 per ton
Air-Source Heat Pumps: $65 - $150 per ton
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $200 per ton Heat Pump Water Heaters: $100 Setback/Programmable Thermostat: $50
Economizers: $80
Tune-Up/Refrigerant Charge: $25
Boilers: $1,000 - $1,300/MMBtuh or $400/100,000 BTUH
Efficient Motors: $4 - $15 per HP
Pumps: $60 - $400, depending on HP
VFDs: $40/HP
Commercial Clothes Washer: $50 - $100
Commercial Refrigerators/Freezers: $60 - $250
Ice Machines: $200 - $600
Steam Cookers: $300 - $600
Holding Cabinets: $200 - $400
Fryers/Griddles: $500
Ovens: $800 - $1,000
Natural Gas Furnace: $200/unit - $400/unit
Natural Gas Boiler: $150/unit - $400/unit
Electronically Commutated Motors: $150/unit
Window and Wall (Sleeve) Air Conditioners: $25
Guest Room Energy Management Systems: $30 - $35
CO2 Demand Controlled Ventilation: $35.00 per 1000 square feet
Energy Recovery Ventilator: $0.60 per CFM
Domestic Water Heaters – Natural Gas Fired: $50 - $300/unit
Window Film: $0.40/Square Foot
Air Cooled Chillers with Condenser: $40/ton
Water Cooled Scroll or Screw Chillers: $30/ton
Water Cooled Centrifugal Chiller: $30/ton
Unitary Air Cooled Split System Air Conditioning: $50/ton - $140/ton
Split System Air Source Heat Pumps: $50/ton - $140/ton
Mini Split Ductless Air Conditioner: $250 / Outdoor Compressor Unit
Mini Split Ductless Air Source Heat Pump: $250 / Outdoor Compressor Unit
Unitary Single Packaged Air Conditioning (Including Rooftop Units): $50/ton - $90/ton
Single Packaged Air Source Heat Pumps (Including Rooftop Units): $50/ton
Clothes Dryer: $80 per machine
Clothes Washer: $50 per machine
Dishwasher: $25 per machine
Maximum Incentive:$2,000
Equipment Requirements:Review Prescriptive Rebate List on Website
Installation Requirements:Lighting, Natural Gas Furnaces, Central Air Conditioners, Gas Water Heaters, Heat Pumps, Motors, and VFDs must be installed by a licensed professional contractor.
Guest Room Energy Management Systems: Replacement or Retrofits Only – Lodging Facilities Only
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Hutchinson Utilities Commission (HUC) offers rebates to commercial customers in Hutchinson who perform energy conservation improvements to their businesses. These rebates are limited to one application and no more than $2,000 for each commercial service address. Rebates are available for a variety of energy efficient equipment including lighting; HVAC and cooling technologies; motors, pumps, and variable frequency drives; and refrigeration and restaurant equipment. The Prescriptive Rebate Program list has details on equipment type, size, and rebate amounts. Applications must include an original itemized sales receipt and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Special equipment upgrades not listed on the program website and projects that require rebates above $2,000 may be eligible for custom rebates on a case-by-case basis.

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Hutchinson Utilities Commission
225 Michigan St
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Phone: (320) 234-0506
Phone 2: (320) 587-4746
Fax: (320) 587-4721
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