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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Hutchinson Utilities Commission - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/11/2012
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , 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: $150 per ton /Chillers: $3,000 - $4,000, depending on size
/Chilled Water Resets: $350 - $900, depending on type and size
/Setback/Programmable Thermostat: $25
/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: $30/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
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.
Web Site:

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.

  Energy Conservation Department
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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