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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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MMPA - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 01/06/2015
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Motors, Motor VFDs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Led Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls, LED Lighting, LED Traffic Signals, Anti-sweat Heater Controls
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount:Motor (Upgrade): $20 - $22/HP
Variable Frequency Drive: $400 - $8,000
Vending Machine Controller: $50
EC Motors: $40 - $70/ton
Anti-sweat Heater Controls: $60/door
Chillers: $8 -$15/ton
Water Source Heat Pump: $75

Lighting Retrofit
Fluorescent T5-T8 Lamps (Electronic Ballast): $12
High Bay Fluorescent Fixtures (Electronic Ballast): $75 - $145
Compact Fluorescent Fixtures: $10 - $26
High Pressure Sodium Fixtures: $25 - $45
Ceramic Metal Halide Fixtures: $20 - $100
Pulse-Star Metal Halide Fixtures: $30 - $100
Lighting Controls/Sensors: $15 - $40
LED Interior Lamps/Luminaires: $20 - $50
Energy Star Qualified Interior LED Lamps – Screw or Pin Type: $5 - $20
Refrigerated/Freezer LED Case Lighting: $75/door
Exterior LED Canopy/Soffit: $75 - $150
LED Parking Garage Lighting: $35 - $100/lamp

New Construction Lighting
Fluorescent T8 Lamps : $0.50
High Bay Fluorescent Fixtures (Electronic Ballast): $40 - $60
/Compact Fluorescent Fixtures: $40 - $65
Hard wired or Modular Compact Fluorescent Fixtures: $10 - $20 Ceramic Metal Halide Fixtures: $15 - $55
Pulse-Star Metal Halide Fixtures: $12 - $28
LED Interior Lamps/Fixtures: $7 - $15
Qualified Interior Commercial LED Downlights: $25 - $40 Refrigerated LED Case Lighting: $70/door
Exterior LED Canopy/Soffit: $70
LED Wall Pack Fixtures-Exterior and Parking Garage Installations: $30/fixture
Maximum Incentive:In no case will rebates exceed the purchase price of equipment; maximum rebates are set by participating cities
Equipment Requirements:See program web site for full requirements
Installation Requirements:Installation must be completed before submitting rebate application
Web Site:

Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) generates and purchases electricity for 11 member communities in Minnesota. The following 8 members participate in the MMPA WE Save Business Program: Arlington, Brownton, Buffalo, Chaska, Le Sueur, North St. Paul, Olivia, and Winthrop. Through these communities, MMPA offers a number of rebates to commercial and industrial customers for upgrading certain equipment. Rebates are available for light fixtures, lighting controls, motors, variable frequency drives and vending machine controls. All equipment requirements must be met in order to qualify for rebates. The following 3 members administer individual programs: Anoka, Shakopee and East Grand Forks. Customers should visit the website listed above and select their local utility for more program information, to access forms, and/or to review equipment requirements. 

  We Save
Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
220 South Sixth Street
Suite 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 349-6868
Phone 2: (612) 252-6523
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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