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Xcel Energy (Gas) - Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/08/2014
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat recovery, Steam-system upgrades, Compressed air, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Building Insulation, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Optimization Studies, Recommissioning
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, Construction, State Government
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
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
Eligible System Size:Energy Design Assistance: minimum area of 20,000 sq. ft.
Equipment Requirements:Steam Boilers: minimum efficiency of 81%
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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.

  Customer Service - Xcel Commercial Energy Efficiency
Xcel Energy
414 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1993
Phone: (800) 481-4700
Fax: (800) 311-0050
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