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Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light - Farm Equipment Energy Efficiency Incentives   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/17/2014
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Ceiling Fan, Equipment Insulation, Lighting, Heat recovery, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Windows, Motors, Motor VFDs, Agricultural Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Whole House Fans, Room Air Conditioners, Energy Audit, Appliance Recycling, Ventilation Systems
Applicable Sectors: Agricultural
Amount:Farm Energy Audit: Free
Automatic Milker Takeoffs: $5/cow
Dairy Scroll Compressor: $250
Heat Reclaimers: $5/cow
Milk Precooler: $3.40/cow
Variable Speed Drives for Dairy Vacuum Pumps: $5/cow
Motors: Up to $1080
Variable Frequency Drives: $30/HP
Lighting: $3 - $20/fixture
Ventilation Systems: $10-$25/fan n
Livestock Waterers: $40/unit
Low Pressure Irrigation Systems: $20/acre
Tractor Heater Timers: $10/timer
Refrigerator: $50
Freezer: $25
Room A/C: $25
Appliance Recycling: $25 - $50
Dishwashers: $15
Clothes Washers: Up to $100
Windows: $20
Custom: Varies
Maximum Incentive:Contact Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light
Web Site:
Alliant Energy offers prescriptive rebates for a variety of energy efficient products for agricultural customers.  These include irrigation equipment, dairy equipment, ventilation systems, appliances and others. Information and applications are available at the program web site. In addition to these incentives, IPL offers a free Farm Energy Audit. Customers that install technologies suggested by the energy audit are eligible for additional rebates.  All residential energy efficiency measures also qualify for farms.

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4902 North Biltmore Lane
P.O. Box 77007
Madison, WI 53707-1007
Phone: (866) 255-4268
Fax: (608) 314-8938
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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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