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Xcel Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/08/2014
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, LED Lighting, Refrigerator Recycling
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Home Performance with Energy Star: Up to $1,200
CFL Bulbs: $1
LED Bulbs: $10
Central A/C: $225-$400
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $150/ton
Insulation: 20%
Refrigerator Recycling: $100
Maximum Incentive:Ground Source Heat Pumps: $750
Insulation: $300
Eligible System Size:Customers should check website for restrictions not listed here.
Equipment Requirements:All equipment must be listed on ahridirectory.org
Central A/C: 14.5 SEER & 12 EER minimum
Air-source Heat Pumps: 14.5 SEER & 12 EER minimum
Geothermal Heat Pumps: 14.1 EER; must be closed-looped
Installation Requirements:Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program requires Air Sealing, Weatherstripping, and Attic Insulation to R44
Start Date:1/1/2012
Expiration Date:12/31/2012
Web Site: https://www.xcelenergy.com/xe-en/Save_Money_%26_Energy/Rebates
Summary:
In addition to home energy audits, Xcel Energy offers rebates to Minnesota residential customers for the purchase of energy efficient HVAC systems, insulation, appliances and lighting equipment. Residential customers may also qualify for the Home Performance Rebate program, which offers incentives for comprehensive home upgrades.

Xcel Energy also offers the residential Saver's Switch program. Residents receive a bill credit during the summer months in exchange for agreeing to have their air conditioning systems cycled on and off during peak energy demand periods. Residents can also receive audits at 70% less than market value to help them determine the right energy-savings improvements for homes. In addition, the HomeSmart program provides appliance repair, preventive maintenance and replacement helper coverage available even outside of Xcel's territory. Contact Xcel for more information on these offerings.

 
Contact:
  Xcel Efficiency
Xcel Energy
P.O. Box 59
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0059
Phone: (800) 895-4999
Phone 2: (800) 481-4700
Web Site: http://www.xcelenergy.com
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