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Alexandria Light and Power - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/18/2014
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Compressed air, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Windows, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Room Air Conditioners, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Personal Computing Equipment, Food Service Equipment, LED Lighting, Pumps, Window Film, Chilled Water Resets, Heat Pump Water Heaters, Demand Controlled Ventilation, Air Handler
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Fed. Government
Amount:Targeted Audit: Varies by building type and size
Lighting (New Construction): Varies widely
Lighting (Existing Buildings): Varies widely
Custom Measures: $300 kW; $0.01/kWh; $0.40/Therm
Compressed Air Audit/Leak Survey: 50% of cost, up to $5,000
Pumps: $60 - $400/unit
Variable Frequency Drives: $40/HP
Compressed Air Nozzles: $20

Central AC/Heat Pumps: $50/unit Mini Split AC/Heat Pump: $100 - $200/unit Chillers: $30 - $40/ton
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $200/ton, additional $250 for Desuperheater
ECM in Furnace: $150
Room AC: $35 - $70
Programmable Thermostat: $50/unit
Guest Room Management Systems: $30 - $35
Demand Controlled Ventilation: $35
Chilled Water Resets (Retrofit): $0.35 - $6/ton
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $300
Window Film: $2/square foot
ECM in Furnace/Air Handler/Fan Coil: $150

Food Service & Refrigeration Equipment
Ice Machines: $200 - $600
Commercial Refrigerators/Freezers: $50 - $250
ECM Fan Motors: $20 - $60
Anti-Sweat Heater Controls: $30
Commercial Dishwashers: $90 - $1,000
Fryers: $500
Griddles: $600
Steam Cookers: $300 - $600
Hot Food Holding Cabinets: $200 - $400
Ovens/Steamers: $200 - $1,000
Kitchen Hood Controls: $25 - $150/hp

Specialty Measures
Clothes Washer: $50
Dishwasher: $25
Occupancy Sensors for Document Stations: $25
Computer Network Power Management: $15 per PC
Maximum Incentive:All Incentives: Limited to 75% of total project cost
Custom Program: $100,000 per calendar year per customer
Eligible System Size:All projects with potential incentives greater than $10, 000 must be pre-approved to qualify for an incentive
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Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) offers the Bright Energy Solutions portfolio of energy efficient incentives to its commercial and industrial customers. Rebates for qualified, energy-efficient lighting, water heaters, coolers/chillers, air conditioning units, air-source and geothermal heat pumps, programmable thermostats, pumps, motor/VFDs, and other custom measures are provided in order to assist customers in lowering costs and operate more efficiently. Lighting rebates are available for retrofits and new construction, and vary according to type of pre-qualified equipment. Other equipment must also meet specific energy efficiency standards. Customers should review the program details for a list of eligible measures and efficiency requirements.

ALP also offers a custom rebate for energy saving measures not listed above. The incentive is based on a dollar amount per average kW removed during the months of June, July, August, and September. For projects other than lighting and lighting related technologies, an additional incentive per annual KWH saved is offered.

Application materials and more information regarding equipment qualifications are located on the program web site.


  Rebate Programs
Alexandria Light and Power
316 Fillmore
PO Box 609
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: (320) 763-6501
Fax: (320) 762-1411
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