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East Central Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/16/2014
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, HVAC ECM, HVAC Tune - Up
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:LEDs: $3/bulb (limit 3 bulbs)
CFL Recycling: $0.50 per bulb
Central AC: $330 - $630 dependent on SEER level
Air-Source Heat Pump: $330 - $630 dependent on SEER level
Heat Pump/AC Tune Up: $25
Refrigerator/Freezer (with recycling of old unit): $75
Ductless Air-Source Heat Pumps: $300
Geothermal Heat Pump: $400/ton
Storage Water Heating: $300
Storage Space Heating: $25/KW
Equipment Requirements:Appliances and lighting fixtures must be Energy Star rated
Heat Pump/AC: 13 SEER minimum
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East Central Energy (ECE) provides rebates for residential customers to purchase energy efficient equipment. Rebates are offered for recycled refrigerators/freezers, central air conditioning units, HVAC electronically commutated motors (ECM), HVAC system tune-ups, air-source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, storage water heaters, and storage space heaters. In order to be eligible for heat pump and air conditioning rebates, installations must be completed by a certified HVAC contractor registered with ECE.

Used fluorescent lamps and high-intensity discharge lamps are also eligible for $0.50/lamp recycling rebate offered in conjunction with participating hardware stores. Additional information and application forms may be found at the web site listed above. Contact ECE for more information on this program.



  Carol Hagfors
East Central Energy
PO Box 39
SuperiorBraham, MN 55006
Phone: (800) 254-7944
Web Site:
East Central Energy
P.O. Box 39
Braham, MN 55006
Phone: (800) 254-7944
Web Site:
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