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Minnesota Energy Resources (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Institutional
Local Government
Nonprofit
Schools
State Government
Maximum Rebate 

Level II Audit (For-profit organizations): $400
Level I Audit (For-profit organizations): $250
Programmable Thermostat: 50% of cost
Steam Traps: $250
Boiler Tune Up: $500
Vent Damper: $500
O2 Trim Control: $5,000
Gas boiler 300,000 to 9,999,999 Btu/hr output: $750 - $5,000
Continuous Modulating Burner: $15,000

Program Info
State 
Minnesota
Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Building Operator Certification: Up to $600 (scholarship)
Level I/II Audit: $500-$800 (non-profit, schools, government); 50% of cost (for-profit)
Furnace: $200 - $250
Water Heater: $45 - $250
Programmable Thermostat: up to $40
Steam Traps: 25% of installed equipment cost
Water Heater: $45 - $250
Drain Water Heat Recovery Device: $175
Continuous Modulating Burner: 25% of equip. cost
Gas boiler 300,000 to 9,999,999 Btu/hr output: $500/MMBtu/hr + $200/ MMBtu/hr per percentage point above min. AFUE/EF
Boiler Reset Control OR Cut-Out Control: $150/control system
Vent Damper: 50% of equipment cost
O2 Trim Control: 25% of installed equipment cost
Boiler Tune Up: 50% of cost
Custom Measures: Cost difference between standard product and high efficiency products
and practices
Turn-Key Solutions: Based on a combination of energy saved and project implementation cost

Provider 
Minnesota Energy Resources

Minnesota Energy Resources provides a variety of rebates to commercial, industrial, institutional and governmental entities.

The Building Operators Certification program provides scholarships for eligible customers who are certified as having successfully completed training on
building operation and maintenance. Building operators, maintenance staff, and consultants who maintain commercial facilities served by MER in Minnesota are eligible to participate.

MER also provides rebates to commercial and industrial customers for an energy audit which provides a walk-through of the premise and a report on energy saving opportunities, and estimated costs and savings. Free facility benchmarking services which analyze energy usage are available as well. Applications for audits are processed on a first- come, first-served basis until funds are depleted.

Minnesota Energy Resources provides rebates to commercial and industrial customers for the purchase of energy efficient natural gas forced-air heating systems and components, steam traps, food service equipment, space heating equipment, water heating equipment, and custom measures. All equipment must meet certain efficiency standards listed on the program web site. Applications are processed on a first- come, first-served basis until funds are depleted.

Other Information 

Gas Furnace: Min. 92%-94% AFUE rating
Infrared Heater: Low Intensity
Thermostat: Must be electronic programmable set-back
Tankless Water Heater: .82 EF rating
Tanked Water Heater: .62 EF rating