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Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Local Government
State Government
Federal Government
Savings Category 
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Heat Pumps
Air conditioners
Compressed air
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Motor VFDs
Agricultural Equipment
Custom/Others pending approval
Other EE
Vending Machine Controls
Maximum Rebate 

For lighting, motors, and ASDs, there is a maximum of 50% of the project cost, or $5,000
Agriculture Ventilation: 50% of cost or $100,000

Program Info
Sector Name 
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Varies according to fixture type, options for retrofitting and new construction

Heating and Cooling
Rooftop/Split System A/C: $18/ton, plus bonus of $5/ton for each 0.1 above base requirement
Air-Source Heat Pumps: $118/ton, plus bonus of $5/ton for each 0.1 above base requirement
Condenser: $18/ton, plus bonus of $5/ton for each 0.1 above base requirement
RTU Economizers: $13/RTU ton
Chillers: $10 - $20 per ton, plus bonus rebate of $2/ton for each 0.01 kW/ton below base requirement
Cooling Towers: $3/nominal tower ton
Air Handling System: $170/VAV box
Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner: $10/ton, plus $1.75 - $3.50/ton per 0.1 EER above base
Mini-Split AC & Air-Source Heat Pump: $200 - $300
Water-Source Heat Pumps:$13/ton, plus $1.30/ton per 0.1 EER above base
Geothermal Heat Pump: $200/ton
Small Commercial A/C Tune-Up: $25

Motors & Drives
Retrofit Motors: $15/HP
Variable Frequency Drives: $30/HP
ECM/DC Motors: $5 - $15

Dairy Plate Cooler
Dairy Free Water Heater
Custom Agriculture Ventilation
Custom Hog Farrowing
The lesser of 50 percent of the project cost or $5,000

Custom Energy Grant: The lesser of 50 percent of the project cost or $5,000
Vending Machine Controllers: $25-$75
Compressed Air Evaluation: 50% of cost up to $5,000
Energy Audit: The lesser of 50 percent of the project cost or $5,000

Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) offers incentives to encourage commercial and industrial customers to increase the energy efficiency of facilities. Rebates are offered for the installation of energy efficient improvements, retrofit motors,variable speed drives, new or retrofit lighting, vending machine controllers, compressed air evaluations, ventilation systems, cooling systems and chillers.  Agricultural equipment and efficiency measures such as dairy plate coolers, dairy-free water heaters, agriculture ventilation, and custom hog farrowing are also eligible for rebates.  For information on these rebates please visit the program's website and view the corresponding rebate worksheet for each measure.

For most technologies, the maximum rebate is 50% of the project cost or $5,000 (unless otherwise pre-approved), agriculture rebates, however, have a maximum of $100,000. Projects not eligible for any of the prescriptive rebate programs may be eligible for a custom rebate based on electric demand and usage reduction.

More information on all rebates, including specific contact information and applications, can be found on the web site listed above.