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Xcel Energy (Gas and Electric) - Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

Local Government
State Government
Savings Category 
Heat Pumps
Maximum Rebate 

Custom Rebates: up to $400/kW saved and up to $5/Dth saved
Compressed Air, Data Center, Recommissioning and Optimization Studies: up to $25,000; up to 75% of study cost
Lighting: Contact Xcel
Motors: 60% of cost

Program Info
Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

New Construction Building Rebates and Energy Design Assistance: Varies
Efficiency Studies, Recommissioning and Tune Ups: 75% of cost
No-Loss Drains: $200
VSD Air Compressors: $100/hp + $3,000 (if upgraded)
VSD Chiller: $1.50/IPLV 0.01 kW/ton below base
A/C and Heat Pumps: $75/ton + $5/ton for greater efficiency
Chillers: Varies widely, see program brochure
Economizers: $20/ton
Hotel Room Controllers: $75/unit
Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger: $120 - $300
Water Source Heat Pump: $75/ton + $5/ton for greater efficiency
Anti-Sweat Heater Controls: $60/door
Zero Loss Energy Doors: $100 - $150/door
New Construction Lighting: Slightly reduced from Retrofit levels; see brochure
Low-Wattage 4-foot fluorescent T8 lamps: $1/lamp
Fluorescent T8/T5 lamps retrofitting T12s: $18-$28/fixture
High-bay fluorescent T8/T5 Lamps: $85–$175
Hardwired or Modular CFLs: $25–$35
Sodium/Metal Halide: $25–$120/fixture
Lighting Controls: $25–$50
T5/T8 Parking Garage Lighting: $85/fixture
LED Interior Lamps: $7 - $15
LED Interior Commercial Downlights: $35 - $50
LED Screw-In Retrofit Fixture: $15

LED Refrigerated Case Lighting: $100/door
LED Wall Pack: $100/fixture
LED Exterior Canopy/Soffit: $175/fixture
LED Signage/Traffic Signal: $25 - $50
Motor (up to 500 HP): $25–$13,500, varies by HP
Vending Controls: $50/unit
Constant Speed Motor Controllers: $10/HP
Variable Frequency Drives (up to 200 HP): $400-$8,000
EC Motor: Varies
Custom: Up to $400/kW

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy offers its Minnesota commercial customers a variety of rebates for energy efficient technologies. The incentive amounts for specified technologies can be found at the program web site and include motors, lighting equipment, HVAC systems, variable speed drives, building controls and others. Xcel Energy also offers design assistance for energy efficient buildings. Customers purchasing multiple energy efficient motors are now eligible for increased rebates. Xcel Energy also offers a Saver's Switch program for commercial customers to encourage curtailment of energy usage during peak periods. Customers have a device installed on their air conditioners and Xcel Energy cycles the system on and off during periods of high energy demand. Customers who participate receive a bill credit during the summer months. More information, including equipment qualifications, eligibility, and applications can be found on the program web site listed above. Some restrictions apply, please see for full program details.