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Xcel Energy (Gas) - Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

Federal Government
Savings Category 
Equipment Insulation
Heat recovery
Steam-system upgrades
Compressed air
Programmable Thermostats
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Building Insulation
Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Custom/Others pending approval
Other EE
Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Commercial Cooking Equipment
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
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
Equipment Rebates: 60% of the total project cost.

Program Info
Sector Name 
Xcel Energy
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

New Construction Building Rebates and Energy Design Assistance: free + construction incentives at $400/kW + $0.04/kWh and $5/Dth
Custom: Up to 400kW and/or $5 per Dth saved
Efficiency Studies, Recommissioning and Tune Ups: 75% of cost
Heating and Cooling
Furnaces: $100-$300
Water Heaters: $200/100,000 BTUh
Steam Boiler: $500/MBTUH
Boiler Tune-ups: 25% of cost; up to $250/boiler every other year

Modular Burner Controls: $1,500-$7,000/burner
O2 Trim Controls: 25% of cost; up to $5,000/control
Outdoor Air Reset Controls: $200/control
Stack Dampers or Traps: 25% of cost, up to $250/unit
Turbulators: 25% of cost, up to $400/unit
Pipe Insulation: $2-$4/ln. ft. inch of pipe

Steam Trap Audit: $15/trap
Steam Trap Repair/Replacement $30/trap
Commercial Water Heaters: $200/100,000 BTUh
DX Units (split systems, condensing units, rooftop units): $75/ton plus $5/ton for greater efficiency
Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTACs): $75/ton plus $5/ton forgreater efficiency
Water source heat pumps: $75/ton plus $5/ton for greater efficiency
Chiller โ€“ Air Cooled: $8/ton plus $1.50/ton per FLV + $0.75/ton per IPLV for greater efficiency
Plate and frame heat exchangers: $120 โ€“ $300/ton
Energy Recovery Ventilator: $1 per CFM
Anti-sweat heater controls: $60/door
Zero-loss energy doors: $150/door (freezer) and $100/door (cooler)
Economizers: $20/ton
Electronically Commutated (EC) motors: $40โ€“$70

Computer Efficiency
Thin Client installed: $60
Zero Client installed: $60
PC controlled by power management software: $5
Data Center: Up to $400/kW

Food Service Equipment


Xcel Energy offers Minnesota rebates to commercial customers who make certain energy-efficiency improvements, such as boilers, furnaces, equipment tune-ups, equipment controls and motors. Xcel Energy also offers design assistance. Xcel's Saver's Switch program for commercial customers encourages curtailment of energy usage during peak periods; participating customers have a device installed on their air conditioners, and the utility cycles the system on and off during periods of high energy demand. Customers who participate receive a bill credit during the summer months.

For more information, including equipment qualifications, eligibility and applications, see the program web site.