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CenterPoint Energy (Gas) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/16/2014
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Dishwasher, Water Heaters, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Furnaces , Boilers, Steam-system upgrades, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Vent Dampers
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount:Boilers: Varies, See Program Website
Boiler Turbulator: 35% of cost
Fully Modulating Boiler Burner: $450/MMBtu
Stack Damper: $250/MMBtu
Boiler Reset Control: $150/control system
Boiler Cut-out Control- $150/control system
Boiler Tune-Ups: 25% of cost up to $200 - $300/boiler
Forced-Air Furnace: $150 - $400 per unit
Infrared Heaters: $250 per unit
Unit Heaters: $300 per unit
Steam Trap Replacement: 35% of equipment cost
Water Heaters: $200 - $400, depending on system size
Engineering Assistance: Up to $5,000
Infrared Upright Broilers: $600 per unit
Infrared Charbroilers: $300 per unit
Combination Ovens: $1,000 per unit
Convection Ovens: $500 per unit
Conveyor Ovens: $750 per unit
Dishwasher: $1,200 per unit
Fryers: $250 per unit
Pasta Cookers: $200 per unit
Rotating Rack/Rotisserie Ovens: $500 per unit
Infrared Salamander Broilers: $150 per unit
Booster Water Heaters: $750
Steam Equipment: $250
Maximum Incentive:Steam Trap Replacement: Up to $10,000/building
Boiler Tune-Ups: $1,000 - $1,500 cap per facility
Boiler Turbulator: $750
Fully Modulating Boiler Burner: 25% of equipment and installation cost
Stack Damper: 35% of equipment and installation cost
Unit Heaters: 25% of equipment cost
Eligible System Size:Burners: Equal to or less than 5MM Btu
Equipment Requirements:Boilers: Efficiency Rating of 83% or higher; see rebate schedule
Steam Trap Replacement: Retrofit only
Boiler Tune-Ups: 2.5 MM Btu or less are eligible for $200/boiler and $1,000 facility cap; 2.5 MM Btu or more are eligible for $300/boiler and $1,500 facility cap
Furnace: AFUE 92% or higher
Unit Heaters: 83% thermal efficiency or higher
Infrared Heaters: New or Retrofit, Low intensity tube type
Water Heaters: 88% or greater condensing efficiency
Expiration Date:12/31/2013
Web Site:

CenterPoint Energy offers rebates on a variety of energy efficient equipment to its business customers in Minnesota. This includes boilers, furnaces, tune-ups, system controls, infrared heaters, food service equipment, water heaters as well as a custom rebate. CenterPoint Energy's rebate programs make it easier to install higher efficiency equipment for greater energy savings and improved performance. Operating cost over the life of these efficient products will save customers money in addition to the rebates which may be received through this program. The rebate must be applied for during the calendar year in which the equipment was installed. Locations receiving rebates on equipment must be heated with natural gas from CenterPoint Energy. Visit the program website and view the rebate application forms for more information.

  CenterPoint Energy
800 LaSalle Avenue
P.O. Box 59038
Minneapolis, MN 55459-0038
Phone: (612) 321-4939
Web Site:
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