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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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MMPA - Residential Energy Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 01/06/2015
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Refrigerator Recycling, Air Conditioner Tune-Up
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Clothes Washer $25 Dishwasher $25
Refrigerator $25
Freezer $25
Refrigerator Recycling $50
Freezer Recycling $50
CFL Bulb: $5/bulb or price of bulb, whichever is less
LED Bulb and Fixture: $5/bulb or price of bulb, whichever is les
Central Air Conditioner $225-400
Equipment Requirements:All appliances and lighting must be ENERGY STAR Qualified
Central Air Conditioner: minimum SEER 15
Installation Requirements:Installation must be completed before submitting rebate application
Web Site:

Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) serves 12 member communities in Minnesota. The following seven members participate in the MMPA We Save Program: Arlington, Brownton, Buffalo, Le Sueur, North St. Paul, Olivia, and Winthrop. Through these communities, MMPA offers rebates to residential customers for upgrading certain household equipment. Rebates are available for CFL bulbs, LED bulbs and fixtures, air-source heat pumps, central air conditioners, air conditioner tune-ups, dishwashers, clothes washers, refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator and freezer recycling. All appliances, lighting, air-source heat pumps, and air conditioners must be ENERGY STAR qualified. Customers must include a copy of a dated sales receipt and all other required documentation (see individual rebate applications for details).

The following five Members separately administer individual programs: Anoka, Chaska, Elk River, Shakopee, and East Grand Forks. See the web site listed above and select your utility for more program information, forms, and equipment requirements.

  We Save
Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
220 South Sixth Street
Suite 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (612) 349-6868
Phone 2: (612) 252-6523
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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