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Northern Municipal Power Agency - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/08/2014
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces , Heat pumps, Programmable Thermostats
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Home Energy Assessment: discounted price
Compact Fluorescent Lights: $2/light bulb
LED Screw-In: $7/bulb
LED Recessed Downlights: $15 - $25/install
Clothes Washers: $50
Water Heaters: $150
Programmable Thermostat: $25
Supplemental Heating Source for Air-Source Heat Pump: $500
Air-Source Heat Pumps: $250
Furnaces: $150
Mini-Split/Ductless Air-Source Heat Pumps: $500
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $200/ton (open-loop); $400/ton (closed-loop)
Geothermal Heat Pumps (Replacement) : $100/ton (open-loop); $200/ton (closed-loop)
Maximum Incentive:$10,000 per customer per year
Eligible System Size:Water Heater: 80 gallon minimum
Equipment Requirements:Clothes Washers: must be Energy Star rated
Water Heater: EF greater than or equal to 0.91 and be controlled under load management program
Furnace: Must include ECM Motor on indoor blower
Air-source Heat Pump: 14.0 SEER, 8.2 HSPF
Mini-Split/Ductless Air-Source Heat Pumps: 15 SEER
Geothermal Heat Pumps: 16.2 EER and 3.6 COP (open loop); 14.1 EER and 3.3 COP (closed loop)
Expiration Date:12/14/2012
Web Site:
Northern Municipal Power Agency, in association with the Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., offers a variety of rebates for the purchase of qualifying energy efficient equipment. Rebates are provided for the purchase of efficient clothes washers, CFL bulbs, water heaters, furnaces, air source heat pumps and geothermal heat pumps. All equipment and purchase requirements must be met in order to receive rebates. Equipment requirements and applications may be found on the program web site listed above. Participating municipal utilities are listed below and on the program application.
Bagley Public Utilities
Baudette Municipal Utilities
Beltrami Electric Cooperative
Clearwater-Polk Electric Cooperative
Fosston Municipal Utilities
Halstad Municipal Utilities
Hawley Public Utilities
North Star Electric Cooperative
PKM Electric Cooperative
Red Lake Electric Cooperative
Red River Valley Cooperative Power
Roseau Electric Cooperative
Roseau Municipal Utilities
City of Stephen Municipal Utilities
Thief River Falls Municipal Utilities
Warren Municipal Utilities
Wild Rice Electric Cooperative


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Northern Municipal Power Agency
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Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Phone: (218) 681-0962
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