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New Ulm Public Utilities - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 01/06/2015
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Lighting, Furnaces , Boilers, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Room Air Conditioners, LED Lighting, Furnace Cleaning, Shade Tree, A/C Cleaning
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Amount:CFL Bulbs: $2/per bulb
LED Bulbs: $5 - $15
LED Fixture: $20
Clothes Washer: $50
Dishwasher: $25
Refrigerator/Freezer: $30
Compact/Dormitory Refrigerator: $10
Decommission of old refrigerator/freezer: $20
Room Air Conditioner: $25
Programmable Thermostat: $20
Motors: $10 - $600
Variable Speed Drives: $60 - $3,600
Custom: $0.03/kWh
Custom Project Audit: 50% of cost, up to $5,000
Furnace Cleaning: $35 (available between 9/1 and 1/31)
Furnace: $100 - $200; varies by efficiency and application
Boilers: $100
Variable Speed Furnace Fan Motor: $50
Commercial Lighting: $0.30/nameplate watt
Central Air Conditioner: $200 - $350; $75 per additional SEER over 17
Central Air Conditioner Cleaning: $35 (available between 4/1 and 8/31)
District Energy System Repair/Modernization: 25% - 60% of project cost
Tree Planting: 75% of cost up to $125
Solar Electric Rebate: Varies
Water Heater Blanket: $10
ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Tankless/Instant Water Heater: $750 - $200
Electric Meter Hot Water Heater: $400
Electric Meter Move: $425
Maximum Incentive:Lighting: $5,000 (small/large commercial customers); $10,000 (industrial)
Custom: $2,000 (small commercial); $5,000 (large commercial); $10,000 (industrial)
District Energy System Repair/Modernization: 30% of the customer's previous year steam expenses
Residential Lighting (CFL/LED Bulbs): $100
Programmable Thermostats: 3 per customer
Shade Trees: 6 trees per customer
Equipment Requirements:Central A/C: minimum of 14.5 SEER rating
All Appliances: must be Energy Star rated
Furnaces: 92-94% AFUE
Boilers: 85% AFUE
Appliances: ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Storage/TankWater Heater: Minimum EF of .67, GPM of 2.5
Installation Requirements:Furnace and A/C cleaning must be performed by a participating vendor
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New Ulm Public Utilities offers incentives for its residential, commercial, and industrial customers to install energy-efficient equipment in eligible homes and facilities. Equipment eligible for rebates include:

  • programmable thermostats
  • Energy Star appliances
  • boilers
  • furnaces
  • central A/C units
  • central A/C Cleaning
  • district energy system repair/modernization
  • room A/C units
  • lighting
  • furnace cleanings

In addition to equipment rebates, New Ulm Public Utilities offers an opportunity for customers to increase their energy efficiency through the ReLeaf Tree Reimbursement Program. NUPU will reimburse customers for 2/3 of the cost of eligible trees up to a maximum of $75 per tree, provided the trees are planted in an area that will provide adequate shade to the building.

Rebates vary according to applicable sector, and some rebates are only offered seasonally. More information, including rebate applications and information on the ReLeaf program, can be found at the web site listed above.

  William Swanson
New Ulm Public Utilities
Attn: Rebates
310 1st North Street
New Ulm, MN 56073
Phone: (507) 359-8228
Phone 2: (507) 354-7318
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