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Dakota Electric Association - Commercial and Industrial Custom Energy Grant Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 01/06/2015
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Utility Grant Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Custom/Others pending approval
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount:50% of total project costs up to $100,000
Maximum Incentive:50% of total project costs and $100,000 annually in grants/rebates per member.
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Dakota Electric's Custom Energy Grant Program is offered for any commercial or industrial customer that installs qualifying energy-efficient products which exceed conventional models and result in a reduction of electric use, when a specific rebate program is not currently available. Any energy conservation measure is eligible for funding as long as it meets or exceeds current city, state or federal energy code requirements and the benefit cost ratio (BCR) is equal to or greater than 2.00. The simple payback must also be equal to or greater than one year.

Dakota Electric will conduct an inspection of the project site prior to approval, and grant applications must earn pre-approval from Dakota Electric before any work begins. To qualify for rebates customers must apply before November 15 of the program year. Customers should contact the Dakota Electric Energy Experts for more information.


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