Xcel Energy (Efficiency United) - Commercial and Industrial Gas Rebate Program

April 13, 2011


*Note: This incentive is no longer active or updated. It is part of the Efficiency United and Energy Smart Programs run by Franklin Energy Xcel Energy offers two rebate programs for Commercial and Industrial gas customers. The Prescriptive Gas Measures for Business Customers Program offers various rebates and incentives to commercial and industrial gas customers in the Xcel Energy service area. Equipment and measures are meant to increase the efficiency and the cost effectiveness of running a customer's business. All equipment must be new and replacing an older system or model. Eligible equipment and measures include steam trap tests and replacements, boilers, boiler tune-ups and controls, pipe wrap, furnaces, infrared heaters, programmable thermostats, occupancy sensors, water heaters, clothes washers and pool heaters. Itemized invoices of equipment costs and installation labor must be included along with new equipment specification sheet. Maximum incentive payment is $5,000 or 50% of project costs. Please wait to receive approval before starting work. Projects must be implemented by December 31, 2010. See program web site listed above for guidelines and to see application. The Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Custom Gas Rebate Program provides custom incentives to NS Xcel customers for the installation of energy-efficient equipment and controls. The custom program allows measures and systems to be installed for situations unique to that customer's application or process. Xcel Energy will pay up to 40% of a projects cost up to $5,000. Applicants must receive approval prior to beginning project. Rebates will not be provided for project with a payback less than 2 years or greater than 7 years. Complete form and attach invoice of all project costs. Applicants have 90 days to implement project after approval is granted. An application can be found on the program web site listed above.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Michigan
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.efficiencyunited.com/util_xcel.asp
Administrator: Efficiency United
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Steam-system upgrades
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Custom Rebate: $4/MCF
Steam Trap Test: $5 per unit
Steam Trap Repair/Replacement: $50
Efficient Boilers: $3 per kBtu/h
Boiler Tune-Up: $250
Boiler Modulation Burner Control Retrofit: $1,250
Boiler Water Reset Control: $300
Pipe Wrap for Steam Boiler: $4 per linear ft.
Efficient Furnace or Rooftop Unit: $350 or $1.75 per kBtu/h
Infrared Heaters: $5 per kBtu/h
Programmable Thermostats: $50
Hotel Room Occupancy Sensor: $65
Pipe Wrap for Water Boiler: $4 per linear ft.
Gas Water Heater Pre-Rinse Sprayer: $25
Gas Water Heater (Tank): $35 - $150 based on efficiency
Gas Water Heater (Tankless): $90
Efficient Clothes Washer: $50
Efficient Pool Heater: $2 per Mbtu
Maximum Incentive: Prescriptive Gas: 50% of project cost up to $5,000
Custom Gas: 40% of project cost up to $5,000
Equipment Requirements: See all equipment requirements on the application
Boiler Modulation Burner Control Retrofit: 5:1 or 10:1 turn-down
Gas Water Heater: 80 G or less- $35; larger than 80 G- $150
Space Heating Boilers: 0.88 AFUE or 88% combustion efficiency, see application
Efficient Furnace or Rooftop Unit: 200 kBtu and smaller-$350; larger than 200 kBtu- $1.75/kBtu/h


Name: Xcel Energy
Address: 414 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MI 55401-1993
Phone: (800) 895-4999
Email: Inquire@xcelenergy.com
Name: Efficiency United
Address: 1219 Turner Street
Lansing MI 48906
Phone: (877) 367-3191
Email: www.info@efficiencyunited.com

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.