City of North St. Paul Electric Utility - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

August 06, 2010


North St Paul Electric Utility offers an incentive for its commercial and industrial customers to install premium-efficiency motors, variable frequency drives, energy efficient lighting fixtures and sensors, and other custom measures. New motors will receive a $5 - $7/HP rebate and upgraded motors will receive a $20 - 22/HP rebate. Variable frequency drives (VFDs) from 1-200 HP will receive a rebate of $36 per HP. Commercial lighting rebates are available for new construction and retrofit projects, and the amount of the rebate varies by type of fixture. Customers must apply for a rebate within one year of purchasing equipment. The purchase date is the date shown on the customer’s invoice. North St Paul Electric Utility also offers a custom rebate program for energy saving measures not listed above. Custom Rebates are determined on a case-by-case basis and are based upon energy savings. Some examples of projects that would qualify include: LED Lighting, insulated freezer doors, insulated dock doors, air compressors, refrigeration technologies, rooftop AC units, and building envelope improvements. For more information and downloadable applications, customers can visit the website listed above.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
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Administrator: North St Paul Electric Utility
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Custom/Others pending approval
Incentive Amount: Custom: varies, contact utility
New Motors: $5 - 7/HP
Upgrading Existing Operating Motor: $20 - 22/HP
Variable Frequency Drives: $36/HP
Lighting rebates: varies by type of fixture
Eligible System Size: Motors: 1-200 HP
VFDs: 1-200 HP
Equipment Requirements: Motors: must meet or exceed premium efficiency standards and offer the following features: AC Polyphase induction motor; squirrel cage rotor design; NEMA design B torque characteristic; synchronous speeds of 3600, 1800, 1200 or 900 rpm.
VFDs: must have a True Power Factor of 0.90 or higher and be tied to an automated control system. Must be installed on HVAC fans, pumps, cooling towers, industrial fans or process equipment.


Name: Barb Huelsman
Organization: North St Paul Electric Utility
Address: 2400 Margaret Street
North Saint Paul MN 55109
Phone: (651) 747-2413

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.