Connexus Energy - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

July 06, 2022


Connexus Energy provides rebates to commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers in order to encourage energy efficiency. Business customers are eligible for free energy evaluations and a variety of rebates on qualifying technologies, including:

  • High-efficiency lighting (rebates vary depending on the number of lamps installed and type of fixture) 
  • Geothermal heat pumps 
  • Chillers and air conditioners 
  • Adjustable speed drives 
  • Motor systems 

Rebate forms for these technologies are available on the program website. Custom incentives are also available; contact Connexus Energy to talk with a representative regarding custom rebates for energy efficiency in businesses.

To receive a rebate for new motor systems, the nameplate on the motor must clearly show the standards given by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Motors with greater power than 200 horsepower must be evaluated and approved by Connexus Energy before any rebate can be received.

Review the individual rebate worksheets available on the program website for more information.



Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Connexus Energy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Commercial Cooking Equipment
  • LED Lighting
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
  • HVAC
Incentive Amount: Lighting
Automatic Controls: $5 - $20
LED Fixtures: $25 - $120
LED Lamps: $2 - $15

Air Cooled Chiller: $15/ton
Water Cooled Chillers : $15/ton
Air Handling System: $70/VAV box
Air Source Heat Pumps: $200/ton, plus $5/ton for each 0.1 EER above minimum standard
Condensers: $18/ton, plus $5/ton for each 0.1 EER above minimum standard
Ground Source Heat Pumps: $200 - $400/ton
Ductless Mini-Split: $100/ton
Packaged Terminal AC: $50/ton
Rooftop Units: $18/ton, plus $5/ton for each 0.1 EER above minimum standard

Motors & Drives
Fractional Motor: $5/HP - $15/HP
Variable Frequency Drive: $30/HP

Commercial Kitchen Equipment
See application for details.

Electric Forklift - Fleet Addition, Conversion, & New Construction: $2,000/unit
Electric Forklift - Fleet Retention or Refurbished Fleet Additions: $500/unit
Compressed Air Evaluation: 50% of cost up to $15,000, depending on HP
EV charger, multi port: $2,000/charger
EV charger, single port: $500/charger

Custom: Varies, Contact a business account representative to learn more
Maximum Incentive: The maximum rebate amount shall be the lesser of 50% of the project cost or $30,000
Equipment Requirements: Custom: New equipment must exceed the energy efficiency of existing or standard equipment. See program website for guidelines
See individual program worksheets on website for all other equipment requirements


Name: Program Manager - CE
Address: 14601 Ramsey Boulevard NW
Ramsey MN 55303
Phone: (763) 323-2650

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.