Dakota Electric Association - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

July 12, 2022


Dakota Electric Association provides financial incentives for commercial and industrial customers to increase the energy efficiency of eligible facilities. Rebates are limited to 50% of the project cost up to a maximum of $100,000. Customers who wish to participate in this rebate program should call Dakota Electric Association before the new equipment is purchased to ensure that funding is still available. Application forms and examples of products in each category can be found below or at the website above.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.dakotaelectric.com/member-services/programs-rebates/for-your-business/energy-wise-rebates/
Administrator: Dakota Electric Service
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Lighting
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motor VFDs
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Vending Machine Controls
  • Personal Computing Equipment
  • Data Center Equipment
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Agriculture
Agricultural Ventilation
Dairy Free-Heater
Dairy Plate Cooler (Well Water Pre-Cooler)
Robotic Milking Parlor
Irrigation Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)
Agriculture Application

Energy audit
Building commissioning
Compressed air study
Building Certification
Engineering and design assistance
Building Studies
Auditor List
Compressed Air

Electric Forklifts
Electric Forklifts
High Frequency Charging
Forklift Form

EV Charging
Email rebates@dakotaelectric.com for more information

Food Service
Hot food holding cabinets
Ovens, cooktops and griddles
Electric fryers
Electric steamers
Vending controls
Food Service Form

Air-Source Heat Pump (ASHP)
Variable Air Volume Systems (VAV)
Rooftop Units (RTUs)
Condensing Units
Split Systems
Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC)
Ground Source Heat Pump

Healthy Building
Advanced Rooftop Controller (ARC)
Demand Control Ventilation (DCV)
Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI)
Lighting Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Assessment
Healthy Buildings

LED Lighting
Custom Lighting
Lighting Retrofit
Special small business incentives
Lighting Form

Fractional HP Motors and Drives
Variable frequency drives
Fractional horsepower motors
Motors and Drives Form

Maximum Incentive: $100,000
Equipment Requirements: Review Program Worksheets (available on website)


Name: Energy Experts®
Organization: Dakota Electric Service
Phone: (651) 463-6243
Email: rebates@dakotaelectric.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.