East Central Energy - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

July 11, 2022


East Central Energy (ECE) offers a variety of rebates to commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers for the installation of specific energy-efficient equipment. Rebates are available for a variety of energy-efficient measures, including new and retrofit lighting projects, premium efficiency motors, adjustable speed drives, commercial and industrial cooling equipment, geothermal heat pumps, chillers, and air conditioners. Rebates are prescriptive and total rebate amounts are limited to 50% of the project cost up to $25,000. Interested customers should submit application forms (located on the program website) along with the necessary worksheets and itemized equipment invoices. The installation must be complete before funds will be issued.




Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.eastcentralenergy.com/rebates-commercial
Administrator: East Central Energy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Commercial Cooking Equipment
  • LED Lighting
  • HVAC
  • Level-2 Electric Vehicle Service Equipment
Incentive Amount: Agricultural Energy
Agricultural Ventilation: $15 - $400/fan
Hog Farrowing Mats: $30 - $50/crate
Engine Block Timer: $5/timer
Livestock Waterer: $75/waterer
Irrigator VFD: $10/HP

Commercial Food Service
Varies widely by equipment type. See application for more details.

Commercial Lighting
Varies widely by equipment type. See application for more details.

Compressed Air
Cycling air dryer: $150
Engineered nozzle: $30
Low pressure drop filter: $100
No loss drain: $100
Pressure/flow controller: $200
Storage tank: $750

Dairy Plate Cooler: $2/cow/day
Free Heater: $2/cow/day
Robotic Milking: $5000/stall
Vacuum Pump VSD: $20/HP
Milk Pump VSD: $20/HP

EC Motors and Drives
Fractional HP Motors: $5 - $15/motor

Electric Forklifts
Fleet Addition, Conversion, New Construction: $2,000/unit/40 hours and $1,000/unit/20 hours
Fleet Retention or Refurbished Fleet Addition: $500/unit

EV Charging
Public Chargers: $2,500/charger
Workplace & Multi-family: $2,500/charger
Fleet: $2,500/charger

Economizers: $10/ton
Demand Control Ventilation (DCV): $10/ton
Advanced Rooftop Controller (ARC): $50/ton
Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) Lighting: $0.10/installed watt
Cooling system Tune-up: $25, Contact a local HVAC service contractor and have them complete this form
Air Source Heat Pump: $1,250
Maximum Incentive: The maximum rebate amount shall be the lesser of 50% of the project cost or $25,000
Equipment Requirements: See Program Web Site for Equipment Requirements


Name: Business Account Specialist
Organization: East Central Energy
Address: P.O. Box 39
Braham MN 55006
Phone: (800) 254-7944
Email: info@ecemn.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.