Elk River Municipal Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

July 06, 2022


Elk River Municipal Utilities offers a variety of rebates to commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers for the installation of specific energy-efficient equipment. Rebates are available for new and retrofit lighting projects, premium efficiency motors, adjustable speed drives, food service equipment, geothermal heat pumps, economizers, chillers, air conditioners, heat pumps, and custom measures. Rebates are prescriptive and total rebate amounts are limited to $30,000. 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.

Custom grants are available for process and equipment changes that are not covered by prescriptive programs such as the HVAC, lighting, or Variable Frequency Drive rebates. Please call the ERMU office at 763.441.2020 if you have questions about the eligibility of a project. All custom rebates require pre-approval but can provide significant dollars to help offset the cost of the new, efficient equipment or changes to the manufacturing process used every day in your business.

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.ermumn.com/programs-rebates/commercial-rebates
Administrator: Elk River Municipal Utilities
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Dishwasher
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Commercial Cooking Equipment
  • LED Lighting
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
  • HVAC
  • Level-2 Electric Vehicle Service Equipment
Incentive Amount: LIGHTING
LED Lamps: $5 - $25
LED Fixtures: $18 - $120
Automatic Controls: $5 - $20

New Construction
LED Lamps: $3
LED Fixtures: $10 - $108
Automatic Controls: $ 5 - $20

Custom Lighting
See application for details.

Air Cooled Chillers: $10/ton
Water Cooled Chillers: $20/ton
Variable Air Volume (VAV) Box: $75/box
Geothermal Heat Pumps New: $600/ton
Geothermal Heat Pumps Refurbishment: $400/ton
Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC): $$15/ton
Mini-Split: $250 - $350/unit
Water Source Heat Pumps: $20/ton
Rooftop Units (RTU): $20/ton
Split System: $15/ton
Condensers: $15/ton
Air Source Heat Pumps: $220/ton
Economizers: $10/ton

See Website for details.

Electric Forklift Addition/Conversion/New Construction: $2,000/unit
Electric Forklift Retention/Refurbished: $500/unit
EV Charger: $200/charger
Commercial Food Service: See application for details.
Maximum Incentive: $30,000
Equipment Requirements: See Program Website for Equipment Requirements


Name: Customer Service
Organization: Elk River Municipal Utilities
Address: 13069 Orono Pkwy
Elk River MN 55330
Phone: (763) 441-2020

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.