Fairmont Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

January 29, 2024


Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) is a joint-action agency which generates and sells reliable electricity at wholesale to its seventeen non-profit, municipally-owned member utilities, and develops innovative products and services to help them deliver value to customers. With help from SMMPA, Fairmont Public Utilities provides incentives for residential and commercial customers to improve the energy efficiency of homes. Rebates are available for qualified dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners (central and room), lighting, heat pumps (air-source and geothermal), dehumidifiers, refrigerators, and freezers. Appliances must be ENERGY STAR to qualify for the rebate, and bonus incentives are available in some cases if the old working appliance is properly recycled. Specific program details and requirements can be found on the website listed above.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.SaveEnergyInFairmont.com
Administrator: Fairmont Public Utilities
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Motors
  • Other EE
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Light Fixtures: 50% of cost
Refrigerators: $25 - $75
Freezers: $25 - $75
Dishwashers: $25 - $40
Clothes Washers: $25 - $40
Heat Pump Clothes Dryers: $25 - $40
Washer-Dryer Combos: $25 - $65
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $60 - $400
Smart Thermostats: $10 - $100
Dehumidifiers: $15 - $50
Efficient Furnace Fan Motors: $50
ECM Circulator Pumps: $50 - $600
Room Air Conditioner: $25 - $50
Central Air Conditioner: $20 - $60
Ground Source Heat Pumps: $200 per ton plus up to $20 per ton for each EER above the minimum qualifying efficiency
Maximum Incentive: Light FIxtures: Up to $20
Room A/C: 2 per account
Equipment Requirements: See program website


Name: Fairmont Public Utilities
Organization: Fairmont Public Utilities
Address: 100 Downtown Plaza
Fairmont MN 56031
Phone: (507) 238-9461
Name: Marcus Hendrickson
Phone: (507) 990-5846

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.