Minnesota Power - Power Grant Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

June 21, 2011


Minnesota Power Power Grant Rebate Program provides rebates to its commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers for installing energy efficient lighting, electric motors and agricultural equipment. Rebate amount is based on kilowatt (kW) or kilowatt-hours (kWh) saved over the life of the energy saving equipment. The rebate amounts listed above are for retrofit projects; incentives for new construction may be less.

The maximum annual rebate available to a customer will be determined by average billing demand based on the following schedule:

Customer Demand Maximum Rebate(s)
0 to 100 kW $10,000
101 to 300 kW $25,000
Over 300 kW $50,000

Equipment must have an expected life of greater than 10 years to be eligible. Customers must contribute an amount greater than or equal to the estimated annual electric cost savings.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.mnpower.com/powerofone/one_business/powergrant/rebates.htm
Administrator: Minnesota Power
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motors
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Incentive Amount: T8 Fixtures: $5-$20/fixture
T5 Fixtures: $3-$12/fixture
Pulse Medal Halide: $12 or $30/fixture
CFL Fixtures: $10 or $20
Occupancy Sensors: $8-$30
LED Exit Signs: $3
High Volume/Low Speed Fans: $350
Exhaust Fans: $35
Motors: $5/hp; based on $200/kWh saved
Maximum Incentive: Customer Demand: Maximum Rebate
0 to 100 kW: $10,000
101 to 300 kW: $25,000
Over 300 kW: $50,000
Customers with multiple accounts may not exceed the maximum rebate amount per customer.
Eligible System Size: Customers using a large power rate are ineligible for this program.
Equipment Requirements: All CFLs must be Energy Star qualified
Installation Requirements: Customers have 12 months to complete the project after the rebate has been approved. Rebates will be awarded only after the project has been completed and inspected by Minnesota Power.


Name: Customer Service - MN Power
Organization: Minnesota Power
Address: 30 West Superior Street
Duluth MN 55802
Phone: (800) 228-4966
Name: Tim Gallagher
Address: 3215 Arrowhead Road
Duluth MN 55811-4257
Phone: (218) 722-5642
Email: tgallagher@mnpower.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.