Minnesota Power - Residential New Construction Rebate Program

April 06, 2023


Through Minnesota Power's Triple E New Construction Program, homeowners and builders can qualify for special incentive rebates by meeting specific energy standards on new home construction. These standards cover thermal integrity (insulation, windows and doors, exterior wind barriers), airtight construction, moisture control, appliances, lighting, ventilation, and heating system performance for air and water. This program is open to all residential new construction built in Minnesota Power's service area. For additional information on specific guidelines and requirements, review the program website.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.mnpower.com/EnergyConservation/TripleE
Administrator: Minnesota Power
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Water Heaters
  • Heat pumps
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Windows
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Insulation
Incentive Amount: Air Sealing: up to $1,700 measured by ACH50
Continuous Wall Insulation: $800
Foundation Walls: $450
Under-slab Insulation: $225
Attic Insulation: $125
Exposed Floor Insulation: $100
Efficient Windows: $400
Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) - Cold Climate: $1,500
Ground Source Heat Pump - MNGHPA Master Installer (per ton): $1,200
Ground Source Heat Pump (per ton): $1,000
Heat Pump Water Heater: $600

ENERGY STAR®, Indoor airPLUS, DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes, PHIUS (Passive): $250
Equipment Requirements: Continuous Wall Insulation: R-21 +5 or equivalent U-value

Foundation Walls: R-20+

Under-slab Insulation: (R-10 for non-heated and R-20 for heated)

Attic Insulation: R-60+

Exposed Floor Insulation: R-38 +5 or equivalent U-value

Efficient Windows: < 0.28 U-value


Name: Minnesota Power
Phone: (218) 355-2843
Email: customerprograms@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.