MMPA - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program

July 15, 2022


Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) generates and purchases electricity for 12 member communities in Minnesota. Through these communities, MMPA offers a number of rebates to commercial and industrial customers for upgrading certain equipment. Rebates are available for lighting retrofit, lighting new construction, and variable speed drives on HVAC systems. Rebates are also offered for custom projects if customers contact their utility.

All equipment requirements must be met in order to qualify for rebates. Customers should visit the website listed above and select their local utility for more program information, to access forms, and/or to review equipment requirements. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Motor VFDs
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: These incentive amounts are estimates gathered from Arlington's WeSaveBusiness rebates

They are a good estimate of the other utilities participating in the WeSaveBusiness Program, but individual utilities should be contacted to validate the information.

Variable Frequency Drive: $40/HP; up to 50% of cost

Lighting Retrofit
LED Lamps: $5 - $8/unit
LED Downlight Fixtures: $20 - $50/unit
LED Troffer Fixtures and Retrofit Kits: $30/unit
LED High/Low Bay Fixtures and Retrofit Kits: $30 - $250/unit
Refrigerated Case Door Lighting: $50/unit
LED Exit Signs: $25/unit
Photocell: $20/unit
Exterior Lighting: $25 - $130/unit

New Construction Lighting
LED Lamps: $5/unit
LED Downlight Luminaries: $20 - $40/unit
LED Troffer Fixtures: $30/unit
LED High/Low Bay Fixtures: $50 - $175/unit
Refrigerated Case Door Lighting: $35/door
Exterior Lighting: $25 - $100
Maximum Incentive: In no case will rebates exceed the purchase price of equipment; maximum rebates are set by participating cities
Equipment Requirements: See program website for full requirements
Installation Requirements: Installation must be completed before submitting rebate application


This program has 3 incentives
Technologies: Lighting
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of 5.00 $/Unit, The incentive has a minimum of 250.00 $/Unit
Technologies: Lighting Controls/Sensors
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Parameters: The incentive is 20.00 $/Unit
Technologies: Motor VFDs
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Parameters: The incentive is 40.00 $/horsepower


Name: We Save
Organization: Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
Address: 220 South Sixth Street, Suite 1300
Minneapolis MN 55402
Phone: (612) 349-6868

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.