New Prague Utilities Commission - Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

July 12, 2022


Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) is a joint-action agency which generates and sells reliable electricity at wholesale to its eighteen non-profit, municipally-owned member utilities, and develops innovative products and services to help them deliver value to customers. With help from SMMPA, New Prague Utilities Commission provides incentives for commercial and industrial customers to improve the energy efficiency of facilities. Rebates are available for a variety of energy-efficient equipment: lighting, HVAC, replacement motors, variable speed drives, anti-sweat heater controls for cooler/freezer doors, food service equipment, and custom measures. Each type of equipment has minimum efficiency and performance ratings which must be met in order to qualify for the rebate. These requirements can be found in the forms provided on the program's website.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: New Prague Utilities Commission
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Vending Machine Controls
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Lighting Equipment: Varies

HVAC Equipment
Cooling Equipment: Varies
Efficient Furnace Fan Motors: $50/unit
Variable Speed Drives: $200 - $8,000
Air Conditioner/Air Source Heat Pump Tune-Up: $40 - $60/unit

Motors & Pumps
Motors: $15 - $2,700
ECM HVAC Fan Motors: $60/unit
ECM Circulator Pumps: Varies

Refrigeration Equipment
ECM Evaporator Fan Motors in Refrig. Cases: Varies
ECM Motors on Refrigeration Compressor and Condenser Fans: $40/unit
Anti-Sweat Heater Controls: $35 - $45/door
Floating Head Pressure Controls: $300/unit
Add Doors to Open Multi-Deck Cases: $25 - $75/linear foot
Efficient Multi-Deck Case Doors: $35 - $100/door

Compressed Air Equipment & Leak Correction
Air Leak Correction: $4-$9/hp
Air Storage/Receiver Tank: $15/hp
Engineered Nozzle: $25
Low Pressure Drop Filter: $5/hp
No Loss Condensate Drain: $100/unit
Pressure/Flow Controller: $5/hp
Refrigerated Cycling Air Dryer: $2/CFM
VSD Air Compressor: $30/hp

Guestroom Energy Management Systems: $25 - $65/guestroom

VendingMisers or SnackMisers: $50/unit

Food Service Equipment: $100 - $1,000/unit
Low-Flow Spray Valves: 50% of installed cost

Custom Program: $0.045/first-year annual kWh savings
Equipment Requirements: See program website.


This program has 5 incentives
Technologies: Motors
Sectors: Commercial
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of 15.00 $/Unit, The incentive has a minimum of 2700.00 $/Unit
Technologies: Motor VFDs
Sectors: Commercial
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of 200.00 $/Unit, The incentive has a minimum of 8000.00 $/Unit
Technologies: Custom/Others pending approval
Sectors: Commercial
Parameters: The incentive is 0.04 $/kWh (1 year)
Technologies: Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Sectors: Commercial
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of 25.00 $/Unit, The incentive has a minimum of 65.00 $/Unit
Technologies: Vending Machine Controls
Sectors: Commercial
Parameters: The incentive is 50.00 $/Unit


Name: Marcus Hendrickson
Organization: Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
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.