New Prague Utilities Commission - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

June 18, 2022

Summary

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 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: https://smmpa.com/members/new-prague
Administrator: New Prague Utilities Commission
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: LED Light Bulbs: 50% of cost
Light Fixtures: 50% of cost
Refrigerators/Freezers: $25 plus an additional $50 to pay for recycling
Dishwashers: $25 - $40
Clothes Washers: $25 - $40
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $60 - $400
Smart Thermostats: $10 - $100
Dehumidifiers: $15 (no recycling) or $25-$40 (recycling)
Efficient Furnace Fan Motors: $50
ECM Circulator Pumps: $50 - $600
Room A/C: $25 plus an additional $25 for recycling
Air Source Heat Pumps: $125 - $500
Central A/C and Air Source Heat Pump Tune-Up: $20 - $60
Ground Source Heat Pumps: $200/ton plus $25/ton for each 1 EER above minimum qualifying efficiency
Maximum Incentive: LED Light Bulbs: $7
Light Fixtures: $10-$20
Room A/C: 2 per account
Central A/C and Air Source Heat Pump Tune-Up: 1 rebate per unit every two years
Equipment Requirements: See program website

Contact

Name: New Prague Utilities
Organization: New Prague Utilities Commission
Address: 118 Central Ave. N
New Prague MN 56071
Phone: (952) 758-4401

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.