Preston Public Utilities - Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

July 13, 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, Preston Public Utilities provides incentives for its commercial and industrial customers to improve the energy efficiency of facilities. Rebates are available for a variety of energy-efficient equipment including lighting, HVAC, motors, variable speed drives, anti-sweat heater controls for cooler/freezer doors, vending machine controls, 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: Preston Public Utilities
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Vending Machine Controls
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Lighting
See rebate form and program materials for details

Air Conditioner/ASHP/Chiller Tune-Up
See rebate form and program materials for details
Efficient Furnace Fan Motors $50 per unit
Variable Speed Drives (VSD) New/Retrofit: $400 (1 hp) to $8000 (200 hp)
Variable Speed Drives (VSD) Inventoried: $200 (1 hp) to $4000 (200 hp)

Motors & Pumps
Premium-Efficiency Motors Replacement: $100 (1 hp) to $2400 (200 hp)
Enhanced Premium-Efficiency Motors Replacement of working motors: $120 (1 hp) to $2700 (200 hp)
Enhanced Premium-Efficiency Motors New/Replacement of failed motors: $40 (1 hp) to $900 (200 hp)
Enhanced Premium-Efficiency Motors Inventoried: $15 (1 hp) to $450 (200 hp)
ECM HVAC Fan Motors: $60 per unit
ECM Circulator Pumps: See rebate form for ECM pump rebate details.

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

Compressed Air Equipment & Leak Correction
Air Leak Correction: $4 - $9 per HP
Air Storage/Receiver Tank: $15 per HP
Engineered Nozzle: $25 per nozzle
Low Pressure Drop Filter: $5 per HP
No Loss Condensate Drain: $100 per drain
Pressure/Flow Controller: $5 per HP
Refrigerated Cycling Air Dryer: $2 per CFM
VSD Air Compressor < 50 HP: $30 per HP

Guestroom Energy Management Systems
Occupancy sensor controlled system: $25-$65 per controlled guestroom

VendingMisers & SnackMisers
Vending machine controllers; indoor locations; not located in areas with constant activity: $50 per unit

Food Service Equipment
Combination Ovens: $900
Convection Ovens: $225
Fryers: $150
Griddles: $175
Insulated Holding Cabinets: $200 - $300
Steam Cookers: $400 - $550
Refrigerators & Freezers: $100 - $125
Ice Makers: $75 - $225
Dishwashers: $300 - $1000
Ventilation Hood Controllers: $165 per fan
Low-Flow Spray Valves: 50% of installed cost

Custom Program
$0.045 per first-year annual energy (kWh) saved.
Rebate cannot exceed project cost.
See custom rebate form for details.

Equipment Requirements: See program website.


Name: Customer Service
Organization: Preston Public Utilities
Address: 210 Fillmore Street W
Preston MN 55965
Phone: (507) 765-2491
Name: Brian Hammersten
Organization: Preston Public Utilities
Phone: (612) 386-8829

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.