Preston Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

February 06, 2024


Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) is a joint-action agency which generates and sells reliable electricity at wholesale to its seventeen 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 residential and commercial customers to improve the energy efficiency of homes. Rebates are available for qualified dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers, air conditioners (central and room), lighting, heat pumps (air-source and geothermal), dehumidifiers, refrigerators, freezers, and furnace fan motors. 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:
Administrator: Preston Public Utilities
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 Fixtures: 50% of cost up to $20
Refrigerators: $25 - $75
Freezers: $25 - $75
Dishwashers: $25 - $40
Clothes Washers: $25 - $40
Heat Pump Clothes Dryers: $25 - $40
Washer-Dryer Combo: $25 - $65
Heat Pump Water Heater: $60 - $400
Smart Thermostats: $10 - $100
Dehumidifiers: $15 - $50
Furnace Fan Motor: $50
ECM Circulator Pumps: $50 - $600
Room Air Conditioners: $25 - $50
Central Air Conditioner: $20 - $60
Air Source Heat Pump: $20 - $60
Ground Source Heat Pump: $200 per ton plus $20 per ton for each 1 EER above the minimum qualifying efficiency
Maximum Incentive: LED Light Fixtures: Up to $20
Room A/C: 2 per account
Equipment Requirements: See program website


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

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.