Rochester Public Utilities - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

April 06, 2023


Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) offers incentives to commercial and industrial customers that install energy-efficient equipment in eligible facilities. Rebates are available for a variety of energy efficiency measures, including lighting equipment, HVAC equipment, anti-sweat heater controls for cooler/freezer doors, heat pumps (air and ground source), food service equipment, motors and variable speed drives. Rebates on Energy Star appliances are also available through this program. Custom energy efficiency rebates, including equipment and measures not found in the formal rebate program, are also available to RPU customers. Applications must be submitted and approved before the new equipment is installed. Customers must submit original invoices with the quantity, price of materials, purchase or order date, installation costs, and all applicable tax information. Rebates are available until funds are exhausted for the calendar year. Contact RPU for more information on this program.


Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Rochester Public Utilities
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Dishwasher
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Food Service Equipment
  • LED Lighting
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: Air Compressor Leak Repair: $4-$9/HP
Air Source Heat Pumps: $100-$2,200/unit, efficiency bonus rebate available
Air Conditioners: Varies
Air Conditioner Clean and Tune: $40-$60
Anti-Sweat Heater Controls: $35-$45
Compressed Air Equipment: Varies
Commercial Cooling Equipment: $50/ton
Chiller Clean and Tune: $3-$5/ton
Dishwashers: $300-$1,000/unit
Electric Chiller: $8-$15/ton
Electric Heat Pump Water Heater: $60-$400
Food Service Equipment: Varies
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $200 per ton, efficiency bonus rebate available
Guest Room Energy Management Equipment: $25-$65
High-Efficiency HVAC Fans: $120-$1,100
Lighting: Varies
Motors: $40-$2,700/motor
Programmable Thermostat: 50% of cost up to $50
Refrigeration Equipment: $15-$50
Variable Speed Drives: $200-$4,000
Water Source Heat Pump: $50/ton, efficiency bonus rebate available
Custom Measures: $0.045 per kWh saved
Equipment Requirements: See Program Applications on web site for equipment requirements.


This program has 6 incentives
Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Sectors: Commercial
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of 200.00 $/ton
Technologies: Dishwasher
Sectors: Commercial
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of 300.00 $/Unit, The incentive has a minimum of 1000.00 $/Unit
Technologies: Motors
Sectors: Commercial
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of 40.00 $/motor, The incentive has a minimum of 2700.00 $/motor
Technologies: Motor VFDs
Sectors: Commercial
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of 200.00 $/Unit, The incentive has a minimum of 4000.00 $/Unit
Technologies: Custom/Others pending approval
Sectors: Commercial
Parameters: The incentive is 0.04 $/kWh
Technologies: Programmable Thermostats
Sectors: Commercial
Parameters: The incentive is 50.00 % of cost, The incentive has a minimum of $50.00


Name: Customer Service
Organization: Rochester Public Utilities
Address: 4000 East River Road NE
Rochester MN 55906
Phone: (507) 280-1500

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.