Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency - (17 Municipal Utilities) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

April 12, 2023


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:

  • Austin Utilities
  • Blooming Prairie Public Utilities
  • Fairmont Public Utilities
  • Grand Marais Public Utilities
  • Lake City Utilities
  • Litchfield Public Utilities
  • Mora Municipal Utilities
  • New Prague Utilities Commission
  • Owatonna Public Utilities
  • Preston Public Utilities
  • Princeton Public Utilities
  • Redwood Falls Public Utilities
  • Rochester Public Utilities
  • Saint Peter Municipal Utilities
  • Spring Valley Municipal Utilities
  • Waseca Utilities
  • Wells Public Utilities

Incentives vary by utility company. Contact your municipal power provider for more information.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Clothes Washers
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Motors
  • Other EE
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Note: Incentives vary by utility company, those found below are the most common. Contact your municipal power provider for more information.

LED Light Bulbs: 50% of LED bulb cost, up to $7
Light Fixtures: 50% of cost up to $30
Refrigerators: $25 plus an additional rebate of up to $50 to pay for recycling your old, working refrigerator
Freezers: $25 plus an additional rebate of up to $50 to pay for recycling your old, working freezer
Dishwashers: $25 - $40
Clothes Washers: $25 - $40
Heat Pump Clothes Dryers: $25 - $40
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $60 - $400
Smart Thermostats: $10 - $100
Dehumidifiers: $15 - $25
Efficient Furnace Fan Motors: $50
ECM Circulator Pumps: $50 - $600
Room Air Conditioners: $25 - $50
Central Air Conditioners & Air Source Heat Pumps: See rebate form for details
Ground Source Heat Pumps: $200/ton plus additional rebates based on efficiency
Maximum Incentive: Room AC: Two units per account
Equipment Requirements: All appliances must be ENERGY STAR rated
Check additional requirements on program web site


Name: Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
Address: 500 1st Ave. SW
Rochester MN 55902
Phone: (507) 285-0478

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.