Stearns Electric Association - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

July 06, 2022


To encourage energy efficiency, Stearns Electric offers rebates to agricultural, industrial, and commercial customers. This program covers a wide range of energy-efficient technologies including new and retrofit lighting, HVAC, economizers, motors, variable frequency drives, building studies and certification, compressed air, and agricultural equipment. Customers must contact Stearns Electric for certain incentive amounts which are not listed on the program website. For rebate applications and more information on the rebate amounts, eligible technologies, and necessary efficiency requirements, visit the program website listed above.


  • Building Studies and Certification
  • Compressed Air
  • Commercial Food Service
  • HVAC Chillers
  • Try Before You Buy Forklift
  • Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging

Call The Energy Service department during business hours at (800) 962-0655.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Stearns Electric Association
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Lighting
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Other EE
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Commercial Cooking Equipment
  • HVAC
Incentive Amount: New Construction LED Lighting: up to 15% of materials cost
Retrofit LED Lighting: up to 15% of material or equipment cost
Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners: $10/ton plus $1.75-$3.50/ton per 0.1 EER above base
Mini-Split: $200-$300/unit
Water-Source Heat Pumps: $13/ton plus $1.30/ton per 0.1 EER above base
Rooftop Units (RTUs): $18/ton plus additional incentives for every 0.1 EER above base
Split Systems and Condensers: $10/ton plus additional incentives for every 0.1 EER above base
Air Source Heat Pumps: $200/ton plus $1/ton per 0.1 EER above base
Economizers: $10/ton
Motors: Varies, see program website
Agricultural Equipment: Varies, see program website
Maximum Incentive: Maximum rebate is limited to 25% of equipment costs or $10,000
Equipment Requirements: See rebate applications


Name: Energy Service department
Address: 900 Kraft Dr SE
Melrose MN 56352
Phone: (800) 962-0655

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.