Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) is a joint-action agency which generates and sells reliable electricity at wholesale to eighteen non-profit, municipally-owned member utilities:
Develops innovative products and services to help them deliver value to customers. With help from SMMPA, Waseca Utilities provides incentives for residential and commercial customers to improve the energy efficiency of homes. Rebates are available for qualified dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners (central and room), lighting, heat pumps (air-source and geothermal), dehumidifiers, refrigerators, and freezers. Appliances must be ENERGY STAR to qualify for the rebate, and bonus incentives are available in some cases if the old working appliance is properly recycled. Specific program details and requirements can be found on the website listed above.
|Incentive Type:||Rebate Program|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||
Lighting: 50% of cost up to $7-$30
Refrigerators: $25, plus $50 for recycling an old, working unit
Freezers: $25, plus $50 for recycling an old, working unit
Dishwashers: $25 - $40
Clothes Washers: $25 - $40
Dehumidifiers: $15, plus $25 for recycling an old, working unit
Heat Pump Clothes Dryers: $25 - $40
Efficient Furnace Fan Motors: $50
ECM Circulator Pumps: $50 - $600
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $60-$400
Smart Thermostats: $10-$100
Room A/C: $25, plus $25 for recycling an old, working unit
Central A/C and Air Source Heat Pumps Tune-Up: $20-$60
Geothermal Heat Pump: $200/ton, plus $20/ton for every 1 EER above minimum required EER
|Maximum Incentive:||Room AC: 2 per account|
|Equipment Requirements:||See program website.|
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.
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