Wild Rice Electric Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

May 25, 2011


In order to encourage energy efficiency among its customers, Wild Rice Electric Cooperative, in association with the Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. and the Northern Municipal Power Agency, offers rebates for the purchase of qualifying energy efficient equipment. The following measures are eligible for rebates under this program:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Compact Fluorescent Lights
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
More information regarding equipment requirements and applications may be found on the program web site listed above. Participating municipal utilities are also listed on the program application.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.wildriceelectric.com/msp-rebates.html
Administrator: Wild Rice Electric
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Clothes Washers
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Furnaces
  • Heat pumps
  • Programmable Thermostats
Incentive Amount: Compact Fluorescent Lights: $2/light bulb
Clothes Washers: $50
Water Heaters: $150
Programmable Thermostat: $25
Furnaces: $150
Air-Source Heat Pumps: $150
Mini-Split/Ductless Air-Source Heat Pumps: $500
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $200/ton (open-loop); $400/ton (closed-loop)
Geothermal Heat Pumps (Replacement) : $100/ton (open-loop); $200/ton (closed-loop)
Maximum Incentive: CFL bulbs: limit 12
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $2,500 (open-loop); $5,000 (closed loop)
Eligible System Size: Water Heater: 80 gallons
Equipment Requirements: Clothes Washers: must be Energy Star rated
Water Heater: EF greater than 0.90. Must be controlled under the load management program
Furnace: Must include ECM Motor on indoor blower
Air-source Heat Pump: 14.0 SEER, 8.2 HSPF
Mini-Split/Ductless Air-Source Heat Pumps: 15 SEER
Geothermal Heat Pumps: 16.2 EER and 3.6 COP (open loop); 14.1 EER and 3.3 COP (closed loop)


Name: Member Services
Address: 502 North Main
Mahnomen MN 56557
Phone: (218) 935-2517
Email: memberservices@wildriceelectric.com

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.