Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebates (Offered by 5 Utilities)

November 14, 2023


Bright Energy Solutions offers energy efficiency cash incentive programs to business customers of municipal utilities that are members of Missouri River Energy Services. In North Dakota, this includes:

  • Cavalier Municipal Utilities
  • Hillsboro Municipal Utilities
  • Lakota Municipal Light Plant
  • Northwood Municipal Utilities
  • Valley City Public Works

For business customers, rebates are available for commercial refrigeration, compressed air, food service equipment, heating and cooling, lighting, and more.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: North Dakota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Bright Energy Solutions/Missouri River Energy Services
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Dishwasher
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Food Service Equipment
  • LED Lighting
  • HVAC
Incentive Amount: Commercial Refrigeration
Commercial Ice Machines: $50 - $300
Replace Open Multi-Deck Cooler or Freezer with Glass Door Reach-In/Install Retrofit Doors: $30 - $40/linear ft.
Electronically Commutated Motors (ECMs) Fan Motors: $20 - $60
Low-Heat Reach-In Freezer Doors: $25/door
No-Heat Reach-In Case Doors: $15 - $50/door
LED Refrigerated Case Lighting: $25 - $30/door vertical lighting; $3.00 - $4.00/lamp foot horizontal lighting
Occupancy Sensor Controlling LED: $5.00/door
Strip Curtains: $150 - $900/opening

Compressed Air
Variable Frequency Rotary Vane or Screw Compressor (up to 200 HP): $35/HP
No Loss Air Drains: $160/drain
Mist Eliminators: $4.00/HP
Dew Point Demand Controls: $150/100 CFM
Cycling Refrigerated Dryers: $75/100 CFM
Added Compressor Air Storage: $20/HP
Low-Pressure Blowers: $1,500/HP
Engineered Air Nozzles: $20/nozzle
Compressed Air Controller: $3.25/HP

Electric Forklift, Tow Tractor and Li-Ion Battery
Electric Forklifts or Tow Tractors: $2,000 each
Lithium Battery for Forklifts and Tow Tractors: $600/forklift

Food Service for Business
Commercial Fryers (electric only): $600 - $1,750
Commercial Griddles (electric only): $1,400
Commercial Steam Cookers (electric only): $1,200 - $1,700
Hot Food Holding Cabinets (electric only): $200 - $400
Convection Ovens (electric only): $900
Combination Oven/Steamers (electric only): $2,400
Kitchen Hood Controls: $200/HP
Commercial Dishwasher: $100 - $1,000 (high temp); $150 - $1,000 (low temp)

Heating and Cooling
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $200/ton
ECM Motors: $70 - $1,000/unit
Window or Wall A/C: $25/unit
Guest Room Energy Management Systems: $50/room
Demand Controlled Ventilation: $35/1,000 sq. ft.
Energy Recovery Ventilators: $0.70/SCFM
Heat Pump Water Heater: $150/unit
Window Film: $0.40/sq. ft.
Whole-Home/Professional Dehumidifier: $200

LED Technologies: $1.50 - $25/unit
LED High or Low Bay Lighting: $15 - $115/unit
LED Indoor Grow Lighting Fixtures: $100 - $175/unit
Reduced Wattage Fluorescent T8 - Lamps Only: $1.00/unit
Controls and Sensors: $0.06 - $0.12/watt controlled

Energy Efficiency: $270/average kW saved during peak utility hours up to $75 of total project costs, or 100% of material costs if self-installed
Custom Electrification: Determined by the utility, up to 75% of total project costs, or 100% of material cost if self-installed

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation: $8.00/ton of affected HVAC
Variable Frequency Drives on HVAC Fans, HVAC Pumps and Processor Pumps: $40/HP
High Efficiency Pumps (1 - 20 HP): $9 - $20/HP (constant load pumps); $6 - $31/HP (variable load pumps)
Infrared Curing and Drying: $0.15/kWh predicted to be used annually
Equipment Requirements: Requirements vary by measure.


Name: Bright Energy Solutions
Organization: Missouri River Energy Services
Address: 3724 West Avera Drive
Sioux Falls SD 57109-8920
Phone: (605) 338-4042

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.