Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) offers incentives to encourage commercial and industrial customers to increase the energy efficiency of facilities. Rebates are offered for the installation of energy efficient improvements, retrofit motors,variable speed drives, new or retrofit lighting, vending machine controllers, compressed air evaluations, ventilation systems, cooling systems and chillers. Agricultural equipment and efficiency measures such as dairy plate coolers, dairy-free water heaters, agriculture ventilation, and custom hog farrowing are also eligible for rebates.
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) offers financial incentives to encourage energy efficiency within the residential sector. Rebates are available for a variety of equipment including air-source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, Energy Star appliances, and electric resistance heating products. Equipment rebates are only available to those participating in the Energy Wise Programs, with the exception of appliances. All Heat pumps must be central systems to operate on Energy Wise programs and qualify for MVEC rebates.
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative offers low-interest loans to help residential customers finance energy efficiency improvements through the Energy Conservation Loan Program. ERC Loans can be used for:
[http://www.mpsutility.com Moorhead Public Service Utility] offers the Bright Energy Solutions Programs for commercial and industrial customers that purchase and install qualifying energy-efficient lighting, VFDs, and cooling equipment in existing facilities. The lighting rebate program offers rebates on energy efficient fluorescent T8 or T5 lighting with electronic ballasts, high bays, high performance (super) T-8s, pulse-start metal halide, compact fluorescent lamps, LED exit signs, and lighting controls.
Moorhead Public Service (MPS) offers rebates for qualifying electricity producing solar or wind renewable energy systems. Wind rebates are not availble to residential customers. Rebates are for up to $1,500 per kilowatt (kW). Systems must meet MPS interconnection standards. Interested customers should contact MPS directly using the contact information below.
Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency ([http://www.smmpa.com SMMPA]) is a joint-action agency which generates and sells reliable electricity at wholesale to its eighteen non-profit, municipally-owned member utilities, and develops innovative products and services to help them deliver value to customers.
Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency ([http://www.smmpa.com SMMPA]) is a joint-action agency which generates and sells reliable electricity at wholesale to its eighteen non-profit, municipally-owned member utilities, and develops innovative products and services to help them deliver value to customers. With help from SMMPA, Mora Municipal Utilities provides incentives for residential and commercial customers to improve the energy efficiency of homes.
Minnesota's net-metering law, enacted in 1983, applies to all investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities and electric cooperatives. All "qualifying facilities" less than 40 kilowatts (kW) in capacity are eligible.* Capacity is measured based on a system's output averaged over a 15-minute interval. There is no limit on statewide capacity.