Energy Wise® Rebates

With rebates on everything from LED light bulbs to ground-source heat pumps, it’s easy and cost effective to make your home more energy efficient. For questions, contact the Energy Experts® at 651-463-6243.

Limited funds are available and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Rebate amounts and programs are subject to change without notice.

Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)

  • Up to $1 per bulb for ENERGY STAR® rated CFLs.

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

  • Up to $3 per bulb for LEDs.
  • Bulbs purchased at Batteries + Bulbs stores or through other promotional discounts are not eligible for the mail-in rebate.

LED Holiday Lights

  • Up to $2 per LED holiday lights string set.

Download Rebate Form (for CFL, LED and LED Holiday Lights)

Residential LED Yard Light

  • $30 for LED fixture only (no lamps).
  • Must be member-owned.
  • Must be ENERGY STAR® or Design Lights Consortium (DLC) rated.

Download Rebate Form and Information Sheet

Special Lighting Promotions

  • $3 off select Duracell® LED bulbs at Eagan and Apple Valley Batteries + Bulbs stores through Dec. 31, 2017.
  • Online with instant rebates at EnergyWise® online store, available only to members of Dakota Electric Association.

CFL Recycling

Fluorescent and high-intensity discharge lamps contain small amounts of mercury. Mercury is harmful to the environment, and placing the lamps in the garbage is illegal. To learn how to lawfully dispose of the lamps, visit Earth911.com or call the MN Pollution Control Agency at 651-296-6300.

Dehumidifier

  • $25 for an ENERGY STAR® rated dehumidifier.
  • Limit one rebate per member account.

Download Rebate Form

Refrigerator

  • $75 for ENERGY STAR® rated refrigerator.
  • Requires recycling of replaced unit.
  • Limit one rebate per member account.

Download Rebate Form

Freezer

  • $75 for ENERGY STAR® rated freezer.
  • Requires recycling of replaced unit.
  • Limit one rebate per member account.

Download Rebate Form

Refrigerator/Freezer RECYCLING ONLY

  • $75 for recycling a working refrigerator or freezer.
  • Does not require purchase of a new ENERGY STAR® appliance.
  • Recycling vendor must verify appliance is in working order when accepted for recycling.
  • May not be used in conjunction with another Dakota Electric rebate program.

Download Rebate Form

Electric Water Heater

Learn more about Energy Wise® off-peak water heating

Heat Pump Water Heater

  • $500 for an ENERGY STAR® rated heat pump water heater.
  • Limit one rebate per member account.

Download Rebate Form

Electric Clothes Dryer

  • $75 for an ENERGY STAR® rated electric clothes dryer.
  • Limit one rebate per member account.

Download Rebate Form

  • $0.50 per watt of installed solar, not to exceed $4,000.
  • Monthly payment based on kilowatt-hour (kWh) production, as recorded by Dakota Electric’s production meter.

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Central Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Tuneup

  • Receive a $25 rebate for having your system tuned up by a contractor of your choice.

Download Rebate Form

Central Air Conditioner Quality Installation

Rebate amounts based on energy-efficiency rating and installation by a registered contractor.

  • SEER 13-14 $50
  • SEER 14.5 $180
  • SEER 15 $280
  • SEER 16+ $330

You must use a registered contractor to install the unit to qualify for a rebate. Rebate applications are available only through registered contractors.

Search for a qualified contractor

Quality Install Registration/Forms (For Contractors)

Ductless Air-Source Heat Pump

  • $300-$500 for an ENERGY STAR® rated ductless, air-source heat pump.

Download Rebate Form

Air-Source Heat Pump Quality Installation

Rebate amounts based on energy-efficiency rating and installation by a registered contractor.

  • SEER13-14 $330
  • SEER 14.5 $480
  • SEER 15 $580
  • SEER 16+ $630

You must use a registered contractor to install the unit to qualify for a rebate. Rebate applications are available only through registered contractors.

Search for a qualified contractor

Quality Install Registration/Forms (For Contractors)

Ground-Source Heat Pump

  • $400 per ton installed.

Download Rebate Form

Learn More About Heat Pump Technology 

Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) Heat

ECM Furnace Motor

  • $100 for an electronically commutated motor (ECM) for furnaces.

Download the Rebate Form and Factsheet

  • Receive up to a $500 incentive for putting your Level 1 or Level 2 charger on one of our EV ChargeWise programs.

Download Rebate Form

Variable Speed Pool Pump

  • $200 for an ENERGY STAR® rated variable speed pool pump.
  • Any new multi-speed, variable-speed and variable-flow pumps with an Energy Factor (EF) > 3.8.

Download Rebate Form and Factsheet

Air-Source Heat Pump (ASHP) Pool Heater

  • $400 for a new ASHP pool heating system or for the replacement of electric resistance pool boiler systems to ASHPs.
  • Must be tested to AHRI 1160 testing standards.
  • Must have a minimum Coefficient of Performance of 5.0.

Download Rebate Form and Factsheet