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Financial Incentives

Utility Service Providers

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission provides contact information for cooperative, investor-owned and municipal electric utility and investor-owned and municipal natural gas utility providers in Minnesota. Type your zip code into the “find on this page” feature at the links below to highlight the service provider for that area.

Look up rebates that are available from your local electric and natural gas utility company for energy efficiency improvements. Provided by Minnesota Energy Smart, within the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

Comprehensive information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) is provided by North Carolina State University.

Efficiency Financing Programs

The Division of Energy Resources provides support for three loan programs. 

  • Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) allows property owners to borrow money from special financing districts to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The borrowers repay the loan through an annual special tax on their property bill. 
  • The Guaranteed Energy Savings Program (GESP) provides technical, contractual and financial assistance to public entities seeking to leverage the State’s GESP Master Contract to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects using “guaranteed” energy saving performance contracts and tax-exempt lease purchase financing.   
  • The Trillion Btu Energy Efficiency Loan Program leverages public and private funding to help businesses make energy efficiency improvements that lower their energy costs.