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Home Energy Rebates

Public Engagement Opportunities

Minnesota will seek public input during the program planning and design phase of the Home Energy Rebate program. Sign up to receive email alerts for opportunities to engage.

Online public informational meeting 

The Minnesota Department of Commerce hosted an informational meeting  for Minnesota’s Home Energy Rebates program on June 12. If you were unable to attend, the video and presentation are available below. An additional meeting will be scheduled for September 2024.

In-person public forums

To provide opportunities for the public and interested stakeholders to inform the design of Minnesota’s Home Energy Rebate (HER) programs, Minnesota Department of Commerce will host six in-person public forums to take place throughout Minnesota over a two-week period in the summer of 2024. These forums aim to gather local perspectives, insights, and priorities from those who will benefit from the program, ensuring inclusivity and reaching populations often underrepresented in decision-making processes.

Who should attend: These are open to all Minnesota residents, especially those with an interest in energy efficiency or who work in the energy efficiency sector, including utilities and contractor workforce; non-profits, community-based organizations and advocacy groups; and renters, homeowners, and landlords. Please complete registration form to request any accessibility needs or special accommodations.  

Minneapolis – July 17, 2024
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Urban League Twin Cities
2100 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55411
Learn more and register here

St. Cloud – July 18, 2024
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
St. Cloud State University Atwood Memorial Center
651 1st Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Learn more and register here

Fergus Falls – July 23, 2024
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fergus Falls Public Library, Community Room
205 E Hampden Ave, Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Learn more and register here

Bemidji – July 24, 2024
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bemidji State University - Hobson Memorial Union, Beaux Arts Ballroom
1500 Birchmont Dr NE, Bemidji, MN 56601
Learn more and register here

Duluth – July 25, 2024
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
University of Minnesota Duluth, Kirby Student Union, Griggs Center, Room 202
1120 Kirby Drive, Duluth, MN 55812
Learn more and register here

Mankato - August 13, 2024 (Rescheduled)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mayo Clinic Health System
Event Center
Banquet Hall West
1 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN 56001
Learn more and register here


Advisory group & Topic-focused subcommittees

This high-level program planning group will meet online monthly from June 2024 to January 2025 with the purpose of listening to stakeholders to obtain valuable insights, recommendations, and guidance that contribute to informed decision making in the design of the HOMES and HEAR programs.

Subcommittees will be formed to carve out additional time to focus on the following topics and will hold 2-3 virtual meetings each between July and September 2024.

  • Equity
  • Workforce Development
  • Multi-Family Homes
  • Technology & Market Transformation

To express interest in participating the Advisory Group and Subcommittees, please fill out this form.

The next Advisory Group Meeting will be on Monday July 29, 10 AM – 12 PM CST.

Online Public Comment Form

This public comment form can be used to submit comments or questions for consideration by Commerce when designing Minnesota’s Home Energy Rebates programs. Submit your comments here.

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