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ENERGY STAR™ appliance and LED lamp rebates, renewable energy program, and other conservation initiatives.
State law requires municipal utilities operating in Minnesota to invest at least 1.5% of their gross revenues towards reducing their customers’ power consumption, as well as improving efficient use of energy resources in general. Passed in 2013 by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, State Statute 216B requires all utilities to reduce kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy consumption by implementing conservation strategies with its residential, commercial, and industrial customers.
DMU proudly offers the following green energy incentives and programs for customers who take steps to reduce their carbon footprint.
Energy-efficient products and practices can help families reduce their carbon footprint, as well as cut their average energy bills by about one-third. DMU offers rebates for Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights up to a quantity of 50 lamps per calendar year per household. Additionally, we provide rebates for qualified, ENERGY STAR™-rated appliances.
Review the "rules and regulations" section below, and then submit your application today. Contact us with any questions or for assistance.
To apply for a residential rebate:
DMU customers can elect to receive all or part of their power from a green energy source with our Renewable Energy Program. Through this voluntary service, you can purchase blocks of 100 kWh power for a minimum period of 12 months, with automatic renewal unless you submit a written request for service to be discontinued. This program is offered to meet state-mandated requirements per Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 216B.169.Download Enrollment Form
DMU's commercial and industrial customers may file for customized rebates in lighting, ventilation, heating, motors and variable speed drives, air conditioning, and air compressors. All applications will be reviewed, and rebates for changes that produce energy savings will be approved on a case-by-case basis.
The goals and articles of the State Conservation Statute include: