Wells Public Utilities - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Last updated: July 11, 2019

Program Overview

Implementing Sector:Utility
Category:Financial Incentive
Incentive Type:Rebate Program
Web Site:http://www.SaveEnergyInWells.com
Administrator:Wells Public Utilities
Utilities:City of Wells
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:Geothermal Heat Pumps
Eligible Efficiency Technologies:Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators/Freezers, Dehumidifiers, Lighting, Heat pumps, Air conditioners, Other EE, LED Lighting
Incentive Amount:LED Light Bulbs and Light Fixtures: 50% of cost Refrigerators/Freezers: $25 plus $50 to pay for old, working refrigerator/freezer Dishwashers: $25-$40 Clothes Washers: $50-$100 Room AC: $25 plus an additional $25 for old, working room AC unit Central AC and Air-Source Heat Pumps: $100-$200 AC/ Heat Pump Tune-Up: $35 Ground Source Heat Pumps: $2000/ton plus $25 per ton for each 1 EER above the minimum qualifying efficiency (varies depending on the system) Dehumidifier: $15-$40
Maximum Incentive:LED Light Bulbs and Light Fixtures: varies depending on type ($10-$25) Room AC: Two units per account AC/ Heat Pump Tune-Up: one per unit every two years
Equipment Requirements:All appliances must be ENERGY STAR rated Check additional requirements on program web site


Technologies:Geothermal Heat Pumps
Parameters:The incentive is 200.00 $/ton
Technologies:Heat pumps, Air conditioners
Parameters:The incentive has a minimum of 100.00 $/Unit, The incentive has a maximum of $200.00
Parameters:The incentive is 25.00 $/Unit
Technologies:Clothes Washers
Parameters:The incentive is 50.00 $/Unit, The incentive has a maximum of $100.00
Parameters:The incentive has a minimum of 15.00 $/Unit, The incentive has a maximum of $40.00
Technologies:Lighting, LED Lighting
Parameters:The incentive is 50.00 %, The incentive has a maximum of $25.00
Parameters:The incentive has a minimum of 25.00 $/Unit, The incentive has a maximum of $40.00


Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) is a joint-action agency which generates and sells reliable electricity at wholesale to its eighteen non-profit, municipally-owned member utilities:

  • Austin Utilities
  • Blooming Prairie Public Utilities
  • Fairmont Public Utilities
  • Grand Marais Public Utilities
  • Lake City Utilities
  • Litchfield Public Utilities
  • Mora Municipal Utilities
  • New Prague Utilities Commission
  • North Branch Municipal Water and Light
  • Owatonna Public Utilities
  • Preston Public Utilities
  • Princeton Public Utilities
  • Redwood Falls Public Utilities
  • Rochester Public Utilities
  • Saint Peter Municipal Utilities
  • Spring Valley Municipal Utilities
  • Waseca Utilities
  • Wells Public Utilities

SMMPA develops innovative products and services to help them deliver value to customers. With help from SMMPA, Wells Public Utilities provides incentives for residential and commercial customers to improve the energy efficiency of homes.Rebates are available for qualified dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners (central and room), lighting, heat pumps (air-source and geothermal), dehumidifiers, refrigerators, and freezers. Appliances must be ENERGY STAR to qualify for the rebate, and bonus incentives are available in some cases if the old working appliance is properly recycled. Specific program details and requirements can be found on the website listed above.

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