ERMU Commercial Equipment Rebates

ERMU offers a wide range of commercial rebates for equipment that is purchased and installed in 2020. Equipment that was purchased in 2019 and installed in 2020 is not eligible for current rebates.

Please consult with ERMU before purchasing or installing any equipment. Rebate funds are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. The maximum rebate per project will be limited to $20,000.

 

LIGHTING REBATES

Lighting upgrades are often one of the most affordable options for businesses installing energy-saving technologies. For commercial customers, ERMU offers lighting rebates for retrofits, new construction, and custom needs.

Please complete the appropriate rebate application. Include detailed invoices, equipment specifications, and hours of operation. If you have questions about the required supporting documentation, please contact our office at 763.441.2020.

View information, requirements, and application for the Lighting Retrofit rebate.

View general program rules and download a Custom Lighting rebate application.

HVAC REBATES

Rebates are available for the following new equipment only:

  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps (closed loop only)
  • Chillers
  • Condensing Units
  • Cooling Towers
  • Economizers
  • Variable Air Volume Controls
  • Ductless, Mini-Splits, and Split Systems

Rebates are based on the number of tons per unit and an additional efficiency factor of .1 of Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) over the base line efficiency for the equipment. For cooling towers, heat pumps, and chillers, all Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are included in the base rebate for HVAC equipment and are therefore not eligible for the VFD rebate. VFDs only qualify for one rebate.

Please complete the appropriate rebate application. Include detailed invoices, equipment specifications, and hours of operation. If you have questions about the required supporting documentation, please contact our office at 763.441.2020.

MOTORS AND VARIABLE DRIVE REBATES

Only National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) premium efficiency standards are acceptable for retrofit applications. Rebates are only available for replacement motors. Rebates are available on a prescriptive basis from 1/8 HP to 200 HP. Anything over 200 HP may qualify for rebates on a custom basis with pre-approval before ordering equipment.

Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) rebates apply to units that range from 1 to 200 HP. Anything over 200 HP would require a custom rebate with pre-approval before ordering equipment. These rebates apply for new VFDs only. Replacing an existing VFD with a new one offers little to no energy savings and is not eligible for a rebate at this time. VFDs are not eligible for rebates as part of power-factor correction.

Please complete the appropriate rebate application. Include detailed invoices, equipment specifications, and hours of operation. If you have questions about the required supporting documentation, please contact our office at 763.441.2020.

Read information about and download an application for Fractional EC Motors.

OTHER EQUIPMENT & CUSTOM REBATES

Please complete the appropriate rebate application. Include detailed invoices, equipment specifications, and hours of operation. If you have questions about the required supporting documentation, please contact our office at 763.441.2020.

View and download program information and application for electric forklifts.

CUSTOM GRANTS

Custom grants are available for process and equipment changes that are not covered by prescriptive programs such as the HVAC, lighting, or Variable Frequency Drive rebates. Please call the ERMU office at 763.441.2020 if you have questions about the eligibility of a project. All custom rebates require pre-approval but can provide significant dollars to help offset the cost of the new, efficient equipment or changes to the manufacturing process used every day in your business.

Please call the ERMU office at 763.441.2020 for additional information about commercial rebates.