Lighting Efficiency

Xcel Energy’s Lighting Efficiency Program (Minnesota) encourages commercial and industrial customers to purchase efficient lighting for retrofit or new construction projects through the provision of rebates. Prescriptive rebates (ranging from $0.50 to $85 per measure) are for one-for-one change outs of lighting equipment. Custom rebates of up to $200/kW-saved are available for measures not covered under the prescriptive program. Access to low-interest financing is also available. This vendor- and utility-driven program focuses on resource acquisition of high quality, equipment specific products, offering rebates on measures until they become standard practice. Market transformation is a secondary goal. Xcel Energy is mandated by the the Minnesota Department of Commerce to spend 2% of revenues on energy efficiency.

Program Profile