Commercial Rebate Programs

Wright-Hennepin's commercial rebate programs offer financial incentives for its commercial, industrial and agricultural customers to invest in energy-efficient technologies. Standard (i.e. prescriptive) rebates are available for lighting, HVAC technologies, motors, motor drives and other specific applications. Custom rebates may also be obtainable for other projects that will save energy, but don’t fall into any easily identifiable category. Rebate funds are limited; customers and vendors should contact a commercial account representative for project pre-approval.  Projects that do not receive pre-approval are not subject to any guarantee that rebate funds will be distributed. The following rebate programs are available in a Microsoft Excel format.   Additional standard rebate programs are also available; please contact a commercial account representative for details.

Standard (prescriptive) Lighting Rebate Application

Lighting upgrades are often one of the most affordable options for businesses that want to reduce their energy use. Retrofit lighting system payback periods often range from one to four years. Benefits of upgrading or retrofitting lighting include:

  • Increased system control with energy-saving occupancy sensors and automatic controls
  • Enhanced lighting that will improve employee productivity
  • Reduced cooling loads – less waste heat is emitted by new lamp and ballast technology

2016 Prescriptive Lighting Rebate Application


Motors and VFD Rebate Application

Rebates for new premium efficiency motors are available, when replacing an existing lower efficiency motor. Motor rebates will apply only to new premium-efficiency motors used in a retrofit application; rewound or repaired motors do not qualify. Rebates apply to motors from one horsepower to 200 horsepower that meet or exceed premium-efficiency standards and offer the following features:

  • AC polyphase induction motor
  • Squirrel cage rotor design
  • NEMA design B torque characteristics
  • Synchronous speeds of 3600, 1800, 1200 rpm
  • The nameplate of the new motor must clearly state the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) premium efficiency in order to qualify for rebates.

2016 Motor and VFD Rebate Application


HVAC Systems Rebate Application

A high-efficiency cooling or heating system can give you immediate energy savings and lower maintenance costs. Energy-efficient rebates are available for the following equipment: chillers, cooling towers, variable air volume systems, water source heat pumps, rooftop units, condensing units, split systems, economizers and packaged terminal air conditioners. In general, rebates are calculated on a per-ton basis. Additionally, incentives for units that further exceed the minimum efficiency requirements may qualify you for additional funds.

2016 HVAC Rebate Application


Custom Lighting Rebate Application

Wright-Hennepin offers customized rebates for commercial, industrial and agricultural members who purchase and install qualifying energy-efficient products that do not qualify under any other rebate category.

The custom rebate value is based on estimated demand (kW) savings and annual energy (kWh) savings, which is calculated by using equipment nameplate data, manufacturer specification sheets or actual metered data. Only project costs that are directly associated with the energy-efficiency measure can be included. Simple payback must be equal to or greater than one year.

2016 Custom Lighting Rebate Application