Commerical Building

Commercial Rebate & Energy-Saving Programs

Wright-Hennepin’s commercial rebate and Energy-Saving Programs offer financial incentives for its commercial, industrial and agricultural customers to invest in energy-efficient electric technologies. 

Commercial Rebates

Wright-Hennepin (WH) offers rebate incentive funding for a variety of applications including lighting, HVAC and motor-control systems. Energy conservation incentives are also available for other electric-related applications, where the applicable efficiency improvement measure acts to reduce energy consumption. 

As rebate incentive funding is limited, project pre-approval by a WH commercial account representative is highly recommended. Contact information can be found at the bottom of the page. For efficiency improvement measures which do not receive pre-approval by WH, the cooperative cannot guarantee that incentive funding will be provided.

Lighting efficiency rebate program

Lighting system improvement projects are typically one of the more cost-effective options for businesses to reduce energy usage & associated cost. Implementation of a higher-efficiency lighting system typically results in a simple project payback period of one to four years. Other potential benefits of an upgraded lighting system include:

  • Increased system control and resultant energy savings by incorporating occupancy sensors and automatic controls
  • Enhanced lighting quality that results in improved employee productivity
  • Reduced space-cooling load -- less waste heat is emitted by LED lighting technology

Details of WH’s commercial lighting incentive program can be obtained by downloading the following information sheet and 2024 Retrofit Lighting Rebate WorksheetThe worksheet is an Excel file.

For further information on certain lighting projects, please contact a WH commercial account representative.

HVAC efficiency rebate program

Rebate incentives are available for the installation of high efficiency rooftop units (RTU) and Split-System units. The application form for these technologies is available for download by accessing the following link: 2024 RTU & Split-Systems Rebate Application.

In addition, efficiency-improvement incentives are available for ground source heat pump (GSHP), PTAC, VAV and Chiller applications. For specific information concerning incentives for these technologies, please contact a WH commercial account representative.

Other rebate eligible technologies

In addition to high-efficiency lighting and HVAC systems, WH also offers efficiency incentives for the following applications:

  • Commercial EV Charging Systems
  • Variable Speed/Frequency Motor Drives
  • High Efficiency Ventilation Systems
  • Fractional HP Motors
  • Dairy Production Facilities
  • Commercial Kitchen Equipment
  • Compressed Air Systems
  • Facility Recommissioning Projects

For specific information concerning any of the above applications, please contact a WH commercial account representative.

Commercial Energy-Saving Programs

Reduce your electric bill by participating in Wright-Hennepin (WH)'s commercial Energy-Saving Programs. Member participation in Energy-Saving Programs is subject to approval by WH. Learn more or register for one of these programs by contacting a WH commercial account representative at (763) 477-3000.

Dual Fuel Heating Program

Dual Fuel heating is an option for commercial members that heat and cool office spaces. Dual Fuel will not work for large warehouses.

Dual Fuel allows for an automatically controlled, non-electric secondary source of heating to be used for space heating, when the primary electric heating system is interrupted. The secondary (back-up) heating system must be capable of heating the entire conditioned space. Dual Fuel control can be for up to 12 hours per day.

The member receives a discounted electric rate for all electric space heating usage, as measured by the energy saving meter. Member participation is subject to approval by WH.

Ground Source Heat Pump Program

For members investing in this energy-efficient technology, WH offers an “energy-only” (no demand charge) non-controlled electric rate. To qualify, the ground source heat pump (GSHP) system must be metered separately from all of the building’s other electric loads. Member participation is subject to approval by WH.

Water Heating Program

Under this program, the member must install a water heating system with sufficient water storage. This storage water heater will have to hold hot water over an extended “on-peak” period while the electrical supply is interrupted. Water heaters are typically interrupted for sixteen hours a day, usually from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Recharge is generally limited to eight hours per day.

The member receives a discounted electric rate for all water heating, as measured by an energy saving meter. Member participation is subject to approval by WH.

Commercial Account Representatives