Multifamily Programs


Minnesota Power’s multifamily programs offer a variety of options for facility managers and owners to save energy and money through energy conservation. These programs are designed to lower operating costs and increase property value, as well as lower costs of living and increase comfort for residents. In 2021, Minnesota Power provided over $360,000 in rebates to multifamily facilities!

The Multifamily Direct Installation program provides a comprehensive approach to energy efficiency in multifamily buildings. This FREE program provides an energy analysis and comprehensive report, education to tenants and building operators, immediate savings through direct installation of products, and the potential for additional savings through enhanced incentives.

If you are interested in participating in this program, contact Emily Heiken at or 218-355-3070.

More Details:

Energy analysis of in-unit and common area spaces and report:

Energy professionals will conduct an energy analysis of in-unit and common areas. After the analysis, the building operator will receive a detailed report of recommendations for additional energy efficiency opportunities specific to the facility. Building owners will be eligible to receive an enhanced incentive for taking action on any of the opportunities identified in the report within a specified time period.

Educational event for tenants:

An optional educational seminar for tenants is offered through the program. This allows Minnesota Power to answer questions about the process, provide information about products being installed and encourage general awareness of energy efficiency.

Direct installation of energy efficient technologies:

During the analysis, Minnesota Power will provide and install energy-saving products throughout the facility. Items installed are customized depending on need, fuel type and income eligibility; they can include items such as:

  • Advanced power strips
  • Dehumidifier replacement & recycling*
  • Faucet aerators
  • LED bulbs
  • LED exit signs
  • Showerheads
  • Pipe wrap
  • Refrigerator replacement*
  • Refrigerator thermometers
  • Shower timers
  • Vending misers

*These items are for income-qualified facilities only

$50 Reward for Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling

Are you ready to pitch the extra fridge or energy guzzling freezer?

We’ll pick up your unwanted units for FREE and recycle them responsibly. PLUS, we’ll take window air conditioners, dehumidifiers and mini fridges off your hands when we pick up your refrigerator or freezer!

  • Free up space for new models that use less energy and save.
  • Keep appliances and their hazardous waste out of landfills. Old appliances may contain CFC and HCFC refrigerants that if released to the environment, can damage the ozone layer and contribute to climate change.
  • Contribute to a more sustainable and economically viable future while providing immediate benefits to you and your community.
  • Get a $50 reward for each refrigerator and freezer recycled!

3 Ways to Request an Appliance Recycling Pickup:

  1. Sign up online
  2. Call (888) 634-8160 to speak to a representative and schedule over the phone
  3. Email your interest to

Minnesota Power customer verification will take place before you are given dates to schedule the pickup. Ask us about flexible pickup options!

Participation Requirements

Minnesota Power offers a variety of energy conservation programs to multifamily facilities, including energy analyses, project design assistance and rebates for existing and new construction. These programs are designed to determine how our customers use energy and, more importantly, how they can improve their usage patterns.

Our rebate program is flexible in order to meet the diverse and unique needs of our customers and includes rebates for new construction, lighting, HVAC, refrigeration and much more. Facilities that have participated in our Multifamily Direct Installation program (above) can qualify for enhanced incentives.

Click here to learn more or contact Minnesota Power at 218-355-2843 option 4.

Thinking about providing EV charging at your facility? We can help answer your questions and develop a plan. Email or click here for EV information.

Questions on Energy Conservation?

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