EnergyWise® Rebates

There are a variety of rebates and special rates available when you enroll in an EnergyWise program. The following list gives information on the program as well as the savings you can expect. To enroll in one of these programs, please contact the Stearns Electric EnergyWise Team.


Irrigation System (Farm)


Energy Charge  8.1 ¢ kWH 
Annual Fixed Charge  $300 per year
Monthly Demand Charge

$10.70 kW

Interruptible Demand Charge
$3.20 kW

Systems installed with a 10hp or larger pump are required to participate for a minimum of one irrigation season. Interruption of system of not more than (1) 5 hr. period within a 24 hr. day and re-energized by 10:00 pm.



Dual Fuel Heating Program
  • Electric heat could be Baseboards, Cove Heaters, Fan Forced Units, Boiler, Furnace, Plenum Heater or In-Floor.
  • This program requires a full size backup heating system.

EnergyWise Rate

$200 Rebate
There must be a minimum of 9 kW electric heat installed to qualify for this program. 

Storage Space Heating Program
  • Room Storage, Slab Storage, or Central Furnace
  • Room Storage and Slab Storage require a backup heating system.

EnergyWise Rate

$50 per kW Rebate (5kW min)
There must be a minimum of 5 kW electric heat installed to qualify for this program.  

Ground Source Heat Pump

$150 Per Ton Rebate
10 Ton Maximum
EnergyWise Rate 

Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) Rebate
  • Part of new HVAC system or a new ECM replacement on an existing HVAC system
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$25 Rebate
ASHP Quality Installation Rebate
  • Air Source Heat Pump
    *Must be installed by a registered contractor             
    *Must be on Dual Fuel Heating and Cycled Air Conditioning Programs

See list of registered contractors.

SEER 14.5         $550 Rebate

SEER 15            $650 Rebate

SEER 16+          $700 Rebate

Stored Water Heating Program

See Water Heater Rebates below


$7.50 Monthly Bill Credit

Must be in combination with Dual Fuel Program
receive EnergyWise rate  instead of monthly credit.


Peak Shave Water Heating Program

$5 Monthly Bill Credit
Must be in combination with Dual Fuel Program
receive EnergyWise rate instead of monthly credit.


New Marathon or HTP Water Heater Rebates

(Must be purchased from Stearns Electric.)

85 gal. or larger $300 Rebate

(Must be enrolled on Stored Water Program)


50 gal. $100 Rebate

(Must be enrolled on Peak Shave Program)

Electric Water Heater Rebates

(Contractor or member supplied.)


$100 Rebate

(Must be enrolled on Stored Water Program of Peak Shave Program.) Receipt required.

Heat Pump/Water Heater

These water heaters are not required to participate in a program but are eligible to enroll in the EnergyWise Stored Water Program or Peak Shave Program with an adequately sized water heater.
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$300 for Contractor/Member Supplied
Water Heater. Receipt required.
Federal tax credit for purchase may apply.

In-Home Electric Vehicle Charger

Electric Vehicle Charger must be enrolled on the ChargeWise Program.



*A Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) reflecting increased wholesale power costs may apply to all rates.


Additional information:

  • Member is responsible for all installation costs and the costs of equipment not furnished by Stearns Electric unless so stated. 
  • Stearns Electric will provide the radio receiver, current transformer (CT) meter socket, meter, and the current transformer enclosure. 
  • A Stearns Electric technician must check out your system and determine your equipment to be installed properly for our programs before the EnergyWise meter will be installed and you begin to receive the reduced EnergyWise rate. 
  • Member must sign and return the EnergyWise Agreement before the technician’s appointment is scheduled. 
  • The EnergyWise rate is subject to change without notice. 




Generator Backup


Metered - Small Commercial/Agriculture
(Single and Three Phase) 
7.2 ¢ kWH 
$40 monthly fixed charge 
(Three Phase Systems)
4.9 ¢ kWh
$5.30 kW monthly peak demand
$18 kW monthly coincident demand
$65 monthly fixed charge



For Questions Contact:

Stearns Electric EnergyWise Team 
Phone: (320) 363-4630 or Toll-free: (800) 448-1737 
Fax: (320) 363-4631