Customer Support

Get Started

  1. Select a study provider and obtain a study proposal and Addendum A (XLS) from your provider:
  2. Apply for a study preapproval in one of the following ways:
    • Submit a preapproval application online, including your study proposal and Addendum A. Note: The online application process takes about 15 minutes, and please not that if you exit during the application process, your work will not be saved.
    • Complete and return a preapproval application (PDF), including your study proposal and Addendum A (XLS) to your Xcel Energy account manager or Business Solutions Center representative.
    • Call your Xcel Energy account manager or our Business Solutions Center at 1-888-839-8862 if you have questions about how to get started.

3. We’ll review your application and let you know how much study funding you qualify for. Once preapproved, you can begin your study.

4. When your study is finished, we’ll review the recommendations and energy savings calculations and let you know what additional rebates you qualify for.

5. After your study is approved and paid for, download the study rebate application (PDF) and submit that to us. Invoices must be included with the application.

6. Implement the recommissioning measures you choose and submit your signed application to receive your recommissioning rebate (if you implement other types of measures, you may need to apply for one or more of our other business rebates).

What to Expect

Our Recommissioning program covers both previously commissioned buildings (Recommissioning) and buildings that were never formally commissioned through Xcel Energy (Retrocommissioning).

Examples of typical recommissioning measures include:

  • Calibration/tune-up of Energy Management System points
  • Adjustment of outside air and return dampers
  • Resetting the chilled water and hot water supply temperatures
  • Optimizing start/stop of air handlers and makeup air units (early shutdown in the evening, late start in the morning)
  • Resetting of a chiller’s condenser water temperature
  • Eliminating simultaneous heating and cooling

We require that study providers look for measures outlined in Addendum A (PDF).

Benefits

With our Recommissioning program, your business can:

  • Be eligible for rebates on both the cost of the study and measures implemented.

  • Save as much as 15 percent on energy bills.

  • Earn valuable credits for environmental programs and increase your ENERGY STAR® score.

  • Achieve comfortable and convenient energy efficiency for both your organization and/or tenants.

  • Increase equipment life and reduce wear and tear.

  • Receive independent, objective and expert direction on energy-saving options.

Recommissioning

Earn rebates and save up to 15% on energy bills.

Identify low-and no-cost energy-savings solutions for your business.

You can improve the efficiency of existing building operations by tuning up your existing functional systems to run as efficiently as possible through low- or no-cost improvements.

Recommissioning consists of two main steps:

Xcel Energy offers rebates for Recommissioning studies and the implementation of recommissioning measures.

Get Started

  1. Complete and return the study funding application (PDF), your study proposal and Addendum A (filled out by your provider) to get started. You can also call your Xcel Energy account manager, our Business Solutions Center at 1-855-839-8862, or apply online.

  2. We’ll review your application and let you know how much study funding you qualify for. Once preapproved, you can begin your study.

  3. When your study is finished, we’ll review the recommendations and energy savings calculations and let you know what additional rebates you qualify for.

  4. After your study is approved and paid for, submit the completed study payment portion of the study funding application (PDF) to us with invoices.

  5. Implement the recommissioning measures you choose and submit your signed application to receive your recommissioning rebate. If you implement other types of measures, you may need to apply for one or more of our other business rebates.

Benefits

With our Recommissioning program, your business can:

Addendum A - Required Measures (XLS)
Recommissioning Study Rebate Application (PDF)
Recommissioning providers for Minnesota (PDF)
Multi-Site Rebate Application (PDF)
Fast-track Rebate Application (PDF)

Eligibility

To qualify, you must be an Xcel Energy business customer served with natural gas and/or electricity within our service area in Minnesota.

What to Expect

Our Recommissioning program covers both previously commissioned buildings (Recommissioning) and buildings that were never formally commissioned through Xcel Energy (Retrocommissioning).

Examples of typical recommissioning measures include:

We require that study providers look for measures outlined in Addendum A.

How it Works

Step 1 – Diagnosis (Recommissioning Study)

If you are interested in taking part in a Recommissioning study, you should apply for preapproval before you begin the study.

You can select your own Recommissioning study provider or choose from our study provider list.

If you choose to work with us on your Recommissioning study, we’ll fund up to 75% of the cost of your study, not exceeding $25,000. If you completed a study on your own, you may still qualify for implementation rebates through our fast-track option.

The study includes:

Step 2 – Implementation

You choose which measures to implement. You may earn electric or natural gas rebates that cover up to 60% of the cost of implementation

Additional Information & Materials

Recommissioning Info Sheet (PDF)
Recommissioning Process Flow Chart (PDF)
Recommissioning Guidebook (PDF)
Recommissioning Service Providers List (PDF)
ENERGY STAR® Information (external link)

Case Studies


Case Study - Grace Church (PDF)
Case Study - North Memorial Ambulatory (PDF)
Case Study - Regions Hospital (PDF)
Case Study - Saint Paul RiverCentre (PDF)
Case Study - Southtown Office Park (PDF)
Case Study- Birch Grove Elementary (PDF)

Energy Saving Tip

Make sure to regularly change the air filters on your HVAC system (at least once per month). Old, clogged filters are far less efficient than new ones.

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