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Self-Direct Efficiency

Carry out your own energy-saving updates and qualify for higher rebates.

If your business is investing in energy efficiency measures and long-term sustainability planning, you may qualify for our Self-Direct program.

When your own team does the engineering, implementation and commissioning on qualifying projects, you can save even more.

Get Started

Pre-qualification: Contact your Xcel Energy account manager to receive an application and verify that you meet all requirements to qualify for a rebate.

Questions? Contact our Business Solutions Center at 1-855-839-8862.

Next Steps

  1. Find energy-saving opportunities and send us a detailed report of your improvement plan with your application (PDF).
  2. We'll review your application and ask for any additional information we might need and notify you of approval.
  3. Conduct pre-installation monitoring and forward the data to Xcel Energy. Once you obtain approval of the data, the project can begin.
  4. Complete the work and submit a completion report.
  5. After we approve your project completion report, we'll issue a rebate check.

Take a look at our information sheet (PDF) for more information.


To qualify, you must:
•    Be a large business or industrial electricity customer of Xcel Energy in Colorado or Minnesota
•    Have an aggregate peak demand at all meters of at least 2 Megawatts (MW) in any single month
•    Have an aggregate annual energy usage of at least 10 gigawatt-hours (GWh)
•    Be the customer-of-record for all meters that are aggregated


By taking advantage of our Self-Direct Custom Efficiency rebates, you can:

Additional Information & Materials

Energy Saving Tip

Turn off your lights when you leave the room—even if you'll only be gone for a moment. Contemporary light bulbs require very little energy to turn "on."

May is National Electric Safety Month

Before beginning an outdoor project, be aware of overhead electric lines and keep yourself, your ladders and tools at least 10 feet away from them.

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