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Learn more about RPU’s Partnering in Energy Solutions Program for Commercial Customers

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

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RPU’s AC Clean & Tune Rebate Available Now!

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Regular preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure trouble-free, energy-efficient operation. Complete a Central Air Conditioner Clean & Tune and apply for a $25 Rebate Today!

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6th annual “Slow the Flow” Rain Barrel sale

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Zumbro Watershed Partnership will be having their 6th annual “Slow the Flow” Rain Barrel sale on Saturday, May 4th from 9 am-3 pm at Graham Park.  This is a one-day truckload sale of high quality rain barrels at $70each that would normally cost significantly more in retail stores. For more information visit the ZWP website.

Rain barrels are an easy and inexpensive way to use utilize rain water for watering uses outside your home.

Make sure to apply for the rain barrel rebate through RPU too!

Minnesota Trade-in and Save Appliance Rebate Program Extended!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Minnesota residents who missed out on the state’s popular Trade-in and Save Appliance Rebate Program will have another chance to participate, beginning on November 17, 2010. Since the launch of the program in the spring, 22,185 rebates have been mailed to Minnesota consumers. About $717,000 in rebates not claimed by residents are available on first-come, first-served basis. The rebate is retroactive and applies to purchases made on or after March 1, 2010. Minnesota residents who already received a rebate are not eligible.



Here are the steps to follow to receive a rebate:

  • Purchase an appliance and then reserve a rebate online at or call toll-free 1-877-230-9119. If you apply online, print the application confirmation page. If you apply at the toll-free number, a copy of the confirmation will be mailed to you.
  • Purchase an eligible ENERGY STAR appliance from a Minnesota retailer. For a list of ENERGY STAR rated appliances, go to
  • Fill out the application completely; make a copy for your records.

Eligible appliances and associated rebate amounts are as follows:

  • clothes washers ($200)
  • dishwashers ($150)
  • freezers ($100 with self-certification of recycling)

refrigerators ($200 with self-certification of recycling)


Mail all required materials within 14 days of the rebate reservation to the address provided on the rebate form, not to the RPU office. While funds last.

MN “Trade-in & Save” Appliance Rebate Program starts Monday!

Friday, February 26th, 2010

The MN “Trade-in and Save” Appliance rebate program starts Monday, March 1st at 8 a.m. central time. Rebates are available for the purchase of qualifing energy star appliances and range from $50-$200.

 To reserve rebate funds complete the online application at or call 1-877-230-9119.  Reservations can be made for one appliance only.  Customers can apply for both the state and RPU appliance rebate.   For more information on the state rebate program visit the link below: