Energy Efficiency Rebate

About the rebate program

As part of Northfield’s Climate Action Plan, the City is encouraging residents to make their homes more energy efficient by upgrading insulation, appliances, and lighting with Xcel Energy’s rebate program.

This program is a part of Northfield’s Climate Action Plan, which aims to make Northfield carbon neutral by 2040 and is funded by the Carbon Reduction Fund.

Rebate amount

Xcel Energy offers rebates for household energy efficiency upgrades. The City will match 50% of Xcel Energy rebate up to $2,500 for qualifying projects.

Rebates are processed quarterly and checks are sent out in April, July, October and January (for applications October through December of prior year).

Funding for rebates are available on a first come first serve basis until funds are depleted.


The City of Northfield will match 50% of dollar amount of these rebates for households who earn up to 80% of the Dakota County annual median income ($89,400 for a family of four).

Area median income

Family size80% of AMI income limits

Eligible upgrades

Eligible upgrades include energy efficient models of:

  • Furnaces
  • Air conditioners
  • Water heaters
  • Air sealing
  • Insulation
  • Heat pumps

Thermostats are not eligible for a city rebate. The City does not match installer or manufacturer rebates.

Applying for the rebate

You will need to submit a copy of each Xcel Energy rebate check and a W-9 (for tax purposes).

Download a W-9 form

Apply for the Energy Efficiency Rebate

More resources

Explore the full range of energy efficiency rebates offered by Xcel Energy

Learn more about Northfield's Climate Action Plan