Beltrami Electric Cooperative (BEC) recognizes that energy conservation is the best way for members to reduce their electric bills. See below for details about the programs and rebates offered to our members. We offer incentive programs for both residential and commercial accounts. Find the available forms below. Rebate forms must be submitted within 12 months of purchase to be eligible.

These programs offer rebates for a variety of products, including, off-peak electric heating equipment, air source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, insulation upgrades, programmable thermostats, and more!

Contact our Business Development Coordinator, Ayla Kranz, at 218-444-3623, or stop by our office for more information about our conservation programs.

For business members applying for a rebate larger than $600, please complete and submit a Form W-9.

Available Residential Rebates Details

    Water Heaters

    Note: Water heaters must be connected to BEC's load management program to qualify for rebates

    • 55 gallon or less: $250
    • 56-99 gallon: $500 (Daily cycled control required)
    • 100 gallon or larger: $800 (Daily cycled control required)
    • Bonus Rebate for New Building Construction: $100
    • Bonus Rebate for conversion of existing non-electric water heater: $250

    Electric Transportation Chargers


    • All equipment must be new and installed at a location served by Beltrami Electric Cooperative, Inc. by December 31, 2024.
    • Must be a Level 2 or Level 3 charger on BEC's load management category 2 daily cycled storage control. 

    Scheduled charging time:

    • October through May: noon to 5:00 PM and 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM
    • June through September: Midnight to 10:00 AM

    Rebate limits: 

    1. Light-Duty Electric Vehicle (Sedans, SUVs, 3/4-ton and less pickup trucks, vans, forklifts, Zambonis, etc.) - $100/kW (Max rebate $1,250)
    2. Medium-Duty Electric Vehicle (1-2-ton pickup trucks, vans, and buses, etc.) - $100/kW (Max rebate $2,000)
    3. Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle (2-ton and over vans and trucks) - $100/kW (Max rebate $2,750)


    • Programmable Thermostat: Up to $25 (50% of purchase price)
    • Smart Thermostat: Up to $50 (50% of purchase price)

    Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)

    • Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) Space heating: $75/kW
    • Dual Fuel Electric Heating: $25/kW
      (Electric heat that requires alternate fuel backup)
    • Less than 17 SEER Air-Source Heat Pump: $450/ton
    • 17 SEER or greater Air-Source Heat Pump: $650/ton
    • Supplemental Heating for Air-Source Heat Pump: $500/unit
      (Steffes furnace or modulating plenum heater)
    • Geothermal Heat Pump (Closed Loop): $400/ton ($5,000 max)
      Bonus Rebate: GHP on off-peak program: $250/ton
    • Geothermal Heat Pump (Open Loop): $200/ton ($2,500 max)
      Bonus Rebate: GHP on off-peak program: $250/ton
    • Tune Up for Central Air or Air-Source Heat Pump: $25/unit

    Residential Incentives

    How to Claim Your Rebate:

    1. Purchase and install your equipment.
    2. Complete the rebate form and submit the required documentation.
    3. Receive your rebate check.

    Business Incentives

    Select one of the business incentives below. If your business is installing energy-efficient equipment that isn't listed on one of the forms below, contact our office for information on custom incentives.