Each of these programs is designed to assist our community and provide you with care!

Natural Gas Program Incentive

Natural Gas is considered to be one of the safest and most reliable energy sources available. In addition to the electrical rebates offered by HPU the $450.00 natural gas application fee will be waived for customers switching from fuel oil, propane, or wood to natural gas. Converting from steam no longer qualifies for the incentive program.

  • The gas service must be the primary fuel source for the home or business.
  • Dual fuel electric customers are not eligible because electric is the main heating source.
  • The incentive is available for any new gas service applications received after January 1, 2019, excluding steam conversions beginning March 1, 2020.
  • The gas service must be utilized within 12 months of HPU completing the gas service installation, or the customer will be responsible to reimburse the $800 application fee, reduced to a $450 application fee as of March 1, 2020.
  • Gas service size does not exceed ¾” diameter.
  • Applicants must be located in the HPU service territory and be within an area of an existing natural gas main. Please see the map below.
  • Any conditions that exist on the gas application form that are not covered by the $800 fee will be paid by the applicant. Any installation beyond 90′ will be charged at the additional cost.

For more information on home heating fuels, please see the following links:

Natural Gas Service Area Map

Commercial Powergrant Rebate

The Hibbing Public Utilities Commission (HPUC) offers Powergrant rebates for its commercial customers. The rebates may be awarded to any commercial customer that installs a proven high-efficiency electric technology.
The following end-use technologies provide a partial list of qualifying examples:

  • Lighting
  • Refrigeration
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electric Motors

The rebates are based on kWhr savings according to the following formula:
Rebate = $0.035 per kWhr saved (for all equipment with a minimum life of 5 years)

Rebates must be approved prior to installation, and must be completed within 12 months of the approval date. The rebate will be awarded only after the installation has been completed and inspected by the HPUC. Maximum rebate per customer = $4,000.
The terms of this program are subject to change at any time based on HPUC program participation, and fund availability.

Please reach out to us at info@hpuc.com for rebate applications and other related documentation. Thank you!