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Rebates & Savings

Electric Rebate Program

Bright Energy Solutions is a unique portfolio of energy efficiency cash-incentive programs that will help residential and business customers reduce their electric energy costs and operate more efficiently. The program is offered to residential and business customers in Brookings through Brookings Municipal Utilities and Missouri River Energy Services (MRES).

Residential Rebates

Now is a great time to improve your home's energy efficiency! Our rebate programs offer several types of rebates for residential accounts. If you are purchasing LED Lights, appliances, or heating/cooling systems, be sure to check out the rebates listed below.


Call or contact our team if you have any rebate questions.
2022 Residential Rebate Brochure

All products must be ENERGY STAR certified.

  • LED Screw-in bulbs: $1.50 ea
  • LED Recessed Can Fixture or Retrofit Kit: $4.00 ea

(Rebate cannot exceed the purchase price of the bulb)

2022 Lighting Rebate Form

LED rebate applications must include original packaging or photo of packaging showing ENERGY STAR logo.

Email completed application and copy of dated receipts within 90 days of purchase to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006

  • Energy Star Air Purifier / Cleaner: $25
  • Energy Star Portable Dehumidifier: $25
  • Energy Star Clothes Washer: $25
  • Energy Star Room/Window Air Conditioner: $25
  • Energy Star Heat Pump Water Heater (55+ gal): $150

2022 Energy Star Appliance Rebate Form

Email completed application and copy of dated receipts within 90 days of purchase to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006

Energy Star Smart Thermostat: $25

(Thermostat must control central air conditioning to qualify)

2022 Smart Thermostat Rebate Form

Email completed application and copy of dated receipts within 90 days of purchase to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006

ChargePoint Home or Home Flex Charger: $500

Charger must be connected to the ChargePoint Utility Home Charging Program. Instructions are provided within the rebate form below.

2022 ChargePoint Electric Vehicle Home Charger Rebate Form

Email completed application and copy of dated receipts within 90 days of purchase to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006

Electric Vehicle Survey: $50

For new or existing EV owners, please tell us about your Electric Vehicle and your charging habits.

2022 Electric Vehicle Survey

Email completed application and copy of dated receipts within 90 days of purchase to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006

  • Residential Central AC: $200-$300 (Dependent on SEER Rating)
  • Residential Air Source Heat Pump: $200-$300 (Dependent on type and SEER Rating)
  • Dual Fuel Air Source Heat Pump: $800-$1200 (Depending on SEER Rating)
  • Mini-Split/Ductless Air Source Heat Pump: $250-$350 (Depending on SEER Rating)
  • Geothermal Heat Pump: $200/ton
  • Energy Star Smart Thermostat: $25 (Must be used to control central AC)
  • Heat Pump Water Heater: $150

Quality Install: An additional $100 rebate is available if the qualified equipment is installed by a Certified Contractor approved to participate in the Bright Energy Solutions Quality Installations Program. Here is a list of certified quality install contractors.

  • Residential Central AC w/ Quality Install: $300-$400
  • Residential Air Source Heat Pump w/ Quality Install: $300-$400
  • Dual Fuel Air Source Heat Pump w/ Quality Install: $900-$1300

Residential Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Rebate Form

Email completed application and copy of dated receipts within 90 days of purchase to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006

Central Cooling System Tune-up: $30

Hire a heating a cooling contractor to tune up your residential central air conditioner or air-source heat pump.

Central Cooling System Tune-up Rebate Form

Email the completed rebate form within 90 days of tune-up to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006.

Commercial Rebates

Brookings Municipal Utilities offers a variety of rebates that help businesses save money. Installing energy-efficient equipment will not only qualify for cash rebates, it will help improve your bottom line well into the future. BMU understands that every business is different, so custom rebates are also available for energy-saving measures that are not covered by the standard rebates described below.


Call or contact our team to schedule a meeting to discuss your rebate options.
2022 Commercial Rebate Brochure

Business Lighting Rebate Form - New Construction

Email completed application and copy of dated receipts within 90 days of installation to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006

Business Lighting Retrofit Rebate Form

Email completed application and copy of dated receipts within 90 days of installation to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006

Heating and Cooling Rebate Form

Quality Install: An additional rebate is available if the qualified equipment is installed by a Certified Contractor approved to participate in the Bright Energy Solutions Quality Installations Program. Here is a list of certified quality install contractors.

Email completed application and copy of dated receipts within 90 days of installation to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006

Commercial Refrigeration Rebate Form

Email completed application and copy of dated receipts within 90 days of installation to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006

Compressed Air Rebate Form

Email completed application and copy of dated receipts within 90 days of installation to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006

Electric Forklift & Tow Tractor Rebate Form

Email completed application and copy of dated receipts within 90 days of installation to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006

Food Service Equipment Rebate Form

Email completed application and copy of dated receipts within 90 days of installation to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006

Infrared Curing and Drying Rebate Form

Email completed application and copy of dated receipts within 90 days of installation to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006

VFD's and Pumps Rebate Form

Email completed application and copy of dated receipts within 90 days of installation to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006

UV Germicidal Irradiation Rebate Form

Email completed application and copy of dated receipts within 90 days of installation to rebate@brightenergysolutions.com, or mail the application and supporting documentation to Brookings Municipal Utilities, 525 Western Ave, PO Box 588, Brookings, SD 57006

Not seeing an inventive that matches your project? Custom rebates provide incentives for energy-saving measures that are not covered by other Bright Energy Solutions programs. The incentive is based on effectiveness of measure.

Custom Rebate Form - Efficiency

Custom Rebate Form - Electrification

Pre-approval of project is required. Contact us to get started.

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Ways to Save on your Electric Bill

Brookings Municipal Utilities wants to help customers identify where they use energy and how it may be used more efficiently. Here are a handful of resources to get you started.

Home Energy Saver

The Home Energy Saverâ„¢ tool empowers homeowners and renters to save money, live better, and help the earth by reducing energy use in their homes.

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Home Energy Yardstick

Assess the energy efficiency of your home and see how it measures up. Answering a few questions will compare your energy usage to similar homes in our area.

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ENERGY STAR Appliances

Shopping for new appliances? Check out ENERGY STAR's listing of the most efficient appliances for this year. These truly represent the BEST of ENERGY STAR.

Best of ENERGY STAR
Refrigerator Usage

Find our how much your old refrigerator or freezer costs to operate and how much you can save by 'flipping' it to ENERGY STAR.

Flip your Fridge
Choose the Right Light

Looking to replace a light bulb? Let this guide take you through 3 easy steps to choose the right shape, color, and brightness to fit your needs.

Find your Light Guide
Smart Thermostats

A Smart Thermostat is a critical part of using energy efficiently. Almost half your annual energy bill goes towards heating and cooling.

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Use Water Wisely

You already know using water wisely makes sense, but where should you start? Take a look at some of our water-saving resources below:

WaterSense Calculator

Use this simple calculator to estimate how much water, energy, and money you can save by installing WaterSense labelled products in your home or apartment.

WaterSense Calculator
Track down Sneaky Leaks

Are you ready to chase down those leaks? Household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. Learn how to find and fix leaks.

Fix A Leak Tips
Make your Yard Greener

Did you know that 30% of the water used by the average household is devoted to outdoor water use? Having a beautiful landscape doesn't have to mean wasting water or money.

Is Your Watering Under Control?