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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Black Hills Power - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/17/2012
Program Overview:
State: Montana
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motors, Motor VFDs, Agricultural Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Refrigerator Recycling
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
Custom: lesser of 50% of cost and $0.30 /kWh saved annually
Variable Frequency Drive: $30 /hp
Water Heater: $1.50 /tank gallon
Air-Source Heat Pump: $150 /ton
Geothermal Heat Pump: $150 /ton
Geothermal Loop Field: $125 /ton
Refrigerator Recycling: $30

T8 Fixtures: $5 - $18 /system or $0.50 /lamp
High Bay Fluorescents: $40 - $125
CFLs: $8 - $25
Indirect Lighting: $16 - $24
Pulse Start Metal Halide Fixtures: $25 - $65
Lighting Controls: $12 - $35

Totally Enclosed Fan-Cooled: $10 - $600
Open Drip-Proof: $10 - $600
Maximum Incentive:$25,000
Eligible System Size:Variable Frequency Drive: 1 - 200 hp
Water Heaters: 30 - 120 gallons
Heat Pump: 1 -5 tons
Motor: 1 - 200 hp
Refrigerator: 10 - 30 cubic feet
Equipment Requirements:Water Heaters: Energy Guide efficiency rating of 0.94 or greater and electric capacity of no more than 4,500 watts at Water Heaters: .94 EF minimum
Air-Source Heat Pump: 15 SEER, 8.5 HSPF minimum
Geothermal Heat Pump: 15 SEER, 4.2 COP minimum
Refrigerator: Must be in working condition
Motor: 77% - 82.5% minimum NEMA Nominal Efficiency, depending on motor speed
Lighting: See program website240 volts
New Heat Pumps: Must have SEER rating of 15 or greater.
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Black Hills Power provides rebates for its commercial customers who install energy efficient heat pumps, motors, variable frequency drives, lighting, and water heaters. Custom rebates for approved measures are also available. Examples of measures that could qualify for the custom rebate program include: large scale geothermal heat pumps, industrial and agricultural equipment, and energy management systems. For more information on specific program requirements, guidelines, and applications, visit Black Hills Power's website or contact the utility directly.

  Jim Keck
Black Hills Power
PO Box 1400
Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone: (605) 721-2612
Phone 2: (800) 742-8948
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