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Black Hills Power - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/18/2014
Program Overview:
State: Wyoming
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Motors, Motor VFDs, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural
Amount:HVAC and Water Heaters
Variable Frequency Drive: $30 /hp
Single Phase or Split System HVAC: $50 /ton
Geothermal Heat Pump: $70 /ton
Electric Storage Water Heater: $1.50 /gallon
Heat Pump Water Heater: $5 /gallon

T8 Fixtures: $5 - $18 /system or $0.50 /lamp
High Bay Fluorescents: $40 - $125
CFLs: $8 - $25
Indirect Lighting: $24 /4 foot section
Other Fluorescent Fixtures: $4 - $16
Metal Halide Fixtures: $17 - $65
Lighting Controls: $12 - $35
LED Exit Signs: $6 /fixture
Other LED: $10 - $100

Totally Enclosed Fan-Cooled: $10 - $600
Open Drip-Proof: $10 - $600

Custom: Varies
Maximum Incentive:$25,000
Eligible System Size:Variable Frequency Drive: 1 - 200 hp
Single phase or Split System HVAC: Up to 5.4 tons
Motor: 1 - 200 hp
Equipment Requirements:Single Phase or Split System HVAC: SEER 14 or higher
Geothermal Heat Pump: EER 17.1 or higher, COP 3.6 or higher
Electric Storage Water Heater: EF of 0.95 or higher
Heat Pump Water Heater: EF rating of 2.0 or higher
Lighting: See program website
Motor: 77% - 85.5% minimum NEMA Nominal Efficiency, depending on motor speed
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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. The custom rebate amount is based on the cost difference between the standard and high efficiency equipment and systems, as well as the amount of energy saved. Examples of measures that could qualify for the custom rebate program include: large scale geothermal heat pumps; high efficiency refrigeration equipment; 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: (800) 742-8948
Phone 2: (605) 721-2612
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