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Questar Gas - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/21/2013
Program Overview:
State: Wyoming
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Energy Audit, Tankless Water Heaters
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Furnace: $350-$400
Solar Assisted Water Heater: $750
Storage Water Heater: $50-$100
Gas Condensing/Hybrid Water Heater: $350
Tankless Water Heater: $300-$350
Boiler: $400 - $600
Gas Clothes Washer: $50
Direct Vent Gas Fireplace: $200
Windows: $0.95/sq. ft.
Insulation: $0.20-$0.30/sq. ft.
Duct Sealing: Up to $225
Duct Insulation: Up to $250
Programmable Thermostat: $30
In-Home Energy Audit: Discounted to $25
Maximum Incentive:Limit of one rebates per appliance type
Equipment Requirements:Furnace: AFUE 95%
Solar Assisted Water Heater: SRCC OG-100
Storage Water Heater: EF .62
Gas Condensing/Hybrid Water Heater: EF .90
Tankless Water Heater: EF .82
Boiler: AFUE 85%
Gas Clothes Washer: MEF 1.72
Direct Vent Gas Fireplace: AFUE 70%
Windows: U-Value of 0.30 or lower
Insulation: must attain certain R-level improvements
Web Site: http://www.thermwise.com
Summary:

Questar Gas provides rebates for residential customers who make their homes more energy efficient by installing certain energy saving appliances, efficient heating equipment, and certain weatherization measures. Incentives are available for clothes washers and dryers, water heaters, furnaces, boilers, windows, insulation and programmable thermostats. A reduced-cost home energy audit is also available to residential customers.  The cost of the audit is refundable if customers pursue the recommendations made in the audit's report  To qualify for rebates, appliances and equipment must run on gas and must meet the minimum efficiency levels stated on the program web site. The website maintains a list of appliance models which meet the program requirements and local vendors who sell them. For more information on incentives, program guidelines and terms, and to access rebate applications, visit the program web site or contact Questar.


 
Contact:
  ThermWise Rebates
Questar Gas
PO Box 45360
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0360
Phone: (800) 323-5517
Phone 2: (800) 867-2044
Fax: (800) 687-6176
E-Mail: Appliance@ThermWise.com
Web Site: http://www.thermwise.com
 
  Shelly Bouvang
Questar Gas
E-Mail: shelly.bouvang@questar.com




Questar Gas - Residential Solar Assisted Water Heating Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/15/2012
Program Overview:
State: Wyoming
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Assisted Gas Boiler, Solar Assisted Gas Tankless Water Heater, Solar Pool Heating
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:$750
Equipment Requirements:Must be active and certified OG-300 by SRCC
Must be used in support of a new or existing gas appliance such as a boiler, storage, tankless or pool heating system.
Web Site: http://www.thermwise.com/wy/wyindex.html
Summary:

Questar gas provides incentives for residential customers to purchase and install solar water heating systems on their homes. Rebates of $750 per system are provided to customers of Questar who install solar assisted gas water heaters. To be eligible, customer must include with their applications an invoice or receipt that shows purchase date, price, and a description of the equipment. If a solar water heater is installed as part of new construction, the rebate can be claimed by the home builder. See application and supplemental information sheet for full details.


 
Contact:
  ThermWise Rebates
Questar Gas
PO Box 45360
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0360
Phone: (800) 323-5517
Phone 2: (800) 867-2044
Fax: (800) 687-6176
E-Mail: Appliance@ThermWise.com
Web Site: http://www.thermwise.com




Rules, Regulations & Policies

Interconnection Guidelines   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/03/2014
Program Overview:
State: Wyoming
Incentive Type: Interconnection
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Applicable Utilities:Investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives, irrigation districts
System Capacity Limit:25 kW
Standard Agreement:No
Insurance Requirements:Not addressed
External Disconnect Switch:Required
Net Metering Required:Yes
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
Wyo. Stat. § 37-16-101 et seq.
02/22/2001 (amended 2003)
07/01/2001
Summary:

Wyoming's net-metering law includes basic interconnection requirements for systems up to 25 kilowatts (kW) in capacity that generate electricity using solar, wind, hydropower or biomass resources. However, the Wyoming Public Service Commission (PSC) has not established separate interconnection rules. There is no limit on overall enrollment specified by the law. Systems must comply with the National Electrical Code (NEC), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) safety and equipment standards. Customers must install an external disconnect switch at their own expense. The PSC may require additional controls and testing.

Rocky Mountain Power (PacifiCorp) has developed an interconnection application for net metering. All other electric utilities in Wyoming -- investor-owned utilities and rural electric associations (REAs) alike -- use an interconnection agreement modeled on Rocky Mountain Power's interconnection agreement, according to the PSC. Click here to view PacifiCorp's net-metering tariff (Schedule 135).

Additional liability insurance is not addressed by the law, although the PSC has specifically prohibited certain REAs from imposing minimum insurance requirements on customers, viewing such requirements as barriers to interconnection. In addition, the widespread use of the Rocky Mountain Power agreement -- which contains no such requirement -- as a model suggests that additional liability insurance is generally not required.


 
Contact:
  Christopher Petrie
Wyoming Public Service Commission
700 West 1st Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7427
Fax: (307) 777-5700
E-Mail: cpetri@state.wy.us




Net Metering   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/03/2014
Program Overview:
State: Wyoming
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Small Hydroelectric
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Applicable Utilities:Investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives, irrigation districts
System Capacity Limit:25 kW
Aggregate Capacity Limit:No limit specified
Net Excess Generation:Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate; excess reconciled annually at seasonal avoided-cost rate
REC Ownership:Not addressed
Meter Aggregation:Not addressed
Web Site: http://psc.state.wy.us/
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
Wyo. Stat. § 37-16-101 et seq.
02/22/2001 (amended 2003)
07/01/2001
Summary:

Wyoming enacted legislation in February 2001 that established statewide net metering. The law applies to investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives and irrigation districts. Eligible technologies include solar, wind, biomass and hydropower systems up to 25 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. Systems must be intended primarily to offset part or all of the customer-generator's requirements for electricity.

Net excess generation (NEG) is treated as a kilowatt-hour (kWh) credit or other compensation on the customer's following bill.* When an annual period ends, a utility will purchase unused credits at the utility's avoided-cost rate. Utilities may not charge net-metered customers any additional fees beyond the minimum monthly charges that apply to other (non-net-metered) utility customers in the same rate class.

Systems must meet NEC, IEEE and UL technical standards. In addition, system owners must install a manual, lockable external disconnect switch and are responsible for all costs related to any modifications to the systems that may be required by the electric utility for purposes of safety and reliability. The Wyoming Public Service Commission (PSC) is authorized to adopt additional control and testing requirements deemed necessary to protect public safety and system reliability.


* The latter "compensation" option has apparently been interpreted by the PSC to give utilities the freedom to apply rates other than the retail rate to monthly NEG. For instance, the Wyrulec Co. net metering tariff approved by the PSC in April 2008 applies the avoided-cost rate to monthly NEG to arrive at a monetary credit that is applied to the customer's next bill. Other utilities such as Rocky Mountain Power (see tariff) credit monthly NEG as a kWh credit, which equates to the full retail rate.


 
Contact:
  Christopher Petrie
Wyoming Public Service Commission
700 West 1st Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7427
Fax: (307) 777-5700
E-Mail: cpetri@state.wy.us




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