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Financial Incentive Program

Place Iowa

Name Black Hills Energy (Gas) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Custom/Others pending approval, Doors, Furnaces, Programmable Thermostats, Water Heaters, Commercial Cooking Equipment, Pool/Spa Covers, Tankless Water Heaters
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Set Back Thermostats: $25 - $50

Vent Damper: $125
Commercial Furnaces: $250 - $400
Boilers: $150 or $400
Food Service Equipment: $100 - $500
Storage Water Heaters: $75
Condensing/Tankless Water Heaters: $300
Insulation: The lesser of 70% of installed cost or $0.30 per sq ft.
Infiltration Control: 70% of installed cost
Doors: $25 or $50
Pool Cover: $250
Spa Cover: $50

Equipment Requirements Commercial Furnaces: AFUE of 92% or higher

Boilers: AFUE of 85% or higher
Storage Water Heaters: .67 EF of higher
Condensing Water Heaters: .80 EF or higher
Condensing/Tankless Water Heaters: .82 EF or higher
Pool Cover: Must be transparent
Spa Cover: R-14 or greater
Insulation: Must be equal to or greater than R-38 (ceiling), R-21 (wall) and R-19 (floor)

Installation Requirements Rebates over $10,000 must be pre-approved.

Certain measures require a commercial energy evaluation recommendation to be eligible for payout.

Maximum Incentive Infiltration Control: $1,500

Insulation: 25,000 sq. ft.

Program Administrator Black Hills Energy
Date added to DSIRE 2009-02-24
Last DSIRE Review 2013-08-16
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Black Hills Energy offers commercial and industrial customers incentives to encourage energy efficiency in eligible businesses. Prescriptive rebates are available for furnace and boiler replacements, insulation, doors, water heater replacement, ENERGY STAR set back thermostats, commercial cooking equipment and more. Custom rebates are available for commercial, industrial, and agricultural projects not eligible in the prescriptive program, such as HVAC systems and building envelope measures. All purchased equipment must meet program efficiency and installation requirements. Customers should see the program web site for application forms and details about the rebates or call the rebate hot-line at 888-567-0799.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Savers Plus
Department Black Hills Energy

Address P.O. Box 7390

Place Des Moines, Iowa
Zip/Postal Code 50309
Phone (888) 567-0799
Phone 2 (888) 890-5554


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"