Black Hills Power - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs (Montana)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Montana

Name Black Hills Power - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Agricultural Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Water Heaters, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Refrigerator Recycling
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount General

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

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.

Maximum Incentive $25,000

Program Administrator Black Hills Power
Date added to DSIRE 2008-11-24
Last DSIRE Review 2012-12-17
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jim Keck
Department Black Hills Power

Address PO Box 1400

Place Rapid City, South Dakota
Zip/Postal Code 57702
Phone (605) 721-2612
Phone 2 (800) 742-8948


  • 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)"