NorthWestern Energy - Wind Rebate Program (Montana)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Montana

Name NorthWestern Energy - Wind Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Wind
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 1.25/Watt

Maximum Incentive 12,500

Program Administrator National Center for Appropriate Technology
Date added to DSIRE 2003-04-10
Last DSIRE Review 2004-04-07

References DSIRE[1]


NorthWestern Energy electric distribution customers may qualify for a rebate of $1.25 per watt for the installation of a wind turbine to a maximum of 10 kW or $12,500 per customer, although systems may be as large as 50 kW. Any excess electricity produced by the system will be fed into the utility grid through a net metering agreement to serve other NorthWestern Energy electric customers. The owner may also choose to install batteries and controllers to provide an uninterrupted power supply. This program is administered by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) using funds collected from NorthWestern Energy's electric customers as part of the NorthWestern Energy's Universal Systems Benefits (USB) program.

To be eligible for the wind rebate, the system components and installation must conform to NorthWestern Energy specifications and meet and pass all current local and state electrical and safety code requirements. The system must be grid-intertied and net metered by NorthWestern Energy.

Completed applications must be submitted to NCAT by April 4, 2003, and successful applicants will be notified by April 18, 2003.

The wind rebate program is in its third year.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name John Walden
Department National Center for Appropriate Technology

Address 3040 Continental Drive

Place Butte, Montana
Zip/Postal Code 59701
Phone (866) 723-8677


  • 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)"