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Black Hills Energy (Electric) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program

Eligibility 
Commercial
Construction
Industrial
Local Government
Nonprofit
Schools
State Government
Federal Government
Institutional
Savings Category 
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Chillers
Heat Pumps
Air conditioners
Programmable Thermostats
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Duct/Air sealing
Motors
Motor VFDs
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Custom/Others pending approval
Other EE
Maximum Rebate 

Annual incentives up to $40,000 per facility or building per program year
All Incentives: 50% of equipment and labor cost
Custom: 50% of the incremental cost

Program Info
Sector Name 
Utility
Expiration Date 

12/31/2014

State 
Colorado
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Lighting: varies
A/C Systems: $73-$92/ton
Variable Frequency Drives: $30/hp
Water Source Heat Pump Systems: $64/ton
Geothermal Heat Pump (replacement): $70/ton
Geothermal Heat Pump (new installation): $480/ton
Evaporative Coolers: $200-$500/unit
Chillers: varies
Motors: $10-$600/motor
Custom: $0.30/kWh savings
Non-Profit Energy Audit: $750/facility; $1500/customer
Retro-commissioning: 50% of cost
New Construction Incentive: $0.06/kWh - $0.19/kWh saved
Design Team Incentive: $2000-$13,000
Small Business Direct Install Lighting: Up to 60% of cost for businesses with an average KW demand of 350kW or less per year

Summary 
Black Hills Energy offers multiple programs for its Colorado commercial and industrial customers to save electricity in their facilities. The commercial prescriptive rebate program provides standardized predetermined rebates to commercial customers that install or upgrade energy efficient equipment recommended by an energy evaluation. Eligible incentives include HVAC, motors, lighting, and new construction.

Black Hills Energy also offers the custom rebate program to commercial and industrial customers for projects that reduce energy usage. Eligible projects include chillers, unitary HVAC equipment, refrigeration, and other energy saving measures not covered under the commercial prescriptive rebate program. The program allows the utility to either buy down the upgrades to a two-year payback or pay up to one-half of the incremental cost of the equipment. Contact the utility for more information on the custom program.