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NorthWestern Energy (Electric) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Montana)

Savings Category 
Heat Pumps
Maximum Rebate 

Lighting: Rebates will not be provided for lamps or fixtures placed in stock in excess of 5% of installed equipment

Program Info
Funding Source 

Electric default supply rates for its default supply customers.

Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Dishwasher: $400/unit
Water Cooler: $1/unit
Copier: $80
Printer: $10
Fax: $1
Server: $1,200
Office Computer Network Energy Management Software: $6
Server Virtualization: $75
PC Power Supply 80+:$0.50
Server (Early Retirement): $50
Scanner: $1
Hot Food Holding Cabinet: $725
Chillers: $20-$60/ton
Cooling Tower: $1.25-$10/ton
Pipe Insulation: $1.50/ln. ft.
Fluorescent Lamps: $1 - $12/lamp
Fluorescent Fixtures: $2 - $15
LED Exit Sign: $15
High Efficiency Lighting Fixtures/Design: $0.05-$0.40/sq. ft.
Photocell: $40
LED Landscape Lighting: $0.20/Watt saved
Time Clock Controls: $0.01/Watt controlled
Lighting Occupancy Sensors: $0.10 - $0.15/Watt controlled
Daylighting Controls: $0.30/sq. ft.
Other Lighting Lamps and Fixtures: $1-$12/unit
Other Lighting Improvements (as approved): Varies
Pumps: $70-$100
Variable Speed Drives: $100
Motors: $13 - $600 depending on HP and efficiency rating
Motor Rewind Program: $40 - $500 depending on HP and RPM
EMS Optimization: $500
Water Heater Tank Insulation: $35
Griddle: $4/KBtu/hr
Refrigeration Equipment: $1-$240/unit
Duct Insulation: $1-$1.75/sq. ft.
Building Insulation: $0.30/sq. ft.
Caulking and Weatherstripping $0.10/sq. ft.
Windows: $3.50/sq. ft.
Ventilation: $450-$2500
Electric Heat: Varies
Irrigation/Agricultural: Varies
Controls and Programmable Thermostat: $0.10-$0.14/sq. ft.

Commercial Rebate Program

NorthWestern Energy offers multiple rebate programs for commercial and industrial customers to make energy efficient improvements to their businesses. This includes lighting, heating, irrigators, insulation, VFDs, refrigeration, air conditioning, appliances, and water heating incentives. Equipment requirements and specific rebate amounts can be found on the program web site.

The E+ Commercial Lighting Rebate Program offers rebates for the removal of old, less efficient lighting products which are replaced with high efficiency technologies. The program is primarily for retrofit projects. Specialized lighting application projects in new construction will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Program specifications can be found in the rebate application form.

The E+ Premium Efficiency Motor Rebate Program offers commercial and industrial customers incentives for motor retrofits or new construction. Motor purchases placed in stock are not eligible for this rebate. A chart of the rebate amounts can be found on the motor rebate application form. The application must be received by NorthWestern Energy within 90 days of motor purchase. NorthWestern Energy also provides a Motor Rewind Rebate Program to help customers reduce electricity costs when rewinding existing electric motors. Motors between 20 horsepower (HP) and 500 HP with a standard motor design (such as NEMA Premium and Epact), rewound by qualified Green Motors Practice Group members, will qualify for this rebate.

Other Information 

Varies by product, see application forms