All wind facilities larger than 0.5 megawatts (MW) that begin construction after July 1, 2010, must obtain a permit from any county in which the facility is located. Facilities must also obtain permits for any enlargements. Applications for permits are submitted to the board of county commissioners and must*:
Questar Gas provides rebates to its business customers for installing energy efficient food service equipment, laundry equipment, HVAC and water heating equipment, and certain weatherization measures. Some equipment rebates vary depending on the efficiency level and/or size of the equipment. Applications and additional program details can be found on the program website.
Questar Gas provides incentives for home builders to construct energy efficient homes. Rebates are provided for both energy efficient gas equipment and whole home Energy Star certification. All equipment and construction requirements must be met in order to participate. Program applications, a builder participation agreement form, and more details about incentive amounts and efficiency requirements are located on the program web site.
Questar Gas provides rebates for residential customers who make their homes more energy efficient by installing certain energy saving appliances, efficient heating equipment, and certain weatherization measures. Incentives are available for clothes washers and dryers, water heaters, furnaces, boilers, windows, insulation and programmable thermostats. A reduced-cost home energy audit is also available to residential customers.
Questar gas provides incentives for residential customers to purchase and install solar water heating systems on their homes. Rebates of $750 per system are provided to customers of Questar who install solar assisted gas water heaters. To be eligible, customer must include with their applications an invoice or receipt that shows purchase date, price, and a description of the equipment. If a solar water heater is installed as part of new construction, the rebate can be claimed by the home builder. See application and supplemental information sheet for full details.
Wyoming enacted legislation in February 2001 that established statewide net metering. The law applies to investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives and irrigation districts. Eligible technologies include solar, wind, biomass and hydropower systems up to 25 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. Systems must be intended primarily to offset part or all of the customer-generator's requirements for electricity.
Lower Valley Energy offers numerous rebates for residential customers who wish to increase the energy efficiency of eligible homes. Rebates are available for weatherization measures, water heaters, clothes washers, refrigerators, appliance recycling, geothermal heat pumps and new manufactured homes. All appliances must be Energy Star rated and all equipment must meet requirements listed on the program web site. Appliances will require proof of purchase and a product manual in order to receive rebates.
Wyoming's net-metering law includes basic interconnection requirements for systems up to 25 kilowatts (kW) in capacity that generate electricity using solar, wind, hydropower or biomass resources. However, the Wyoming Public Service Commission (PSC) has not established separate interconnection rules. There is no limit on overall enrollment specified by the law. Systems must comply with the National Electrical Code (NEC), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) safety and equipment standards.
The Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) offers low-interest loans to income qualified homeowners for energy efficient home retrofits. Homeowners who have an income of less than 80% of the area median income (by family size and county) are eligible for amortized loans with an interest rate of 4% per annum for up to 180 months. Homeowners who have an income of less than 50% of the area median income are eligible for the amortized loan described above or may choose a deferred loan with a simple interest rate of 3%.