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Integrated Design Lab
This lab serves as a technical resource in learning how to incorporate high-performance building practices into building designs.
Program Sponsor: BetterBricks

Commercial and Industrial Electric Prescriptive Rebates
Black Hills Power offers prescriptive rebates on lighting, variable speed drives, motors, and heat pumps.
Program Sponsor: Black Hills Power

Custom Rebates
Black Hills Power offers custom rebates on a variety of pre-approved energy-efficient technologies and equipment.
Program Sponsor: Black Hills Power

Energy Management Rate Options
This incentive includes account analysis, rate comparisons, and technical assistance programs to reduce energy consumption.
Program Sponsor: Black Hills Power

HVAC - Heat Pumps Rebate
Rebates are available from Black Hills Power for heat pump equipment. The rebates available are as follows. 1) For replacement installation - $50/ton: Air Source or Water Source; 2) For new pump installation - $150/ton: Air Source Heat Pumps; $150/ton - Water/Geo Source Heat Pumps and $125/ton:  Geothermal loop fields.
Program Sponsor: Black Hills Power

Load Monitoring
Incentives are available for ways to lower energy use, power factor, and peak demand profiles, as well as motor starting current measurements.
Program Sponsor: Black Hills Power

Power Factor Correction
This program analyzes a customer's bills and suggests ways to lower energy use.
Program Sponsor: Black Hills Power

Power Quality Assistance
The utility offers voltage monitoring and harmonics measurements.
Program Sponsor: Black Hills Power

SurgeGuard Power Quality Equipment
Black Hills Power offers incentives associated with transient voltage surge suppressors and uninterruptible power supplies. Contact the utility for more specific information.
Program Sponsor: Black Hills Power

Water Heater Rebate
Black Hills Power offers water heater rebates at $1 per gallon. In order to qualify for the rebate, the water heater must hold more than 30 gallons and produce less than 4,500 watts at 240 volts. The maximum rebate is $800 per customer.
Program Sponsor: Black Hills Power

Constellation NewEnergy Online
The Constellation NewEnergy Online program is an energy-management tool that is available to all electricity customers free of charge. The tool allows customers to find opportunities to improve energy efficiencies, track changes in energy usage, and compare usage across multiple facilities.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

Energy Efficiency Projects
Constellation Energy Projects Services provides solutions designed to achieve energy goals and promote a sustainable future by offering an extensive array of products and services.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

Load Response for Your Business
Commercial customers can receive financial rewards, either in the form of dollars or energy bill credits, for using less energy during peak energy usage when regional power grids are under stress. Constellation will work with the users to develop a variety of projects to meet this energy usage reduction.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

Solar Program
Constellation will construct, maintain and manage a solar power array installed at a business at no cost to the business. Constellation NewEnergy will ensure reduced energy costs for the facility owner and maintains ownership of the solar array system.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

VirtuWatt
VirtuWatt is an online program that makes it easy to monitor energy usage and schedule load curtailments for demand response programs.
Program Sponsor: Constellation NewEnergy

Air Source Heat Pump Rebate
Flathead Electric Cooperative offers rebates of $500 to commercial customers that purchase and install air-source heat pumps. The model must be listed on the cooperative's list of approved models.
Program Sponsor: Flathead Electric Cooperative

Commercial Lighting New Construction Rebate Program
Flathead Electric Cooperative's Commercial Lighting New Construction Rebate program applies to commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers that build a new construction and install energy efficient lighting. Prior to installation, the project must be approved by the cooperative.
Program Sponsor: Flathead Electric Cooperative

Commercial Lighting Retro-Fit Rebate Program
Flathead Electric Cooperative’s commercial and industrial customers are eligible for a rebate under the retrofit lighting program on the installation of energy efficient lighting in existing structures. The lighting must provide energy savings of at least 30%. The cooperative will pay up to 70% of the total project cost.
Program Sponsor: Flathead Electric Cooperative

Electric Water Heater Rebate Program
Flathead Electric offers rebates for the purchase of energy-efficient electric water heaters.
Program Sponsor: Flathead Electric Cooperative

Energy Star Appliance Incentive Program
Flathead Electric Cooperative offers rebates for the purchase of qualified Energy Star appliances.
Program Sponsor: Flathead Electric Cooperative

Net Metering
The utility is offering customers retail price for electricity generated from renewable systems up to 10 kW in size.
Program Sponsor: Flathead Electric Cooperative

EnergySmart Grocer
The EnergySmart program offers audits and rebates to businesses that deal with food refrigeration.
Program Sponsor: Glacier Electric Cooperative Inc.

Business Energy Advisor
Hill County Electric Cooperative offers access to Touchstone Energy's Business Energy Advisor with information and resources to help businesses be more energy efficient.
Program Sponsor: Hill County Electric Cooperative

Energy Audits and Advice
HCE’s Operations Coordinator is available to assist members with any questions regarding energy usage, voltage levels, power quality, ground-source heat pumps, weatherization, or other electrical issues. Energy Audits are offered free of charge.
Program Sponsor: Hill County Electric Cooperative

Commercial Lighting Rebates Program
Lincoln Electric Cooperative and Bonneville Power Administration have jointly developed a commercial lighting rebate program for both new commercial construction and commercial retrofit applications. Lighting incentives are available for commercial customers that upgrade existing lighting with newer, energy efficient models.
Program Sponsor: Lincoln Electric Cooperative

Electric Water Heater Rebates
Rebates of $60 are available for purchasing an energy-efficient electric water heater.
Program Sponsor: Lincoln Electric Cooperative

Green Power Program
Lincoln Electric Cooperative offers renewable energy for purchase in 100 kilowatt hour blocks.
Program Sponsor: Lincoln Electric Cooperative

Heat Pump Rebates
Lincoln Electric Cooperative offers rebates for air and ground source heat pumps.
Program Sponsor: Lincoln Electric Cooperative

Net Metering
Commercial and residential customers can reduce energy bills and add energy to the cooperative's electric distribution system through net metering. If a customer produces more energy than what is used, the utility issues a credit for the unused energy.
Program Sponsor: Lincoln Electric Cooperative

Electric Heat Rebate
Lower Yellowstone Rural Electric Association offers members rebates of $25 per KW on the purchase of installed electric heat. This includes baseboard, forced air, and other types of heating systems.
Program Sponsor: Lower Yellowstone REA

Electric Water Heater Rebate
Lower Yellowstone Rural Electric Administration (REA) offers rebates of $4 per gallon for energy-efficient electric water heaters.
Program Sponsor: Lower Yellowstone REA

Heat Pump Rebates
Lower Yellowstone Rural Electric Association offers members rebates of $150 per ton on all types of installed heat pumps.
Program Sponsor: Lower Yellowstone REA

Geosource Heat Pumps Rebates
McCone Electric encourages the installation of geosource heat pumps and will rebate approved member installations at $100 per ton until funding is exhausted.
Program Sponsor: McCone Electric Cooperative

Water Heater Rebates
McCone Electric will rebate to members at the rate of $4.00 per gallon of water heater capacity on approved brand when member participates in the off-peak program.
Program Sponsor: McCone Electric Cooperative

Agricultural/Irrigation Rebate Program
Mission Valley Power offers rebates on energy conservation measures for irrigation equipment.
Program Sponsor: Mission Valley Power

Appliance Program –General Services
Mission Valley Power wants to encourage businesses to replace old inefficient appliances and purchase ENERGY STAR® rated or better energy-efficient appliances for new and replacement applications. Rebates are $25 per appliance.
Program Sponsor: Mission Valley Power

Commercial Lighting Program
Mission Valley Power offers rebates for qualified energy efficient lighting equipment and projects.
Program Sponsor: Mission Valley Power

Energy Management Consultant
Mission Valley Power offers energy audits for commercial customers.
Program Sponsor: Mission Valley Power

Energy Star Electronics and Office Equipment Program
Mission Valley Power offers rebates on qualified Energy Star electronics and office equipment.
Program Sponsor: Mission Valley Power

Heating and Cooling Program –General Services
Mission Valley Power provides rebate incentives to high usage customers to install advanced ground-source heat pumps and electric air source heat pumps for heating, cooling, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Program Sponsor: Mission Valley Power

Insulation and Window Rebates
Mission Valley Power offers rebates on qualified high R value windows and insulation.
Program Sponsor: Mission Valley Power

Large Commercial & Industrial w/Demand Program
Mission Valley Power provides large businesses with incentives, technical assistance, and training in order to encourage the implementation of energy efficient measures.
Program Sponsor: Mission Valley Power

Microbusiness Loan Program
Microbusiness loans are available to small businesses that generate renewable energy.
Program Sponsor: Montana Department of Commerce

Alternative Energy Investment Tax Credit
Commercial and net metering investments of at least $5,000 qualify for a tax credit up to 35%. The tax credit must be taken during the same year that the system is placed in service, unless the owner wants to extend the payment over a 7-year term. Manufacturers and plants are eligible for this tax credit. This tax credit cannot be taken in conjunction with other tax credits.
Program Sponsor: Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Alternative Energy Revolving Loan Program
This program offers low-interest loans of up to $40,000. The loan term is up to 10 years. Loans can be used to help finance renewable energy or energy efficiency projects.
Program Sponsor: Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Net metering
Net metering is an arrangement that allows surplus energy generated by the customer’s renewable energy system to go back on the utility electric system.
Program Sponsor: Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Generating Facilities over 1 MW (15-24-1401)
Plants producing 1 megawatt or more by means of an alternative renewable energy source are eligible for the new or expanded industry property tax reduction on the local mill levy during the first 9 years of operation, subject to approval by the local government.
Program Sponsor: Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Generating Facilities under 1 MW (15-6-225 MCA)
If a renewable energy facility generates less than 1 MW, it is exempt from property taxes for 5 years after its installation. The property would be taxed on 6% of assessed value if owned by a utility, or 3% if owned by a cooperative or other business.
Program Sponsor: Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Renewable Research and Development Grants
Grants are available for renewable resource research and development projects to be conducted in Montana.
Program Sponsor: Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Alternative Energy Loan Program
Loans are available for Montana businesses to implement alternative energy projects and energy conservation projects.
Program Sponsor: Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

Renewable Resource Grant and Loan Program
On a biennial basis, the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation reviews proposals for renewable energy production and recommends projects to the legislature for funding.
Program Sponsor: Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

New or Expanded Industry Tax Credit
Commercial customers are eligible for this tax credit on the installation of an alternative energy production system on a building. In order to qualify as an expanded business, the number of employees must have increased by at least 30% since the renewable system's installation. The credit is 1% of wages paid to the new employees during the first 3 years of operation.
Program Sponsor: Montana Department of Revenue

Property Tax Exemption for Buildings Using Renewable Energy
Business owners are eligible to take tax credits up to $100,000 of the assessed value of alternative energy generation equipment for 10 years following installation of the renewable energy system.
Program Sponsor: Montana Department of Revenue

Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Generating Facilities over 1 MW
If a plant generates more than 1 MW of renewable energy, it is eligible for this program. After installation, the facility will be taxed at 50%of its taxable value during the first 5 years, up to its full taxable value after 10 years. If owned by a utility, it will be taxed on 6% of assessed value, or 3% if owned by a cooperative, or 3.07% if owned by another business during the first year of operation.
Program Sponsor: Montana Department of Revenue

Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Generating Facilities under 1 MW
If a renewable energy facility generates less than 1 MW, it is exempt from property taxes for 5 years after its installation. The property would be taxed on 6% of assessed value if owned by a utility, or 3% if owned by a cooperative or other business.
Program Sponsor: Montana Department of Revenue

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
Provides training, online assessment tools, and technical assistance.
Program Sponsor: Montana Manufacturing Extension Center

Commercial Cooling Program
Montana-Dakota Utilities offers rebates on a per ton basis for energy-efficient cooling equipment.
Program Sponsor: Montana-Dakota Utilities

Commercial High Efficient Motor Program
Montana-Dakota Utilities offers rebates on National Electrical Manufacturers Association efficiency rated motors and variable speed drives on a per horse power basis.
Program Sponsor: Montana-Dakota Utilities

Commercial Lighting Program
Montana-Dakota Utilities offers rebates for the implementation of energy-efficient lighting.
Program Sponsor: Montana-Dakota Utilities

Commercial Services
Montana-Dakota Utilities’ engineering team offers engineering advice, up-to-date information on new energy technology, financial analysis, vendor referral, and energy auditing services.
Program Sponsor: Montana-Dakota Utilities

Energy Management Certification Programs
Located in Portland, this organization provides energy educational opportunities to everyone in the Northwest. The organization provides general information and certification programs including the following topics: building energy use, building envelope, insulation, HVAC systems, controls, energy assessments, and operations and maintenance.
Program Sponsor: Northwest Energy Education Institute

Energy Training Calendar
These business training programs are designed to help industrial facilities learn how to become more energy efficient. Topics include compressed air systems, pumping systems, and industrial refrigeration systems.
Program Sponsor: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Green Tags Program
Northwest Solar Cooperative, a nonprofit organization managed by Cascade Solar Consulting, buys Green Tags at 2 cents per kWh for a system up to 50 kW in size. Photo-voltaic or small wind-generation systems qualify.
Program Sponsor: Northwest Solar Cooperative

E+ Air Conditioning Rebates
Northwestern Energy offers rebates for energy-efficient air conditioning equipment.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Business Partners Program
The E+ Business Partners Program offers custom incentives for electric and natural gas local energy conservation and load management projects in new and retrofit applications including commercial, institutional, industrial, and agricultural facilities/systems.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Commercial Lighting Rebate Program
The E+ Commercial Lighting Rebate program is available for commercial customers that replace existing lighting with newer, upgraded, high-efficiency lighting. Rebate amounts vary.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Electronics and Appliance Rebates
Northwestern Energy offers rebates on energy-efficient appliances and electronics.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Energy Appraisal for Businesses
The E+ Energy Appraisal for Businesses is an audit program for small commercial customers. This free audit will analyze existing business practices and the office structure and will identify ways to improve energy efficiency at the business.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Insulation Rebates
Northwestern Energy offers rebates for energy-efficient insulation upgrades.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Motor Rebate Program
This program is designed for businesses that replace motors with newer energy-efficient models. Standardized rebates are provided for 1 horsepower (HP) through 200 HP motors. Rebates for motors larger than 200 HP will be customized based upon the incremental cost of the motor and the value of the electrical savings.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Motor Rewind Program
The Motor Rewind rebate program makes it more affordable for a business to rewind a motor without decreasing energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Refrigeration Equipment Rebates
Northwestern Energy offers rebates on energy-efficient refrigeration equipment.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Renewable Energy Program
The goal of this program is to promote the development of renewable energy. Funding is available for solar, wind, and geothermal projects on a case-by-case basis.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Rebates
Northwestern Energy offers rebates for energy-efficient VFD equipment.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

E+ Water Heater Rebates
Northwestern Energy offers rebates on energy-efficient water heaters.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

Energy Management Solutions
Energy Management Solutions is a free technical assistance service that provides technical, business, research and information assistance to NorthWestern Energy's commercial and industrial customers.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

Irrigation Program
Northwestern Energy offers rebates on energy-efficient irrigation equipment.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

Natural Gas Equipment Rebates
Northwestern Energy offers rebates for energy-efficient natural gas equipment in new or existing facilities.
Program Sponsor: Northwestern Energy

Energy Audits
Free energy assessments are available for to Park Electric Cooperative members through the Member Service Department.
Program Sponsor: Park Electric Cooperative

Green Power Program
Park Electric Cooperative Inc. offers green power for purchase in 100 kilowatt-hour blocks.
Program Sponsor: Park Electric Cooperative

Heat Rate Program
Park Electric Cooperative, Inc. offers the Heat Rate Program that provides the lowest energy rate for energy-efficient electric space and water heaters, wired through a separate meter.
Program Sponsor: Park Electric Cooperative

Net Metering
Net metering is available to members that want to interconnect a renewable generator with a nameplate capacity of not more than 10 kW. Net metering allows electricity generated in excess of use to flow back onto the grid and offset any electricity used from the cooperative.
Program Sponsor: Park Electric Cooperative

Water Heater Rebates
Rebates of either $50 or $100 are available for specific efficiency ratings and sizes of water heaters through Park Electric Cooperative.
Program Sponsor: Park Electric Cooperative

Electric Hot Water Rebate Program
The utility is offering a rebate incentive of $5 per gallon toward the purchase of a Marathon high-efficiency hot water heater. The water heater must be purchased from Southeast Electric Cooperative to be eligible for the incentive.
Program Sponsor: Southeast Electric Cooperative

U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center (IAC): Colorado State University
The Colorado State University IAC provides free plant assessments and recommendations within about 150 miles of its campus for improved energy efficient operations. These services are offered to the following states: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Add-On Heat Pump
YVEC will help you with the installation of an Add-On Heat Pump by offering a rebate of $200 per ton up to a maximum of $800.
Program Sponsor: Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative (YVEC)

Energy Analysis
YVEC offers businesses a free Energy Analysis to help understanding usage and provide tips that will help save energy and money.
Program Sponsor: Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative (YVEC)

ENERGY STAR Rebates
YVEC offers a $25 rebate for ENERGY STAR dishwashers and refrigerators; a $50 rebate is offered for ENERGY STAR washing machines.
Program Sponsor: Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative (YVEC)

Ground Source Heat Pump
Rebates are available for the installation of ground heat pump systems. Rebates of $150 per ton up to $5,000 are available to commercial customers.
Program Sponsor: Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative (YVEC)

Water Heater Rebate
YVEC offers rebates for energy-efficient gas and electric water heaters.
Program Sponsor: Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative (YVEC)

Wind Power Program
YVEC offers wind power for purchase in 100 kilowatt hour blocks.
Program Sponsor: Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative (YVEC)

Nationwide Programs

Energy Information
The organization provides fact sheets on energy and environmental responsibility to its members.
Program Sponsor: Aluminum Association

Energy Efficiency Resource Central
American Public Power Association offers technical assistance for its member utilities to help their key industrial customers improve their energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: American Public Power Association

Industrial Energy Efficiency Training
This company provides a wide variety of industrial training opportunities throughout the country. All programs are linked to certain industrial systems/practices and have an energy efficiency component.
Program Sponsor: American Trainco

Energy Training Program
This organization offers seminars and online training sessions for engineers. Trainings cover a wide variety of energy-related topics, including energy efficiency and renewable energy generation.
Program Sponsor: Association of Energy Engineers

Brown Bag Energy Seminars
These 90-minute online Webinars cover a variety of energy topics including energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: Association of Energy Services Professionals

Commercial Energy Advisor
This online tool will help commercial customers learn how to become more energy efficient.
Program Sponsor: E-Source

Efficiency & Demand-Response Programs Service
This online tool helps companies improve their demand response and energy efficiency programs.
Program Sponsor: E-Source

Industry Initiatives
Edison Electric Institute works with its member utilities to improve the energy efficiency of their industrial customers.
Program Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute

Customized Business Energy Analysis
This online tool helps non-residential customers analyze their energy use.
Program Sponsor: Energy Guide

Energy Consultants
Energy Sciences specializes in demand side energy services for the municipal, commercial and industrial, sectors. We enable our clients to practice energy conservation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while optimizing operating costs. Our core services include: development and implementation of comprehensive energy management programs, energy audits, energy efficient lighting solutions, staffing, and outreach/training programs. We believe that energy efficiency is an integral part of the energy solution needed for the future.
Program Sponsor: Energy Sciences

Industrial Consortia
Energy Solutions Center convenes various industrial consortia of equipment manufacturers to address how they can improve their equipment to better meet the needs and energy efficiency objectives of industrial manufacturers.
Program Sponsor: Energy Solutions Center

ENERGY STAR® Training
ENERGY STAR® offers free online training to help you improve the energy performance of your organization. No travel, no lost time out of the office, and no cost — EPA makes it easy to get the information you need today. Join your colleagues to better understand how EPA can help you lower operating costs, improve your energy management program, and expand your professional development.
Program Sponsor: Energy Star

Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings
A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or designers of new or existing commercial buildings that save at least 50% of the heating and cooling energy of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001. Partial deductions of up to $.60 per square foot can be taken for measures affecting any one of three building systems: the building envelope, lighting, or heating and cooling systems. These tax deductions are available for systems placed in service from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2013.
Program Sponsor: Energy Star

Project Finance Services
Hannon Armstrong offers loans to public-and-private sector businesses interested in making their buildings more energy efficient. The loan will cover up to 100% of total project costs.
Program Sponsor: Hannon Armstrong

Biodiesel Income Tax Credit
Companies that put biodiesel fuel into a vehicle or use biodiesel fuels in their business vehicles are eligible for a tax credit of $1 per gallon.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Biodiesel Income Tax Credit
Companies that put biodiesel fuel into a vehicle or uses biodiesel fuels in their business vehicles are eligible for a tax credit.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Builders & Manufacturers Incentives
Credits are available to manufacturers of high-efficiency refrigerators, clothes washers and dishwashers. Due to these manufacturer incentives, special consumer promotions may be available for qualifying products.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Business Tax Incentive
A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or tenants (or designers, in the case of government-owned buildings) of new or existing commercial buildings that are constructed or reconstructed to save at least 50% of the heating, cooling, ventilation, water heating, and interior lighting energy cost of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
A 10% investment tax credit for CHP property, applicable to only the first 15MW of CHP property.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Commercial Solar Tax Credit
The Commercial Solar Tax Credit covers 30% of the cost of the system. The tax credit expires December 31, 2016.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Corporate Tax Credit
In addition to receiving a tax credit for solar photovoltaic generation, a non-residential manager can receive a tax credit of 30 percent for geothermal energy, microturbines, and fuel cells.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Fuel Cells and Microturbines Tax Incentive
Tax credits of up to $3,000 per kWh are available for the purchase of fuel cells, while tax credits of up to $200 per kWh are available for microturbines.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

On-Site Renewable Tax Incentive
Businesses are eligible for tax credits for qualified solar water heating and photovoltaic systems, and for certain solar lighting systems. Qualifying equipment will either use solar energy to generate electricity, to heat/cool or provide hot water to a structure, or will use solar energy to illuminate the inside of a building by means of fiber-optic distributed sunlight (tube systems and passive solar are not eligible). The credits are available for systems placed in service between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2016.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Renewable Energy Generation Tax Credit
Non-residential managers can receive a 10-year tax credit if they help create renewable energy from one of the following sources: wind, closed loop biomass, open loop biomass, geothermal, solar, small irrigation power, municipal solid waste, and refined coal.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Small Ethanol Producer Tax Credit
A small ethanol producer that is registered with the Internal Revenue Service may be eligible for a tax incentive in the amount of $0.10 per gallon of ethanol that is: sold and used by the purchaser in the purchaser's trade or business to produce an ethanol fuel mixture; sold and used by the purchaser as a fuel in a trade or business; sold at retail for use as a motor vehicle fuel; used by the producer in a trade or business to produce an ethanol fuel mixture; or used by the producer as a fuel in a trade or business. A small producer is one that has, at all times during the tax year, not more than 60 million gallons of productive capacity of any type of alcohol. The incentive applies only to the first 15 million gallons of ethanol produced in a tax year and is allowed as a credit against the producer's income tax liability. Under current law, this incentive expires December 31, 2010.
Program Sponsor: Internal Revenue Service

Education and Outreach
The EERC conducts energy and environmental conferences, short courses, workshops, academic programs, and field experiences.
Program Sponsor: National Center for Hydrogen Technology, University of North Dakota

Energy Information
NFDS offers training, technical resources, and technical assistance to its members.
Program Sponsor: Non-Ferrous Founders' Society

Energy Information
NADCA members can access the organization's energy audits, training, technical assistance and resources, and cost shared-R&D.
Program Sponsor: North American Die Casting Association

3E Plus Insulation Thickness Computer Program
The 3E Insulation Thickness Computer Program is an industrial energy management tool developed to simplify the task of determining how much insulation is necessary to use less energy, reduce plant emissions and improve system process efficiency.
Program Sponsor: North American Insulation Manufacturers Association

Energy Information
OESA offers its members energy efficiency publications, trainings, and events.
Program Sponsor: Original Equipment Suppliers Association

Pumping System Optimization and Energy-Efficiency Education & Training
Vendor neutral market awareness, education, training, products, services and tools that focus on energy savings opportunities with pumping systems
Program Sponsor: Pump Systems Matter

Energy Information
The organization offers technical assistance, resources, and cost shared-R&D to its members.
Program Sponsor: Steel Founders' Society of America

Environmental Project Financing
The StePP Foundation matches organizations with environmental improvement projects (include renewable energy and energy efficiency) with companies that have financing to implement those projects.
Program Sponsor: StEPP Foundation

Biobased Products and Bioenergy Program
Loans are available to help rural industry generate electricity from biobased sources.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels
This program was created to ensure an expanding production of advanced biofuels by providing payments to eligible advanced biofuel producers in rural areas. Payments will be made to eligible advanced biofuel producers for the production of fuel derived from renewable biomass, other than corn kernel starch.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Biorefinery Assistance Loan Guarantee
Loans are available to help biorefineries conserve and use energy more effectively. Loan guarantees are available up to $250 million.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans
Loans of up to $10 million are available to rural industrial manufacturers to improve the economic and environmental climate in their communities.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Energy Efficiency Improvements Loan
Loans are available for the purchase of renewable energy generating systems by small rural businesses or agricultural producers.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Repowering Assistance Program
This program offers incentives for biorefineries to switch to renewable biomass energy production.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Rural Energy for America Program Guaranteed Loan Program (REAP LOAN)
The REAP Guaranteed Loan Program encourages the commercial financing of renewable energy (bioenergy, geothermal, hydrogen, solar, wind and hydro power) and energy efficiency projects. Under the program, project developers will work with local lenders, who in turn can apply to USDA Rural Development for a loan guarantee up to 85% of the loan amount.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program
This program provides grants and loans to small businesses in rural communities that are interested in making their buildings more energy efficient.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Boise State University Industrial Assessment Center (IAC)
The Boise State University IAC provides energy conservation and cost reduction assessments to small- and medium-sized manufacturers within about 150 miles of its campus, and educates energy managers on energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Loan Guarantee Program
DOE offers loans to projects that “avoid, reduce, or sequester air pollutants or anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases.” Loans are available for biomass, hydrogen, wind, solar, hydropower, advanced fossil energy coal, carbon, electricity delivery and reliability, alternative fuel vehicles, pollution control equipment, and industrial energy efficiency projects.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Oklahoma Green Grant
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Oklahoma a $6 million green-job grant to train workers in emerging industries such as energy efficiency and renewable energy. The goal is to train 4,700 workers in two years for jobs that pay above the state's per capita income.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI)
REPI provides financial incentives of $0.015/kWh of electricity generated from renewable sources. This incentive is issued for the first decade of operation.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center (IAC): University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky IAC's primary purpose is to help serve the energy, waste, and productivity needs of small- and medium-sized manufacturing facilities within a geographic radius of approximately 150 miles of the University of Kentucky.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program
The State Energy Program (SEP) provides grants to states and directs funding to state energy offices from technology programs in DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. States use grants to address their energy priorities and program funding to adopt emerging renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

UnSolicited EERE Proposals
Unsolicited proposals may be selected if they are novel and do not reflect a current solicitation or existing work.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

American Reinvestment and Recovery Act Tax Credits and Grants
Tax credits and grants are available from select state energy offices to help promote renewable energy generation and/or energy efficiency.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Payments for Specified Energy Property in Lieu of Tax Credits
ARRA authorizes the Department of the Treasury to make payments to eligible persons that either place in service particular types of energy property in 2009 or 2010, or, under certain circumstances, begin construction on such property in 2009 or 2010. These payments are generally equal to 10 or 30 percent of the eligible cost basis of the property, depending on the type of property. Those that apply for these payments must forego tax credits that they could otherwise receive under sections 45 and 48 of the Internal Revenue Code. The types of energy property that are eligible for these payments include, among others, various renewable energy generation facilities, microturbines, and fuel cells.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Production Tax Credit (PTC)
Through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Congress acted to provide a three-year extension of the PTC through December 31, 2012. Additionally, wind project developers can choose to receive a 30% investment tax credit (ITC) in place of the PTC for facilities placed in service in 2009 and 2010, and also for facilities placed in service before 2013 if construction begins before the end of 2010. The ITC then qualifies to be converted to a grant from the Department of Treasury. The Treasury Department must pay the grant within 60 days of an application being submitted.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Clean Construction USA Loans
EPA offers loans to companies to help finance projects that reduce diesel emissions from construction equipment and vehicles.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnerships
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems are an efficient, clean and reliable approach to generating power and thermal energy from a single fuel source. Incentives on CHP systems are available through the EPA.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ENERGY STAR® for Industry
The ENERGY STAR® program is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency which seeks to increase implementation of energy efficient equipment and techniques.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings
A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or designers of new or existing commercial buildings that save at least 50% of the heating and cooling energy of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001. Partial deductions of up to $.60 per square foot can be taken for measures affecting any one of three building systems: the building envelope, lighting, or heating and cooling systems. Available for systems “placed in service” from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2013.
Program Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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