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Bright Energy Solutions
This program offers a variety of energy efficiency measures that can help businesses lower utility bills, such as incentives for installing HVAC, lighting, motors, pumps, and variable frequency drives.
Program Sponsor: Beresford Municipal Utilities

Bright Energy Solutions
This program offers a variety of energy efficiency measures that can help businesses lower utility bills, such as incentives for installing HVAC, lighting, motors, pumps, and variable frequency drives.
Program Sponsor: Big Stone City Municipal Utilities

Water Heater Rebate
If a customer replaces an existing water heater with a Marathon water heater, the customer can purchase the water heater at a discounted rate or be reimbursed $3 per gallon if the water heater is purchased from outside of the utility. Part of this program is for homebuilders. If a company installs an energy-efficient water heater, the company will be reimbursed $1per gallon.
Program Sponsor: Black Hills Electric Cooperative

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

Electric Heat Rebates
Rebate funds are available to eligible members making an electric heating installation as a primary source of heating in a new or improved existing structure provided the installation meets program guidelines.
Program Sponsor: Bon Homme Yankton Electric

Water Heater Rebate
Rebates of $4 per gallon are available for the purchase of a water heater that holds 50 or more gallons.
Program Sponsor: Bon Homme Yankton Electric

Bright Energy Solutions
This program offers a variety of energy efficiency programs that can help businesses lower utility bills, such as incentives for installing HVAC, lighting, motors, pumps, and variable frequency drives.
Program Sponsor: Brookings Municipal Utilities

Bright Energy Solutions
This program offers a variety of energy efficiency programs that can help businesses lower utility bills, such as incentives for installing HVAC, lighting, motors, pumps, and variable frequency drives.
Program Sponsor: Burke Municipal Utilities

Radiant Heater Rebate
Customers are eligible for discounts on the purchase of a radiant heating system.
Program Sponsor: Butte Electric Cooperative

Heating Initiatives Program
Rebates of $400 are available for the purchase and installation of heat pumps.
Program Sponsor: Cam Wall Electric Cooperative

Green Power
Central Electric Cooperative offers green power available for purchase in blocks of 100 kilowatt hours.
Program Sponsor: Central Electric Cooperative

Irrigation Pump Testing Rebate Program
This program offers cost sharing for a professional pump efficiency testing of irrigation systems.
Program Sponsor: Central Electric Cooperative

Net Metering
Central Electric Cooperative offers net metering for customers with renewable power generation capabilities.
Program Sponsor: Central Electric Cooperative

Pump Motor Program
Central Electric Cooperative offers rebates for the purchase of premium efficiency irrigation pump motors.
Program Sponsor: Central Electric Cooperative

South Dakota Electric Heating Equipment Rebate
A member can receive a $600 cash payment for the installation of an Energy Star electric heat pump system. 
Program Sponsor: Central Electric Cooperative

Sprinkler Equipment Rebate Program
This program offers rebates for energy-efficient sprinkler equipment.
Program Sponsor: Central Electric Cooperative

Electric Water Heater Rebate
Members of Charles Mix Electric are eligible for rebates when they purchase a Marathon Electric water heater and connect it to a load management device for a period of not less than 3 years. Rebates are $5 per gallon of capacity.
Program Sponsor: Charles Mix Electric Cooperative

Heating Equipment Loan Program
Charles Mix Electric offers loans up to $5,000 for new air-to-air heat pumps, or up to $10,000 for new geothermal heat pumps. These loans are at 5% annual interest for up to 7 years, and are available for the installation of heating equipment, ductwork, service upgrades, or anything else to support the installation of new HVAC equipment.
Program Sponsor: Charles Mix Electric Cooperative

Load Control
Charles Mix Electric actively promotes the use of load management to members. Participation in the program entitles members to a credit of up to $6.24 per month, which can be subtracted from electric bills.
Program Sponsor: Charles Mix Electric Cooperative

Heat Pump Loan Program
The cooperative offers 5% interest loans to help customers purchase heat pumps.
Program Sponsor: Clay Union Electric

Heat Pump Rebate
The cooperative offers heat pump rebates. The rebate is $400 if the customer purchases an air-source heat pump. The amount is increased to $700 if the heat pump is ground-source.
Program Sponsor: Clay Union Electric

Water Heater Rebate
If a customer purchases a water heater, the customer will receive a rebate of $5 per gallon. If that customer uses more than 600 kWh each month, the customer will receive a monthly $6 credit.
Program Sponsor: Clay Union Electric

Electric Heating System Rebate
The cooperative offers heat pump rebates of $400.
Program Sponsor: Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative

Load Control Program
Special energy rates are available to customers that participate in a load control program on separately metered equipment.
Program Sponsor: Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative

Loan Program
Loan funds are available for the purchase and installation of new electric heat pump heating systems, weatherization, and irrigation system auto-restart equipment. Loan terms are 5% interest and a 60 month loan term.
Program Sponsor: Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative

Water Heater Rebate
Rebates of $4 per gallon are available for the purchase of a water heater.
Program Sponsor: Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative

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

Electric Heating System Rebate
The cooperative offers rebates of $600 for the installation of Energy Star rated heat pump systems.
Program Sponsor: Dakota Energy Cooperative

Energy and Environmental Programs - Financial
The center offers loans to finance energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects.
Program Sponsor: Delta Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency Center

Energy and Environmental Programs - Technical
The center offers energy and water assessments, case studies, and greenhouse gas emissions analysis.
Program Sponsor: Delta Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency Center

Advanced Building
This program offers technical resources and information on how to build an energy-efficient new facility.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Back of the Envelope Calculator
This online tool for commercial and industrial managers helps analyze energy use throughout a facility.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Comprehensive Education Programs and Services
The Energy Center of Wisconsin holds several training sessions and events to increase knowledge of industrial efficiency.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Energy Efficiency Assistance
The Energy Center of Wisconsin offers technical assistance, energy analysis, training, resources, and fact sheets.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Energy Efficiency Library
This online library houses more than 6,500 resources on energy efficiency for commercial and industrial managers.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Industrial Technology Fact Sheets
These fact sheets on energy efficiency are available for industrial managers.
Program Sponsor: Energy Center of Wisconsin

Heat Loan Program
Loans of up to $10,000 are available for the purchase and installation of a heating system. Interest is set at 5%.
Program Sponsor: FEM Electric Association

Heating/Cooling System Incentives
The cooperative offers a $400 rebate and a 5% interest loan for heating/cooling systems.
Program Sponsor: FEM Electric Association

Load Management Program
A customer receives a $5 monthly rebate if the customer allows the cooperative to temporarily shut down a water heater during hours of the day when energy use is highest.
Program Sponsor: FEM Electric Association

Water Heater Rebate
Consumers installing electric water heaters will receive a rebate of  $0.50 per gallon for a non-lifetime heater of 50 gallons or larger.  Customer will receive a $4 per gallon rebate on lifetime units of 50 gallons or larger
Program Sponsor: FEM Electric Association

Compressed Air System Audits and Leak Surveys
Bright Energy Solutions offers compressed air audits and leak surveys for commercial and industrial customers.
Program Sponsor: Fort Pierre Municipal Utilities

Custom Incentive for Businesses
The Bright Energy Solutions® Custom Incentive Program encourages business to think outside the box and come up with unique projects, process changes, or equipment that saves energy. If you have an energy-saving solution for your business that is not covered under any other Bright Energy Solutions program, you can apply for cash incentives by providing a detailed energy savings evaluation of the potential kilowatt (kW) and kilowatt-hour (kWh) savings of the project.
Program Sponsor: Fort Pierre Municipal Utilities

Heating and Cooling for Businesses
Your HVAC system could account for up to 30 percent of your energy usage. An aging air conditioning unit can compromise system performance and increase your operational costs. Energy efficient cooling equipment can help boost your bottom line by controlling energy costs. With today’s advances in HVAC technology, you can choose new cooling equipment that is at least 20 percent more efficient than units just 15 years old.
Program Sponsor: Fort Pierre Municipal Utilities

Lighting New Construction for Businesses
If you are building a new facility, adding on to an existing building, or going through a major renovation, Bright Energy Solutions® will reward you for choosing high efficiency lighting options. Don’t settle for standard lighting in your new space. Enjoy high quality lighting while you save money on your energy bill.
Program Sponsor: Fort Pierre Municipal Utilities

Lighting Retrofit for Businesses
The Bright Energy Solutions® Lighting Retrofit Program offers a wide variety of cash incentives for energy efficient lighting fixtures and lighting technologies, such as lighting controls. Installing high efficiency lighting is one of the most cost-effective steps that you can take because it saves money on energy bills while boosting lighting quality. Cash incentives from Bright Energy Solutions can help you offset the cost of getting started.
Program Sponsor: Fort Pierre Municipal Utilities

Motors/Pumps/VFDs for Businesses
Start saving today by installing NEMA Premium® efficiency motors or high efficiency pumps, or add a drive to an existing pump or fan motor. Bright Energy Solutions® can help by offsetting your upfront costs.
Program Sponsor: Fort Pierre Municipal Utilities

Specialty Measures for Businesses
The Bright Energy Solutions® programs offer ways for almost every sector of business to reduce costs and boost their bottom line. If you haven't found a way to save energy using the other BES programs, you may find it here in the diverse program of Specialty Measures.
Program Sponsor: Fort Pierre Municipal Utilities

Loan Program
The cooperative has available low-interest loans to qualifying members.
Program Sponsor: Grand Electric Cooperative

Low-Cost Water Heater
Grand Electric has low-cost water heaters available. With a purchase of a reduced-wattage water heater element, members receive a $60 rebate.
Program Sponsor: Grand Electric Cooperative

Energy Audits
No charge energy audits available to customers who desire to improve the efficiency of their homes.
Program Sponsor: Groton Electric

Electric Heat Rebate
Rebates of $400 are available for the purchase and installation of heat pumps, in-floor heat or storage systems, and resistance heat units.
Program Sponsor: H-D Electric Cooperative

Low-Interest Loan Program
The cooperative offers low-interest loans to help fund the purchase of an electric heating system.
Program Sponsor: H-D Electric Cooperative

Economic Development Grants
Heartland awards grants to customers and/or community economic development corporations on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must have a specific project in mind, particularly one that will foster growth and development, improve energy efficiencies, or increase the quality of life in a community.
Program Sponsor: Heartland Consumers Power District

Heat Pump Loan Program
Loans are available for the purchase and installation of heat pumps. Interest is set at 5%.
Program Sponsor: Kingsbury Electric Cooperative

Heat Pump Rebate
Rebates are available for the purchase and installation of air-to-air heat pumps ($200.00) and geothermal heat pumps ($400.00).
Program Sponsor: Kingsbury Electric Cooperative

Water Heater Rebate
Rebates of $4 per gallon are available for the purchase of a water heater.
Program Sponsor: Kingsbury Electric Cooperative

Electric Water Heater Rebate
Rebates of $200 for a 50 gallon and $340 for a 85 gallon Marathon brand water heater are available. 
Program Sponsor: Lake Region Electric

Load Management Program
Financial incentives are available to customers that allow the utility to temporarily turn off certain appliances during peak use periods. Credits are up to $11.25.
Program Sponsor: Madison Electric Department

BusinessCheck®
Businesses in search of free and easy ways to lower monthly energy bills should look no further than MidAmerican Energy’s BusinessCheck program. The BusinessCheck energy audit can immediately start reducing the energy costs of qualifying small businesses and provide additional ways to save on future energy costs – all at no cost to customers.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Commercial Kitchen Equipment Program
MidAmerican Energy encourages the installation of high-efficiency commercial kitchen equipment for customers. Energy for which the incentive is paid must be purchased from MidAmerican Energy. Rebates are available for qualifying commercial kitchen equipment.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Program
This program offers business customers incentives for energy-efficient design and the construction of new or the retrofit of existing buildings.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Curtailment Program
Industrial or commercial customers capable of reducing electricity use by 250 kW or more during peak demand periods are eligible for the curtailment credit of $39.62 per kW curtailed.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Custom Systems Energy Efficiency Program
Businesses are eligible for rebates or financing on the purchase and installation of energy efficient equipment in existing buildings.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Efficiency Bid
MidAmerican Energy submits Requests for Proposals twice a year for industrial customers with 3 megawatts or higher demand who wish to implement energy efficiency measures. The winners will be chosen by MidAmerican based on the merit of their proposals.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

EnergyAdvantage for Business
MidAmerican Energy Company's EnergyAdvantage® programs are designed to encourage the use of high-efficiency space and water heating equipment, central air conditioning, lighting and other measures in commercial and industrial buildings.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Heating and Cooling Equipment Program
Commercial and industrial customers are eligible for rebates in high-efficiency natural gas and water heating equipment or electric heating and cooling equipment.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Lighting Equipment Program
This program offers businesses rebates on the purchase of high-efficiency lighting equipment.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Motors and Variable Speed Drives Energy Efficiency Program
Rebates for installation of energy-efficient motors and/or variable speed drive equipment are available to business customers.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Non-Residential Energy Analysis
Businesses that are 25,000 square feet or larger are eligible for a free energy audit. Energy savings measures identified in the audit are often incentivized through other programs from MidAmerican.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

Non-Residential Insulation Program
Business customers who invest in insulation upgrades to their buildings are eligible for rebates. Financing may also be available.
Program Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy

HVAC SAVE Training Program
The SAVE program is a regional HVAC contractor training and certification initiative based on National Comfort Institute (NCI) principles. This training teaches the skills necessary to determine actual effective efficiency of any functioning HVAC system and includes hands on demonstrations on how to perform critical HVAC diagnostics.
Program Sponsor: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Lighting Program
Rebates are provided for the purchase of energy-efficient lighting.
Program Sponsor: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Midwest Industrial Initiative
The Midwest Industrial Initiative serves as a regional network for state, local and utility efficiency programs and professionals creating a one-stop shop that links industrials with policy and program best practices to make more informed decisions about the advantages of installing energy-efficient technologies and processes.
Program Sponsor: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

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

Water Heater Rebate
Water heater rebates range from $75 for the replacement of an electric water heater to $200 for replacing a gas water heater with an electric model.
Program Sponsor: Moreau-Grand Electric

Ag and Commercial Heating System Incentives
Geothermal heat pump rebates are set at $50 per ton, while resistance heat unit rebates are $10 per kW.
Program Sponsor: Northern Electric Cooperative

Load Management Program
Load management refers to the control of various customer electric loads during times of peak usage on the electric system. By managing loads so that they are not all on at the same time, Northern Electric Cooperative is able to reduce wholesale power purchases, thus saving money and resources.
Program Sponsor: Northern Electric 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

Heating and Cooling Rebates
Rebates of $400 are available for the purchase and installation of air or ground source heat pumps.
Program Sponsor: Oahe Electric

Water Heater Rebate
Rebates of $4 per gallon are available for the purchase of a water heater.
Program Sponsor: Oahe Electric

Commercial and Industrial Lighting Retrofit Rebate
Commercial and industrial businesses that retrofit their lighting systems with energy-efficient lighting technologies may qualify for rebates. Eligible fixtures include T8 and T5 lamps, compact fluorescent fixtures and lamps, efficient high-intensity discharge lighting, induction lighting systems, electronic ballasts, and occupancy sensors. Rebates for most hard-wired systems are $0.20 per watt saved. Screw-in compact fluorescent and light-emitting diode (commonly known as LED) bulb rebates are $0.05 per watt saved.
Program Sponsor: Otter Tail Power Company

Commercial Motor Rebate Program
Otter Tail Power Company offers motor rebates based on horse power (HP). A 1 HP motor is eligible for a $20 rebate while a 500 HP motor is eligible for a $3,000 rebate.
Program Sponsor: Otter Tail Power Company

Commercial Refrigeration Conservation Program
The utility offers rebates for the purchase of energy efficient commercial refrigeration equipment. Eligible equipment includes compressor systems, condenser systems, subcooling systems, display cases, and air circulation systems.
Program Sponsor: Otter Tail Power Company

Cool-Savings Rebate Program
Otter Tail Power Company will install a radio receiver that will cycle a participant's air conditioner on and off every 15 minutes to help manage summer electricity demand as needed. Participants receive a $7 credit on monthly electric service from June through September.
Program Sponsor: Otter Tail Power Company

Electric Water Heater Rebate Program
Otter Tail Power Company offers water heater rebates of $20 per kilowatt to business customers that install electric water heaters with capacity greater than 120 gallons.
Program Sponsor: Otter Tail Power Company

Grants for Conservation
The Otter Tail Power Company Grants for Conservation program allows commercial and industrial customers to submit energy-saving proposals and receive grants for custom efficiency projects.
Program Sponsor: Otter Tail Power Company

Heat Pump Rebate Program
Air-source units receive an incentive of $12 per 1,000 heating British thermal units (commonly known as Btu) labeled as Energy Star® or with proof of the following ratings: Split-system installations must be rated with a minimum seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) of 14.5, a heating season performance factor (HSPF) of 8.2, and a 12 energy efficiency ratio (EER). Package terminal heat pump installations must be rated with a minimum SEER of 14, an HSPF of 8, and an 11 EER.
Program Sponsor: Otter Tail Power Company

Lighting Conservation Program
Otter Tail Power Company offers a number of incentives for upgraded lighting in existing nonresidential facilities. Rebates are $0.05 per watt for a compact fluorescent light. All other lighting rebates are $0.20 per watt.
Program Sponsor: Otter Tail Power Company

Motor Rebate
Commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers that install qualified new or replacement National Electric Manufacturers Association (NEMA) premium efficiency motors may receive rebates from $20 to $3,000 per motor - based on motor horsepower and NEMA Premium Efficiency Program standards.
Program Sponsor: Otter Tail Power Company

PowerProfiler
PowerProfiler, an online tool, can help customers manage business energy use to control costs and maximize profits.
Program Sponsor: Otter Tail Power Company

Rate Analysis and Research Assistance
Otter Tail Power Company's industrial service engineers and energy management representatives can help customers identify and evaluate energy-efficient, productivity-increasing technologies for businesses. In addition to understanding operational requirements and advantages, the company will conduct rate and payback analyses.
Program Sponsor: Otter Tail Power Company

Released Energy Access Program (REAP)
Otter Tail Power Company's free Released Energy Access Program (REAP) is an Internet-based service that links timely management of energy use to other regional energy needs. Otter Tail Power Company compensates REAP participants for released energy by sending the company a check or providing a credit on a monthly service statement.
Program Sponsor: Otter Tail Power Company

Thermal Storage Systems Off-Peak Rates
Thermal storage systems, whether designed for new construction or retrofit installations, can work well to meet the heating needs of a home or business. As part of the utility's energy control program, thermal storage systems qualify for Otter Tail Power Company's off-peak rates, which are about half the standard price for electricity.
Program Sponsor: Otter Tail Power Company

Commercial Energy Audit
Sioux Valley Energy will reimburse large power customers half of the cost of a commercial energy audit up to $1,000.
Program Sponsor: Sioux Valley Energy

Rebates Program
Commercial rebates are available for installing high-efficiency electric heating systems, water heaters, Energy Star appliances, and lighting. .
Program Sponsor: Sioux Valley Energy

Wind Energy Property Tax Assessment
South Dakota businesses that have wind-powered energy systems will not have their property taxes increased as a result of those systems.
Program Sponsor: South Dakota Department of Revenue and Regulation, Division of Property and Special Taxes

South Dakota Tax Incentive Program
South Dakota state law provides a local property tax exemption for renewable energy systems on residential and commercial property. The exemption applies to the entire assessed value of residential systems and 50% of the installed cost of commercial systems. The exemption may be taken for three years after installation. The exemption is not allowed for systems which produce energy for resale.
Program Sponsor: South Dakota Public Utilities Commission

Business Energy Advisor
The Energy Savers tab contains energy-use information and energy-saving ideas.
Program Sponsor: South Dakota Rural Electric Association

Electric Equipment Loan Program
Loans are available to help customers purchase heat pumps. The loan amount ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 with a loan term of five to seven years. Interest is set at 5%.
Program Sponsor: Southeastern Electric

ENERGY STAR Appliance, Commercial Lighting, and Motors
Rebates are available for select ENERGY STAR appliances and commercial lighting projects and motor systems.
Program Sponsor: Southeastern Electric

Heat Pump Rebate
Rebates of $200 to $600 are available for the purchase and installation of air- and ground-source heat pumps or other electric heat systems.
Program Sponsor: Southeastern Electric

Load Control Program
To help control costs, Southeastern Electric provides the opportunity for lower rates for loads that can be shut down during peak electrical usage periods.
Program Sponsor: Southeastern Electric

Energy Audit Incentives
Union County Electric offers members free walk-through energy audits.
Program Sponsor: Union County Electric

Heating Equipment Loans
The utility offers loans for air or ground heat pumps.
Program Sponsor: Union County Electric

Load Management Program
Load management refers to the control of various customer electric loads during times of peak usage on the electric system. By managing loads so that they are not all on at the same time, cooperatives are able to reduce wholesale power purchases, thus saving money and resources.
Program Sponsor: Union County Electric

Water Heater Rebates
Rebates are offered for electric Marathon brand water heaters and ENERGY STAR-rated heat pumps, for which low-interest loans are also available.
Program Sponsor: Union County Electric

Midwest Combined Heat and Power Application Center
The center's objective is to make combined heat and power (CHP) applications commercially available. The center will work with a plant to see if CHP can help improve process efficiency.
Program Sponsor: University of Illinois at Chicago Energy Resources

Bright Energy Solutions
This program offers a variety of energy efficiency measures that can help businesses lower utility bills, such as incentives for installing HVAC, lighting, motors, pumps, and variable frequency drives.
Program Sponsor: Vermillion Light & Power

Renewable Energy Options
Vermillion Light & Power offers blocks of green energy for purchase.
Program Sponsor: Vermillion Light & Power

Bright Energy Solutions
This program offers a variety of energy efficiency measures that can help businesses lower utility bills, such as incentives for installing HVAC, lighting, motors, pumps, and variable frequency drives.
Program Sponsor: Watertown Municipal Utilities Department

Air Conditioner Rebate
This program provides rebates for the purchase and installation of qualifying appliances in new or existing homes/structures.
Program Sponsor: West Central Electric Cooperative

Dual Fuel Heat Pump Rebate
Rebates are available for dual-fuel or ground-source heat pump systems in new or existing homes/structures.
Program Sponsor: West Central Electric Cooperative

Electric Water Heater Rebate Program
Rebates of $50 are available if a customer installs a water heater in a new construction, or if the customer replaces a gas water heater with an electric model.
Program Sponsor: West Central Electric Cooperative

Ground Source Heat Pump Rebate
The cooperative offers $750 per ton incentives for the purchase of a ground-source heat pump.
Program Sponsor: West Central Electric Cooperative

Online Energy Audit
Online energy audits are available.
Program Sponsor: West Central Electric Cooperative

Electric Heat Rate Program
Rebates are available for electric resistance heat and heat pump equipment on a per watt and a per ton basis, respectively.
Program Sponsor: Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative

Heating Equipment Loans
Loans are available at a 5% interest rate (up to $16,000 or 70% of the total installation cost) for electric heating equipment.
Program Sponsor: Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative

Low-Interest Loan Program
The cooperative offers low-interest loans to help offset the cost of purchasing a heating system.
Program Sponsor: Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative

Off Peak Load Control Programs
Load control programs are available for electric water heaters, central air conditioners, special load control for 10,000-watt equipment, and irrigation systems.
Program Sponsor: Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative

Water Heater Rebate
Rebates of up to $425 are available for the purchase of a water heater. If a customer chooses to participate in the load management program, the customer will receive a $4 credit for each month the customer participated in the program.
Program Sponsor: Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative

Bright Energy Solutions
This program offers a variety of energy efficiency measures that can help businesses lower utility bills, such as incentives for installing HVAC, lighting, motors, pumps, and variable frequency drives.
Program Sponsor: Winner Municipal Utilities

Business Energy Advisor
Business Energy Advisor provides customers with a detailed breakdown of energy consumption and daily demand loads. Customers will also find advice on low- and no-cost steps they can take to operate their facilities more efficiently, as well as lists of longer-term solutions like building recommissioning or the purchase of more energy-efficient equipment that can improve building performance and save energy and money.
Program Sponsor: Xcel Energy

Energy Assessment
This online tool helps nonresidential customers analyze energy use and identifies areas for energy improvement.
Program Sponsor: Xcel Energy

Energy At Risk Financial Analysis Tool
This tool will allow businesses to determine the energy and financial savings for various energy conservation measure projects.
Program Sponsor: Xcel Energy

InfoWise
InfoWise from Xcel Energy delivers a powerful energy management reporting solution with customized data for businesses to help manage and control energy use.
Program Sponsor: Xcel Energy

Online Energy Assessment
This online tool is designed to help commercial and industrial customers understand energy usage. The tool takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete and provides a number of site-specific opportunities to lower energy use.
Program Sponsor: Xcel Energy

Refrigeration Recommissioning
Refrigerator recommissioning optimizes existing refrigeration systems to peak efficiency as an alternative to investing in a new system.
Program Sponsor: Xcel Energy

Renewable Development Fund Grants
The Xcel Energy Renewable Development Fund provides grants to fund power generation from wind, biomass, solar, hydroelectric generators, and fuel cells.
Program Sponsor: Xcel Energy

Saver's Switch for Business
New Mexico businesses can save energy air conditioning costs by participating in this load management program.
Program Sponsor: Xcel Energy

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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