Rebates and Incentives for Energy Savings
The Integrated Design Lab | Bozeman can help with the process of submittal for rebates, through energy modeling and daylight simulations. Contact us early in the design process regarding your remodel, retrofit, and new constructions, so we can help maximize your rebate and savings.
"One dollar invested in more efficient electrical
equipment ... avoids more than two dollars
in investment in electrical supply."
--International Energy Agency (IEA)
Using efficient equipment and renewable energy can make an incredible impact in our communities, our environment, and can not only save energy but also save money. Through a variety of organizations, several rebate programs and incentives are available for customers using energy efficient equipment and renewable energy, for both existing buildings and new construction. The following organizations offer a variety of rebates, tax credits, incentives, and other resources regarding efficient and renewable energy.
NorthWestern Energy offers several rebates and incentives through their Efficiency Plus (E+) Program. The E+ Program helps customers save money, save energy, and save the environment. E+ savings are realized through lower customer use of energy resources, which reduces the amount of electricity and natural gas NorthWestern Energy must purchase to meet demand. Several options are available to NorthWestern Energy customers: simple rebates, weatherization programs, energy audits, custom commercial incentives, and support of renewable energy generation.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency, DSIRE, is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the US Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
The Montana Green Power website offers current news and information about solar, wind, and other renewable energy news, information on planning and designing your own solar, wind and micro-hydro systems, activities for the classroom, updates on utility restructuring, and links to other useful sites.
The Montana DEQ provides a list of all the incentives, tax and otherwise, that Montana law offers for renewable energy development. The tax incentives are updated to cover the 2008 tax year, and will be further updated once coding is complete.