Black Hills Energy (Electric) - Residential Efficiency Program for Builders (Colorado)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name Black Hills Energy (Electric) - Residential Efficiency Program for Builders
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Dishwasher, Heat pumps, Lighting, Refrigerators
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Air-Source Heat Pump: 400

Central A/C: 400
Evaporative Cooler (Central): 400
Evaporative Cooler (Window/Wall Unit): 200
Refrigerator: 50
Clothes Washer: 50
Dishwasher: 50
CFL Fixtures: 20 per fixture
Whole Home Energy Star Certification: 200

Equipment Requirements Air-Source Heat Pump: SEER 15; HSPF greater than or equal to 8.5

Central Air-Conditioner: SEER 15; EER 12.5
Evaporative Cooler: Varies by application, see program web site
Refrigerator: must be Energy Star rated
Clothes Washer: must be Energy Star rated; MEF of 1.80 or greater
Dishwasher: See program web site
CFL Fixtures: See program web site
Whole home Energy Star Certification: home must meet the minimum index for Energy Star certification for either zone 4 or 5 depending on county

Start Date 2010-07-01
Expiration Date 2011-07-01

Maximum Incentive CFL Fixtures: 100

Program Administrator Black Hills Energy

References DSIRE[1]


Black Hills Energy offers the Residential New Construction Program to builders and contractors building homes in its Colorado service territory. This program encourages builders to install high efficiency heating and cooling systems, electric appliances, and lighting fixtures in new homes. Qualifying equipment must be purchased and installed after filling out the application form. Black Hills Energy also offers a $200 rebate for homes that are certified Energy Star, meaning that they have met the minimum index for Energy Star certification for either zone 4 or 5 depending on the county. View the program web site or contact Black Hills Energy for more information on this program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Efficiency Programs
Department Black Hills Energy
Address PO Box 7390
Place Des Moines, Iowa
Zip/Postal Code 50309
Phone (888) 567-0799
Phone 2 (888) 890-5554


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"