Black Hills Energy (Gas) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program (Colorado)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name Black Hills Energy (Gas) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Doors, Furnaces, Programmable Thermostats, Water Heaters, Food Service Equipment, Tankless Water Heater, Pool Cover, Spa Cover, Vent Dampener, Energy Evaluations, Retro-Commissioning
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount New Construction: $0.60 - $1.90/therm

Design Team Incentive: Up to $13,000
Set Back Thermostats: $25-$50
Vent Dampers (For Natural Gas Boilers): $125
Furnaces: $325-$400
Boilers: $150 or $400
Cooking Equipment: $100 - $500
Storage Water Heater: $75
Condensing or Tankless Water Heater: $300
Ceiling/Wall Insulation: $0.30/sq ft or 70% of cost
Weather Stripping (Infiltration Control): 70% of cost
Doors: $25/door
Pool Cover: $250
Spa Cover: $50
Evaluations: Varies
Custom: Varies

Equipment Requirements Furnaces: AFUE of 94% or higher

Boilers: AFUE of 85% or higher
Water Heaters: .67 EF of higher
Condensing Water Heaters: .80 EF or higher
Tankless Water Heaters: .82 EF or higher
Pool Cover: Must be transparent
Spa Cover: R-14 or greater

Start Date 2010-07-01

Installation Requirements Insulation, Infiltration Control, Pool/Spa Covers: require a commercial energy evaluation recommendation to be eligible for payout.

Maximum Incentive General: Contact Black Hills Energy; Rebates over $10,000 must be pre-approved

Ceiling/Wall Insulation: $10,000
Infiltration Control: $1,500
Energy Evaluations: $1500
Custom: 50% of incremental cost

Program Administrator Black Hills Energy

References DSIRE[1]


Black Hills Energy offers multiple programs for Colorado commercial and industrial customers to save natural gas in eligible facilities. The commercial prescriptive rebate program provides standardized, predetermined rebates to commercial customers that install or upgrade energy efficient equipment recommended by an energy evaluation. Black Hills Energy also offers the custom rebate program to commercial and industrial customers for projects that reduce energy usage. All custom incentives are calculated based upon energy savings above the program standard. Additionally, new construction incentives are available for new buildings which incorporate efficient design techniques and equipment. Contact the utility for more information on these offerings.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Efficiency Programs
Department Black Hills Energy (Gas)

Phone (888) 567-0799


  • 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)"