Black Hills Power - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs (South Dakota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place South Dakota

Name Black Hills Power - Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Agricultural Equipment, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Lighting, Motor VFDs, Motors, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount General

Custom: lesser of 50% of cost and $0.30 /kWh saved annually
Variable Frequency Drive: $30 /hp
Water Heater: $1.50 /tank gallon
Air-Source Heat Pump: $150 /ton
Geothermal Heat Pump: $150 /ton
Geothermal Loop Field: $125 /ton
Refrigerator Recycling: $30

T8 Fixtures: $5 - $18 /system or $0.50 /lamp
High Bay Fluorescents: $40 - $125
CFLs: $8 - $25
Indirect Lighting: $16 - $24
Pulse Start Metal Halide Fixtures: $25 - $65
Lighting Controls: $12 - $35

Totally Enclosed Fan-Cooled: $10 - $600
Open Drip-Proof: $10 - $600

Eligible System Size Variable Frequency Drive: 1 - 200 hp

Water Heaters: 30 - 120 gallons
Heat Pump: 1 -5 tons
Motor: 1 - 200 hp
Refrigerator: 10 - 30 cubic feet

Equipment Requirements Water Heaters: .94 EF minimum

Air-Source Heat Pump: 15 SEER, 8.5 HSPF minimum
Geothermal Heat Pump: 15 SEER, 4.2 COP minimum
Refrigerator: Must be in working condition
Motor: 77% - 82.5% minimum NEMA Nominal Efficiency, depending on motor speed
Lighting: See program website

Maximum Incentive $25,000

Program Administrator Black Hills Power

References DSIRE[1]


Black Hills Power provides rebates for its commercial customers who install energy efficient heat pumps, motors, variable frequency drives, lighting, and water heaters. Custom rebates for approved measures are also available. Examples of measures that could qualify for the custom rebate program include: large scale geothermal heat pumps, industrial and agricultural equipment, and energy management systems. For more information on specific program requirements, guidelines, and applications, visit Black Hills Power's website or contact the utility directly.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jim Keck
Department Black Hills Power
Address PO Box 1400
Place Rapid City, South Dakota
Zip/Postal Code 57702
Phone (605) 721-2612
Phone 2 (800) 742-8948

  • 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)"