Montana-Dakota Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Incentive Program (Montana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Montana

Name Montana-Dakota Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Incentive Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Lighting, Motors
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Custom Lighting Incentive: $0.20/watt

4 ft Lighting Fixtures or Less: $1 - $14
8 ft Lighting Fixtures: $3 - $9
13W-42W Lighting Replacements: $9 - $22
LED Exit Sign: $6
CFL Exit: $3
Central AC: $100 - $200/ton
Split System AC: $100/ton
Packaged/Rooftop AC: $100/ton
New Premium Motor: $4/HP
Premium Replacement Motor: $15/HP
Variable Speed Drives: $30/HP

Equipment Requirements AC Systems: equipment requirements vary by capacity and type of system

Motors/Variable Speed Drives: See program brochure on web site

Installation Requirements AC Systems: pre-approval is required for all project requesting 10,000 or more
AC Systems: pre-approval is required for all project requesting 10,000 or more

Maximum Incentive Lighting: Total incentive cannot exceed 50% of project cost

Program Administrator Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.

References DSIRE[1]


Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU) offers a variety of rebates to commercial customers for the purchase and installation of energy efficient lighting measures, air conditioning equipment, variable speed drives and motors. Custom and prescriptive incentives are available for efficient lighting measures. Lighting equipment must meet technical standards specified on program web site and application form. Large customers, as defined by MCA 69-8103(17), will not be eligible for this program. Variable speed drive and motor rebates are based upon the horsepower (HP) of the equipment. Motors rebates also differ based on whether equipment is new or a replacement.

Rebates of up to $200/ton are also available for commercial customers who purchase and install energy efficient air conditioning systems. All systems must meet efficiency requirements as detailed by MDU. MDU issues rebate payments in the form of a check, which usually are processed within 4 to 6 weeks. Application forms must be fully completed with equipment information such as invoice or receipt, brand, model number, serial number, installation date and dealer information. See program web site listed above to view application form or to see more specific incentive and equipment information. Commercial MDU customers living in Montana are eligible for rebates.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Market and Sales Support
Department Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.
Address 400 North 4th Street
Place Bismarck, North Dakota
Zip/Postal Code 58501
Phone (800) 638-3278


  • 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)"