Black Hills Power - Residential Customer Rebate Program

July 07, 2016


Black Hills Power offers cash rebates to residential customers who purchase and install energy efficient equipment in their homes. Incentives exist for water heaters, demand control units, air source and geothermal heat pumps, and refrigerator recycling. In addition to the incentives offered for equipment, Black Hills also provides free energy audits and reports. For more information on specific rebates, program terms and guidelines, and to access application forms, visit the program website or contact the utility directly.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Montana
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Black Hills Power
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Water Heaters
  • Heat pumps
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Demand Control Unit Installation: $250
Air Source Heat Pumps: New $75 /ton, early retirement $200 /ton
Geothermal Heat Pumps: New $200 /ton, early retirement $300 /ton
Electric Furnace To Heat Pump Replacement: $1,500 / residence
Air Source Heat Pump Retro-commissioning: $60 (once per 5 year period)
Heat Pump Water Heater: $5 /gallon
Refrigerator: $40 Refrigerator Recycling: $30
Electric Storage Water Heater: $1.50 per gallon High Efficiency Water Heater: $1.50 per tank gallon Geothermal: A $104.95 heating and cooling system service check Advanced Power Strips: $10 CFL/LED lighting fixture: $10 Energy Audits: Free
Maximum Incentive: Electric Heat Pump: $1,500/system
Geothermal Heat Pump: $300
Eligible System Size: Heat Pumps: 1- 5 tons
Equipment Requirements: Air Source Heat Pump: 15 SEER, 8.5 HSPF minimum
Geothermal Heat Pump: 21 EER, 4.1 COP minimum
Electric Water Heater: .94 EF minimum
Heat Pump Water Heater: 2 EF minimum Refrigerator Recycling: 10 - 30 cubic feet, working condition Electric Storage Water Heater: Energy Factor of 0.95 or more High Efficiency Water Heater: EF of 0.94 or greater 30 to 50 gallons EF of 0.92 or greater over 50 gallons CFL or LED lighting fixture: Energy Star rated


Name: Jim Keck
Organization: Black Hills Power
Address: PO Box 1400
Rapid City SD 57702
Phone: (605) 721-2612

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.