Net Metering

Net excess generation (NEG) is credited to the customer’s next monthly bill. The customer may choose to start the net metering period at the beginning of January, April, July or October to match…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Hydroelectric, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small)

 

Montana Electric Cooperatives- Net Metering

The Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association (MECA) adopted model interconnection guidelines in 2001 and a revised net-metering policy in September 2008. Net metering is available in whole or…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Hydroelectric… More

 

Renewable Energy Systems Exemption

Recognized forms of energy generation include solar photovoltaics, passive solar, wind, solid waste, decomposition of organic wastes, geothermal, small hydropower plants, low-emission wood or…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric… More

 

Solar and Wind Easements

In April 2011, the provisions related to wind easements were repealed by House Bill 295 (2011) and replaced with more extensive wind easements provisions.  This legislation defines wind energy ri…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Universal System Benefits Program

Beginning January 1, 1999, all electric utilities — including electric cooperatives — were required to contribute revenue generated from a surcharge on customers’ electricity use. In 1997, the…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Investor-Owned Utility, Municipal Utilities, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric… More

 

Corporate Property Tax Reduction for New/Expanded Generating Facilities

The taxable value varies, depending on the property ownership. If owned by a utility, an exempt wholesale generator or certain other electricity producers, the property is class 13 property and…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Alternative Energy Revolving Loan Program

Alternative energy systems are defined by the Montana Code as “the generation system or equipment used to convert energy sources into usable sources.” Technologies included in this definition are…

Eligibility: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps… More

 

Alternative Energy Investment Tax Credit (Corporate)

This credit is available to taxpayers purchasing an existing facility as well as to those building a new facility. While net metered systems are eligible, the tax credit is only for any income ge…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Interconnection Standards

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Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Residential, Schools… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Hydroelectric, Wind (Small)

 

NorthWestern Energy- USB Renewable Energy Fund

Most renewable energy projects include a public education or demonstration component to increase awareness of renewable energy. Residential solar PV incentives are available at a fixed rate of $2…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Federal Government, Low Income Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Wind (Small)

 

Generation Facility Corporate Tax Exemptions

“Alternative renewable energy source” includes energy sources such as solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, conversion of biomass, fuel cells that do not require hydrocarbon fuel, small…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Alternative Energy Investment Tax Credit (Personal)

This credit is available to taxpayers purchasing an existing facility as well as to those building a new facility. While net metered systems are eligible, the tax credit is only for any income ge…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Alternative Energy Investment Tax Credit

This credit is available to taxpayers purchasing an existing facility as well as to those building a new facility. While net metered systems are eligible, the tax credit is only for any income ge…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Property Tax Abatement for Production and Manufacturing Facilities

Qualifying renewable energy manufacturing facilities are those that (1) produce materials, components or systems to convert solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas or waste heat resources into…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

Source: U.S. Department of Energy