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In April 2011, the provisions related to wind easements were repealed by House Bill 295 (2011) and replaced with more extensive wind easements provisions.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

 

Residential Alternative Energy System Tax Credit

Recognized non-fossil forms of energy generation means:

Eligibility: Residential, Low Income Residential

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

 

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

 

Interconnection Standards

Background

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)

 

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy