Black Hills Energy

Rapid City, South Dakota


Partner of the Year - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery

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Black Hills Energy is a natural gas utility. In 2019, Black Hills Energy weatherized 649 single-family homes and 80 multifamily units to achieve a 372,345 therm savings of natural gas in the first ten months. Additional key 2019 accomplishments include:

  • Providing home performance measures to customers shared by Southwestern Electric Power Company and Black Hills Energy Arkansas to provide efficiency in program delivery and consistent training to contractors.
  • Revising the home assessment process to include direct-install measures to be followed by air and duct sealing resulting in a more thorough assessment and deeper energy savings.
  • Developing a low-income pathway into the Home Energy Savings Program, thereby offering health and safety measures previously not available to these residents.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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