Black Hills Energy
Rapid City, South Dakota
Partner of the Year - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
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.