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Wyoming Rebates and Incentives Summary

WyomingThough Wyoming is a northwestern state, it is still firmly in the United States’ solar belt. And it has a bonanza of energy opportunities, with rich wind — including the most superb inland wind resources in the United States, which are in a small, southeastern pocket of the state, and better than average solar and geothermal resources.

While the Wyoming gets, on average, more than 5 kilowatt hours (kWh) of sunlight per square meter per day, the state also is rich in fossil fuels, particularly coal and natural gas and offers few incentives to residents and businesses to help them convert to solar and other renewables.

The state, despite being the 10th largest, is the nation’s least populated with roughly 500,000 residents, according to the Energy Information Administration. That’s less than the 600,000 people who live in Washington, D.C.

In addition to being a magnet for companies exploring for oil shale and natural gas, Wyoming is the top producer of coal in the nation, surpassing the other coal giant, West Virginia. Wyoming's low-sulphur coal is easy to mine since it's found in surface-based deposits, making it attractive to coal-fired power plants that want to keep their emissions low.

Given its large fossil fuel resources, it’s no surprise that the majority of electricity produced in Wyoming comes from coal-fired plants. But the amount of wind power produced in the state continues to increase.

Both Wyoming’s northern and southern neighbors, Colorado and Montana, have established renewable portfolio standards. Wyoming has no RPS and few legislated programs to promote renewable energy adoption.

While limited, Wyoming does offer some incentives to help its residents and businesses adopt renewables and install solar. With harsh winters, the state is offering more incentives geared to help residents invest in energy-efficiency projects, like improving insulation, to help cut back energy costs in the winters. The state offers residents rebates, zero-interest rate loans, and a net metering program to make the conversion to solar and other renewable electricity sources a little easier.


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Black Hills Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Note: Weston County is not currently taking applications for the electric residential rebate program for the remainder of 2023.

Black Hills Energy offers rebates to residential customers who purchase and install energy efficient equipment in their homes. Incentives exist for a variety of measures, including lighting, HVAC, water heaters, advanced power strips, and refrigerator recycling. Incentives are different for residents of Laramie County, Weston County, and Wyoming Gas LLC customers. For more information on specific rebates, program terms and guidelines, and to access application forms, visit the program website or contact the utility directly.

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Building Energy Code

Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the DOE and BCAP websites.

The energy provisions contained in Appendix Chapter 53 of the Uniform Building Code are recommended statewide minimums that local jurisdictions may, but are not required to, adopt and enforce. Code provisions may be modified by the local enforcement community without state approval to be more restrictive than the Chapter 53 requirements. The state recommends compliance with the energy

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Carbon Power & Light - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Note: All credits must be applied for within 90 days of product purchase date!

Carbon Power and Light, in collaboration with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, offers financial incentives for members to increase the energy efficiency of homes and facilities. Rebates are available for a variety of energy efficiency measures, including thermal storage, water heaters, clothes washers, dishwashers, lighting, heat pumps, air conditioners, and low income weatherization. All energy efficiency credits will be in the form of a credit applied to the Member-Owner’s account. 

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Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power offers incentives to electric customers who wish to install energy efficient equipment in participating homes. Incentives are available for CFL and LED light bulbs, tank water heaters and refrigerator recycling. Water heater purchases and installation must be completed between June 9, 2011 and June 8, 2012. Project completion paperwork must be received by July 6, 2012. Customers must send copies of receipts with application for energy efficiency incentives to the address identified on the program application. Contact Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power for any additional information about this program or view the program web site

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Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power offers incentives to gas customers who construct new energy efficient homes or install energy efficient equipment in existing homes. Incentives are available for:

  • Refrigerator recycling
  • High-efficiency space and water heating
  • CFL and LED lighting (instant rebate at participating retailers)
  • Insulation
  • Caulking/weatherstripping
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Custom projects
  • New construction

Incentives vary by equipment and terms are subject to change. Please consult program website for more information. 




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Interconnection Guidelines

Wyoming's net-metering law includes basic interconnection requirements for systems up to 25 kilowatts (kW) in capacity that generate electricity using solar, wind, hydropower or biomass resources. However, the Wyoming Public Service Commission (PSC) has not established separate interconnection rules. There is no limit on overall enrollment specified by the law. Systems must comply with the National Electrical Code (NEC), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) safety and equipment standards. Customers must install an external disconnect switch at their own expense. The PSC may require additional controls and testing.

Additional liability insurance is not addressed by

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Lower Valley Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Lower Valley Energy offers a variety rebates for residential customers who wish to increase the energy efficiency of eligible homes. Rebates are also available for commercial lighting measures and vary based on kWh savings. Visit the program website for more information.

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Net Metering

Wyoming enacted legislation in February 2001 that established statewide net metering. The law applies to investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives and irrigation districts. Eligible technologies include solar, wind, biomass and hydropower systems up to 25 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. Systems must be intended primarily to offset part or all of the customer-generator's requirements for electricity.

Net excess generation (NEG) is treated as a kilowatt-hour (kWh) credit or other compensation on the customer's following bill.* At the beginning of the calendar year, a utility will purchase any unused credits at the utility's avoided-cost rate. Utilities may not charge net-metered customers any additional

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Questar Gas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Questar Gas provides rebates to its business customers for installing energy efficient food service equipment, laundry equipment, HVAC and water heating equipment, and certain weatherization measures. Some equipment rebates vary depending on the efficiency level of the equipment. Applications and more details are available through the web site listed above. 

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Questar Gas - Home Builder Gas Appliance Rebate Program

Questar Gas provides incentives for home builders who incorporate energy efficiency into new construction. Builders can receive equipment rebates for a variety of energy efficiency measures implemented in new homes. All equipment and construction requirements must be met in order to participate. The program application, builder participation agreement, and more details about incentive amounts and efficiency requirements are located on the program web site.

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Questar Gas - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

Questar Gas provides rebates for residential customers who make their homes more energy efficient by installing certain energy saving appliances, efficient heating equipment, and certain weatherization measures. Incentives are available for a variety of energy efficiency measures, including water heaters, furnaces, boilers, insulation, and programmable thermostats. 

To qualify for rebates, appliances and equipment must run on gas and must meet the minimum efficiency levels stated on the program web site. The website maintains a list of appliance models which meet the program requirements. For more information on incentives, program guidelines and terms, and to access rebate applications, visit the program

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Wyoming PACE Financing Program

Note:  In 2010, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which has authority over mortgage underwriters Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, directed these enterprises against purchasing mortgages of homes with a PACE lien due to its senior status above a mortgage. Most residential PACE activity subsided following this directive; however, some residential PACE programs are now operating with loan loss reserve funds, appropriate disclosures, or other protections meant to address FHFA's concerns. Commercial PACE programs were not directly affected by FHFA’s actions, as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac do not underwrite commercial mortgages. Visit PACENation for more information about PACE financing
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Wyoming Solar Rights

Wyoming’s Solar Rights Act (1981), states that the “beneficial use of solar energy is a property right”. Solar rights -- a landowner's right against interference with sunlight for the purposes of solar energy -- are thus property rights. 

The Act states that these rights are only valid from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Outside of these hours, the solar right may be infringed without compensation to the owner of the solar collector. The Act delegates responsibility of enforcement to local governments by requiring local governments to establish a permit system for the use of solar energy. A

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