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At Black Hills Energy, our mission of improving life with energy means we must be ready to make tomorrow even better than today.

That is why we're committed to creating a cleaner energy future which builds upon our responsibility to provide the safe, reliable and affordable energy that improves our customers’ lives. By investing in the success of our employees, continually innovating, thoughtfully utilizing resources and keeping people at the core of our decision-making, we are dedicated to the sustainability of our company, communities and planet.

Emission Reduction Targets

We are excited to announce significant advancements in our decarbonization journey. We have continued to achieve progress toward our goal to reduce electric utility emission intensity 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2040, and have expanded our natural gas utility goal to be net zero for our distribution system by 2035. 




2021 Corporate Sustainability Report

This report provides a thorough look at how all of us at Black Hills Energy are constantly pursuing our mission of improving life with energy and we are ready to make tomorrow even better than today.

View the 2021 Sustainability report

View our past Sustainability reports, our response to the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and American Gas Association (AGA), our response to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Boards (SASB), NGSI Disclosure, and Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

View all ESG disclosures


Sustainability Report Highlights

Powering a better future



“We understand the importance of our role in advancing the health and well-being of those we serve, and we strive to have a positive impact in all we do. As the energy provider to 1.3 million customers across eight states, the employer of choice for 3,000 team members, an integral partner to over 800 communities, a valued investment to many, and a committed environmental steward, our actions have a real impact on real people.”

Linden “Linn” R. Evans
President and CEO








Sustainability at Black Hills Energy


“Building upon our strong history of environmental stewardship, we have advanced an authentic, people-centered sustainability strategy. We’re committed to providing transparency into Black Hills Energy’s current performance and insight into how we’re evolving our business to meet the needs of our customers in a cleaner energy future.”

Katie Fleming
Director of Corporate Planning, Sustainability and ESG