With Renewable Ready*, our voluntary green pricing program for businesses, we offer:
- Flexible solutions to meet your unique business needs and sustainability goals
- Affordable options to make renewable energy attainable for businesses and governmental agencies
- Dedicated utility-scale renewable energy resources you can rely on
Contact us today about renewable Ready
Click the link below to contact Black HIlls Energry for more information about Renewable Ready.
A renewable energy partnership with Black Hills Energy
As proposed, Renewable Ready provides large commercial and industrial customers and governmental agencies the option of fulfilling up to 100 percent of their electricity needs with low-cost utility-scale renewable energy resources direct from Black Hills Energy. With Renewable Ready, you can purchase renewable energy at a substantially lower cost than if you were to choose to install and maintain renewable energy systems on-site at your business locations. And you can avoid any impacts of an installation on your property (or rooftop) and the maintenance costs associated with your own installation.
Who can participate?
Renewable Ready will be offered to Black Hills Energy’s commercial and industrial customers that use a minimum of 300,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, either through a single meter or through the aggregation of metered service locations. Governmental agencies will also be eligible to participate. The program will be available only to those served by Black Hills Energy’s electric utilities in western South Dakota and Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Choice of contract options
Participants will be able to choose to purchase renewable energy from Black Hills Energy for subscription periods of five to 25 years. Proposed pricing for select terms is:
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Utility-scale renewable energy
To establish a dedicated energy supply for the Renewable Ready program, Black Hills Energy is proposing to build a new 40-megawatt (MW) wind energy generating facility near Cheyenne, Wyoming - the Corriedale Wind Energy Project. If approved, the project would be placed into service and begin providing renewable energy to subscribing customers in the fall of 2020.
Learn more and contact us today
- Attend an informational meeting with Black Hills Energy representatives
- Cheyenne, Wyoming
- Meeting 1: Feb. 20, 2019 (2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
- Meeting 2: Feb. 20, 2019 (5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
- Meeting 3: Feb. 21, 2019 (10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
- Location: Black Hills Energy, 1301 W. 24th Street, Cheyenne, WY
- Cheyenne, Wyoming
- Contact Black Hills Energy
Frequently asked questions
Through the Renewable Ready Service Tariff, filed with regulatory commissions in South Dakota and Wyoming on Dec. 17, 2018, program subscribers would be able to enter into contracts with Black Hills Energy to purchase renewable energy for periods of five to 25 years. The energy that a customer needs for its every day operations would continue to flow in the same manner as it does today.
As proposed, Renewable Ready will be available to commercial and industrial businesses that use a minimum of 300,000 kilowatt-hours of energy per year. Governmental agencies will also be eligible to participate.
The Renewable Ready program will make available approximately 160 million kilowatt-hours of wind energy to program participants annually.
To serve Renewable Ready customers, Black Hills Energy is proposing to build a $57 million, 40-megawatt (MW) wind energy generating facility near Cheyenne, Wyoming. If approved, the project would be placed into service and begin providing renewable energy to subscribing customers in the fall of 2020.
As proposed, under the Renewable Ready Service Tariff, subscribing customers will continue to pay all utility service charges and fixed costs related to the delivery of safe, reliable energy from Black Hills Energy. In addition, Renewable Ready will incorporate a renewable energy charge per kilowatt-hour (kWh) based on the number of kWh your share of Renewable Ready produces. The program will also include an offsetting credit, which will be based on the amount of kWh your share of Renewable Ready produces.
As proposed, a subscribing customer would be required to sign a contract, which would also provide for an early termination fee and allow for assignability between a customer’s service locations. A subscribing customer would receive the renewable energy credits (REC’s) associated with their subscription and Black Hills Energy will retire those credits on behalf of subscribing customers.
Should the program be approved, we will offer an open subscription period of four weeks for customers to subscribe to their desired share of the renewable energy. Each customer will pay a non-refundable $500 application fee and we will evaluate the applications for eligibility under the tariff terms and conditions. If the program is not fully subscribed within the four week open subscription period, we will continue to promote the program and accept applications for service under the tariff on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the program is oversubscribed, we have proposed to prioritize subscriptions by the length of a customer’s commitment, with longer term customer commitments receiving priority.