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Renewable Ready
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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

Let Renewable Ready work for you.
 

With renewable Ready from Black Hills Energy, you can choose to have up to 100 percent of your electricity powered by low-cost wind energy produced in Wyoming. Subscriptions are available for periods ranging from five years to 25 years.

Who can participate?

Renewable Ready is available to Black Hills Energy electric service customers in Wyoming and western South Dakota. To qualify for Renewable Ready, you must be a large volume commercial and industrial customer with annual usage of 300,000 kilowatt-hours through a single meter or through the aggregation of metered service locations or governmental accounts. 

When will Renewable Ready subscriptions be available? 

We will offer an open subscription period from Aug. 19 – Sept. 13, 2019 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 will prioritize subscriptions by the length of a customer’s commitment, with longer term customer commitments receiving priority.

Contact us for more information on Renewable Ready
 

Cheyenne

NE Wyoming

South Dakota

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. Pricing for select terms is:

Subscription period Price per kwh
5-9 years $.028
10-14 years $.026
15-25 years $.024

Program credit

The Renewable Ready program includes an offsetting credit. Like the Renewable Ready charge, the credit will be based on the amount of energy your share of Renewable Ready produces. For more information, please contact us at RenewableReady@blackhillscorp.com

A Renewable Energy partnership with Black Hills Energy

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.

Utility-scale renewable energy

To establish a dedicated energy supply for the Renewable Ready program, Black Hills Energy is building a new 40-megawatt (MW) wind energy generating facility near Cheyenne, Wyoming - the Corriedale Wind Energy Project. The project will be placed into service in the fall of 2020.

Contact us today about Renewable Ready

Click this link to contact Black Hills Energy for more information about Renewable Ready

Frequently asked questions

Through the Renewable Ready Service Tariff program subscribers will 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 will continue to flow in the same manner as it does today.

Renewable Ready is available to commercial and industrial businesses that use a minimum of 300,000 kilowatt-hours of energy per year. Governmental agencies are also 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 building a $57 million, 40-megawatt (MW) wind energy generating facility near Cheyenne, Wyoming. The project will be placed into service in the fall of 2020.

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.

A subscribing customer will be required to sign a contract, which will also provide for an early termination fee and allow for assignability between a customer’s service locations. A subscribing customer will receive the renewable energy credits (REC’s) associated with their subscription and Black Hills Energy will retire those credits on behalf of subscribing customers.

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 will prioritize subscriptions by the length of a customer’s commitment, with longer term customer commitments receiving priority.