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The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) provides information for citizens, schools, businesses and government on a variety of energy topics: energy conservation; renewable energy; and energy production and generation in Montana. Watch this site for publications, events, and energy-related news. Montana Energy Savers Guidebook

Montana Energy Savers Guide

This site also offers links to other pertinent websites and information. We encourage you to explore the Energize Montana website for helpful information. Our goal is to provide the most reliable, current information available. If you have questions or comments, please touch on the Energy Contacts link in the upper left hand corner.

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Conservation Tax Credits

Montana residents who invested in energy conservation and renewable energy projects in 2013 may be eligible for tax credits. Energy conservation and renewable energy tax credits are deducted from the bottom line of taxes owed.

The Montana Department of Revenue offers a full listing of investments that qualify for the Montana credits.


The National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) and the Department of Environmental Quality recently sponsored noted solar expert Bill Brooks for a series of free workshops to train and educate local building code staff on details pertaining to photovoltaic installations. For more details, visit the Renewable Energy website.


A new report contracted by the Department of Environmental Quality and completed by the Montana Renewable Energy Association (MREA) details the various costs and Permitting Processes for Photovoltaic Systems in Montana, July 2013. For more information, visit the Renewable Energy website. 

Montana Energy Emergency Plan

This plan describes the state’s strategy for responding to a full spectrum of potential energy emergencies in Montana.