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Energy Code, Energy Efficiency, and Compliance Assistance


The Energy Code, Energy Efficiency, and Compliance Assistance section runs programs such as the State Buildings Energy Conservation Program (SBECP), the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP), and SMART Schools. Additionally, this section monitors energy data and supports energy performance contracting (EPC) in Montana. The Energy Efficiency and Compliance Assistance section is responsible for education and outreach and providing information to the public on Montana Energy Code and radon mitigation.   

   

Energy Planning & Renewables


The Energy Planning and Renewables section operates programs such as the Alternative Energy Revolving Loan Program (AERLP) which encourages Montana homeowners and small businesses to install renewable energy systems through low interest loans. In addition, the Energy Planning and Renewables section provides information and data on renewable energy across Montana and plays a key role in planning for energy emergencies. This section also includes Alternative Fuels and Transportation.

 

Alternative Fuels & Transportation


The alternative fuels and transportation sectors in Montana are dynamic and ongoing areas of focus in the Energy Bureau. There are three categories the Energy Bureau is concentrating efforts on this year. These efforts include; improving the electric vehicle market in Montana, reducing diesel emissions in the transportation sector, and help advance alternatives to petroleum-based fuels in the transportation sector.

A recent development is allowing for expansion of electric vehicle use across Montana highways. For more information on the Regional Electric Vehicle Plan for the West, explore the links below:

 

Request for Applications for FY17-01 - Funding to Purchase New Clean Diesel or Propane School Buses

DEQ is soliciting interest from K-12 schools and/or districts in Flathead, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Missoula, Ravalli, Sanders, Silver Bow, and Rosebud counties to replace their model year 2001-2006 higher polluting diesel-powered C and D type school buses with new, clean diesel or propane school buses.

Please see the Request for Applications for application materials and instructions. Application materials must be postmarked by 5:00 p.m. local time on November 15, 2017.

Montana's Energy


The Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s Energy Bureau strives to support and advance practical energy policies and to demonstrate and deploy successful technologies, projects and programs that promote the conservation of energy and advance energy security.

Montana is at the forefront of our nation’s energy future. Energy efficiency measures benefit our key industries and support jobs building infrastructure for wind, hydroelectric, solar, geo-thermal, and renewable fuel projects across the state.

    

 

Radon


The Radon Control Program was established by the Montana Legislature in 1993 through the Radon Control Act. Energy Bureau staff manage the radon information toll-free hotline (1-800-546-0483) and distribute free radon test kits to Montana residents.

To view the Radon page, please click here.

Small Business Environmental Assistance Program


The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) was established by the Montana Legislature in 1993. The SBEAP assists small businesses with environmental regulatory questions and encourages businesses to be sustainable. Initially, the SBEAP was created to be a resource for small businesses that needed assistance understanding air quality regulatory requirements, however, the SBEAP now assists small businesses with a wide range of topics including water quality, solid waste, recycling, pollution prevention, compliance assistance, sustainability, energy resources, permit acquisition, and advocacy.

To view the Small Business Environmental Assistance page, please click here.   

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The Energy Bureau houses two sections: Energy Efficiency and Compliance Assistance, and Energy Planning and Renewables.

The Energy Bureau’s vision is a future where Montana’s energy needs are met through sustainable means that are protective of the state’s natural and human resources. The Energy Bureau works toward this vision through specific activities that support our mission to increase Montanans’ access to energy efficiency and renewable energy, improve the state’s energy security, provide analysis of energy trends and issues, and demonstrate the benefits of compliance with environmental regulations through innovation, education, and technical and financial assistance.

If you have any questions for the Energy Bureau please visit our contacts page or call 406-444-0281. If you’d like to get involved in energy related happenings around the state, please visit our calendar for upcoming meetings and events.

If you are looking for information on the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) please visit the Department of Public Health and Human Services website here, or call 1-888-706-1535 to speak to someone in the Office of Public Assistance. If you're looking for information on Energy Share Montana please click here or call 1-888-779-7589.