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Welcome to Energize Montana
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 Guide
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New in Energy
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. A PowerPoint presentation was offered: Solar PV System Permitting and Inspection.
The National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) also included a presentation on available resources for local building code staff: Solar PV System Permitting and Inspection Resources.
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.
A new report summarizing State and Federal Energy Incentives in Montana. Fossil fuel, renewable, and conservation incentives are addressed.
This plan describes the state’s strategy for responding to a full spectrum of potential energy emergencies in Montana.