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Alternative Energy Revolving Loan Program

Program Overview

The Alternative Energy Revolving Loan Program (AERLP) provides low-interest loans to increase investments in alternative energy systems and energy conservation measures in Montana.

The AERLP was established by the 57th Montana Legislature in 2001 and is managed by the Montana Energy Office, a bureau of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Since its inception, the program has provided financing for more than $10.3 million in alternative energy systems and energy saving measures installed in Montana homes and businesses. The revolving loan program is principally funded by air quality penalties collected by DEQ.

The interest rate for 2018 is fixed at 3.50 percent.

 

Category: MT State Programs, Renewable Energy Incentives, Loan

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Generating plants producing 1 megawatt or more by means of an alternative renewable energy source are eligible for the new or expanded industry property tax reduction on the local mill levy during the first nine years of operation, subject to approval by the local government... Learn More
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Businesses engaged in the production of energy by means of an alternative renewable energy source are eligible for the new or expanded industry tax credit against corporate income tax. To be considered an expanding industry, total full-time jobs must increase by 30 percent or more... Learn More
A resident individual taxpayer who installs a geothermal or geothermal heat-pump system in the taxpayer's principal dwelling, or the builder of a house, can claim a tax credit based on the installation costs of the system, not to exceed $1,500. Credit not used in th... Learn More
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Transmission lines with firm contracts to carry electricity from certain renewable energy facilities are eligible to be classified as in class fourteen, which is taxed at 3 percent of its market value. Learn More
Certain amounts ($20,000 for a single-family residential dwelling or $100,000 for all other structures) of the assessed value of non-fossil forms of energy generation equipment or low-emission wood or biomass combustors are exempt from property taxes for 10 years following installation. Learn More
New generating facilities with nameplate capacity of less than 1 MW and using an alternative renewable energy source are exempt from property taxes for 5 years after start of operation. Learn More
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The Community Development Division would like to invite you to participate in a public hearing on the DRAFT Application Guidelines for Community Development Block Grant program for both Public and Community Facilities and Housing. The draft documents are available at the links below:      ... Learn More
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