NCAT energy engineers are experts in sustainable energy practices and offer design and consulting services for energy efficiency projects. Our engineers have considerable experience in auditing energy usage, analyzing savings opportunities, and facilitating energy conservation investments. Several NCAT energy analysts are professional engineers with decades of utility conservation program experience. NCAT can add value to your energy efficiency project by helping you:
- Maximize Energy Savings
- Design Energy Efficient Systems
- Market Energy Efficiency Services
- Maximize Rebates and Incentives
- Facilitate Projects
- Meet Company Energy Efficiency Requirements and Green Standards
NCAT Utility Services
NCAT works with utility companies, their customers, and trade allies to provide technical assistance.
In a partnership with NorthWestern Energy in Montana, NCAT facilitates energy and natural gas conservation programs for NorthWestern Energy customers. These programs provide rebates and incentives to institute savings measures in new or existing facilities. NCAT energy engineers provide the following services:
- Energy Audits
- Trade Ally Support
- Identification and analysis of energy conservation measures
- Identification of incentives and rebates
- Preparation of rebate applications
- Coordination and calculation of Business Partners incentives
- Preparation of Business Partners proposals
Design and Consulting Services
Whether working on new construction or improving an existing structure, NCAT can help design a state-of-the-art green facility that uses resources wisely, is energy-efficient, and is cost effective.
For example, the NCAT energy team helped develop a grant application for the Butte School District No. 1 for the Quality School Facility Grant Program. NCAT energy engineers created eQUEST energy simulation models to estimate the energy savings expected from installing energy efficient boilers and windows throughout the district. The energy team also evaluated the efficiency of completing the district-wide lighting retrofit project. As a result of the grant application, the Butte School District received over $350,000 in funds for energy improvements.
The energy team also worked with the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to perform an energy audit of the Semitool facility in Kalispell, Montana.
The audit included an energy analysis of the HVAC and lighting systems. NCAT energy engineers created several models of energy conservation options for the facility.
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NCAT Facilitates NorthWestern Energy’s Incentives and Rebates in Montana
NorthWestern Energy’s Montana customers can take advantage of commercial rebates and Business Partners Program incentives by contacting NCAT energy efficiency engineers to audit their facility, recommend energy efficiency projects, and facilitate rebates and incentive applications.
Rebates are relatively straightforward, although they do not include all possible control and equipment strategies.
NWE offers energy conservation rebates for a wide variety of projects for their natural gas and electrical customers, including:
- Electric Motors
- Motor Rewind Rebate Program
- High Efficiency Boilers, Furnaces, and Water Heaters
- Stack Heat Exchangers
- Refrigeration Heat Recovery
- Boiler Tune-ups
- Energy Management System Optimization
- Water Tank and Pipe Insulation
- Boiler Pipe and Heating Duct Sealing and Insulation
- Ceiling and Exterior Wall Insulation
- High Efficiency Windows
- Energy Star Programmable Thermostat
NCAT energy analysts will assist you in every part of the incentive and rebate process.
E+ Business Partners Program
Measures that are not covered by standard rebates can often be included in Business Partners Proposals. To qualify for incentives, conservation measures must meet a “total resource cost test.” Custom incentives are based on the value of the energy savings to NWE’s system, and can provide a much shorter return on investment for participating customers. Projects can include improvements to:
- Heating Ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems
- Air Handling
- Pumping Systems
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or call NCAT toll-free at (866)723-8677
Please note: To participate in the rebate or incentive process for NorthWestern Energy programs, you must first complete a Participation Agreement and fax it to: (406) 494-2905 or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trade Ally Support
NCAT works with dozens of engineering firms, electrical contractors, mechanical contractors, controls vendors, and equipment vendors to support the development of conservation projects across NorthWestern Energy’s service territory.
These trade allies often respond to requests for proposals from customers who are participating in NorthWestern Energy’s programs.
NCAT also provides support to these entities on projects that they have developed on their own.
Our success depends on these companies and their ability to design and implement conservation measures that meet the program criteria.
In turn, these trade allies benefit from our marketing and training services as well as our ability to simplify participation in NorthWestern Energy programs.