|Title||A Targeted Approach to Support PV and Small Wind in Montana|
|Publication Type||Case Study|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Secondary Title||Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy|
Montana's largest investor-owned utility channels about $1 million per year of its system-benefits funds to support renewable energy, with a particular emphasis on photovoltaics (PV) and small wind. Like New York (see separate case study on support for PV in New York), Montana has chosen to develop a handful of programs targeting different PV and small wind applications. This case study describes these programs. Innovative Features Despite limited funding, Montana's programs have been largely successful in installing PV and small wind in targeted applications that the fund administrator believes deserve special attention.
Results In the 2-3 years that they have been operating, Montana's programs have installed roughly 200 kW of PV and small wind capacity at an average award of approximately $5/W.
|Keywords||electricity markets and policy group, energy analysis and environmental impacts department|