PUEBLO, Colo. – Sept. 29, 2017 – Black Hills Energy - Colorado Electric has announced the availability of a 500 kW direct current (DC) Community Solar Garden (CSG) standard offering to solar developers. The application process will open on September 29, 2017 at 8 a.m. MST and the capacity will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. This CSG Standard Offer is one of two new CSG program offerings by Black Hills in 2017.
Community Solar Gardens allow customers alternative access to solar as a renewable energy resource, including those customers who otherwise could not own a solar energy system because they rent their home or do not have a suitable site or location. The 500 kW DC CSG Standard Offer supplements the existing 120 kW CSG in Black Hills’ service territory, and also supports Black Hills’ much broader efforts to introduce more choices in renewable energy for its 95,000 Colorado electric customers.
Black Hills will offer a competitive bid request for proposals (RFP) for up to 2 MW on September 29, 2017.
CSG developers interested in the 500 kW DC CSG Standard Offer should apply online beginning on Sept. 29, 2017 at or contact Mark James at BHECSG@blackhillscorp.com for additional information. Customers interested in subscribing to the existing 120 kW CSG may obtain additional information here.