CenterPoint Energy - Residential and Small Commercial Efficiency Program (Texas)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||CenterPoint Energy - Residential and Small Commercial Efficiency Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Fed. Government, Installer/Contractor, Low-Income Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, Residential, Retail Supplier|
|Eligible Technologies||Boilers, Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Central Air conditioners, Dishwasher, Duct/Air sealing, Lighting, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Windows|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Standard Offer: $265/kW; $0.091/kWh|
Ceiling Insulation: $500/kW; $0.20/kWh
|Eligible System Size||Multi-Family Water and Space Heating: 40-50 gallons|
|Equipment Requirements||Lighting measure incentives paid should not exceed 65% of the total incentive payable.|
|Maximum Incentive|| Large Projects: $32,000
Low Income New Construction Projects: $25,000 Small Projects: $8,000
|Program Budget||$500,000 (Residential); $1.75 million (Hard to Reach)|
|Program Administrator||CenterPoint Energy|
CenterPoint Energy's (CNP) Residential and Small Commercial Standard Offer Program (SOP) provides incentives to encourage contractors to install energy efficiency measures in homes and small businesses in CNP's designated service area. Contractors who install energy efficiency measures at a facility that has a maximum demand of no more than 100 kW are eligible to participate in the program as a "project sponsor". Multiple facilities can aggregate projects, but must not have a maximum combined demand of more than 250 kW. All payments to project sponsors are based solely on kW and kWh savings. Examples of eligible projects include:
Increasing insulation levels in the ceiling, wall or floor Installing energy efficient windows Repairing/replacing the air conditioning duct system Upgrading existing appliances to efficient appliances Weatherizing the home to reduce the loss of cool or heated air
Note that CenterPoint Energy is not a party to the agreement between the customer and the project sponsor. CNP pays all incentives directly to the project sponsors, not to customers. Project sponsors are not required to provide any direct incentives to customers, but are required to execute a contract with customers indicating that the project sponsor is participating in a CNP program and is receiving incentives for participating.
The Hard to Reach Program targets apartment complexes subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that provide housing for households with incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline. The Public Utility Commission of Texas requires that each utility meet at least 5 percent of its savings goal each year through programs targeted to this customer class. Check website: more restrictions apply.
|Contact Name||Yolanda Slade|
|Address||PO Box 1700|
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