Utility Grant Program

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States offer a variety of grant programs to encourage the use and development of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures. Most programs offer support for a broad range of technologies, while a few programs focus on promoting one particular technology, such as photovoltaic (PV) systems. Grants are available primarily to the commercial, industrial, utility, education and government sectors. Most grant programs are designed to pay down the cost of eligible systems or equipment. Others focus on research and development, or support project commercialization. In recent years, the federal government has offered grants for renewables and energy efficiency projects for end-users. Grants are typically available on a competitive basis. [1]


Utility Grant Program Incentives

Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active
Alameda Municipal Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Grant Program (California) Utility Grant Program California Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Residential
Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Yes
Alameda Municipal Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (California) Utility Grant Program California Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Residential
Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Yes
Alliant Energy (Wisconsin Power & Light) - Renewable Incentives Grant Program (Wisconsin) Utility Grant Program Wisconsin Nonprofit
Schools
Local Government
State Government
Tribal Government
Solar Water Heat
Photovoltaics
Wind
No
Alliant Energy (Wisconsin Power and Light) - Farm Wiring Grant Program (Wisconsin) Utility Grant Program Wisconsin Agricultural Yes
Burbank Water & Power - Business Bucks Energy Efficiency Grant Program (California) Utility Grant Program California Commercial
Nonprofit
Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Doors
Duct/Air sealing
Lighting
Central Air conditioners
Custom/Others pending approval
Motors
Refrigerators
Roofs
Siding
Water Heaters
Windows
Yes
Chelan County PUD - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Washington) Utility Grant Program Washington Commercial
Industrial
Refrigerators
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Furnaces
Central Air conditioners
Doors
Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
Custom/Others pending approval
No
City of High Point Electric - Commercial Energy Efficiency Grant Program (North Carolina) Utility Grant Program North Carolina Commercial
Industrial
Institutional
Lighting
Chillers
Furnaces
Boilers
Heat pumps
Central Air conditioners
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Duct/Air sealing
Building Insulation
Windows
Doors
Motors
Motor VFDs
Custom/Others pending approval
No
City of Tallahassee Utilities - Low-Income Energy Efficiency Grant Programs (Florida) Utility Grant Program Florida Low-Income Residential Building Insulation
Duct/Air sealing
Yes
Connecticut Light & Power - Energy Conscious Blueprint Grant Program (Connecticut) Utility Grant Program Connecticut Commercial
Industrial
Local Government
Construction
State Government
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Chillers
Furnaces
Boilers
Heat pumps
Central Air conditioners
Building Insulation
Windows
Doors
Roofs
Motors
Motor VFDs
Custom/Others pending approval
No
Connecticut Natural Gas - Energy Conservation Program for State Facilities (Connecticut) Utility Grant Program Connecticut State Government Water Heaters
Furnaces
Boilers
Heat pumps
Central Air conditioners
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Custom/Others pending approval
No
Dakota Electric Association - Commercial and Industrial Custom Energy Grant Program (Minnesota) Utility Grant Program Minnesota Commercial
Industrial
Custom/Others pending approval Yes
Duke Energy - Low Income Weatherization Program (Indiana) Utility Grant Program Indiana Low-Income Residential Lighting
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Duct/Air sealing
Building Insulation
Refrigerators
Equipment Insulation
No
Farmers Electric Cooperative (Kalona) - Residential Efficiency Matching Grant Program (Iowa) Utility Grant Program Iowa Residential Building Insulation
Ceiling Fan
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Programmable Thermostats
Yes
GMP - Biomass Grants (Vermont) Utility Grant Program Vermont Agricultural Anaerobic Digestion No
Holy Cross Energy - Commercial and Industrial Grant Program (Colorado) Utility Grant Program Colorado Commercial
Industrial
Custom/Others pending approval No
KeySpan Energy Delivery - Building Practices and Demonstration Program (New Hampshire) Utility Grant Program New Hampshire Commercial Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Custom/Others pending approval
No
LADWP - Small Business Direct Install Lighting Program (California) Utility Grant Program California Commercial Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
No
Lake Region Electric Cooperative - Commercial Energy Efficiency Grant Program (Minnesota) Utility Grant Program Minnesota Agricultural
Commercial
Agricultural Equipment
Central Air conditioners
Compressed air
Custom/Others pending approval
Heat pumps
Lighting
Motor VFDs
Motors
Yes
Lane Electric Cooperative - Residential and Commercial Weatherization Grant Program (Oregon) Utility Grant Program Oregon Commercial
Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Residential
Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Doors
Duct/Air sealing
Windows
Yes
Lincoln Electric System (LES) - Commercial and Industrial Energy-Efficiency Innovation Grant (Nebraska) Utility Grant Program Nebraska Commercial
Industrial
No
Longmont Power & Communications - Residential Energy Efficiency Grant Program (Colorado) Utility Grant Program Colorado Residential Furnaces
Refrigerators
Water Heaters
No
Medford Solar Program (Massachusetts) Utility Grant Program Massachusetts Residential Photovoltaics No
MidAmerican Energy (Electric) – Municipal Solid-State Lighting Grant Program (Iowa) Utility Grant Program Iowa Local Government Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Yes
Minnesota Power - Power Grant Program (Minnesota) Utility Grant Program Minnesota Agricultural
Commercial
Industrial
Custom/Others pending approval Yes
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative - Commercial and Industrial Grant Program (Minnesota) Utility Grant Program Minnesota Commercial
Industrial
Lighting
Chillers
Motors
Motor VFDs
Custom/Others pending approval
Ground Source Heat Pumps
No
National Grid Energy Delivery - Building Practices and Demonstration Program (Massachusetts) Utility Grant Program Massachusetts Commercial Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Custom/Others pending approval
No
New Hampshire Electric Co-Op - Low-Income Energy Assistance Grant Program (New Hampshire) Utility Grant Program New Hampshire Low-Income Residential Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Doors
Duct/Air sealing
Lighting
Programmable Thermostats
Windows
Yes
NorthWestern Energy - E+ Business Partners Program (Montana) Utility Grant Program Montana Agricultural
Commercial
Industrial
Institutional
Multi-Family Residential
No
Oncor Electric Delivery - City and School Matching Grant Program (Texas) Utility Grant Program Texas Institutional
Local Government
Schools
Tribal Government
Central Air conditioners
Chillers
Heat pumps
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Motor VFDs
Motors
Roofs
Windows
No
Orlando Utilities Commission - Home Energy Efficiency Fix-Up Program (Florida) Utility Grant Program Florida Low-Income Residential Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Duct/Air sealing
Custom/Others pending approval
Doors
Equipment Insulation
Windows
Yes
Otter Tail Power Company - Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Grant Program (Minnesota) Utility Grant Program Minnesota Commercial
Industrial
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Custom/Others pending approval
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Heat pumps
Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Yes
Otter Tail Power Company - House Therapy Energy Efficiency Program (South Dakota) Utility Grant Program South Dakota Low-Income Residential Refrigerators
Water Heaters
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Building Insulation
No
Otter Tail Power Company - House Therapy Program (Minnesota) Utility Grant Program Minnesota Low-Income Residential Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Refrigerators
Water Heaters
No
PPL Electric Utilities - LEED Certification Partnership Program (Pennsylvania) Utility Grant Program Pennsylvania Construction
Nonprofit
Schools
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Biomass
CHP/Cogeneration
Daylighting
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Hydroelectric energy
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
No
PSE&G - Commercial Efficiency Program (New Jersey) Utility Grant Program New Jersey Commercial
Fed. Government
Local Government
Multi-Family Residential
Nonprofit
Schools
State Government
Central Air conditioners
Custom/Others pending approval
Duct/Air sealing
Heat pumps
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Motor VFDs
Programmable Thermostats
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Yes
PSE&G - Government Facility Efficiency Program (New Jersey) Utility Grant Program New Jersey Fed. Government
Institutional
Local Government
Nonprofit
Schools
State Government
Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Central Air conditioners
Custom/Others pending approval
Duct/Air sealing
Heat pumps
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Motor VFDs
Programmable Thermostats
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Yes
PSE&G - Multi-Family Residential Efficiency Program (New Jersey) Utility Grant Program New Jersey Multi-Family Residential Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Custom/Others pending approval
Duct/Air sealing
Programmable Thermostats
No
PSNH - Energy Rewards RFP Program (New Hampshire) Utility Grant Program New Hampshire Commercial
Industrial
Central Air conditioners
Custom/Others pending approval
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Motor VFDs
Yes
Puget Sound Energy - Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Grant Program (Washington) Utility Grant Program Washington Commercial
Fed. Government
Industrial
Local Government
Nonprofit
State Government
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Custom/Others pending approval
Yes
Puget Sound Energy - Energy Efficiency Custom Retrofit Grant Program (Washington) Utility Grant Program Washington Commercial
Fed. Government
Industrial
Local Government
Nonprofit
State Government
Boilers
Central Air conditioners
Chillers
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Compressed air
Custom/Others pending approval
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Heat pumps
Heat recovery
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Motor VFDs
Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
Steam-system upgrades
Yes
Puget Sound Energy - Resource Conservation Manager Program (Washington) Utility Grant Program Washington Commercial
Fed. Government
Industrial
Institutional
Local Government
Nonprofit
Schools
State Government
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building Yes
Riverside Public Utilities - Energy Efficiency Technology Grant Program (California) Utility Grant Program California Commercial Custom/Others pending approval Yes
The United Illuminating Company - Energy Conscious Blueprint Grant Program (Connecticut) Utility Grant Program Connecticut Commercial
Industrial
Local Government
Construction
State Government
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Building Insulation
Doors
Chillers
Furnaces
Boilers
Heat pumps
Central Air conditioners
Windows
Roofs
Motors
Motor VFDs
Custom/Others pending approval
No
Two Rivers Water & Light - Low Income Home Weatherization (Wisconsin) Utility Grant Program Wisconsin Low-Income Residential Equipment Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Duct/Air sealing
Building Insulation
Windows
Doors
Siding
Roofs
No
WMECO - New Construction/Major Renovations Program (Massachusetts) Utility Grant Program Massachusetts Commercial
Industrial
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Chillers
Heat pumps
Central Air conditioners
Motors
Custom/Others pending approval
No
WPPI Energy - GreenMax Home Grant (Wisconsin) Utility Grant Program Wisconsin Residential
Schools
Construction
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building No
We Energies - Direct Financial Incentives for Renewable Energy Projects (Wisconsin) Utility Grant Program Wisconsin Institutional
Local Government
Nonprofit
Schools
State Government
Tribal Government
Anaerobic Digestion
Biomass
Photovoltaics
Small Hydroelectric
Wind
No
We Energies - Request for Proposal (RFP) Incentive Program (Wisconsin) Utility Grant Program Wisconsin Custom/Others pending approval No
Xcel Energy - Farm Rewiring Grants (Wisconsin) Utility Grant Program Wisconsin Agricultural Agricultural Equipment Yes
Xcel Energy - Renewable Development Fund Grants (Minnesota) Utility Grant Program Minnesota Agricultural
Commercial
Fed. Government
Industrial
Institutional
Local Government
Nonprofit
Residential
Schools
State Government
Tribal Government
Utility
Anaerobic Digestion
Biomass
CHP/Cogeneration
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Hydroelectric energy
Hydrogen
Photovoltaics
Renewable Fuels
Solar Thermal Electric
Wind
Yes

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References

  1. DSIRE Glossary