Utility Rate Discount

From Open Energy Information

A few electric utilities offer rate discounts to encourage residential energy efficiency. For homes that meet certain energy efficiency criteria, such as those established by the federal Energy Star program, the owner or tenant is awarded a percentage discount on each month’s electric bill. [1]


Utility Rate Discount Incentives

IncentiveIncentive TypePlaceApplicable SectorEligible TechnologiesActive
Cleco Power - Power Miser New Home Program (Louisiana)Utility Rate DiscountLouisiana: Energy ResourcesResidentialBuilding Insulation
Central Air conditioners
Clothes Washers
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Doors
Duct/Air sealing
Furnaces
Heat pumps
Water Heaters
Windows
Yes
Dominion North Carolina Power - Energy Saver Home Plus (North Carolina)Utility Rate DiscountNorth Carolina: Energy ResourcesResidentialWater Heaters
Heat pumps
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Doors
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
No
Duke Energy (Electric) - Energy Star Homes Rate Discount Program (North Carolina)Utility Rate DiscountNorth Carolina: Energy ResourcesConstruction
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole BuildingYes
Duke Energy (Electric) - Energy Star Homes Rate Discount Program (South Carolina)Utility Rate DiscountSouth Carolina: Energy ResourcesConstruction
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole BuildingYes
Four County EMC - All Electric Rate Reduction Program (North Carolina)Utility Rate DiscountNorth Carolina: Energy ResourcesResidentialClothes Washers
Dishwasher
Refrigerators
Water Heaters
Heat pumps
No
Indianola Municipal Utilities - Good Cents Rate Discount Program (Iowa)Utility Rate DiscountIowa: Energy ResourcesResidentialComprehensive Measures/Whole BuildingNo
Jackson EMC - Residential Energy Efficient Rate Discount Program (Georgia)Utility Rate DiscountGeorgia: Energy ResourcesResidentialComprehensive Measures/Whole BuildingNo
PSNC Energy (Gas) - Green Building Rate Discount (North Carolina)Utility Rate DiscountNorth Carolina: Energy ResourcesCommercial
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Passive Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Wind
Daylighting
Yes
PSNC Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rate Discount Program (North Carolina)Utility Rate DiscountNorth Carolina: Energy ResourcesResidentialComprehensive Measures/Whole BuildingNo
Piedmont EMC - Rate Discount for Energy Star Homes (North Carolina)Utility Rate DiscountNorth Carolina: Energy ResourcesResidentialComprehensive Measures/Whole BuildingYes
Progress Energy Carolinas - Rate Discount for Energy Star Homes (North Carolina)Utility Rate DiscountNorth Carolina: Energy ResourcesConstruction
Installer/Contractor
Multi-Family Residential
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole BuildingYes
Progress Energy Carolinas - Rate Discount for Energy Star Homes (South Carolina)Utility Rate DiscountSouth Carolina: Energy ResourcesConstruction
Installer/Contractor
Multi-Family Residential
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole BuildingYes
Randolph EMC - Energy Efficient Home Discount Program (North Carolina)Utility Rate DiscountNorth Carolina: Energy ResourcesResidentialBuilding Insulation
Doors
Duct/Air sealing
Heat pumps
Water Heaters
Windows
Yes
Santee Cooper - Residential Good Cents Energy Efficiency Rate Discount Program (South Carolina)Utility Rate DiscountSouth Carolina: Energy ResourcesResidentialComprehensive Measures/Whole BuildingNo

All Utility Rate Discounts

References

  1. DSIRE Glossary