Utility Rate Discounts

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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]


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Utility Rate Discount Incentives

Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active
Cleco Power - Power Miser New Home Program (Louisiana) Utility Rate Discount Louisiana Residential Building 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 Discount North Carolina Residential Water 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 Discount North Carolina Construction
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building Yes
Duke Energy (Electric) - Energy Star Homes Rate Discount Program (South Carolina) Utility Rate Discount South Carolina Construction
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building Yes
Four County EMC - All Electric Rate Reduction Program (North Carolina) Utility Rate Discount North Carolina Residential Clothes Washers
Dishwasher
Refrigerators
Water Heaters
Heat pumps
No
Indianola Municipal Utilities - Good Cents Rate Discount Program (Iowa) Utility Rate Discount Iowa Residential Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building No
Jackson EMC - Residential Energy Efficient Rate Discount Program (Georgia) Utility Rate Discount Georgia Residential Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building No
PSNC Energy (Gas) - Green Building Rate Discount (North Carolina) Utility Rate Discount North Carolina Commercial
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Daylighting
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
Yes
PSNC Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rate Discount Program (North Carolina) Utility Rate Discount North Carolina Residential Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building No
Piedmont EMC - Rate Discount for Energy Star Homes (North Carolina) Utility Rate Discount North Carolina Residential Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building Yes
Progress Energy Carolinas - Rate Discount for Energy Star Homes (North Carolina) Utility Rate Discount North Carolina Construction
Installer/Contractor
Multi-Family Residential
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building Yes
Progress Energy Carolinas - Rate Discount for Energy Star Homes (South Carolina) Utility Rate Discount South Carolina Construction
Installer/Contractor
Multi-Family Residential
Residential
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building Yes
Randolph EMC - Energy Efficient Home Discount Program (North Carolina) Utility Rate Discount North Carolina Residential Building 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 Discount South Carolina Residential Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building No

References

  1. DSIRE Glossary