Xcel Energy - Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Program (Texas)
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Last modified on December 17, 2014.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Xcel Energy - Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Residential, Construction, Installer/Contractor, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Clothes Washers/Dryers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Custom/Others pending approval, Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| Residential: 358/kW + 115/kWh|
Hard-to-Reach: 420/kW + 0.135/kWh
|Maximum Incentive|| Residential: 650/kW of peak summer demand savings|
Load Factor Caps:
Residential: 820/kW saved
|Program Budget||Residential: $400,000 (large projects) + $69,000 (small projects); Hard-To-Reach: $189,000 (large projects) + $50,000 (small projects)|
|Program Administrator||Xcel Energy|
|Date added to DSIRE||2006-06-12|
|Last DSIRE Review||2014-09-17|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
The Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Programs provide incentives to "Project Sponsors" to install energy efficiency measures in Xcel's service area. Residential customers should contact a participating sponsor (awarded at the first of each calendar year) through the web site provided. All payments to Project Sponsors are based on kW and kWh savings. Examples of eligible projects include:
- Ceiling, wall, attic insulation
- Installing energy efficient windows
- HVAC retrofit
- Duct efficiency improvement
- Photovoltaics and Solar Hot Water
Note that Xcel Energy provides the incentive directly to the Project Sponsor, who then determines what to do with the incentive payment. Charges vary by Project Sponsor and no incentives are paid directly to the consumer by Xcel. More information, including 2014 program manual and contracts may be found on the web site.
|Contact Name||Rebate Operations|
|Address||PO Box 829|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.