Louisiana's Cleco Power offers energy efficiency incentives to eligible customers. Cleco Power offers a rate discount for residential customers building homes that meet the Power Miser Program specifications. Additionally, new homes installing eligible heat pumps may receive up to a $1,000 bonus rebate. A customer that is building a new home that meets program standards will receive a rate discount of 10% between November and April for the first five years they live in the house.
Power Miser Standards include:
Air Conditioner/Heat Pump has minimum SEER rating of 14
Metal ductwork has 2 inches foil-backed or vinyl-backed insulation
Non-metal ductwork made out of insulating material with branch duct R-6 - plenum R-4
Electric water heater is well-insulated
Floor and wall insulation with minimum rating of R-13
Ceiling insulation with minimum rating of R-30
Kitchen and laundry equipment must be all-electric
Adequate attic ventilation
Within 60 days after the home is built, the customer must submit a verification form to obtain the rate discount. More specifications for both of these incentive offerings can be found on the program web site listed above.