CenterPoint Energy - Residential and Hard-to-Reach Energy Efficiency Program

Program CenterPoint Energy - Residential and Hard-to-Reach Energy Efficiency Program
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector Utility
Last Update
State Texas
Administrator CenterPoint Energy
Budget $350,000 (Residential); $500,000 (Hard to Reach)
Technologies Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors Residential

Note: Rebate Incentives are only available to CenterPoint Energy electric customers in the greater Houston area, Texas.

CenterPoint Energy's (CNP) Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Program (RSOP & HTR) provides incentives to encourage contractors, service companies, community agencies and other organizations to install energy efficiency measures in homes and small businesses in CNP's designated service area. The HTR program specifically targets households at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Contractors who install energy efficiency measures at a facility that has a maximum demand of no more than 100 kW are eligible to participate in the program as a Project Sponsor. Multiple facilities can aggregate projects, but must not have a maximum combined demand of more than 250 kW. All payments to project sponsors are based solely on kW and kWh savings. Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Weatherization (window caulking, repair/replace door and window seals
  • Ceiling insulation
  • Water-saving devices for electric water heaters. Devices include faucet aerators and low-flow shower heads
  • ENERGY STAR Windows

Rebate incentives are also available for pool pumps and advanced lighting.

Note that CenterPoint Energy is not a party to the agreement between the customer and the project sponsor. CNP pays all incentives directly to the project sponsors, not to customers. Project sponsors are not required to provide any direct incentives to customers, but are required to execute a contract with customers indicating that the project sponsor is participating in a CNP program and is receiving incentives for participating.

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