Xcel Energy - Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Program

Program Xcel Energy - Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Program
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector Utility
Last Update
State Texas
Administrator Xcel Energy
Website http://www.xcelenergyefficiency.com/TX/RES_HTR/
Budget Residential: $409,033 (large projects) + $70,000 (small projects); Special Projects: $90,000; Hard-To-Reach: $305,200 (large projects) + $50,000 (small projects)
Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors Residential

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. Hard-To-Reach Customers are defined as customers with an annual household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, and who have properly completed a PUCT-approved income verification form. 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
  • Lighting
  • 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 program manual and contracts may be found on the web site.

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