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

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Eligibility: 
Construction
Residential
Installers/Contractors
Multifamily Residential
Savings Category: 
Solar Water Heat
Solar Photovoltaics
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Clothes Washers
Dishwasher
Refrigerators/Freezers
Equipment Insulation
Water Heaters
Lighting
Heat Pumps
Air conditioners
Duct/Air sealing
Building Insulation
Windows
Custom/Others pending approval
Other EE
Maximum Rebate: 

Residential: $650/kW of peak summer demand savings
Load Factor Caps:
Residential: $820/kW saved
Hard-To-Reach: $1,000/kW saved

Program Info
Sector Name: 
Utility
Administrator: 
Xcel Energy
State: 
Texas
Program Type: 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount: 

Residential: $358/kW + $115/kWh
Hard-to-Reach: $420/kW + $0.135/kWh

Summary: 
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 2015 program manual and contracts may be found on the web site.