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Texas-New Mexico Power Company - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/07/2012
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Energy Star Rated Home Builders: Custom
Residential Large & Small Projects: $260; $0.08/kWh reduction
Residential HVAC: $450/kW reduction; $0.15/kWh annual reduction
Hard-to-Reach Large & Small Projects: $455/kW reduction; $0.15/kWh annual reduction
Residential Underserved Counties: $301/kW reduction; $0.10/kWh annual reduction
Maximum Incentive:20% of TNMP's annual Residential Standard Offer Program incentive budget.
Equipment Requirements:Energy efficiency measures must have a useful life of at least 10 years to qualify.
Installation Requirements:Energy Star Rated Homes must have a HERS index of 85 or lower, or must be Energy Star rated after January 1, 2012. Only those builders and raters that have applied to, and are accepted into, Oncor's or CenterPoint's programs can participate in the TNMP program.
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Texas-New Mexico Power's (TNMP) Residential Standard Offer Program promotes energy efficiency among residential electricity customers in its Texas service area. The program provides incentives for the installation of a wide range of measures that reduce customer energy costs, reduce peak demand and save energy. Note that incentives are not paid to customers; Incentives are paid to "Project Sponsors", which may be energy service companies, HVAC and other energy conservation firms customers.

Incentives for "Hard-to-reach" customers, defined as those customers with a total household income of less than 200% of current federal poverty guidelines, are kept on a different payment schedule than standard customers. Potential Project Sponsors must complete an on-line application to participate in the program.

TNMP also offers incentives to builders and raters of Energy Star Certified homes in the TNMP electric distribution area. Incentives are provided to builders and raters who are already participating in the TXU Energy and CenterPoint Energy ENERGY STAR New Home programs. This offer is only valid for builders and raters that have applied to, and are accepted into, Oncor's or CenterPoint's programs.  See web site above for details.

  Stefani Case
Texas New Mexico Power Company
, TX
Phone: (469) 484-8590
Web Site:
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