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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Texas-New Mexico Power Company - Residential, Hard-to-Reach, and High-Performance New Homes Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/08/2014
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Solar Window Screens, Renewable Energy Sources
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Residential: Varies by technology from $128.36/kW + $0.07/kW to $222.75/kW + $0.12/kWh
Hard-to-Reach: Varies by technology from $233.39/kW + $0.13/kWh to $405/kW + $0.22/kWh
Residential Underserved Counties: Varies by technology from $154.04/kW + $0.08/kWh to $267.30/kW + $0.15/kWh
High-Performance New Homes: $0.05/kWh + bonus incentives of $100 for 15% savings, $125 for 20% savings, $200 for 25% savings, and $50 for ENERGY STAR certification
Equipment Requirements:Energy efficiency measures must have a useful life of at least 10 years to qualify.
Installation Requirements:Only those builders and raters that have filled out the TNMP application will be considered for approval into the program.
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Residential & Hard-to-Reach Programs

The primary objective of these programs is to achieve cost-effective reductions in peak demand. Additional objectives of the programs are to:

  • encourage private sector delivery of energy efficiency products and services,
  • achieve customer energy and cost savings,
  • significantly reduce barriers to participation by streamlining program procedures, and
  • encourage participation by a wide range of service providers.

Participating Project Sponsors market their services to customers and reach an agreement on which measures to be installed, the terms of the sale, price and any other issues. A customer then signs the Host Customer Agreement and Acknowledgement form. Upon installation, a customer may be selected as part of a random sample of sites to be inspected or surveyed by the Texas Evaluation, Measurement and Verification contractor. Residential incentives are available for reductions in peak demand (kilowatts (kW)) and energy consumption (kilowatt-hours (kWh)). Visit the program web site for more information.

TNMP High-Performance Homes

The TNMP High-Performance Homes program promotes the construction and certification of new High-Performance and ENERGY STAR-certified homes. This voluntary program provides financial incentives and other types of assistance to production and custom homebuilders who commit to construct homes within the TNMP service territory that meet High-Performance or ENERGY STAR specifications. The goal of the Program is to create a sustainable market that leads to:

  • a continuous supply of High-Performance and ENERGY STAR-certified homes,
  • increased consumer demand and perceived value of High-Performance and ENERGY STAR-certified homes, and
  • increased improvements in home energy performance.

The base incentive for single-family homes is $0.05/kWh. Bonus incentives are available for savings over the baseline home in the amount of:

  • $100 for 15% savings,
  • $125 for 20% savings, and
  • $200 for 25% savings.

In addition, a $50 bonus is awarded for ENERGY START certification. 


  Ashley Erdman
Texas-New Mexico Power Company
Phone: (214) 222-4186
Web Site:
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