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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Texas-New Mexico Power Company - SCORE/CitySmart, Commercial Solutions, and Small Business Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/08/2014
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Roofs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Cool Roof
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Institutional
Amount:SCORE/City Smart: Incentives range from $200/kW - $325/kW, depending on qualifications
Commercial Solutions: Incentives range from $50/kW + $0.02/kWh to $150/kW + $0.03/kWh depending on the technology
Small Business: Incentives range from $800-$1000/kW, depending on qualifications
Maximum Incentive:SCORE/City Smart: 20% of program budget
Commercial Solutions: 20% of program budget
Equipment Requirements:See program web site for full details
Start Date:01/01/2014
Expiration Date:12/31/2014
Web Site:


The TNMP SCORE/CitySmart program helps school facilities and local governments identify energy efficiency opportunities in existing and newly planned facilities and provides financial incentives to help implement the projects. The programs are funded by the TNMP and offered at no cost to participants. No products or services are sold through the CitySmart or SCORE Programs. Non-financial incentives include customized energy performance benchmarking, energy master planning workshops, technical energy efficiency assistance, and communications and public relations support. Cash incentives of $200-$325 per kilowatt (kW) reduction in peak demand are available.

Commercial Solutions

The TNMP Commercial Solutions program provides incentives for new construction or the retrofit installation of a wide range of measures that reduce customer energy costs, reduce peak demand, or save energy in non-residential facilities.  Incentives are paid to energy efficiency service providers on the basis of standardized savings calculations according to the Texas Technical Reference Manual or on the basis of measured and verified savings. Cash incentives vary by technology and are based on a project’s reductions in peak demand (kW) and energy consumption (kilowatt-hours (kWh)), as follows:

  • Lighting: $100/kW + $0.02/kWh
  • LEDs*: $125/kW + $0.03/kWh
  • HVAC DX: $125/kW + $0.03/kWh
  • Chiller: $150/kW + $0.03/kWh
  • Motors*: $150/kW + $0.03/kWh
  • VFD*: $100/kW + $0.02/kWh
  • Window Film*: $50/kW + $0.02/kWh
  • Roofing*: $150/kW + $0.03/kWh
  • Other: $125/kW + $0.03/kWh

*  Retrofit projects only

Small Business

The Open for Small Business Program is designed to offer contractor and customer education on energy efficiency technologies, equip participating contractors with the tools they need to succeed in generating revenue from projects in the small business market, and offer substantial incentive rates needed to move small (≤100 kW) and very small (≤10 kW) businesses to install energy efficient products such as high efficiency lighting and refrigeration measures. The program overcomes market barriers by providing incentives to help pay for energy efficiency upgrades. In addition, Open for Small Business Program connects customers with participating contractors that are qualified to provide design and installation services for energy efficient technologies and give customers any additional technical support to make them comfortable with the implementation of efficiency measures in their facilities.

Contact TNMP for more information on these offerings.

  Program Representative
Phone: (877) 338-8667
  Stefani Case
Texas New Mexico Power
Phone: (214) 222-4174
Web Site:
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