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

Last DSIRE Review: 09/17/2014
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Custom/Others pending approval, Room Air Conditioners, Solar Screening, Heat Pump Water Heaters
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction, Installer/Contractor, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Residential: $358/kW + $115/kWh
Hard-to-Reach: $420/kW + $0.135/kWh
Maximum Incentive:Residential: $650/kW of peak summer demand savings
Load Factor Caps:
Residential: $820/kW saved
Hard-To-Reach: $1000/kW saved
Program Budget:Residential: $400,000 (large projects) + $69,000 (small projects); Hard-To-Reach: $189,000 (large projects) + $50,000 (small projects)
Web Site: http://www.xcelefficiency.com/TX/RES_HTR/index.html
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. 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 2014 program manual and contracts may be found on the web site.


 
Contact:
  Rebate Operations
Xcel Energy
PO Box 829
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0829
Phone: (800) -89-5-49
Web Site: http://www.xcelenergy.com/Save_Money_&_Energy/For_Your_Home
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