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Entergy Texas - Residential and Small Commercial Standard Offer Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/12/2012
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Custom/Others pending approval
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Construction, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Residential Standard Offer: $250/kW + $0.081/kWh
Hard To Reach Standard Offer Program (all measures except CFL): $440/kW + $0.15/kWh
Hard To Reach Standard Offer Program (CFL's only): $330/kW + $0.1125/kWh
A/C and Heat Pump Program: $477/kW + $0.16/kWh
Maximum Incentive:Contact Entergy
Large Projects: 12.5% of total budget; or $237,500 (Residential); $162,500 for Hard-To-Reach
A/C and Heat Pump Program: $40,000
Program Budget:Residential SOP Large Program: $1.9M; Hard To Reach SOP Large Program $1.3M; AC/HP Program $200,000
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The Hard to Reach, A/C Heat Pump, and Residential Standard Offer Programs provides incentives for the retrofit or new construction installation of a wide range of energy efficiency measures. The program does not prescribe technologies or end uses, but provides a framework through which energy efficiency service providers can receive incentives to achieve cost-effective reduction in peak summer demand. If the customer uses the performance based calculations to determine an incentive, the implementation payment may be added to the kW saved payment. This payment is sent after measurement and verification and can be anywhere from $0.081 for Residential to $0.15 to $0.016 for hard to reach or A/C Heat Pump Program. Entergy will not make a total incentive payment (i.e., the sum of the Implementation Payment and the Performance Payment) that is more than 100% of the total estimated incentive payment specified in the Standard Offer Program Agreement. If the measured savings are less than the estimated savings, the total incentive payment will be less than the payment estimated in the agreement.

  Terry Swan
Entergy Texas, Inc.
350 Pine Street (77701)
P.O. Box 2951
Beaumont, TX 77704
Phone: (409) 981-3245
Fax: (409) 981-2317
  Michael Martinez
333 N. Sam Houston Pkwy
Suite 1150
Houston, TX 77060
Phone: (281) 902-1161
Web Site:
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