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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Xcel Energy (Electric) - Residential Conservation Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/15/2012
Program Overview:
State: Wisconsin
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Heat recovery, Electric Thermal Storage
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction
Amount:ETS Room Units: 20%
ETS Comfort Plus Systems: $25/kW
Slab Heat Resistant Cable/Electric Hydronic: $25/kW
Electric Water Heater: $250 - $350/unit
Eligible System Size:Water heater must be 80 gallons or more
Equipment Requirements:Water heater must be 0.91+ EF
Installation Requirements:Customers must be on Xcel Energy’s Time-of-Day rate or Limited Off-Peak rate to qualify.
Start Date:1/1/2011
Expiration Date:12/31/2012
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Xcel Energy offers its Wisconsin residential customers rebates for high efficiency appliances and systems. Currently, rebates are available for high efficiency electric water heaters, electric thermal storage, programmable thermostats, and high efficiency gas furnaces and boilers. The water heater rebate is only available to those who do not live in an area with Xcel gas, and the customer must be on one of the Xcel Energy time-of-use programs.

In addition to these rebates, Xcel Energy offers special rates for off-peak hours through the Optional Off Peak Rate program. Customers that enroll are eligible for a lower electric rate during off peak hours, between 9pm and 7am. Xcel Energy also offers the Saver's Switch program for residential customers, which pays customers a bill credit for agreeing to have their air conditioner cycled on and off during peak hours in the summer months.

  Lori Drilling
Xcel Residential
414 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1993
Phone: (800) 895-4999
Phone 2: (866) 837-9762
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