City of San Antonio and CPS Energy - City Lights Small Business Energy Efficiency Program (Texas)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Texas

Name City of San Antonio and CPS Energy - City Lights Small Business Energy Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Local Loan Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, LED Exit Signs
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2012-09-28
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 75% of the lighting retrofit costs

Start Date 08/2010

Maximum Incentive 10,000

Terms Rate: 0%

Repayment: Not specified

Program Administrator EnerPath Services, Inc.

References DSIRE[1]


Utilizing funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the City of San Antonio and CPS Energy (the city's municipal electric utility) launched the "City Lights Program” in 2010. This program combines turn-key lighting efficiency upgrades and no-cost financing to small businesses to help them save energy.

Eligible businesses include commercial, industrial, and agricultural small businesses with 50 or fewer employees and facilities up to 15,000 square feet. Approved businesses will receive a lighting efficiency assessment, report of recommended improvements and upgrades, actual installation of the recommended lighting equipment retrofits, and subsequent quality control.* Participating businesses may receive zero-percent interest loans to be repaid in 36 months (or less) and no upfront costs. Loans are repaid monthly and are offset by the energy savings on the company’s utility bills. This program is designed to work with the CPS Energy Commercial Energy Efficiency rebates, which can cover up to 75% of the cost of recommended lighting upgrades.

*The City Lights program is administered by EnerPath, which will conduct the energy lighting assessment, provide the report of the recommendations, install the recommended lighting efficiency improvements, as well as handle quality control aspects of the project.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name City of San Antonio
Department Office of Environmental Policy

Place San Antonio, Texas
Phone (210) 207-0255

Contact Name Customer Service - EnerPath
Department EnerPath
Address 2900 Mossrock
Place San Antonio, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78230
Phone (210) 366-9955
Phone 2 (877) 440-9955


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"