Mandatory Renewable Energy Educational Materials (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Texas
Name Mandatory Renewable Energy Educational Materials
Incentive Type Line Extension Analysis
Applicable Sector Utility
Eligible Technologies Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Requirements Utility must provide information on alternative-energy options to customer

Service Requests for new residential service requiring construction, such as line extensions, must be completed within 90 days, or within a time frame agreed to by the customer and electric utility, provided the applicant has met the credit requirements noted in § 25.24

Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2012-11-20

References DSIRE[1]


If an electric utility must construct a line extension for a customer, and the utility requires the customer to pay a Contribution in Aid to Construction (CIAC) or a pre-payment charge, or to sign a contract with a term of one year or longer, the utility must provide the customer with information about on-site renewable energy and distributed-generation (DG) technology alternatives. The information must be provided to the customer at the time of the CIAC estimate or pre-payment. This information must comply with guidelines established by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT), and must be provided to the customer at the time the estimate of the CIAC or pre-payment is given to the customer. If a CIAC or pre-payment is not required, then the information must be given to the customer before a contract is signed. The information is intended to educate the customer on available alternative options.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Information - OPUC
Department Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel
Address 1701 North Congress Avenue
Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78711-2397
Phone (512) 936-7500
Fax (512) 936-7520

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: PUCT Substantive Rules § 25.22(7)

  • 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)"