Rocky Mountain Power - Self-Direction Credit Program (Utah)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Utah

Name Rocky Mountain Power - Self-Direction Credit Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Custom/Others pending approval
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Customers receive credits equal to 80% of eligible expenses.

Eligible System Size For customers with > 5,000,000 kWh or 1,000 kW peak use in the prior twelve months; can aggregate meters to meet usage requirement
Equipment Requirements Projects must exceed code or industry common practice
Expiration Date 2014-03-31

Installation Requirements There is a $500 application fee per project.

Must be a one to five year simple payback for the project (or meet alternative criterion if payback is greater than 5 years)

Maximum Incentive Program cap of $5 million in Self-Direction Credits per year, available on a first-come first served basis.

Program Administrator Rocky Mountain Power

References DSIRE[1]


Rocky Mountain Power offers a Self-Direction Credit program to its industrial and large commercial customers with annual electric usage of more than 5 million kWh or a peak load of 1,000 kW or more. Through this program, customers who pursue self-investments in energy efficiency and related demand-side management projects can receive credits of up to 80% of eligible costs. The credit is applied against 100% of the customer’s monthly Customer Efficiency Services charge on their electric bill, until the entire credit is used.

Project costs eligible for credit through this program may include equipment costs, engineering and consulting expenses and finance charges. For new construction or expansion of existing facilities, eligible expenses are those expenses that are additional to achieve energy efficiency levels that exceed standard industry practice. Expenses are subject to Self-Direction Credit program administrator approval. Participating customers will have to pay a non-refundable $500 administrative fee.

In addition to this and other business efficiency programs offered to Utah customers, Rocky Mountain Power also provides free expert building analysis of recommissioning possibilities. Customers with a summer peak demand of 300 kW or more, willing to make a $10,000 participation commitment, can apply for a Recommissioning Service Provider Analysis. Incentives are available to reduce the implementation costs of recommissioning measures if the simple payback is greater than one year. For more details, email

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service
Department Rocky Mountain Power

Place Salt Lake City, Utah
Zip/Postal Code 84111
Phone (800) 222-4335
Phone 2 (888) 682-1234

  • 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)"