Utility Grant Program

From Open Energy Information

States offer a variety of grant programs to encourage the use and development of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures. Most programs offer support for a broad range of technologies, while a few programs focus on promoting one particular technology, such as photovoltaic (PV) systems. Grants are available primarily to the commercial, industrial, utility, education and government sectors. Most grant programs are designed to pay down the cost of eligible systems or equipment. Others focus on research and development, or support project commercialization. In recent years, the federal government has offered grants for renewables and energy efficiency projects for end-users. Grants are typically available on a competitive basis. [1]


Utility Grant Program Incentives

IncentiveIncentive TypePlaceApplicable SectorEligible TechnologiesActive
Alameda Municipal Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Grant Program (California)Utility Grant ProgramCaliforniaLow-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Residential
Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Yes
Alameda Municipal Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (California)Utility Grant ProgramCaliforniaLow-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Residential
Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Yes
Alliant Energy (Wisconsin Power & Light) - Renewable Incentives Grant Program (Wisconsin)Utility Grant ProgramWisconsinNonprofit
Schools
Local Government
State Government
Tribal Government
Solar Water Heat
Photovoltaics
Wind
No
Alliant Energy (Wisconsin Power and Light) - Farm Wiring Grant Program (Wisconsin)Utility Grant ProgramWisconsinAgriculturalYes
Burbank Water & Power - Business Bucks Energy Efficiency Grant Program (California)Utility Grant ProgramCaliforniaCommercial
Nonprofit
Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Central Air conditioners
Custom/Others pending approval
Doors
Duct/Air sealing
Lighting
Motors
Refrigerators
Roofs
Siding
Water Heaters
Windows
Yes
Chelan County PUD - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Washington)Utility Grant ProgramWashingtonCommercial
Industrial
Refrigerators
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Furnaces
Central Air conditioners
Doors
Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
Custom/Others pending approval
No
City of High Point Electric - Commercial Energy Efficiency Grant Program (North Carolina)Utility Grant ProgramNorth CarolinaCommercial
Industrial
Institutional
Lighting
Chillers
Furnaces
Boilers
Heat pumps
Central Air conditioners
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Duct/Air sealing
Building Insulation
Windows
Doors
Motors
Motor VFDs
Custom/Others pending approval
No
City of Tallahassee Utilities - Low-Income Energy Efficiency Grant Programs (Florida)Utility Grant ProgramFloridaLow-Income ResidentialBuilding Insulation
Duct/Air sealing
Yes
Connecticut Light & Power - Energy Conscious Blueprint Grant Program (Connecticut)Utility Grant ProgramConnecticutCommercial
Industrial
Local Government
Construction
State Government
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Chillers
Furnaces
Boilers
Heat pumps
Central Air conditioners
Building Insulation
Windows
Doors
Roofs
Motors
Motor VFDs
Custom/Others pending approval
No
Connecticut Natural Gas - Energy Conservation Program for State Facilities (Connecticut)Utility Grant ProgramConnecticutState GovernmentWater Heaters
Furnaces
Boilers
Heat pumps
Central Air conditioners
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Custom/Others pending approval
No
Dakota Electric Association - Commercial and Industrial Custom Energy Grant Program (Minnesota)Utility Grant ProgramMinnesotaCommercial
Industrial
Custom/Others pending approvalYes
Duke Energy - Low Income Weatherization Program (Indiana)Utility Grant ProgramIndianaLow-Income ResidentialRefrigerators
Equipment Insulation
Lighting
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Duct/Air sealing
Building Insulation
No
Farmers Electric Cooperative (Kalona) - Residential Efficiency Matching Grant Program (Iowa)Utility Grant ProgramIowaResidentialBuilding Insulation
Ceiling Fan
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Programmable Thermostats
Yes
GMP - Biomass Grants (Vermont)Utility Grant ProgramVermontAgriculturalAnaerobic DigestionNo
Holy Cross Energy - Commercial and Industrial Grant Program (Colorado)Utility Grant ProgramColoradoCommercial
Industrial
Custom/Others pending approvalNo
KeySpan Energy Delivery - Building Practices and Demonstration Program (New Hampshire)Utility Grant ProgramNew HampshireCommercialEnergy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Custom/Others pending approval
No
LADWP - Small Business Direct Install Lighting Program (California)Utility Grant ProgramCaliforniaCommercialLighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
No
Lake Region Electric Cooperative - Commercial Energy Efficiency Grant Program (Minnesota)Utility Grant ProgramMinnesotaAgricultural
Commercial
Agricultural Equipment
Central Air conditioners
Compressed air
Custom/Others pending approval
Heat pumps
Lighting
Motor VFDs
Motors
Yes
Lane Electric Cooperative - Residential and Commercial Weatherization Grant Program (Oregon)Utility Grant ProgramOregonCommercial
Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Residential
Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Doors
Duct/Air sealing
Windows
Yes
Lincoln Electric System (LES) - Commercial and Industrial Energy-Efficiency Innovation Grant (Nebraska)Utility Grant ProgramNebraskaCommercial
Industrial
No
Longmont Power & Communications - Residential Energy Efficiency Grant Program (Colorado)Utility Grant ProgramColoradoResidentialFurnaces
Refrigerators
Water Heaters
No
Medford Solar Program (Massachusetts)Utility Grant ProgramMassachusettsResidentialPhotovoltaicsNo
MidAmerican Energy (Electric) – Municipal Solid-State Lighting Grant Program (Iowa)Utility Grant ProgramIowaLocal GovernmentLighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Yes
Minnesota Power - Power Grant Program (Minnesota)Utility Grant ProgramMinnesotaAgricultural
Commercial
Industrial
Custom/Others pending approvalYes
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative - Commercial and Industrial Grant Program (Minnesota)Utility Grant ProgramMinnesotaCommercial
Industrial
Lighting
Chillers
Motors
Motor VFDs
Custom/Others pending approval
Ground Source Heat Pumps
No
National Grid Energy Delivery - Building Practices and Demonstration Program (Massachusetts)Utility Grant ProgramMassachusettsCommercialEnergy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Custom/Others pending approval
No
New Hampshire Electric Co-Op - Low-Income Energy Assistance Grant Program (New Hampshire)Utility Grant ProgramNew HampshireLow-Income ResidentialBuilding Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Doors
Duct/Air sealing
Lighting
Programmable Thermostats
Windows
Yes
NorthWestern Energy - E+ Business Partners Program (Montana)Utility Grant ProgramMontanaAgricultural
Commercial
Industrial
Institutional
Multi-Family Residential
No
Oncor Electric Delivery - City and School Matching Grant Program (Texas)Utility Grant ProgramTexasInstitutional
Local Government
Schools
Tribal Government
Central Air conditioners
Chillers
Heat pumps
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Motor VFDs
Motors
Roofs
Windows
No
Orlando Utilities Commission - Home Energy Efficiency Fix-Up Program (Florida)Utility Grant ProgramFloridaLow-Income ResidentialBuilding Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Duct/Air sealing
Custom/Others pending approval
Doors
Equipment Insulation
Windows
Yes
Otter Tail Power Company - Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Grant Program (Minnesota)Utility Grant ProgramMinnesotaCommercial
Industrial
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Custom/Others pending approval
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Heat pumps
Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Yes
Otter Tail Power Company - House Therapy Energy Efficiency Program (South Dakota)Utility Grant ProgramSouth DakotaLow-Income ResidentialRefrigerators
Water Heaters
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Building Insulation
No
Otter Tail Power Company - House Therapy Program (Minnesota)Utility Grant ProgramMinnesotaLow-Income ResidentialBuilding Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Refrigerators
Water Heaters
No
PPL Electric Utilities - LEED Certification Partnership Program (Pennsylvania)Utility Grant ProgramPennsylvaniaConstruction
Nonprofit
Schools
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Biomass
CHP/Cogeneration
Daylighting
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Hydroelectric energy
Passive Solar Space Heat
Photovoltaics
Solar Space Heat
Solar Water Heat
Wind
No
PSE&G - Commercial Efficiency Program (New Jersey)Utility Grant ProgramNew JerseyCommercial
Fed. Government
Local Government
Multi-Family Residential
Nonprofit
Schools
State Government
Central Air conditioners
Custom/Others pending approval
Duct/Air sealing
Heat pumps
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Motor VFDs
Programmable Thermostats
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Yes
PSE&G - Government Facility Efficiency Program (New Jersey)Utility Grant ProgramNew JerseyFed. Government
Institutional
Local Government
Nonprofit
Schools
State Government
Building Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Central Air conditioners
Custom/Others pending approval
Duct/Air sealing
Heat pumps
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Motor VFDs
Programmable Thermostats
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Yes
PSE&G - Multi-Family Residential Efficiency Program (New Jersey)Utility Grant ProgramNew JerseyMulti-Family ResidentialBuilding Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Custom/Others pending approval
Duct/Air sealing
Programmable Thermostats
No
PSNH - Energy Rewards RFP Program (New Hampshire)Utility Grant ProgramNew HampshireCommercial
Industrial
Central Air conditioners
Custom/Others pending approval
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Motor VFDs
Yes
Puget Sound Energy - Commercial New Construction Energy Efficiency Grant Program (Washington)Utility Grant ProgramWashingtonCommercial
Fed. Government
Industrial
Local Government
Nonprofit
State Government
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Custom/Others pending approval
Yes
Puget Sound Energy - Energy Efficiency Custom Retrofit Grant Program (Washington)Utility Grant ProgramWashingtonCommercial
Fed. Government
Industrial
Local Government
Nonprofit
State Government
Boilers
Central Air conditioners
Chillers
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Compressed air
Custom/Others pending approval
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Heat pumps
Heat recovery
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Motor VFDs
Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
Steam-system upgrades
Yes
Puget Sound Energy - Resource Conservation Manager Program (Washington)Utility Grant ProgramWashingtonCommercial
Fed. Government
Industrial
Institutional
Local Government
Nonprofit
Schools
State Government
Comprehensive Measures/Whole BuildingYes
Riverside Public Utilities - Energy Efficiency Technology Grant Program (California)Utility Grant ProgramCaliforniaCommercialCustom/Others pending approvalYes
The United Illuminating Company - Energy Conscious Blueprint Grant Program (Connecticut)Utility Grant ProgramConnecticutCommercial
Industrial
Local Government
Construction
State Government
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Chillers
Furnaces
Boilers
Heat pumps
Central Air conditioners
Building Insulation
Windows
Doors
Roofs
Motors
Motor VFDs
Custom/Others pending approval
No
Two Rivers Water & Light - Low Income Home Weatherization (Wisconsin)Utility Grant ProgramWisconsinLow-Income ResidentialEquipment Insulation
Caulking/Weather-stripping
Duct/Air sealing
Building Insulation
Windows
Doors
Siding
Roofs
No
WMECO - New Construction/Major Renovations Program (Massachusetts)Utility Grant ProgramMassachusettsCommercial
Industrial
Lighting
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Chillers
Heat pumps
Central Air conditioners
Motors
Custom/Others pending approval
No
WPPI Energy - GreenMax Home Grant (Wisconsin)Utility Grant ProgramWisconsinResidential
Schools
Construction
Comprehensive Measures/Whole BuildingNo
We Energies - Direct Financial Incentives for Renewable Energy Projects (Wisconsin)Utility Grant ProgramWisconsinInstitutional
Local Government
Nonprofit
Schools
State Government
Tribal Government
Anaerobic Digestion
Biomass
Photovoltaics
Small Hydroelectric
Wind
No
We Energies - Request for Proposal (RFP) Incentive Program (Wisconsin)Utility Grant ProgramWisconsinCustom/Others pending approvalNo
Xcel Energy - Farm Rewiring Grants (Wisconsin)Utility Grant ProgramWisconsinAgriculturalAgricultural EquipmentYes
Xcel Energy - Renewable Development Fund Grants (Minnesota)Utility Grant ProgramMinnesotaAgricultural
Commercial
Fed. Government
Industrial
Institutional
Local Government
Nonprofit
Residential
Schools
State Government
Tribal Government
Utility
Anaerobic Digestion
Biomass
CHP/Cogeneration
Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Hydroelectric energy
Hydrogen
Photovoltaics
Renewable Fuels
Solar Thermal Electric
Wind
Yes

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References

  1. DSIRE Glossary