Xcel Energy (Electric) - Residential Conservation Programs (Wisconsin)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Wisconsin

Name Xcel Energy (Electric) - Residential Conservation Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Construction, Residential
Eligible Technologies Heat recovery, Water Heaters, Electric Thermal Storage
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
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
Start Date 2011-01-01

Installation Requirements Customers must be on Xcel Energy’s Time-of-Day rate or Limited Off-Peak rate to qualify.

Program Administrator Xcel Residential
Website http://www.xcelenergy.com/Save_Money_&_Energy/For_Your_Home/Heating_&_Cooling

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Lori Drilling
Department Xcel Residential
Address 414 Nicollet Mall
Place Minneapolis, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 55401-1993
Phone (800) 895-4999
Phone 2 (866) 837-9762
Email lori.j.drilling@xcelenergy.com
Website http://www.xcelenergy.com/Wisconsin/Residential/Programs_Resources/Pages/Programs_Resources.aspx

  • 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)"