Xcel Energy - Commercial and Industrial Standard Offer Program (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Texas

Name Xcel Energy - Commercial and Industrial Standard Offer Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Custom/Others pending approval, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Refrigerators
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 0.067/kWh saved and 195/kW calculated using deemed savings or a measurement and verification plan

Equipment Requirements Equipment must exceed minimum standards specified in the manual.

Installation Requirements Improvements must result in at least 1 kW of peak savings

Maximum Incentive 20% of the total Commercial Standard Offer Program incentive budget

60% project maximum annual load factor
5,256 kWh of energy savings per every 1 kW of demand savings achieved
Only 65% of savings can be from lighting without penalties

Program Administrator Xcel Energy
Website http://www.xcelefficiency.com/TX/COM/index.html

References DSIRE[1]


Xcel Energy Large Commercial and Industrial Standard Offer Program (SOP) pays incentives to businesses for retrofit and new construction projects that save energy in peak summer demand periods and are located within Xcel's service territory. Payments to Project Sponsors will be based solely on kW and kWh savings. Any entity that installs eligible energy efficient measures at a facility with electric service provided by Xcel and has a maximum demand of more than 100 kW is eligible to participate in the program. Incentives are paid for both energy and demand savings. Project Sponsors are required to meet minimum eligibility criteria and sign a standard agreement with Xcel, which includes an estimate of how many kW and kWh the project will save and the associated incentive payment amount. Project Sponsors receive incentive payments from Xcel Energy for installing energy efficiency measures. Xcel does not perform any energy efficiency services, nor does it install any efficiency measures directly for end-use customers, but instead contracts with the Project Sponsors, as required by state legislation.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Doug Maxey
Department Xcel Energy
Address P.O. Box 1261
Place Amarillo, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 79170
Phone (806) 378-2887
Phone 2 (800) 628-2121
Email Doug.Maxey@xcelenergy.com
Website http://www.xcelenergyefficiency.com

  • 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)"