Xcel Energy - Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Program (Texas)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Texas

Name Xcel Energy - Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential, Construction, Installer/Contractor, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Eligible Technologies Clothes Washers/Dryers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Custom/Others pending approval, Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Residential: 358/kW + 115/kWh

Hard-to-Reach: 420/kW + 0.135/kWh

Maximum Incentive Residential: 650/kW of peak summer demand savings
Load Factor Caps:

Residential: 820/kW saved
Hard-To-Reach: 1000/kW saved

Program Budget Residential: $400,000 (large projects) + $69,000 (small projects); Hard-To-Reach: $189,000 (large projects) + $50,000 (small projects)

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

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


The Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Programs provide incentives to "Project Sponsors" to install energy efficiency measures in Xcel's service area. Residential customers should contact a participating sponsor (awarded at the first of each calendar year) through the web site provided. All payments to Project Sponsors are based on kW and kWh savings. Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Ceiling, wall, attic insulation
  • Installing energy efficient windows
  • HVAC retrofit
  • Duct efficiency improvement
  • Lighting
  • Photovoltaics and Solar Hot Water

Note that Xcel Energy provides the incentive directly to the Project Sponsor, who then determines what to do with the incentive payment. Charges vary by Project Sponsor and no incentives are paid directly to the consumer by Xcel. More information, including 2014 program manual and contracts may be found on the web site.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Rebate Operations
Department Xcel Energy
Address PO Box 829
Place Minneapolis, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 55440-0829
Phone (800) -89-5-49

Website http://www.xcelenergy.com/Save_Money_&_Energy/For_Your_Home

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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