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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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AEP (SWEPCO) - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/12/2012
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Unspecified Technologies
Applicable Sectors: Construction, Installer/Contractor, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Tier 1: $245/kW; $0.08/kWh
Tier 2: $270/kW; $0.09/kWh
Tier 3: $300/kW; $0.10/kWh
Tier 4: $350/kW; $0.11/kWh
Maximum Incentive:Project Sponsor Limits (Large Projects): $125,000
Project Sponsor Limits (Small Projects): $30,000
Equipment Requirements:View program web site and contact AEP
Program Budget:$750,000 (Large Projects); $135,000 (Small Projects)
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The SWEPCO Residential Standard Offer Program provides incentives to Project Sponsor contractors for installing energy efficiency measures at the homes of residential customers. Project Sponsors agree with customers on terms including measures to be installed, conditions of sale, and price.  Customers will be asked to sign and date the Host Customer Agreement and Acknowledgement form provided by SWEPCO to document participation in the RSOP.  SWEPCO will select a random sample of sites and measures to inspect and will contact those customers to schedule the inspection.

In an effort to provide a more comprehensive program, SWEPCO will encourage projects which target counties or measures which have typically been underserved by varying its incentive levels. Four separate incentive levels are available for a range of measures and equipment listed below.  More complex and costly improvements are awarded incentives at levels above simple upgrades.  All installations must meet program requirements.  Contact AEP SWEPCO for more information.

Tier 1: duct efficiency (DU) only, air infiltration (IN) only, all water heater measures (except solar), all multi-family measures (except HVAC)

Tier 2: duct efficiency & air infiltration in a single residence, refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers

Tier 3: duct efficiency, air infiltration & ceiling insulation in a single residence, all insulation measures

Tier 4: all HVAC measures, duct efficiency combined with HVAC replacement in a single residence, windows, solar water heating, underserved counties


  Debra Miller
Energy Efficiency & Consumer Programs Coordinator
Phone: (318) 673-3324
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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