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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Denton Municipal Electric - GreenSense Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/26/2012
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Attic Reflective Barrier, Solar Screens
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Construction, Installer/Contractor
Amount:Central AC: $600/unit
Central Heat Pumps: $700/unit
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $700/unit
Attic Reflective Radiant Barrier: $200 - $300
Solar Screens: 30% of invoice
Energy Efficient Windows: 30% of invoice
Attic Insulation: 50% of invoice or ($0.01 x sq ft of insulated space x R-Value)
Programmable Thermostat: 50% of invoice
Maximum Incentive:Solar Screens: $200
Energy Efficient Windows: $500
Programmable Thermostat: $50
Attic Insulation (Retrofit): $400
Attic Insulation (New Construction): $400
Equipment Requirements:Central AC: Minimum SEER 16
Central Heat Pumps: Minimum SEER 16
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Minimum SEER 16
Solar screens: Must block at least 90 percent of the solar heat gain
Windows: U-factor 0.29 or less; SHGC of 0.33 or less
Attic Insulation: R-38 or higher (retrofit); R-49 or higher (new)
Thermostat: 5-2, 5-1-1, or 7-day programming, capable of 4 daily settings
Attic Reflective Radiant Barrier: over 90% reflectivity receives higher incentive
Installation Requirements:The installer that installs the prescribed and approved energy efficient upgrades must be registered as a DME Authorized Installer at the time of the installation.
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Denton Municipal Electric pays residential and small commercial customers to reduce energy demand and consumption in order to reduce the utility bills of DME customers, reduce peak load, reduce emissions, and promote energy conservation. The program offers rebates on the electric service bills of DME retail customers and cash incentives to builders, and applicants can qualify for multiple incentives simultaneously. Rebates are available for air conditioning units, heat pumps, building insulation, programmable thermostats, radiant heat barriers and efficient windows.

An application form must be completed and sent to DME within 30 days of installation of the energy efficient upgrades. The energy efficiency upgrades must be deemed measurable and verifiable through the standards approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), which requires that complete information be recorded for each installation. The installer that documents approved energy efficient upgrades must be registered as a DME Authorized Installer. After submitting a Request for Payment, customers can expect to receive the rebate credit in 4 to 6 weeks.

The Program will be in effect each fiscal year beginning on October 1. Confirm with the utility that rebates are available before making investments. For full details, see the program manual available on the utility's web site.


  DME GreenSense Program
Denton Municipal Electric
1659 Spencer Road
Denton, TX 76205
Phone: (940) 349-7137
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