Residential & Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Program with HVAC Program Component


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Residential Energy Efficiency Programs Overview


Residential Energy Efficiency Programs Overview
Did You Know...
As much as half of the energy used in your home is used for heating and cooling.

(Source: U.S. Department of Energy)

TNMP offers energy efficiency programs for residential electricity customers in its service area. Energy is often the single largest operating expense in homes. Lighting, heating, and cooling can be costly, especially in Texas.

  • New home construction: TNMP offers financial incentives and other types of assistance to builders and raters who commit to High-Performance and/or ENERGY STAR® specifications.


  • Existing homes: TNMP offers incentives to a list of participating Project Sponsors (contractors). Project Sponsors market their services directly to customers and install measures that may reduce peak demand and save energy.


  • Low Income Properties: TNMP offers incentives for the installation of energy efficiency measures in the homes of low-income customers. The program is administered by contracted Non-Profit Agencies. All measures are approved on the basis of providing a cost-effective improvement in energy efficiency. The Non-Profit Agency must be able to identify eligible customers and validate income eligibility using the Texas Administrative Code Rules adopted for Energy Assistance Programs.


These programs have been developed to comply with the Public Utility Commission of 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §25.181, relating to the Energy Efficiency Goal, implementing Senate Bill 7 enacted by the State Legislature in May 1999.
The primary objective of these programs is to achieve cost-effective reductions in peak summer demand. Additional objectives of the programs are to:

  • Encourage private sector delivery of energy efficiency products and services
  • Achieve customer energy and cost savings
  • Significantly reduce barriers to participation by streamlining program procedures and measurement and verification (M&V) requirements
  • Encourage participation by a wide range of service providers


TNMP offers a program promoting energy efficiency among residential electricity customers in our Texas service area. This program has been developed to comply with the Public Utility Commission of Texas Substantive Rule §25.181, relating to the Energy Efficiency Goal, implementing Senate Bill 7 enacted by the State Legislature in May 1999.

TNMP’s Residential & Hard-to-Reach (HTR) Standard Offer Programs provide incentives for the installation of measures that may reduce peak demand and save energy for residential customers. Incentives are paid to Project Sponsors, which may be Energy Service Companies, HVAC and other energy conservation firms.

For 2013, TNMP is also offering an HVAC Standard Offer Program targeted towards the installation of Air Conditioning and Heat Pump measures. The HVAC SOP is a small projects program. Participants are required to have a valid TACL.

Customer Protection
A simplified, plain language disclosure of customer provisions required by Subst. R. §25.181(n), relating to the Energy Efficiency Goal, has been developed and approved by the Commission for use by energy efficiency service providers. Project Sponsors will be required to share this form with participating customers.

TNMP is administering this program through an online program tracking system. For more information, please contact Stefani Case at TNMP: (469) 484-8590.

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