Commercial Solutions

Reduce operating costs and increase profits

Commercial / Commercial Solutions

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For most businesses, energy is often the single largest operating expense. The TNMP Commercial Solutions Program gives you the resources, tools, and financial incentives to help you cut costs and improve your bottom line.

It all starts with a no-cost, no-obligation site assessment. The assessment will show you when, where, and how your building is using energy, and determine the most cost-effective ways to save more. Contact us today to schedule yours.

Available incentives include:

  • LED, HID, and fluorescent lighting
  • Lighting controls
  • HVAC DX
  • Chillers
  • Motors
  • Variable frequency drives (VFDs)
  • Window film
  • Roofing
  • Solar PV
  • Custom projects

The Commercial Solutions Program is offered to any TNMP non-residential distribution customer, including retail, real estate, healthcare, hospitality and food service, manufacturing, and nonprofit organizations. Incentives are based on energy savings and awarded at the rates shown below.

Measure $/kW $/kWh
Lighting $100 $0.02
Type B & C LED Tubes $100 $0.02
LEDs1 $100 $0.03
HVAC DX $165 $0.04
Chiller $185 $0.04
Motors2 $150 $0.03
VFD2 $100 $0.02
Window Film2 $50 $0.02
Roofing2 $150 $0.04
Solar PV $185 $0.04
Other $150 $0.03

1 DLC approved Retrofit Kit or Luminaire only

2 Retrofit projects only

Incentives are available to commercial-class customers served by a TNMP electric meter with a peak demand greater than 200 kW. View qualifying service areas.

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CitySmart

Energy solutions for government facilities

Commercial / CitySmart

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According to ENERGY STAR®, the typical government facility wastes nearly 33% of the energy it consumes. The TNMP CitySmart Program helps government agencies reduce waste and drive down operating costs by providing recommendations, resources, and incentives for energy-saving improvements.

 

It all starts with a no-cost, no-obligation site assessment. The assessment will show you when, where, and how your facility is using energy, and determine the most cost-effective ways to save more. Contact us today to schedule yours. 

 

 

Available incentives include: 

  • LED, HID, and fluorescent lighting 
  • Lighting controls
  • HVAC DX
  • Chillers
  • Motors
  • Variable frequency drives (VFDs)
  • Window film
  • Roofing
  • M&V
  • Solar PV

The CitySmart Program is available to city, state, and federal government customers within the TNMP electric service territory. In addition to the incentives shown below, participants can benefit from no-cost services such as energy benchmarking, masterplanning, technical assistance, financing resources, and public relations support. Incentives for qualifying small schools and cities are at an additional $100/kW for eligible measures. Learn more. 

 

Measure $/kW $/kWh
Lighting $100 $0.02
Type B & C LED Tubes $100 $0.02
LEDs1 $100 $0.03
HVAC DX $165 $0.04
Chiller $185 $0.04
Motors2 $150 $0.03
VFD2 $100 $0.02
Window Film2 $50 $0.02
Roofing2 $150 $0.04
Solar PV $185 $0.04
Other $150 $0.03

1 DLC approved Retrofit Kit or Luminaire only

2 Retrofit projects only

 

VIEW ALL INCENTIVES

Incentives are available to cities, counties, and select state agencies that are served by a TNMP electric meter. View qualifying service areas.

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SCORE

Energy efficiency improvements for educational facilities

Commercial / SCORE

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Energy savings are now in session. The TNMP SCORE Program provides technical and financial support to help educational facilities reduce energy costs, improve indoor air quality, and enhance the learning environment for students and teachers alike.

It all starts with a no-cost, no-obligation site assessment. The assessment will show you when, where, and how your facility is using energy, and determine the most cost-effective ways to save more. Contact us today to schedule yours. 

 

Available incentives include: 

  • LED, HID, and fluorescent lighting 
  • Lighting controls
  • HVAC DX
  • Chillers
  • Motors
  • Variable frequency drives (VFDs)
  • Window film
  • Roofing
  • M&V
  • Solar PV

The SCORE Program is available to school districts, private schools, community colleges, and universities. In addition to the incentives shown below, participants can benefit from no-cost services such as energy benchmarking, masterplanning, technical assistance, financing resources, and public relations support. Incentives for qualifying small schools and cities are at an additional $100/kW for eligible measures. Learn more. 

 

Measure $/kW $/kWh
Lighting $100 $0.02
Type B & C LED Tubes $100 $0.02
LEDs1 $100 $0.03
HVAC DX $165 $0.04
Chiller $185 $0.04
Motors2 $150 $0.03
VFD2 $100 $0.02
Window Film2 $50 $0.02
Roofing2 $150 $0.04
Solar PV $185 $0.04
Other $150 $0.03

1 DLC approved Retrofit Kit or Luminaire only

2 Retrofit projects only

 

VIEW ALL INCENTIVES

Incentives are available to school districts, private schools, community colleges, and universities that are served by a TNMP electric meter. View qualifying service areas.

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Open for Small Business

Energy-saving solutions are now open

Commercial / Small Business

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The TNMP Open Program provides guidance, recommendations, and substantial financial incentives to help small business owners pay for energy-saving upgrades. Available to businesses and nonprofits with a peak demand of ≤ 200 kW, Open connects you with participating contractors to provide expert design, installation, and technical services for energy-efficient technologies.

It all starts with a no-cost, no-obligation site assessment. The assessment will show you when, where, and how your workplace is using energy, and determine the most cost-effective ways to save more. Contact a participating contractor today to schedule yours.

Eligible small business customers may receive:

  • A no-cost facility assessment to identify potential energy-saving opportunities
  • A no-cost CoolSaver A/C Tune-up to improve your cooling system’s efficiency by up to 25%
  • Recommendations and estimates of energy savings, project costs, and payback periods
  • Installation of approved energy-saving equipment by a local pre-qualified contractor
  • Incentives paid directly to contractors to reduce out-of-pocket costs and paperwork
  • Ongoing reduction in energy use and costs

CoolSaver A/C Tune-up

Valued at up to $250 per unit, our no-cost Commercial CoolSaver A/C Tune-up will help optimize your facility’s cooling unit for maximum energy savings and performance. Schedule yours today.

Available incentives include:

  • Interior and exterior lighting
  • Occupancy sensors
  • LED exit sign retrofits
  • Electronically commutated motors
  • Strip curtains
  • Anti-sweat heater controls for refrigerator doors
  • HVAC and chiller replacements

The Open Program targets cost-effective equipment retrofits that replace inefficient technologies with high-efficiency technologies. Incentives are based on energy savings and awarded at the rates shown below.

Upgrade Incentive per kW saved
Refrigeration $700
LED fixtures $700
LED tubes $675
Screw-in LEDs $550
HVAC replacements $550
Other $550

Incentives are available to commercial-class customers served by a TNMP electric meter with a peak demand greater than 200 kW. View qualifying service areas.

  1. Project identification 
  • Contact a participating contractor to conduct a no-cost assessment of your facility. If you wish to move forward, you'll be asked to sign the customer proposal that will be reviewed for completeness and eligibility.
  • If your preferred contractor is not listed, we can provide training to get them set up in the program and eligible to provide incentives.

 

  1. Pre-installation inspection 
  • If required, the site will be inspected prior to installation by CLEAResult, the program implementer. Afterward, the customer proposal will be reviewed and updated to depict any necessary corrections.
  • If pre-inspection is not required, photo documentation will be used to validate and authorize the project. Participating contractors are required to submit photos for all eligible projects, regardless of inspection status.
  • Incentives are subject to availability and reservation. In order to receive incentives from the program, participating contractors must first reserve incentives by completing and submitting a signed customer proposal for each individual project. CLEAResult will review all submitted proposals and approve eligible projects for an initial incentive reservation. If any significant changes are made to the incentive amount, CLEAResult will update the participating contractor. 

 

  1. Project installation
  • Upon completion and written approval of the pre-installation inspection, the participating contractor may proceed with the project installation. 
  • Projects must be completed within 60 days of the proposal submission. 
  • Participating contractors must immediately notify CLEAResult of any changes to the project scope, equipment selection, or timeline during installation.

 

  1. Project completion notice
  • The participating contractor will notify CLEAResult of the project’s completion as soon as possible to arrange a post-installation inspection of the project. 
  • CLEAResult will work with the participating contractor to update and confirm all supporting documentation that accompanied the approved customer proposal.

 

  1. Post-installation inspection 
  • If required, CLEAResult will schedule a post-installation inspection after the project is completed. A program inspector will visit the site to verify the equipment has been replaced as indicated. 
  • If the project is not selected for a post-installation inspection, photo documentation will be used to verify the project was completed as indicated in the  proposal. Participating contractors are required to submit photos for all completed projects, regardless of inspection status.

 

  1. Incentive check

TNMP will issue a check to the participating contractor approximately 4–6 weeks after the project is completed, verified, and passes a post-installation inspection.

Load Management Program

Earn money for reducing energy use

Commercial / Load Management Program

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The TNMP Load Management Program provides incentives to non-residential customers for reducing their facilities’ electric power consumption for short periods of time each summer. Participating customers are notified at least 30 minutes before each event and can earn incentives based on verified delivery of demand savings through TNMP analysis of billing data. 

Benefits of participation: 

  • Your organization has the opportunity to earn substantial incentives each year.
  • Each participant decides how to reduce its energy load in response to the 30-minute notice, so you maintain control over your facility at all times. 
  • There are no penalties for not achieving load reduction, so your organization assumes no financial risks.
  • Track your incentives and progress through our easy-to-use online database

 

Ready to get started? Reach out to us today at (214) 222-4174 or [email protected].  

TNMP will soon be offering two load management program options – one in energy efficiency, and one that has yet to be fully defined by the Commission.

  1. This energy efficiency program runs each year from June 1 to September 30. During this period, customers should be prepared to shed load on weekdays (excluding holidays) between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Participants must commit to delivering a maximum of 18 hours of load shed spread across a maximum of five events.

      a. There will be up-to five events including one scheduled event, typically called in early June, in which customers are asked to shed load for one to two hours to demonstrate they can deliver the load reduction. And over the rest of the summer, up-to four additional load reduction events may be called. The maximum duration of any event will be four hours, and no event will extend outside the 1–7 p.m. window.


  2. This pilot program will run potentially year-round, 24/7.

      a. TNMP is working out the details, and has posted potential documentation under the Resources tab.

TNMP customers can participate in this program by either self-sponsoring or by working through a third-party Project Sponsor. 

Project Sponsors can participate in this project through a five-step process detailed in the program manual. A Project Sponsor may offer load at one or multiple locations, however an individual location should be capable of delivering 40 kW of load reduction. 

Project applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis. This site will be the main source of additional information about the program. TNMP administers this program through an online program tracking system.