Residential / New Homes
The TNMP High-Performance Homes Program promotes the construction and certification of high-performance and ENERGY STAR® certified new homes. Participating homebuilders can receive financial incentives for constructing energy-efficient homes that meet current program guidelines.
On average, ENERGY STAR certified homes use 20% less energy than other new homes. Built from the ground up to meet rigorous quality and efficiency standards, certified homes feature high-efficiency construction, heating and cooling equipment, lighting, and appliances to deliver long-lasting savings and comfort.
Builders, contractors, and HERS raters must register on the database and submit an enrollment application each year in order to participate.
To qualify for incentives, a home must:
View the program guide for more details.
Interested homebuilders and HERS raters may apply to construct homes within the TNMP service territory by completing and submitting the relevant forms below. Once your application package is accepted, you will be able to submit invoices for individual projects through our online tracking system.
Homebuilder application requirements:
HERS rater participation requirements:
ENERGY STAR Certified Appliance Resources:
Residential / Existing Homes
The TNMP Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Programs (Res/HTR SOPs) provide incentives to participating contractors, multifamily property owners, energy service companies, nonprofits, and other organizations that install qualifying energy-efficient upgrades in existing residential homes.
Eligible projects include:
The Res/HTR SOPs were developed by TNMP to provide incentives to suppliers of energy services. The primary objective of these programs is to achieve cost-effective reduction in summer peak demand, winter peak demand, and annual energy consumption for TNMP’s residential and hard-to-reach customers.
TNMP designed the programs to encourage electric energy efficiency improvements that go above and beyond the efficiency gains typically achieved in replacement-on-burnout projects. Energy savings for eligible measures are based on calculations as defined in the Texas Technical Reference Manual (TRM). Learn more.
The following are eligible to participate as Project Sponsors:
Please include with your application:
Once approved, Project Sponsors will be required to submit:
Project Sponsor Participation Process:
Residential / Low Income
The TNMP Low Income Weatherization Program provides incentives for the installation of energy efficiency upgrades in the single-family homes of low-income customers.
Eligible projects include:
To see what we can do for your home, contact one of the participating agencies below:
Non-profit agencies interested in participating in the program should contact us to get started.
Through its Low Income Weatherization Program, TNMP makes 10% of its total energy efficiency portfolio budget available annually to income-eligible customers in the TNMP electric distribution service area.
The Low Income Weatherization Program is administered by Frontier Energy. Frontier and non-profit agencies coordinate all work conducted on participants homes. The maximum allowable expenditure under the program is $8,250 per home. The multifamily heat pump program is administered by EnerChoice, who will issue a request for proposals on HVAC retrofits. All projects are approved based on providing a cost-effective improvement in energy efficiency. Contact us for more information.
Eligible Customers Must:
Project Sponsors Must:
Agencies that are accepted into the program for the year will sign a Participation Agreement with Frontier Energy, our program implementer. The agreement will include the amount of funding allocated to the agency for the year, milestones for obligation of the funding, as well as other terms of the agreement.
Agencies must have customers sign the Single Family or Multifamily Income Eligibility Form to verify eligibility before scheduling work. Completed work & installed measures must be certified by the customer signing the customer certification form.
Agency performance toward meeting program milestones will be reviewed by TNMP on or about May 1 and August 1 each program year.
For more process details, consult the program manual.