This site contains information about the CenterPoint Energy 2011 Commercial Standard Offer Program.
To register as a 2011 Project Sponsor applicant, go to the 2011 EnerTrek® login page. Additionally, the EnerTrek® logo on the left side of this page links to the 2011 database.
The incentive budget for the 2011 program is: $5,600,000.
General Rules and Eligibility Requirements
- For Large C&I customers with peak demand of at least 100 kW at a single site or a combined peak demand of at least 250 kW at multiple sites, each project must provide a total estimated summer peak demand reduction of at least 20kW, or 120,000 kWh.
- For Small C&I customers with peak demand of at most 100 kW at a single site or a combined peak demand of at most 250 kW at multiple sites, each project must provide a total estimated summer peak demand reduction of at most 20kW, or 120,000 kWh.
- Retrofit and new construction projects
- Incentives paid to Project Sponsors for verified demand and energy savings
- Project Sponsors may be any company, contractor, or customer who installs energy efficiency projects
- Project Sponsor may receive no more than 20% of the annual incentive budget
- Similar sites with similar measures can be combined as one project
- Measures should reduce demand and energy usage during peak period, defined as June 1 to September 30 between 1 P.M. and 7 P.M.
- Savings must be achieved through increases in energy efficiency
- Installed measures must exceed minimum equipment efficiency standards
Sponsor Participation Process
- $175 per kW reduction and $0.060 per kWh saved
- Initial payment of 40% will be made after measures have been installed and inspected
- Final payment of up to 60% will be made upon approval of Savings Report
Measurement and Verification (M&V)
- Project Sponsors are responsible for conducting all project M&V
- M&V approaches can be classified according to their relative level of detail and rigor; this program involves three distinct approaches:
- Deemed - predetermined energy savings values for particular applications
- Simple M&V - energy savings are based on typical equipment characteristics and some short-term testing or simple metering
- Full M&V - requires project-specific plan developed in accordance with International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol