AEP (Central and North) - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

March 19, 2019


The Residential Standard Offer Program and Hard to Reach Standard Offer Program provide incentives to Project Sponsor contractors for installing energy efficiency measures at the homes of residential customers. Both programs provide incentives for upgrades to residential properties; however the Hard to Reach Program focuses on low-income homes and underserved communities. Project Sponsors agree with customers on terms including measures to be installed, conditions of sale, and price.  Customers will be asked to sign and date the Host Customer Agreement and Acknowledgement form provided by TCC or TNC to document participation in the RSOP or HTRSOP.  TCC or TNC will select a random sample of sites and measures to inspect and will contact those customers to schedule the inspection. View the program web site to see information on both of these Standard Offer Programs.

The ENERGY STAR Program provides incentives to builders in the Texas Central Company Energy service territory for the new construction of ENERGY STAR certified homes. The homes must meet a minimum requirement set forth by AEP program guidelines. Incentives are tied directly to the amount of energy savings. Depending upon the physical location of the home, homes will be paid based upon kW and kWh that is calculated for each home. Eligible features include high efficiency windows, HVAC equipment, tight duct work, lighting upgrades and advanced framing. Visit the program web site listed above for additional information on this offering.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: CLEAResult Consulting
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Motor VFDs
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Yes; specific technologies not identified
  • Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Incentive Amount: TCC Residential Standard Offer Program: $242/kW and $0.08/kWh
TCC Residential Standard Offer Program Underserved Counties: $296/kW and $0.10/kWh
TNC Residential Standard Offer Program: $254/kW and $0.084/kWh
TNC Residential Standard Offer Program Underserved Counties: $296/kW and $0.10/kWh
Small projects: maximum request $5,000,
TCC ENERGY STAR Homes: Custom for builders
Hard to Reach Standard Offer Program (Single Family): $360/kW and $0.11/kWh
Hard to Reach Standard Offer Program (Multifamily): $325/kW and $0.10/kWh
Hard to Reach Standard Offer Program (Underserved Measures): $400/kW and $0.13/kWh
Hard to Reach Standard Offer Program (Underserved Counties): $440/kW and $0.15/kWh
Maximum Incentive: SOP TCC: $150,000 (Large Projects); $150,000 (Small Projects);
$25,000 (Small Projects Monthly Reservation Limit)
SOP TNC: $50,000; $50,000 (Monthly Reservation Limit)
HTR SOP (Hard to Reach): $75,000/ TCC sponsor, $50,000/ TNC sponsor, $100,000/SWEPCO sponsor
For Undeserved Counties: $120,000/TCC sponsor, $15,000/TNC sponsor, TBD/SWEPCO sponsor
Equipment Requirements: See program web site


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators/Freezers, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Air conditioners, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Motor VFDs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Yes; specific technologies not identified, Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Sectors: Construction, Residential, Installers/Contractors, Multifamily Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 242.00 $/kW, The incentive has a minimum of $440.00, The incentive has a minimum of $150.00


Name: Sean Nunes
Address: 4301 Westbank Drive, Bld. A, Ste. 250
Austin TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-9200

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.