CPS Energy - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebates

June 18, 2015


CPS Energy, San Antonio's municipal electric utility, offers energy efficiency rebates for commercial electric customers. Rebates are available for several defined energy efficiency improvements, but may also be available for customized measures that reduce electricity demand. Rebates vary by the specific improvement measure employed.

The following types of improvements are not eligible to receive a rebate:

  • Plug loads (i.e., office equipment)
  • Self generation or cogeneration
  • Measures that rely on behavioral changes and require no capital investment
  • Fuel switching to electric
  • Measures receiving a rebate through other CPS Energy programs

All commercial rebate applications must be completed online. Equipment must be new and used equipment must not be used within the San Antonio service area. All applications require both a pre- and post- site inspection by CPS Energy personnel. In addition all improvements must exceed local, state, and national minimum efficiency standards and comply with all applicable codes and permits. The overall CPS efficiency rebate program is subject to funding limitations and annual expiration of details and guidelines. Customers should ensure the availability of rebate funds prior to purchasing or installing items. All commercial customers are also eligible for a low-cost energy audit on qualifying facilities. This process will identify areas of improvement for energy savings in participating facilities and recommend measures. These measures are often covered by the rebates listed above.

CPS Energy also offers rebates for residential energy efficiency measures, solar photovoltaic, and solar thermal systems. Additional details, including application information, equipment requirements, and detailed incentive information can be found at the program web site listed at the top of this page.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.cpsenergy.com/en/my-business/ways-to-save/programs-and-rebates.html
Administrator: CPS Energy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Motors
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Lighting: 60% of cost
Custom Programs: $0.08/kWh; $200 per peak kW
Maximum Incentive: Lighting: 60% of project cost
Equipment Requirements: Varies by technology


This program has 2 incentives
Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, LED Lighting
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government, Federal Government
Parameters: The incentive is 60.00 %
Technologies: Custom/Others pending approval
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government, Federal Government
Parameters: The incentive is 0.08 $/kWh, The incentive is 200.00 $/kW


Name: Kenneth Gunn
Organization: CPS Energy
Address: PO Box 1771
San Antonio TX 78296-1771
Phone: (210) 353-2615
Email: ckgunn@cpsenergy.com

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.