Xcel Energy - Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Program

July 21, 2023


The Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Programs provide incentives to "Project Sponsors" to install energy efficiency measures in Xcel's service area. Residential customers should contact a participating sponsor (awarded at the first of each calendar year) through the web site provided. Hard-To-Reach Customers are defined as customers with an annual household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, and who have properly completed a PUCT-approved income verification form. All payments to Project Sponsors are based on kW and kWh savings. Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Envelope measures
  • Cooling and Ventilation Measures/Projects
  • Heating Measures/Projects
  • Electric Water Heating Measures
  • ENERGY STAR Upgrades

Note that Xcel Energy provides the incentive directly to the Project Sponsor, who then determines what to do with the incentive payment. Charges vary by Project Sponsor and no incentives are paid directly to the consumer by Xcel. More information, including program manual and contracts may be found on the web site.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.xcelenergyefficiency.com/TX/RES_HTR/
Administrator: Xcel Energy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Residential:
$358/kW + $0.12/kWh

$420/kW + $0.14/kWh
Maximum Incentive: Residential:
non-HTR: $650/kW of peak summer demand savings
HTR: $1,394/kW of peak summer demand savings
Load Factor Caps:
Residential - $1,000/kW saved
Hard-To-Reach - $1,200/kW saved


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators/Freezers, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Custom/Others pending approval, Other EE
Sectors: Construction, Residential, Installers/Contractors, Multifamily Residential
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of 358.00 $/kW, The incentive has a maximum of 0.12 $/kWh, The incentive has a minimum of $420.00, The incentive has a minimum of 0.14 $/kWh


Name: Xcel Energy
Address: 414 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401
Phone: (800) 895-4999

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.