Oncor provides incentives to Service Providers who implement qualifying energy-saving projects for Oncor metered commercial customers.
The incentives are to help offset the cost of the qualifying energy efficiency measures installed in the business that would have not otherwise been installed or would have been installed at a later date without the added incentive from Oncor.
Commercial projects are defined as the installation of qualifying energy efficiency measures with a total incentive that does not exceed $300,000. The business facility must also be located in Oncor's service area and be provided with electricity from an Oncor meter. Typical examples of eligible facilities might include restaurants, retail stores, health care facilities, warehouses, and office buildings.
Oncor provides the incentive directly to the Service Provider, who then determines what to do with the incentive payment. Charges for the work performed vary by Service Provider. Oncor does not make incentive payments directly to the business customer unless they are also serving as a Self Sponsor.
- Incentive amounts vary based on the type of qualifying energy efficiency measure installed. Incentives for qualifying air conditioning equipment vary based on the unit size, efficiency, and amount of time the equipment is operating.
- Energy efficiency measures installed under any other Oncor Energy Efficiency Program that received or will potentially receive an incentive are not qualified measures for this program.
- Installed energy-efficient measures that do not qualify after receiving an on-site Oncor inspection will not receive an Oncor incentive payment.
- Air conditioning systems in new construction and in the replacement market from 1.5 to 5 tons in size that are new and have a matched indoor/outdoor system with an Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) energy efficiency rating of at least a 14 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). For split systems they must have at least a 12 Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER). For single packages system the EER must be at least 11.6.
- Heat pump systems in new construction and in the replacement market from 1.5 to 5 tons in size have the same requirements as an air conditioning system and have at least an 8.5 Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) for split systems and 8.0 for package systems.
- Air conditioning and heat pumps systems ranging in size above 5 tons to 11 tons in new construction and replacement market must have at least an11.5 EER with at least a Coefficient of Performance (COP) of 3.4 at a 47 degree outdoor temperature and 2.4 COP at 17 degrees. Air conditioning systems ranging in size above 11 tons to 20 tons must have at least an 11.5 EER. For heat pumps the COP must be at least 3.2 at 47 degrees and 2.4 at 17 degrees.
- Air conditioning and heat pumps systems ranging in size above 20 tons to 63 tons in new construction and replacement market must have at least a 10 EER. For heat pumps the COP must be at least 3.2 at 47 degrees and 2.1 at 17 degrees
- Geothermal systems in new construction and replacement market require at least a 13.4 EER.
- High-efficiency chiller systems
- High-efficiency lighting system upgrades
- Window film correctly installed
- ENERGY STAR® roofs
Some restrictions and conditions may apply to particular measures.
Service Providers undergo an application process and enter into a standard contract with Oncor. These Service Providers can be:
- Energy Efficiency Service Providers
- Retail Electric Providers (REPs)
- Energy Service Companies (ESCOs)
- Self Sponsors
Any listing of Energy Efficiency Service Providers available from this website is not associated with or endorsed by the Public Utility Commission of Texas or Oncor. Oncor is not a party to the agreement between the consumer and the Service Provider. The Service Provider is solely responsible for the performance of the work and contract fulfillment.
We encourage you to use our How to Select a Service Provider guide to help you compare providers.
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