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Low-Income and Multifamily EE Programs

Low-Income Programs

Georgia Power offers funding to support low-income weatherization. Since 1996, Georgia Power has provided monetary assistance to Resource Services Ministries and the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to augment their existing weatherization assistance efforts for low-income customers. The program was approved in the 2013 IRP and provided annual funding of $2 million. Atlanta Gas Light does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income customers at this time.

Multifamily Programs

Georgia Power offers the EarthCents Program for multifamily properties.  This program is designed to provide multifamily developers with incentives to construct more energy-efficient buildings that would be built following standard building codes. Atlanta Gas Light does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties at this time.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Austin Energy offers weatherization assistance to qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides energy efficiency measures such as air infiltration reduction, attic insulation, solar screens, health and safety devices (e.g. smoke and carbon monoxide detectors), water conservation devices, LED lighting, duct system repairs and replacements, and air conditioning tune-ups. Austin Energy works in collaboration with the City of Austin Neighborhood Housing Program, the Green and Healthy Home Initiative, and with local housing repair collation nonprofits in a referral network. This network provides structural and roofing repairs to low-income customers and Austin Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program provides the weatherization components. Austin Energy also partners with other community nonprofits on their weatherization program implementation, such as Family Eldercare and other City Departments such as the Austin Fire Department.

Texas Gas Service provides a Free Natural Gas Equipment Weatherization Program for low-income customers. This program provides a number of free services for customers on fixed or moderate incomes, as well as the elderly and those with disabilities. Services include free installation of new and replacement wall or central furnaces, natural gas water heaters and ranges.

Multifamily Programs

Austin Energy offers the Power Saver Program for multifamily properties. This comprehensive program offers no-cost direct install of cycle-saver water heater timers, as well as rebates for energy saving heat pump water heaters, ceiling insulation, duct improvement, solar shading, window replacement, cool roofs, lighting, HVACs, and solar water heaters. Eligibility is determined through an on-site energy audit. At this time, Texas Gas Service does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Baltimore Gas and Electric offers the Empower Low Income Energy Efficiency program to qualified low-income residents, including both renters and homeowners. This program provides no cost energy efficiency upgrades including installation of insulation, air sealing, replacement of old refrigerators, and replacement of HVAC systems. The program is administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

Multifamily Programs

Baltimore Gas and Electric offers the Residential Retrofit: Quick Home Energy Check-Up for Multifamily (MEEHA) program. This comprehensive program provides loans and grants to multifamily rental properties for energy audits and purchase/installation of energy saving measures. Energy efficiency measures eligible for funding include lighting retrofits, hot water heater retrofits and replacements, ENERGY STAR qualified HVAC systems, insulation, windows, draft stopping and duct sealing, appliances and fixtures, hot water conservation measures, and renewable energy generation and water heating equipment. Additionally, this utility offers the Master-Metered Multi-Family Quick Home Energy Check-Up Program for master-metered multifamily properties. This comprehensive program offers direct install of high efficiency CFLs, LEDS, low-flow showerheads, pipe insulation, faucet aerators, water heater tank wrap, water heater temperature turndown and smart strips.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

At this time, Alabama Power and Alagasco do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income customers.

Multifamily Programs

At this time, Alabama Power and Alagasco do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Both Eversource and National Grid participate in the Low-Income Single Family Core Initiative, which is available to qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides no-cost energy efficiency measures to residential customers living in one to four unit dwellings in which at least 50% of the occupants have incomes at or below 60% of state median income. Eligible measures for this program include insulation, air sealing, repairing or replacing heating systems, and lighting fixtures. The initiative is implemented by local Community Action Program (CAP) Agencies and is integrated with the Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

Multifamily Programs

Both Eversource and National Grid offer the Multi-Family Buildings Program. This comprehensive program offers multifamily energy assessments that identify cost-effective efficiency improvement or replacement opportunities. Utilizing a “whole facility” approach, the assessments focus on a facility's thermal envelope (shell insulation and air leakage conditions) as well as lighting and mechanical systems. The program also assesses in-unit savings potential for tenants. Improvements that may be eligible for incentives include lighting upgrades/controls, occupancy sensors, water heating equipment, domestic hot water measures, programmable thermostats, insulation, air sealing, heating and cooling equipment upgrades/controls, ENERGY STAR appliances and other improvements as determined on a site-specific basis. Additionally, these utilities offer the Low Income Multi-Family Energy Retrofits Program. This program provides eligible projects the use of an online tool to benchmark a development/building’s energy use for one year, two building assessments to identify energy-saving opportunities (including electrical and heating audits, and installation of eligible cost-effective energy conservation measures.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Duke Energy Carolinas offers weatherization assistance to qualified low-income residential customers. This assistance provides measures such as insulation, air sealing and/or HVAC replacement of an electric heating system. The program is administered in coordination with local agencies that administer state weatherization programs and other agencies selected by Duke Energy. At this time, Piedmont Natural Gas does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income customers.

Multifamily Programs

Duke Energy Carolinas offers the Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program. This program offers no-cost direct install of high efficiency light bulbs, faucet aerators, showerheads and hot water pipe wrapping in multifamily building units. Piedmont Natural Gas does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties at this time.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) Illinois Energy Now program provides a portfolio of electric and natural gas efficiency programs administered by the State, targeting households at 80% of the area median income. Section 8-103 of the Public Utilities Act directs ComEd and Peoples Natural Gas to coordinate with DCEO regarding the implementation of these programs. The program provides upgrades including but not limited to lighting equipment, HVAC equipment, gas equipment, variable speed drivers, kitchen equipment, and waste water treatment aeration systems. ComEd partners with the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA), and The Resurrection Project—as well as local aldermen and officials—to do outreach among affordable-housing residents in largely Latino neighborhoods in Chicago.

Multifamily Programs

Commonwealth Edison offers the Multi-Family Energy Assessment Program. This comprehensive program provides free energy assessments and no-cost direct install of energy-saving measures to help reduce energy usage in multifamily tenant units.

Peoples Gas also offers the Multi-Family Program. This comprehensive program offers free energy assessments for multifamily building owners and no-cost direct install of high efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, programmable thermostats, pipe insulation and compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). Rebates for additional energy-saving equipment are also available.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Duke Energy Ohio offers the Low Income Services pilot program to qualified low-income customers. Customers may receive energy efficiency products and services such as compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators, water heater wraps, HVAC cleaning, HVAC filters, and energy efficiency education. The program is offered through a partnership with People Working Cooperatively (PWC). 

Multifamily Programs

At this time, Duke Energy Ohio does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

First Energy offers weatherization assistance to qualified low-income residential customers. This assistance comes from a collaborative effort that leverages federal, state, utility, and other funding sources to provide weatherization and energy-saving products and services to low-income customers.  Measures include the installation of insulation, air infiltration reduction (using pressure diagnostics and blower door tests), and electric water heater measures (e.g. water heater wraps, energy-saving shower heads, and faucet aerators). Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy (OPAE) administers the low-income program and works with the utility to coordinate the program implementation by the local agencies.  

Dominion East Ohio offers the Housewarming Program which provides home weatherization assistance to income-eligible customers with the purpose of increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy costs. Through the Housewarming Program, eligible customers receive free weather-stripping, attic and sidewall insulation, door sweeps, smoke detectors, programmable thermostats, as well as the repair or replacement of certain natural gas appliances and heating systems. The program is administered by the Cleveland Housing Network in partnership with the Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP), Electrical Partnership Program (EPP), Cleveland Public Power Program, First Energy's Community Connections Program, Water Conservation, and other partner agencies.

Multifamily Programs

At this time, First Energy and Dominion East Ohio do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

AEP Ohio offers the Community Assistance Program to qualified low-income residential customers. The program provides energy-saving measures to reduce energy costs for customers enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP), Home Weatherization Assistance Plan (HWAP), or Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). The utility directly manages the program. 

Columbia Gas of Ohio offers its income-qualified program, WarmChoice, to households with high natural gas usage. Through this program, eligible customers receive free weather-stripping, attic and sidewall insulation, and the repair or replacement of gas furnaces and water heaters. Columbia Gas of Ohio partners with the federal Weather Assistance Program (WAP) in order to streamline measures to customers.  

Multifamily Programs

At this time, AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas of Ohio do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Oncor offers the Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program is designed to achieve energy and demand savings with the installation of a wide range of energy-efficiency measures at low or no cost.  Service providers implement the energy saving measures and their costs are offset by incentives paid by Oncor.  Measures include duct sealing, insulation, weather-stripping and caulking. Additionally, Oncor is also implementing a weatherization program through the Texas Association of Community Action Agencies (TACAA), who provides funds to designated federal Weather Assistance Program (WAP) sub-recipient agencies. This enables them to provide weatherization services to low-income residential electric distribution customers. Energy-efficient measures installed include aerators, attic insulation, air infiltration, central air conditioning units, central heat pumps, duct improvement, floor insulation, ENERGY STAR® refrigerators and ENERGY STAR® windows. At this time, Atmos Energy does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income customers in the City of Dallas.

Multifamily Programs

At this time, Oncor and Atmos Energy do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Xcel Energy offers the Single-Family Weatherization program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides no cost weatherization measures through third-party product implementers. Measures include weatherstripping, insulation, replacement of inefficient furnaces and refrigerators, and installation of CLFs. Xcel Energy also targets low-income customers through its multifamily weatherization program and energy-saving kits. Xcel Energy partners with the Colorado Energy Office and Energy Outreach Colorado, who actively work on low-income customer programs. Additionally, Xcel offers energy savings kits to low-income customers.

Multifamily Programs

Xcel offers the Multifamily Weatherization Program. This comprehensive program provides funding for a wide variety of natural gas and electric equipment retrofits, process improvements, facility audits and studies for low-income multifamily buildings. The company's rebates supplement federal weatherization grants to produce incremental, cost-effective natural gas and electric savings. Each submitted project is evaluated using a custom analysis by the company's energy efficiency engineers to determine cost-effectiveness. In some cases, rebates for additional energy-saving equipment are also made available.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

DTE offers the Energy Efficiency Assistance program which provides recommendations, financial assistance and education to income-qualified customers and assists them in reducing their energy use and managing their utility costs. The program leverages the services provided by member agencies of the Michigan Community Action Agency Association (MCAAA), municipalities, counties, public housing commissions, faith-based institutions, community development corporations and nonprofit organizations with existing housing and energy programs. DTE does not pay incentives directly to its income-qualified customers, instead the program delivers “incentive” funding to these customers through a variety of in-kind services. These services include weatherization plus the replacement of inefficient refrigerators with ENERGY STAR® model refrigerators in single-family homes and low- income multifamily dwellings, as well as in-home consultation and installation of energy-efficient measures through the Home Energy Consultation (HEC) Program for income-qualified customers.

Multifamily Programs

DTE provides two comprehensive programs for multifamily properties. The Multifamily In-Unit Improvements Program offers no-cost direct install of energy efficient lighting, showerheads, faucet aerators, programmable thermostats, and pipe wrap installation where units have electric water heating. The program also conducts a free energy assessment to identify other potential energy-saving upgrades. Additionally, these utilities offer the Multifamily Common Areas Improvements Program, which offers rebates for common area measures such as interior and exterior lighting, furnace/boiler upgrades, water heating, air conditioning, building and duct insulation, programmable thermostats, and ENERGY STAR windows.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

El Paso Electric offers the Low Income Residential Solutions Program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides incentives through local contractors in order to assist customers with insulation, air infiltration, duct sealing, and windows. The utility works with local governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations to inform customers of the availability of these programs.

Texas Gas Service offers the Free Natural Gas Equipment Weatherization program to qualified low-income residential customers. The program provides free installation of weatherization measures, replacement wall or central furnaces, natural gas water heaters and ranges.

Multifamily Programs

At this time, El Paso Electric and Texas Gas Service do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Oncor offers the Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program is designed to achieve energy and demand savings with the installation of a wide range of energy-efficiency measures at low or no cost.  Service providers implement the energy saving measures and their costs are offset by incentives paid by Oncor. Measures include duct sealing, insulation, weather-stripping and caulking. Additionally, Oncor is also implementing a weatherization program through the Texas Association of Community Action Agencies (TACAA), who provides funds to designated federal Weather Assistance Program (WAP) sub-recipient agencies. This enables them to provide weatherization services to low-income residential electric distribution customers. Energy-efficient measures installed include aerators, attic insulation, air infiltration, central air conditioning units, central heat pumps, duct improvement, floor insulation, ENERGY STAR® refrigerators and ENERGY STAR® windows.

Atmos Energy offers the Keeping the Warmth Program to qualified low-income residential customers. Through this program the utility partners with local communities, weatherization organizations, and community action agencies to help decrease household energy use.

Multifamily Programs

At this time, Oncor and Atmos Energy do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Both Eversource and Connecticut Natural Gas participate in the Home Energy Solutions-Income Eligible program available to qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides no cost weatherization measures and low-cost energy efficiency upgrades. Weatherization measures include air sealing, duct sealing, lighting fixtures, and domestic hot water conservation measures. Energy-efficient upgrades include appliance replacements, insulation, water heaters, HVAC systems, and windows. The program is supported by Energize Connecticut and utilities partner with the community action agencies to cost share for projects funded by the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

Multifamily Programs

Both Eversource and Connecticut Natural Gas participate in Energize Connecticut’s Multifamily Initiative. This comprehensive program offers a thorough energy assessment, helpful strategies to identify and install cost-effective energy improvements, assistance with planned energy projects, and incentives and financing for energy efficiency upgrades.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

CenterPoint Energy offers the Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Program to qualified low-income residential customers. Through this program, incentives are paid to project sponsors for qualifying measures installed in retrofit applications that provide verifiable demand and energy savings to low-income customers. Qualifying measures include installation of insulation, air sealing, replacement of air conditioning duct systems, and lighting fixtures. CenterPoint markets the program through email and internet campaigns, relevant meetings and workshops, and state-wide outreach opportunities.

Multifamily Programs

CenterPoint Energy offers the Multifamily MTP program. This program encompasses three different segments: Multifamily Water and Space Heating, High Performance Multifamily, and Multifamily Direct Install. The Multifamily Water and Space Heating segment includes upgrades to boiler systems, individual gas water and space heating units, and combination gas water heating and space heating systems. The High Performance Multifamily segment targets new buildings that are built to ENERGY STAR® version 3.0 standards or above current energy code via the high-performance path with pay-for-performance based kWh incentives. The Multifamily Direct Install Program offers property owners and managers a free visual audit of existing units and provides eligible properties with no-cost direct install measures, which may include CFLs, water savings measures (faucet aerator, low-flow showerhead), water heater tank wrap, and water heater pipe insulation. In addition, a tenant education handout will be left in the unit explaining the benefits of energy efficiency and tips on how to save energy.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Indianapolis Power & Light offers the Whole-House Weatherization Program to qualified low-income residential customers.  This program provides weatherization measures to single dwelling residential gas  customers. The Indiana Community Action Association implements the measures which include installing insulation, air sealing, repairing or replacing furnaces and water heaters, and fixing or replacing ductwork. Citizens Energy Group offers the Income Qualifying Weatherization Program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides walkthrough audits and direct installations of energy efficiency measures, such as CFLs and energy-efficient faucet aerators, to low-income single-family homeowners or renters.

Multifamily Programs

At this time, Indianapolis Power & Light and Citizens Energy Group do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

JEA offers the Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program includes upgrades such as CFL bulbs, LED night lights, low-flow shower heads, faucet aerators, toilet flappers, AC filters, exterior door weatherstripping, caulking, and attic insulation. The program is implemented in partnership with the City of Jacksonville’s Department of Housing and Neighborhoods. TECO People's Gas does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income customers in Jacksonville at this time.

Multifamily Programs

At this time, JEA and TECO People's Gas do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

KCP&L offers the Income-Eligible Weatherization Program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program is intended to assist customers in reducing their energy usage by weatherizing their homes. In order to qualify, customers must meet income eligibility guidelines, consume more than 3,000 kWh per year, and have received service from KCP&L for a minimum of one year. The program is administered by Missouri-based social service agencies.  

MGE offers the Low Income Weatherization Program to qualified low-income residential customers. The utility provides funding to the community action agencies that implement the program. 

Multifamily Programs

KCP&L offers the Income-Eligible Multi-Family Program. This program offers no-cost in-unit direct install of energy efficient equipment for properties with low-income residents. Property owners are also eligible for incentives for installation of energy-efficient equipment in common areas. MGE does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties at this time.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

NV Energy does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income customers. Southwest Gas offers the Low Income Energy Conservation Program to income-qualified residential customers in its northern Nevada service territory. The program provides funding for qualifying weatherization measures which include insulation, air-sealing, heating system repairs and tune-ups, as well as mitigating heat gain through windows, doors, and other infiltration points. Southwest Gas helps fund low-income weatherization programs which are administered by local state agencies.

Multifamily Programs

At this time, NV Energy and Southwest Gas do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Both LADWP and SoCal Gas offer the Energy Savings Assistance Program to qualified low-income residential customers. The program offers no cost, energy-saving home improvements to income-qualified homeowners and renters, including weatherization improvements, water heater blankets and low-flow showerheads. This program is implemented statewide by investor-owned utilities under the direction of the California Public Utilities Commission. Additionally, LADWP offers a Refrigerator Exchange Program, which provides free efficient refrigerators to residential customers that qualify through LADWP's low income, senior citizen/disability lifeline, life support, or physician certified alliance discount (PCAD) rates.

Multifamily Programs

Both LADWP and SoCal Gas offer the Energy Savings Assistance Program to eligible low-income residents in multi-family buildings. This jointly-coordinated, comprehensive program provides no cost energy saving products such as attic insulation, door and window repairs, caulking, door weather strips, water heater blankets, smart power strips, efficient light bulbs, water and gas-saving showerheads, and faucet aerators to low-income residents of multi-family buildings. Additionally, SoCal Gas offers the Multifamily Direct Therm Savings Program, and the Multifamily Home Tune-Up Program. The Multifamily Direct Therm Savings Program provides energy efficient products and installation at no cost to hard-to-reach customers, and the Multifamily Home Tune Up installs low-flow showerheads, kitchen aerators and bathroom aerators at no cost to units heated with gas.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

LG&E offers the Residential Low Income Weatherization Program (WeCare) to qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides education, energy audits, blower door tests, and installation of weatherization and energy conservation measures designed to reduce energy consumption. Qualified customers receive energy conservation measures ranging from $0 to $2,100 based upon the customer’s most recent twelve-month energy usage and the results of an energy audit.

Multifamily Programs

LG&E does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

MLGW implements Project CARE for the benefit of qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides the necessary capital (up to $1,500) and labor to make repairs to the residences of elderly and physically-challenged customers in order to reduce their energy consumption. Repairs include AC condenser replacement, attic access hatches, attic insulation, duct replacement, furnace replacement, leaks (gas and water), water heater replacement, and window and door replacement. Project CARE is funded by donations made through Share the Pennies sponsored by the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association and MLGW.

Multifamily Programs

MLGW offers the Energy Advantage Apartments Certification Program. This program ensures that newly constructed apartments in Shelby County are as energy efficient as dwellings built to MLGW's EcoBUILD standards for homes. MLGW works with apartment developers to simulate energy usage given specifications on heating and cooling equipment, windows, building envelope, and other equipment in the units. If the simulation shows efficiency equal to or greater than current EcoBUILD standards, the complex can qualify for rebates from TVA through this pilot program. The rebates encourage developers to specify heat pumps or gas furnaces, rather than typical electric resistance heaters.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

At this time, FPL and Florida City Gas do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income customers.

Multifamily Programs

At this time, FPL and Florida City Gas do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Focus on Energy, partnered with We Energies, provides larger incentives to income-qualified customers for their energy efficiency programs.  These larger incentives can be used for participation in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR and the Heating and Cooling Improvements programs. The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program uses a whole home energy audit to determine energy efficient recommendations for the home. The Heating and Cooling Improvements program for improvements made to the HVAC systems in one’s home. The program is not specifically designed for low-income customers, but does offer larger incentives for low-income households in order to lower barriers to participation.

Multifamily Programs

We Energies, through Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy initiative, offers the Multifamily Energy Savings Program. This comprehensive program offers prescriptive (equipment-specific) or custom (whole-building performance-based) incentives for multifamily developments. The maximum prescriptive incentive is $200,000 and the maximum custom incentive is $400,000. The program also offers energy assessments and no-cost direct install of high efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, pipe insulation and LED light bulbs.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Xcel offers the Home Energy Savings Program (HESP) to qualified low-income residential customers. This program offers free energy savings services and upgrades, including weatherstripping, insulation, replacement of inefficient furnaces, water heaters, refrigerators, freezers and window/wall air conditioners, and installation of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). HESP is implemented in coordination with the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), in partnership with the State's WAP designated agency.

CenterPoint Energy offers the Low Income Weatherization program to qualified low-income residential customers. The utility works with WAP service providers to leverage funds from the Department of Energy for the implementation of no cost weatherization measures in low-income residences.

Multifamily Programs

Both Xcel and CenterPoint Energy offer the Multi-Family Energy Savings Program. This comprehensive program provides free direct install and building assessment services, assistance identifying and prioritizing building improvements, and increasing incentives as owners achieve higher tiers of energy savings. Additionally, CenterPoint Energy offers the Low-Income Multi-Family Building Rebate Program which provides a 25% rebate bonus on top of its standard rebates for income-qualified customers.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

At this time, NES and Piedmont Natural Gas do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income customers.

Multifamily Programs

At this time, NES and Piedmont Natural Gas do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Entergy New Orleans offers an Income Qualified Program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides up to $3,000 worth of energy efficiency upgrades for attic insulation, air sealing and duct sealing to both homeowners and renters. The program is implemented in collaboration with CLEAResult and two top-performing contractors.

Multifamily Programs

At this time, Entergy New Orleans does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

ConEdison offers the EmPower New York program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides no-cost energy efficiency solutions including air sealing, insulation, replacement of inefficient refrigerators and freezers, and new energy-efficient lighting in order to reduce energy consumption. Additionally, the EmPower program includes health and safety checks of smoke detectors and appliances. The program is administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Multifamily Programs

ConEdison offers the Equipment Rebates for Multifamily Buildings Program. This comprehensive program provides prescriptive and direct install rebates for lighting, high-efficiency water measures, HVAC maintenance and weatherization, in-unit appliances, occupancy sensors, boilers, control systems, and insulation. Certain buildings with low-income residents can qualify for in-unit energy surveys and no-cost direct install.

National Grid offers a multifamily program that provides no cost direct install of high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators and thermostatic radiator valves. It also provides rebates for high-efficiency natural gas heating and water heating, insulation, programmable thermostats, boiler reset controls, steam traps and custom efficiency measures.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

OG&E offers a weatherization program for qualified low-income residential customers. The program provides no-cost weatherization measures including insulation, air sealing, duct sealing, and energy-saving light bulbs in order to reduce energy consumption. Additionally, Oklahoma Natural Gas partners with the electric utility to provide weatherization services to qualified low income customers. However, we could not find information regarding the specifics of this program.

Multifamily Programs

At this time, OG&E and Oklahoma Natural Gas do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

The OUC offers the Residential Efficiency Delivered Program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides up to $2,000 of energy and water efficiency upgrades based on the needs of the customer’s home. Upgrades include ceiling insulation, duct system repair, pipe insulation, window film, window caulk, door caulk, door weatherstripping, door sweep, threshold plate, air filter replacement, toilet replacement, irrigation repairs, water flow restrictors and minor plumbing repairs. This program is implemented in collaboration with an Efficiency Delivered contractor, who are selected through a request for proposal process on a routine basis. TECO Peoples Gas does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income customers in Orlando.

Multifamily Programs

OUC offers the comprehensive retrofit Multi-Family Efficiency Program. This program provides rebates for energy efficiency upgrades such as window improvements, cool reflective roof, ceiling insulation, HVAC heat pump, A/C proper sizing, duct repair, and Energy Star Heat Pump Water Heater and washer. A property inspection is performed to validate which energy efficiency upgrades are needed. TECO Peoples Gas does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

PECO offers the Low-Income Energy Efficiency (LEEP) program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides in-home audits, education, and direct installation of energy efficiency measures in order to reduce energy consumption in low-income households.  Measures include, weatherization, installation of CFL bulbs, and the replacement of inefficient refrigerators. The program is implemented in collaboration with community groups, and the Community Assistance Program (CAP).

PGW offers the Enhanced Low-Income Retrofit Program to qualified low-income residential customers.  This program seeks to obtain cost-effective energy savings for customers by repairing or replacing older and less efficient heating systems, providing comprehensive weatherization services, educating customers on ways to reduce their energy use, and raising awareness of energy conservation. PGW coordinates weatherization measures with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GGHI), and Lead Poison Prevention programs. PGW also coordinates with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and streamlines delivery with contractors.

Multifamily Programs

PECO offers the Smart Multi-Family Solutions Program. This comprehensive program provides prescriptive incentives to multi-family building property owners who install high-efficiency equipment in common areas (e.g. hallway lighting), or whole building improvements (e.g. HVAC). Additionally, the program provides free direct-install of low-cost energy-efficiency measures for multi-family residents. Measures include CFLs, low-flow showerheads and low-flow faucet aerators. PGW does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Program

APS offers the Energy Wise Limited Income Assistance Program to qualified residential customers. This program serves low-income customers with various home improvements including cooling system repair and replacement, insulation, sunscreens, water heaters, window repairs and improvements as well as other general repairs. The program is conducted in accordance with the rules of the Federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and in collaboration with community action agencies throughout Arizona.

Southwest Gas helps to fund low-income weatherization and bill assistance programs which are administered by local State agencies. However we could not find specific information regarding these programs.

Multifamily Programs

APS offers the Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program (MEEP). This comprehensive program encourages energy efficiency improvements through a three-track approach. Track 1 provides free direct install components to retrofit the Residential dwellings of existing communities including CFLs, low-flow showerheads, and faucet aerators; Track 2 provides complementary energy assessments of the community commercial facilities identifying opportunities for additional savings; and Track 3 targets new construction and major renovation multifamily projects. This track builds from the success of the APS ENERGY STAR® New Homes program and encourages energy efficient building principles by paying an incentive to builders on a per unit basis for building that are built to the energy efficiency standards outlined in one of three builder option packages. Southwest Gas does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Duquesne Light plans to offer a Low Income Whole House Retrofit Program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program is still in development, and when implemented, it would provide no cost home audits and installation of energy efficiency measures including insulation, air sealing, CFLs, faucet aerators (electric water heating), and refrigerator replacement in order to reduce energy consumption in low-income households.

People's Natural Gas offers the Low Income Usage Reduction Program (LIURP) to qualified residential customers. This program implements energy efficiency measures in low-income households in order to help them reduce their energy consumption. Measures include heating system improvements and replacements, insulation, caulking, weather-stripping, hot water treatments, and tank improvements and replacements. The program is implemented in collaboration with Together Pittsburgh, Habitat for Humanity, Re-Energize Pittsburgh, and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

Multifamily Programs

Duquesne Light offers the Multifamily Housing Retrofit Program. This comprehensive program sets up a one-stop shop for providing low-cost upgrades to master-metered income-qualified multifamily building. Program services include the administration of energy efficiency audits, technical assistance, property aggregation, contractor negotiation and equipment bulk purchasing. Program requires participants to provide a co-payment. People's Natural Gas does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

PGE offers a weatherization assistance program for the benefit of qualified low-income residential customers. This program implements energy efficiency measures in order to reduce energy consumption. Measures include energy conservation education, heating system improvements, furnace repair or replacement, and insulation. The program is administered by the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department in partnership with local Community Action Agencies. NW Natural does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income customers.

Multifamily Programs

Energy Trust of Oregon offers the Existing Multifamily and the New Buildings Multifamily comprehensive programs to Portland General Electric and Northwest Natural Gas customers. The Existing Multifamily program targets building owners as well as residents with direct install services, lighting retrofits and equipment and weatherization incentives. The New Buildings Multifamily program works with builders in the design phase and through the construction of the building, providing technical guidance and incentives for building beyond code. The New Buildings program also works with customers undertaking whole-building retrofits.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Narragansett Electric offers the Income Eligible Services (IES) Program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program helps customers reduce their electric and heating bills, save energy, and learn about energy efficiency. Program services and offerings are at no cost to the customer and include a home energy assessment, appliance replacement, installation of energy-saving measures including insulation, air sealing, duct sealing heating equipment, appliances, domestic hot water systems, and lighting. The program is delivered by local community action agencies with oversight provided by a lead industry partner.

Multifamily Programs

Narragansett Electric offers a multifamily program that provides comprehensive energy services to multifamily customers including energy assessments, incentives for heating and domestic hot water systems, cooling equipment, lighting, and appliances. Through this program a primary multifamily point of contact is established to manage and coordinate services offered through their existing energy efficiency programs, including EnergyWise, C&I Retrofit, Residential New Construction, Income Eligible, and the ENERGY STAR® HVAC programs.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Duke Energy Progress offers the Neighborhood Energy Saver (NES) program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides one-on-one energy education, on-site energy assessments, and appropriate packages of no-cost energy conservation measures in order to reduce energy consumption in low-income households. The program is implemented by Honeywell Building Solutions in partnership with Duke Energy program staff. PSNC Energy does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income customers.

Multifamily Programs

Duke Energy Progress offers the Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program. This program is designed to help property managers upgrade lighting with energy-efficient 13-watt CFLs and save energy by offering water measures such as bath and kitchen faucet aerators, water saving showerheads, and pipe wrap. The Program offers properties the option of direct install service by Franklin Energy crews. However, property managers also have the option of using their own property maintenance crews to complete the installations. At this time, PSNC Energy does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

At this time, VEP&L and  DPU do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income customers.

Multifamily Programs

At this time, VEP&L and  DPU do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Both Riverside Public Utilities and SoCal Gas offer the Energy Savings Assistance Program to qualified low-income residential customers. The program provides direct installation of lighting efficiency upgrades, HVAC tune-ups, smart power strips and refrigerator recycling/replacement in order to reduce energy consumption in low-income households. This program is implemented statewide by investor owned utilities under the direction of the California Public Utilities Commission.   

Multifamily Programs

Riverside’s municipal utility offers the Multi-Family/Mobile Home Direct Installs Program. This comprehensive program offers energy efficiency upgrades to common areas and within individual units. Program offerings include: AC tune-ups, replacing incandescent with CFL bulbs, duct sealing and testing for mobile homes, smart stripping, HVAC efficient fan control switches, LED landscape lighting and parking lot lighting, and vending machine controllers.

SoCal Gas offer the Energy Savings Assistance Program to eligible low-income residents in multi-family buildings. This comprehensive program provides no cost energy saving products such as attic insulation, door and window repairs, caulking, door weatherstripping, water heater blankets, as well as water and gas-saving showerheads and faucet aerators, to low-income residents of multi-family buildings. Additionally, SoCal Gas offers the Multifamily Direct Therm Savings Program, and the Multifamily Home Tune-Up Program. The Multifamily Direct Therm Savings Program provides energy efficient products and installation at no cost to hard-to-reach customers, and the Multifamily Home Tune Up installs low-flow showerheads, kitchen aerators and bathroom aerators at no cost to units heated with gas.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

SMUD's Residential Assistance and Advisory group offers programs and services to help make the bills of low-income residential customers more affordable. The Energy Advisory section of the group offers all residential customers customized information over the phone, through written and web based literature, group seminar presentations, and personalized in-home energy audits and customer education. The programs under the Residential Assistance and Advisory group include weatherization assistance, however we could not find information regarding the details of this assistance.

PG&E offers the Energy Savings Assistance Program to qualified low-income residential customers. In addition to providing home assessments, in-home individualized energy education, and health and safety services, the ESA program provides appliance upgrades, hot water measures, building envelope upgrades, HVAC repair and replacement, lighting, and smart power strips in order to reduce energy consumption in low-income households. The program is available to single family, multifamily, and manufactured homes. In 2016, PG&E served 72,459 low-income PG&E customers, saving 25,859 MWh and 1.52 MMtherms. PG&E is currently working to launch a multifamily whole building low-income program that will be targeted to owners of qualifying low-income deed restricted housing. This program is implemented statewide by investor owned utilities under the direction of the California Public Utilities Commission. PG&E partners with the State's low-income energy programs (i.e. LIHEAP, WAP, LIWP), and is currently discussing leveraging their resources in 2017.

Multifamily Programs

SMUD offers the Home Performance Program for Multifamily Buildings. This comprehensive program offers performance based incentives to multifamily properties that improve energy efficiency levels by a minimum of 10% over existing property conditions. Incentives start at $250 per unit for a 10% improvement in energy efficiency and increase by $25 for each additional percentage kWh saved per unit. The maximum available incentive is $1,250 per unit or up to 50% of total savings. An energy consultant offers free technical assistance to owners throughout the retrofit and program process and connects owners with other incentives.

PG&E offers the California New Homes Multifamily Program. This comprehensive program provides support for saving energy in the residential new construction sector with a cross-cutting focus on sustainable design and construction, green building practices, energy-efficiency, and emerging technologies. Through a combination of education, design assistance, and financial support, the programs work to encourage building construction and related industries to exceed California's Title 24 energy efficiency standards. Additionally, PG&E offers the Multifamily Properties Energy-Efficiency Rebates Program. This comprehensive program provides rebates for the installation energy-efficient products in apartment buildings, mobile home parks, and condominium complexes. Rebates are available for products installed in both common areas and units.

Last Updated: February 2017

Low-Income Programs

Rocky Mountain Power offers weatherization services to income-qualified homeowners and renters living in single-family homes, mobile homes, or apartments. The utility works with local agencies to provide a variety of no-cost energy-efficient measures including insulation, air sealing, installation of showerheads, and lighting fixtures. The program is administered through the Utah Housing and Community Development Division, with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. Questar Gas does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income customers.

Multifamily Programs

Questar Gas offers the Thermwise Weatherization Program for Multifamily Properties. This program offers rebates for weatherization building upgrades if provided by a ThermWise approved contractor. Rocky Mountain Power does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

CPS Energy offers the Casa Verde weatherization program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides no-cost retrofit measures including CFL light bulbs, insulation, solar screens, water heater insulation, and duct system improvements.

Multifamily Programs

CPS Energy offers the SaveNow Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Program. This program provides direct installation of energy-efficient light bulbs, showerheads, faucet aerators and pipe wrap.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

SDG&E offers the Energy Savings Assistance Program, which provides renters or owners with energy-efficient lighting, door and window replacement, appliance upgrades, insulation, weatherstripping, and caulking. SDG&E also offers the Middle Income Direct Install (MIDI) Program to qualified residential customers. This program provides no-cost energy efficiency measures to customers that meet income eligibility criteria (201-300% of the federal poverty line) within the SDG&E’s service territory.

Multifamily Programs

SDG&E offers the Multifamily Properties Energy-Efficiency Rebates Program. This comprehensive program provides rebates for the installation of energy efficient products in apartment buildings, mobile home parks and condominium complexes. Rebates are available for products installed in both common areas and units.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

PG&E offers the Energy Savings Assistance Program to qualified low-income residential customers. In addition to providing home assessments, in-home individualized energy education, and health and safety services, the ESA program provides appliance upgrades, hot water measures, building envelope upgrades, HVAC repair and replacement, lighting, and smart power strips in order to reduce energy consumption in low-income households. The program is available to single family, multifamily, and manufactured homes. In 2016, PG&E served 72,459 low-income PG&E customers, saving 25,859 MWh and 1.52 MMtherms. PG&E is currently working to launch a multifamily whole building low-income program that will be targeted to owners of qualifying low-income deed restricted housing. This program is implemented statewide by investor owned utilities under the direction of the California Public Utilities Commission. PG&E partners with the State's low-income energy programs (i.e. LIHEAP, WAP, LIWP), and is currently discussing leveraging their resources in 2017.

Multifamily Programs

PG&E offers the California New Homes Multifamily Program. This comprehensive program provides support for saving energy in the residential new construction sector with a cross-cutting focus on sustainable design and construction, green building practices, energy efficiency, and emerging technologies. Through a combination of education, design assistance and financial support, the programs work to encourage building and related industries to exceed California's Title 24 energy efficiency standards. Additionally, this utility offers the Multifamily Properties Energy-Efficiency Rebates Program. This comprehensive program provides rebates for the installation of energy-efficient products in apartment buildings, mobile home parks, and condominium complexes. Rebates are available for products installed in both common areas and units.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

PG&E offers the Energy Savings Assistance Program to qualified low-income residential customers. In addition to providing home assessments, in-home individualized energy education, and health and safety services, the ESA program provides appliance upgrades, hot water measures, building envelope upgrades, HVAC repair and replacement, lighting, and smart power strips in order to reduce energy consumption in low-income households. The program is available to single family, multifamily, and manufactured homes. In 2016, PG&E served 72,459 low-income PG&E customers, saving 25,859 MWh and 1.52 MMtherms. PG&E is currently working to launch a multifamily whole building low-income program that will be targeted to owners of qualifying low-income deed restricted housing. This program is implemented statewide by investor owned utilities under the direction of the California Public Utilities Commission. PG&E partners with the State's low-income energy programs (i.e. LIHEAP, WAP, LIWP), and is currently discussing leveraging their resources in 2017.

Multifamily Programs

PG&E offers the California New Homes Multifamily Program. This comprehensive program provides support for saving energy in the residential new construction sector with a cross-cutting focus on sustainable design and construction, green building practices, energy efficiency, and emerging technologies. Through a combination of education, design assistance and financial support, the programs work to encourage building and related industries to exceed California's Title 24 energy efficiency standards. Additionally, this utility offers the Multifamily Properties Energy-Efficiency Rebates Program. This comprehensive program provides rebates for the installation of energy-efficient products in apartment buildings, mobile home parks, and condominium complexes. Rebates are available for products installed in both common areas and units.

Last Updated: February 2017

Low-Income Programs

Seattle City Light provides funding to the low-income weatherization program administered by the City of Seattle's Office of Housing. This program provides energy-efficiency measures including air-sealing, appliance upgrades, ductless heat pumps, water heaters, and lighting to single family and multifamily properties. The Office of Housing receives additional funding from the State Department of Commerce and the Bonneville Power Administration. The Office of Housing coordinates activities with local governments and agencies inside and outside the city of Seattle, such as King County Housing Authority, Seattle Housing Authority and low-income housing providers.

PSE offers the Weatherization Assistance Program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides free weatherization assistance including free insulation, air-sealing, lighting fixtures, and refrigerator replacements in order to help reduce energy consumption in low-income households. The program is implemented in collaboration with county and municipal low-income weatherization agencies, the Washington State Department of Commerce, and participating weatherization contractors and suppliers.

Multifamily Programs

Seattle City Light’s multifamily comprehensive program consist of four segments. The Multifamily New Construction segment works with multifamily developers of five or more unit buildings to incorporate energy-efficient technologies and equipment into building design. Seattle City Light provides financial incentives to offset the costs of energy-efficient technologies and equipment. Measures include in-unit lighting, dryers, heat pumps, and advanced power strips. The Multifamily Retrofit segment offers rebates for upgrades to in-unit and common area lighting in multifamily properties. The Multifamily Weatherization segment offers rebates for replacing windows and insulation in electrically-heated multifamily propitiates. The Powerful Neighborhood's Direct Install segment offers free efficient LED bulbs, shower heads, and faucet aerators to owners or managers of residential buildings with five or more units.

PSE offers the Multifamily Retrofit Incentives Program. This comprehensive program provides a free energy assessment along with a combination of free direct install replacement measures and electric/gas incentives. Multifamily structures and campuses typically have the opportunity to participate, with upgrades in individual units, common areas, and for the building envelope.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Ameren Missouri offers a weatherization assistance program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides education and a variety of direct-install, no-cost energy saving measures including lighting fixtures, faucet aerators, thermostats, low-flow showerheads, and ENERGY STAR refrigerators. The program is implemented in collaboration with the National Housing Trust.

Laclede Gas provides financial assistance to the Missouri Department of Economic Development which allocates funding to the community action agencies responsible for implementing weatherization programs in the Laclede service territory.

Multifamily Programs

Ameren Missouri offers the Multifamily Low-Income Program. The objective of this comprehensive program is to deliver long-term energy savings and bill reductions to low-income customers by delivering energy efficiency services to customers who are tenants, owners, and operators of multifamily low-income properties. This will be achieved through education and a variety of directly installed and incentivized energy-saving measures in tenant units, whole-building, and common area improvements. Laclede Gas does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

TECO offers the Neighborhood Weatherization Program to qualified low-income residential customers. This program provides energy-efficient installations at no cost to the customer which include duct sealing, caulking, insulation, lighting fixtures, water heater wrap, and low-flow faucet aerators. TECO Peoples Gas does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income customers.

Multifamily Programs

At this time, TECO and the TECO Peoples Gas do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

Virginia Natural Gas offers the Low-Income Home Weatherization Program to qualified low-income residential customers. The program provides personalized customer energy education and direct installation of cost-effective energy efficiency measures determined on a home-specific basis. Measures include water heating insulation, installation of low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators, air sealing, duct sealing, and appliance repair or replacement. Virginia Natural Gas implements this program in partnership with the local agencies that administer the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) such as the Southeast Tidewater Opportunity Project and the Williamsburg/James City County Community Action Agency. VEP&L does not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at low-income customers.

Multifamily Programs

At this time, VEP&L Power and Virginia Natural Gas do not offer energy efficiency programs targeted at multifamily properties.

Last Updated: January 2017

Low-Income Programs

DCSEU offers the Income Qualified Energy Efficiency Program to qualified residential customers. This direct installation program provides up to $5000 of no-cost energy efficiency measures to help reduce energy consumption in low-income households.  

Multifamily Programs

DCSEU offers the Low-Income Multifamily Program. This comprehensive program provides custom technical and financial assistance for energy efficiency improvements to multifamily properties. The program also provides direct install of CFLs, low-flow faucet aerators and showerheads, hot water tank wrap, and pipe wrap.

Last Updated: January 2017