The SCORE (Schools Conserving Resources)/CitySmart Program is a market transformation program offered to private and public schools, higher education and government entities in the CenterPoint Energy, Inc. electric distribution service territory.
The program helps school administrators and facility managers operate their buildings more efficiently by understanding the technical and financial benefits of investing in energy efficiency and developing a plan to make energy efficiency improvements.
Customers enrolling in the program, referred to as Partners, receive technical and energy management assistance to help them make decisions about cost effective investments in facility energy efficiency. These services include:
- Benchmarking the facilities energy use
- Developing an Energy Master Plan to help manage energy costs
- Indentifying cost effective projects and funding sources
- Promoting accomplishments through communications support
For more information, please email our program contact at texasscore@CenterPointEnergy.com.
Private and public schools and higher education facilities are eligible to participate in the SCORE program. The CitySmart Program targets city and county government facilities within the CenterPoint Energy service territory.
The program pays incentives for energy efficiency measures that reduce peak electricity demand, which is between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday from June until September.
Incentives are based on the amount of peak electricity demand a project saves. Incentives are paid after a project has been completed and the new equipment has been inspected. Funding is available to pay incentives for eligible energy efficiency projects in participating Partners' facilities. Incentives are paid on peak kW savings that are based primarily on a deemed savings approach approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas.
Deemed savings are either pre-determined values, standardized savings estimates, or simple formulas for a range of measures in representative building types. Deemed savings do not require measurement and verification (M&V) activities, but do require inspections after a project is completed, and before the project commences if existing equipment will be removed.
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