Available Programs

All projects must be in the CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric service distribution territory. For program manuals, applications, and additional program information visit our portal site, and select the program of your interest. For questions or assistance about any of these Commercial programs, email us at CNPEE@CenterPointEnergy.com.

Commercial & Industrial Standard Offer

Program provides incentives to new or existing facilities for qualified energy efficiency upgrades.

Eligibility

Project Sponsors (participants) may be any company, contractor, or customer who installs energy efficient retrofit projects in commercial and industrial facilities . New construction projects that exceed minimum energy efficiency standards are also accepted in the program.

Participation Process

A CenterPoint Energy Program Manager can help verify your eligibility, discuss documentation requirements, provide you with assistance and move your projects through to completion.

Program Sponsor Registration

Commercial Load Management

Program provides incentives for quickly decreasing or shifting your operation’s energy usage when notified during the summer peak period.

Eligibility

This program is available to non-residential CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric distribution customers as well as government agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations. Participants must be:

  • Able to shed a minimum of 100 kW when called after a 30-min notification, during program events (i.e., two test events and up to four unscheduled events triggered by ERCOT level 2 events or CNP system emergencies).
  • Equipped with an Interval Data Recorder or Smart Meter
  • Requires one-year commitment
  • There are no penalties for opting-out early

Incentives are based on the verified average load shed from all events and are awarded at the end of the program year.

Participation Process

A CenterPoint Energy Program Manager can help verify your eligibility, discuss documentation requirements, provide you with assistance and move your projects through to completion.

Program Sponsor Registration

Commercial Coolsaver Program

Program provides commercial customers with a FREE A/C tune-up from participating A/C Contractors.

Eligibility

This program is offered to commercial sites meeting the following requirements:

  • Must have a working central A/C or heat pump that is 25 tons or less and is at least one-year old
  • Must NOT have received a CoolSaver Tune-up in the last five years
  • Outdoor temperature must be above 70ºF to perform tune-up

Participation Process

CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric partners with a contractor to implement this program. After enrolling, our partner will contact you to schedule the service.

To get started, enroll for your A/C system tune-up.

Questions? Contact CenterPoint Energy Program Manager

Data Center Energy Efficiency Program (DCEEP)

Program helps operators maintain reliability, maximize uptime and earn cash incentives by implementing energy-efficiency measures.

Eligibility

Data centers are considered any space used to house IT systems infrastructure, such as network operations centers, server rooms, enterprise data centers and colocation facilities.

Site must NOT be Residential, Non-transmission class (<69 kV) nor non-profit/government transmission class customer.

Eligible facilities may receive free technical assistance including:

  • Energy savings calculations
  • Benchmarking
  • Energy assessments

Participation Process

Pre-application approval and inspection are required for all data center projects , therefore, we recommend reaching out to us before your project planning process begins. This also allows us the opportunity to recommend improvements in your facility.

CenterPoint Energy partners with a contractor to implement this program. As part of the program, our partner will help verify your eligibility, discuss documentation requirements, provide you with technical assistance and move your projects through to completion.

A CenterPoint Energy Program Manager can help verify your eligibility, discuss documentation requirements, provide you with assistance and move your projects through to completion.

Questions? Contact CenterPoint Energy Program Manager

Healthcare Energy Efficiency Program (HEEP)

Program is offered at no cost and provides technical support and cash incentives to hospitals, clinics, assisted living/nursing care, laboratories, and medical office buildings.

Eligibility

Site must NOT be Residential, Non-transmission class (<69 kV) nor non-profit/government transmission class customer.

Eligible facilities may receive free technical assistance including:

  • Energy savings calculations
  • Benchmarking
  • Energy assessments

Participation Process

CenterPoint Energy partners with a contractor to implement this program. As part of the program, our partner will help verify your eligibility, discuss documentation requirements, provide you with technical assistance and move your projects through to completion.

A CenterPoint Energy Program Manager can help verify your eligibility, discuss documentation requirements, provide you with assistance and move your projects through to completion.

Questions? Contact CenterPoint Energy Program Manager

Retro-Commissioning

Program provides a free engineering analysis (comparable to an ASHRAE Level 2 Audit) to identify no-cost or low-cost projects to reduce energy usage.

Eligibility

This program is offered to existing commercial buildings including manufacturing facilities, hospitals, educational campuses, and retail stores.

To qualify, customers must install -- at their own expense -- specified low-cost measures to reduce operating and energy costs (i.e. HVAC temperature reset, outside air reduction, optimized HVAC start-up, adjust LED lighting schedules, etc.)

Participation Process

CenterPoint Energy partners with a contractor to implement this program. As part of the program, our partner will help verify your eligibility, discuss documentation requirements, provide you with technical assistance and move your projects through to completion.

Once your application is approved, select an RCx Agent from the list of approved agents; or, we’ll assign an agent to work with you.

A CenterPoint Energy Program Manager can help verify your eligibility, discuss documentation requirements, provide you with assistance and move your projects through to completion.

Program Sponsor Registration

SCORE/CitySmart

Program provides technical assistance, engineering analysis, performance benchmarking and incentives for upgrades to schools, universities, municipalities and non-profits.

Eligibility

  • K-12 public schools, private schools, higher education, places of worship, and non-profits
  • Municipal, county and select state agencies

Eligible Participants will receive free technical assistance including:

  • Energy-use benchmarks
  • An Energy Master Plan to help manage energy costs
  • Cost-effective project ideas and funding sources
  • Communications support to promote energy-savings accomplishments

Participation Process

CenterPoint Energy partners with a contractor to implement this program. As part of the program, our partner will help verify your eligibility, discuss documentation requirements, provide you with technical assistance and move your projects through to completion.

A CenterPoint Energy Program Manager can help verify your eligibility, discuss documentation requirements, provide you with assistance and move your projects through to completion.

Program Sponsor Registration