Hard-To-Reach Standard Offer Program
Residential Energy Efficiency Program
CenterPoint Energy is required by the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) to achieve an annual energy efficiency program goal equal to 30 percent of its projected growth in demand by implementing “standard offer” and “market transformation” programs.
The Hard-To-Reach Standard Offer Program (HTR SOP) offers incentives to a wide range of contractors, service companies, community agencies and other organizations for the installation of energy efficiency retrofit projects with in the CenterPoint Energy electric territory.
The HTR SOP is designed to help customers, within the CenterPoint Energy electric territory, improve the energy efficiency of their home through the installation of energy efficient retrofit measures. Eligible customers must have an annual total household income that is less than 200 percent of current federal poverty guidelines.
Learn more about income eligibility.
Incentives are paid to contractors for the installation of these energy-efficient measures. CenterPoint Energy pays a fixed price for each kW and kWh of savings produced by these installed measures.* Customers can find a list of participating contractors
Also included in the HTR SOP program, is the Affordable Single Family component. This segment pays incentives to not for profit agencies who build new homes to ENERGY STAR® standards for lower income families.
Sample of Eligible Measures
- Ceiling insulation
- Water-saving measures
project sponsor (PDF) to learn how to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Please visit our sponsor portal for forms and information.
For more information, please email our program contact at