Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Consulting

Centerpoint Announces 2015 Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Reducing your energy demand can help you receive free money!

Reducing your energy demand can help you receive free money!

As winter approaches, the demand for energy is rising at significant rates and businesses everywhere are struggling to reduce their energy consumption. One of the best ways to use less is through energy efficiency but many small and medium sized businesses are hesitant to implement an energy efficiency initiative for fear of the amount of capital that would be tied up in such an endeavor.

Across the US, billions of dollars in rebates and tax incentives have been allocated to help popularize energy efficiency programs and offset the amount of capital that is necessary to reduce a significant amount of energy.

Businesses can take advantage of these programs if they just know where to look. In Houston, Centerpoint Energy has the Commercial Standard Offer Program to provide incentives for measures that reduce peak demand and save energy in non-residential facilities and comply with Texas’ energy efficiency goals.

The 2015 program has a budget of $7 million and goal to reduce demand by 13 MW, the equivalent of 13,000 KW. In 2014, Centerpoint paid out $8.45 million, $1.45 million more than was originally budgeted due to lack of funds by June. Of the $8.45 million paid to participants, EES Consulting secured hundreds of thousands of rebate dollars for their clients and saved nearly 1,000,000 kWh, the equivalent of 683 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide emissions.

Upgrading your building with energy efficiency improvements without capturing available rebates is like throwing money away. Obtaining these rebates may seem complex (and it is) but when you use an energy efficiency consulting firm like EES Consulting to manage the project, you don’t have to worry about filing paperwork to receive rebates. EES Consulting does all the work for you!

Now that you know there are $7 million worth of rebates available, what’s stopping you from reducing your operating costs and your impact on the environment?