Commercial Standard Offer Program
The Commercial Standard Offer Program provides incentives for new construction and retrofit installations of a wide range of measures that reduce customer energy costs and reduce peak demand. Incentives are paid to energy efficiency service providers (EESPs), also called “Project Sponsors”, on the basis of the determined energy and peak demand savings produced by the installation of eligible measures. These energy and peak demand savings can be determined by the following methods:
- Deemed savings - standardized savings values or formulas for a wide range of measures in representative building types
- Simplified measurement and verification (M & V) – refer to the M&V Guidelines document available in the Downloads & Tools section of this site
- Full measurement and verification (M & V) – refer to the M&V Guidelines document available in the Downloads & Tools section of this site
The primary objective of these programs is to achieve cost-effective reduction in peak demand. Incentives offered to reduce energy consumption and peak demand are:
Applications can be submitted starting January 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM CST. Project applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis. This site will be the main source of additional information about the program.