EPE SOP Gateway
El Paso Electric generates and distributes electricity through an interconnected system to approximately 380,000 customers in the Rio Grande Valley in West Texas and Southern New Mexico. In Texas, EPE will offer incentives to energy services contractors for projects producing electricity demand and energy savings.
Contractors may apply for projects targeting commercial customers. In order to receive incentives under this program, contractors must apply for and receive a Standard Offer Program Agreement. Standard Offer Program Agreements are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis in accordance with program procedures described in the program manual. EPE's online applications forms will be available on February 8, 2013.
EPE offers incentives for projects that reduce peak demand and save energy in commercial facilities in the EPE Texas Service Area.
In March 2000, electric utilities in Texas began implementing energy efficiency programs under the Energy Efficiency Substantive Rule §25.181 adopted by the PUCT to increase the level of energy efficiency in Texas. In January 2006, although EPE is not open to retail customer choice and is outside of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) area, the PUCT Substantive Rule §25.421 established that EPE must meet the same energy efficiency goals as the other Texas electric utilities. The final order in Docket No. 40343 established revised goals applicable to EPE for 2013. This order required EPE to meet the same level of demand reduction and energy savings in 2013 as in 2012. As such, EPE’s 2013 goal is set at 11.16 megawatts of demand reduction and 19,552 megawatt-hours of energy savings.
If you are an El Paso Electric customer in Texas, you will need to identify a qualified energy efficiency services company. Please click on the customer link: Commercial (These may also be accessed from the top of any page). Please be aware that EPE's role is to provide incentives for kW and kWh from the energy efficiency contractor -- EPE will not provide price, quality assurance or any other form of customer protection. All matters related to price, quality and performance of materials or equipment, and warranties are between the customer and the contractor.