To help you upgrade to the most energy-efficient systems available, our Energy FinAnswer program offers high-quality engineering services and cash incentives tailored to the needs of your new construction/major renovation project.
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- How it works (program steps)
- Contact us. It's best to contact us as early as possible. Please use our online inquiry form, call 1-800-222-4335 or email email@example.com.
- Scoping. We sign a letter of intent with you. Then, working with you, we identify potential energy efficiency opportunities. We go over the preliminary numbers with you and discuss your implementation plans and schedule.
- Energy analysis. We provide an energy analysis report for the opportunities with the highest likelihood of implementation. The report contains specific recommendations and refined estimates of incremental costs and savings compared to code-compliant or common-practice systems. It also includes our incentive offer and any commissioning requirements. We pay for the study.
- Incentive agreement and W-9 form. We sign an incentive agreement (PDF) with you before you sign purchase orders or make other financial commitments to proceed with implementation. The incentive is estimated based on the energy analysis. You provide a completed W-9 form (PDF) so we can prepare a 1099-Misc. (if required) following the incentive payment.
- Implementation. You complete contracting and installation, then notify us when each is done. You complete the required commissioning tasks and provide documentation of installed equipment, proper operation and copies of required invoices.
- Post-installation inspection and incentive payment. We complete a post-installation inspection report that documents the energy savings and incremental costs of the as-built project. We calculate the incentive amount based on the inspection results and provide you with the incentive check.
- Who is eligible?
Our customers in Wyoming with electric service on rate schedules 25, 28, 33, 40, 46, 48T, 54, 58, 210 and 212. Commericial facilities must be at least 20,000 square feet (per electric meter).
- How much are the incentives?
Project Type IECC 2003 Energy Code Applies* IECC 2003 Energy Code Does Not Apply Incentive $0.15/kwh annual energy savings + $50 kw average monthly demand savings Incentive caps Percent of project cost cap None 70% of energy efficiency project cost Simple payback cap None 1 year (if incentive brings the simple payback below one year, the incenive is reduced so the simple payback equals one year) Additional requirements Energy savings threshold Qualifying equipment must exceed IECC 2003 Qualifying equipment must exceed industry common practice Lighting energy savings limit Lighting kwh savings limited to 75% of project savings Lighting kwh savings limited to 50% of project savings If lighting kwh savings exceeds the limit, lighting measures are adjusted for purposes of calculating the incentive.
*The program uses the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC 2003) as the baseline for new construction and major renovation projects.
- What are the technical services?
We'll provide, at no cost to you, the energy analysis and a post-installation calculation of annual savings for the project as installed and operating. Energy analysis services identify energy efficiency opportunities and quantify savings and costs. The analysis is vendor-neutral and investment-grade, so you'll have information to guide your implementation decision and funding approval process.
- What qualifies?
Planned installation of proven technologies that:
- increase electric energy efficiency
- exceed code requirements or industry standards
And what does not qualify?
- some projects already in progress
- projects involving fuel switching
- When will you be paid?
For projects with an executed incentive agreement (PDF) the incentive is paid within 45 days after completion of the post-installation inspection report.
- Who's in charge?
Once you make a commitment, you remain in control. You choose the technologies and the manufacturers you want to use. You choose the contractors with whom you'll be working. From analysis through installation, we will work within your planning and construction schedules. Think of us as an extension of your own team — there to offer information, confirmation and options for your decision making.
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