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Working with Trade Allies to Enhance Energy Efficiency Programs Working with Trade Allies to Enhance Energy Efficiency Programs Presentation Transcript

  • Working with Trade Allies to Enhance Energy Efficiency Programs CenterPoint Energy Todd Berreman Manager, CIP Implementation 1
  • About CenterPoint Energy • The third-largest publicly traded natural gas delivery company in the U.S. • Over 3.2 million natural gas customers in six states • Natural Gas Energy Efficiency programs in 3 states. (AR, MN, OK) • Working with trade allies since 1992 in MN. • Developing trade ally networks in AR & OK.
  • Trade AllyPartnersResidential• HVAC Dealers and Distributors• Plumbers• Hearth Dealers & Distributors• Insulation ContractorsCommercial• Mechanical Contractors & Distributors• Architects & Engineers• Foodservice Dealers, Distributors• Manufacturer Representatives
  • Trade AllyImpact• More than 90% of CenterPoint Energy’s residential rebates were submitted by trade allies in 2011!• Trade allies contributed more than 230,000 Dth’s of savings to residential CIP results!• CenterPoint Energy finished #1 in J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey among large Midwest utilities in 2011.
  • Trade Allies“The Value of CIP”• Increase profits by using rebates as a sales tool. Upsell to higher efficiency equipment by promoting CIP rebates.• Differentiate yourself from the competition. List rebates as a line item discount on all proposals.
  • Trade Allies“The Value of CIP”• Increase customer satisfaction Offering $$ saving programs will increase customer satisfaction.• Trade Ally incentives available from select utilities $50 trade ally incentive per furnace and $15 per water heater for CNP trade allies. Various incentives available for commercial installations.
  • Energy Efficiency2010-2012 CIP Triennial Plan- ResidentialOfferings• Heating System Rebates, including Programmable Thermostats• Water Heater Rebates• Fireplace Rebates• Air Sealing & Insulation Rebates• FREE Low Flow Showerheads and Faucet Aerators• Home Energy Audits• Home Energy Squad• Home Energy Reports• Low Income Weatherization• Non-Profit Affordable Housing 7
  • Energy Efficiency2010-2012 CIP Triennial Plan- Commercial /Industrial Offerings• Boiler System Rebates• Boiler Tune-up Rebates• Boiler System Components Rebates• Forced-air Furnace Rebates• Unit Heater Rebates• Infrared Heater Rebates• Foodservice Rebates• Engineering Assistance• LEED Certification• Industrial Audits• Custom Energy Analysis• Custom Process Rebate – Very large projects; almost half of C/I energy savings. 8
  • 2012 Commercial Rebate Programs and ServicesSchool District Rebate Example Project scope • Construction of new elementary school • Extensive renovation of existing facilities • Energy efficient design and equipment key consideration • Extensive HVAC upgrades needed to meet efficiency objective • Rebates for energy efficient technologies influenced equipment selection 7
  • 2012 Commercial Rebate Programs and ServicesSchool District Equipment Rebate Results Equipment Rebate Amount High efficiency water heaters (3) $ 2,000 High efficiency boilers >88% (3) $ 10,050 Convection ovens (6) $ 3,000 Boiler tune-ups (1) $ 4,725 Steam trap repair/replacements (386) $ 3,821 Custom project (high efficiency windows) $ 5,204 ------------ Total Rebate Amount: $ 28,800 Annual Cost Savings: $ 167,472 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Estimated Dekatherm savings: 27,912 Dth, which is the equivalent of what 310 residential homes use in 1 year. 8
  • 2012 Commercial Rebate Programs and ServicesCustom Rebates Commercial Energy Recovery A customer put an addition on to their commercial facility. The additional square footage required a new air handler to be added to the building. The customer had the option to add an energy recovery wheel to the new air handler. Heat Recovery Option Cost $26,000 Annual Energy Savings 1,100 Dth CenterPoint Energy Rebate $3,300 Annual Cost Savings* $6,600 Payback (with rebate) ~3.4 years * Calculations using $6.00 / Dth cost of gas. 11
  • 2012 Residential Rebate Programs and ServicesHigh Efficiency Furnace Comparison Natural Gas Furnace Comparison Single Family Home in Twin Cities Natural Gas Natural Gas Furnace Furnace Furnace Efficiency: % AFUE 80% 96% Annual input in Therm (CCF) 750 625 Annual Heating Energy Required (output in Btu) 60,000,000 60,000,000 Gas in $/CCF ($/Therm) $0.70 $0.70 Annual Heating Cost $525 $438 Operating Cost Saving with High Efficiency Gas $88 Furnace Total Savings / Equipment Life (20 yrs) $1,750 Rebate from Utility $400 12
  • Dealer resourcesOnline ResourcesVisit CenterPointEnergy.com/RebateScoop• Program information• Fill and print rebate forms• Online calculators• Links to MN Mechanical Code information• And more!
  • Commercial Trade Ally Contact informationMechanical Contractors:Tom MarthalerCommercial Trade Ally Representative(612) 321-4492 or toll free (800) 234-5800 ext.4492Tom.Marthaler@CenterPointEnergy.comDavid PorettiTrade Ally Representative(612) 321-4386 or toll free (800) 234-5800 ext. 4386David.Poretti@CenterPointEnergy.com 24
  • Contact Infomation Todd Berreman CenterPoint Energy Manager, CIP Implementation (612) 321-4311 todd.berreman@CenterPointEnergy.com 15
  • Questions? 16