Xcel Energy Custom Efficiency CO

Xcel Energy’s Custom Efficiency program is a DSM bidding program that provides cost-effective demand reduction (to obtain 18.5 MW of summer peak demand savings by the completion of the program in 2005). Program participants provide a firm quantity of electric demand reduction through the installation of DSM measures in return for a fixed price per kW incentive. The minimum bid size is 10 kW. A wide variety of equipment changes qualify under the Custom Efficiency program, including HVAC, mechanical, and lighting equipment, fuel switching strategies and load shifting equipment. Qualifying measures must have at least a 10 year useful life, and can address efficiency, load shifting or fuel substitution.

Program Profile