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CSI-Thermal Program Incentive Levels

The CSI-Thermal program provides rebates to utility customers who install solar thermal systems to replace water-heating systems powered by electricity or natural gas.

On August 2, 2012 the Commission adopted Decision 12-08-008 which modified the Program's incentives, as shown in the tables below.  The new rebate levels apply to all applications with an "Application Review" status date after July 3, 2012.  For multifamily and commercial applications, the "Application Review" status date is the date by which both the Reservation Request Form and the Incentive Claims Form have been submitted.

 

Natural Gas-Displacing Solar Water Heating Incentives

 

Step


Customer Class

Incentive per Therm
displaced

System Maximum Incentive

Average Incentive for Single-Family System

1

Single-Family
Commercial/Multifamily

$18.59
$14.53

$2,719.00
$500,000

$2,175.00
NA

2

Single-Family
Commercial/Multifamily

$13.11
$9.88

$1,919.00
$500,000

$1,535.00
NA

3

Single-Family
Commercial/Multifamily

$7.69
$6.55

$1,125.00
$500,000

$900.00
NA

4

Single-Family
Commercial/Multifamily

$3.23
$3.13

$475.00
$500,000

$380.00
NA

 

Electricity-Displacing (and Propane-Displacing) Solar Water Heating Incentives

Step


Customer Class

Incentive per kWh Displaced

System Maximum Incentive

Average Incentive for Single-Family System

1

Single-Family
Commercial/Multifamily

$0.54
$0.42

$1,834.00
$250,000

$1,467.33
NA

2

Single-Family
Commercial/Multifamily

$0.38
$0.29

$1,311.00
$250,000

$1,048.42
NA

3

Single-Family
Commercial/Multifamily

$0.22
$0.19

$752.00
$250,000

$601.70
NA

4

Single-Family
Commercial/Multifamily

$0.10
$0.09

$329.00
$250,000

$263.24
NA

 

 

  

Last Modified: 10/3/2012


 
 
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