Residential and Hard-To-Reach Energy Efficiency Program (Standard Offer Program)

The Residential Standard Offer Program (RSOP) and Hard-To-Reach Standard Offer Program (HTR) offers incentives to a wide range of contractors, service companies, community agencies and other organizations for the installation of energy efficiency retrofit projects with in the CenterPoint Energy electric territory. The Hard-To-Reach Standard Offer Program specifically targets households with incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric is charged with the responsibility to administer this program by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

The program was developed to achieve cost-effective reduction in peak demand on the electric grid and is designed to be simple and beneficial for all parties involved. Incentives are paid to contractors for the installation of specified energy efficiency measures. CenterPoint pays a fixed price for each kW and kWh of savings produced by these installed measures.

Important note: CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric is not a party to the agreement between the participating customer and their Sponsor, and the Sponsor is solely responsible for the performance of the work and contract fulfillment. This is not a direct-to-customer program.  Funding provided by CenterPoint Energy for this program is approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas in support of statewide energy efficiency efforts.

Please contact Kenya or Roxanne below if you have interest in registering as a Project Sponsor in the Residential Standard Offer Program

Services Provided - A project can cover a wide array of eligible energy efficiency measures. Examples include:  
Participating Project Sponsor Responsibilities  
Participating Customer Responsibilities  
Program Eligibility
Program Contacts

Kenya West
Energy Efficiency Program Manager
(713) 207-4211

Roxanne McFarland
Program Administrator
(713) 207-3511
Sponsor Resources
Customer Agreement Form
2022 SOP Kickoff Presentation

Sponsor Resources (RSOP Only)
2022 RSOP Summary
2022 RSOP Manual
RSOP Fact Sheet

Sponsor Resources (HTR Only)
2022 HTR Summary
2022 HTR Manual
Self-Certification Form
Geo-Location Verification Tool