Rocky Mountain Power offers new energy-savvy incentives
For Wyoming residents, businesses
by Rocky Mountain Power media release
October 7, 2011
Effective October 1, 2011, Rocky Mountain Power is offering revamped incentives for energy-saving measures by residential and commercial customers in Wyoming.
Programs now include "cash back" incentives for the purchase of energy-efficient electronics and additional appliances such as flat-panel TV sets, desktop computers and monitors, freezers, and heat pump water heaters. Incentives are also now available on ductless heat pumps and heat pump tune-ups, to name a few.
Changes also include a $40 cash back incentive from Rocky Mountain Power’s popular "See ya later, refrigerator®" program, when customers have their old refrigerator or freezer picked up and properly recycled. The new incentive is an increase of $10 over the previous amount offered by the program.
"We’ve adjusted our wattsmart programs and incentives to increase the dollars our Wyoming customers can save through energy efficiency improvements," says Rocky Mountain Power Vice President Carol Hunter. "These new incentives provide a double-benefit in many cases because they save our customers money on the purchase of energy-efficient products and services, and again on their monthly bill through reduced electricity use. These enhanced incentives for customers are starting just before the holiday season, a time when everyone can use some extra cash."
Hunter says that for energy-savvy Wyoming customers "less could be more," because using less electricity provides greater savings on the price they pay for electricity. For example, residential customers who use up to 500 kilowatt-hours (kwh) of electricity per month pay about 4 cents per kwh, but every kwh above 500 is billed at 8 cents per kwh. So being energy efficient makes a lot of sense – and cents – which can add up to major savings.
The enhanced incentives apply to lighting and ceiling fans, new appliances, recycling old appliances, heating and cooling, and windows. They also extend to contractors and homebuilders who could receive larger incentives for insulating walls, floors and attics; for heat pump conversions; for ductless heat pump installations; and for qualifying heating/ventilating/air conditioning installations.
Rocky Mountain Power’s business programs have undergone similar enhancements, adding incentives for additional lighting technologies, heating and cooling equipment and controls to name a few. Incentives have also been increased for comprehensive energy efficiency projects assisted through the utility’s Energy FinAnswer program.
For more information about Rocky Mountain Power’s new energy-saving incentives, customers can visit www.wattsmart.com or call toll free at 1-888-221-7070 for residential customers and 1-866-870-3419 for business customers. Businesses also can utilize the company’s no-cost, online Business Solutions Toolkit to access customized information to help them make sound energy decisions and save money.
About Rocky Mountain Power
One of the lowest-cost electricity providers in the United States, Rocky Mountain Power serves more than one million customers in Wyoming, Utah and Idaho. The company works to meet growing energy demand while protecting and enhancing the environment. Visit www.rockymountainpower.net.