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Enrollment and Participation Process

Register as a Project Sponsor | Submit an Project Application | Sign a Project Authorization | Install project and submit Installation Report | Conduct M&V and submit Savings Report

Install project and submit an Installation Report

Once a Project Sponsor receives a Project Authorization from CenterPoint Energy, that Sponsor may begin to install the project's measures at the host customer's site. Project Sponsors are allowed up to three months to install lighting-only projects and up to six months to install projects with mechanical measures. Projects requiring different timelines must be approved by CenterPoint Energy. When all the measures are installed, the Sponsor must complete and submit an Installation Report to CenterPoint Energy; this report requires the following:

  • A detailed description of the energy-efficient equipment actually installed
  • A description of the operating conditions at the customer's site
  • A certificate filled out by the host customer indicating that the equipment was installed

The Project Sponsor should use EnerTrek® to complete and submit the Installation Report. Instructions for doing so are in the program manual. If there are any changes to the equipment inventories or the measurement and verification plan since the Project Application, please submit the revised materials with the Installation Report.

In addition, the Project Sponsor must mail to the Program Manager a hard copy of the Host Customer's signed certification that the equipment has been installed. You may download a copy of the certification form by clicking the following filename:

custcert.xls (a 39K, Microsoft® Excel® file)

Project Sponsors may also request this file from the Program Manager.

After receiving the Installation Report, CenterPoint Energy conducts a post-installation inspection of the facility to verify that the equipment specified in the Project Authorization has been installed and has the potential to generate demand and energy savings.

The review/inspection process may take up to 45 days. If the project passes the post-installation inspection, the Project Sponsor may invoice CenterPoint Energy for the first of two incentive payments: the Installation Payment. The second and final payment may be invoiced after the measurement and verification period is complete (see the next step).


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