Any upgrades that improve the performance of the customer’s energy uses would be eligible.
Some utilities require that eligible measures must be affixed to the property.
This scope can be narrowed to energy efficiency and demand response upgrades only at first, and then broadened to include other smart grid solutions including on-site storage and distributed renewable energy.
Among those upgrades that are eligible, only those that are found to be cost-effective will qualify for investment based on the rules described in following Q&As:
- Is there a maximum duration of charges based on the useful life for upgrades?
- How should the cost-effectiveness of the upgrades through an opt-in tariff program be evaluated?
- What is the portion of the estimated savings from the utility’s upgrade investment that the customer keeps?