Become a Prosumer for Utah’s Energy Efficiency Efforts
As someone that cares about your community and family, it is in your best interest to become a prosumer. A prosumer is a customer that takes an active role in the products they care about. You can help by buying products and doing things that promote healthy living.
Rocky Mountain Power Efficiency Incentives
Rocky Mountain Power Free Services
Free Starter Kit: Conserve Water and Electricity
Rocky Mountain Power’s free Wattsmart starter kit includes four LED light bulbs to help you on your path. Homes with electric water heaters also score high-performance showerheads and faucets. These waterspouts help save 3,600 gallons of water per year and LEDs last longer and use less energy.
Income Qualifying Weatherization
Rocky Mountain Power Discounts and Incentives
Rocky Mountain Power also provides incentives and discounts on certain updates. These new appliances help make your energy bill more affordable.
Heating and Cooling
The Wattsmart program has rebates for both cooling and heating updates. Cooling rebates include central air conditioners, evaporative coolers, air conditioners and smart thermostats. Their heating rebates encompass ductless heat pumps, electronically commutated motors, gas furnaces and heat pumps.
Insulation protects you from unnecessarily heating and cooling the outdoors. You can get 10 cents off of every square foot of insulation installed.
If you are looking into getting energy efficient bulbs in your home, you can get a discount on them. Approved retailers sale Rocky Mountain Power qualified bulbs and fixtures.
You can save up to $550 when you upgrade your heat pump water heater to a high-performance model. Customers that don’t use much energy, receive $400 cash back instead of $550.
Cool keeper program
If you are in the process of building a new home building with efficiency in mind could pay off. You can get up to $1,025 on top of saving money on energy bills later. Your incentive depends on the performance measures you have installed.
If you are a landlord implementing energy-efficient upgrades are beneficial. Multifamily properties with four or more units may be eligible for a cash back incentive.
Rocky Mountain Power’s Wattsmart Business Program
Getting energy efficient upgrades for your business can get expensive fast. There are seven ways Rocky Mountain Power has decided to help you out.
Upgrades and Incentive lists
Rocky Mountain Power has incentives in place for lighting, heating and cooling. They also have a wide range of equipment incentives.
Small Business Direct
This program helps small businesses upgrade their lighting and energy saving technologies.
Energy Efficiency Project financing
If you don’t have internal funding for business updates you can get a loan from HBC Energy Capital.
When you implement energy management strategies you can receive a discount. Qualifying strategies are credited 2 cents per kWh.
Energy Project Manager Co-Funding
- Their first program is the Cool Keeper program, which helps regulate AC use during the summer.
- The second is an Irrigation OAD Control. Irrigators that participate in this program receive energy management devices.
Support Sustainable Living
Participating in a sustainable lifestyle allows you to become a prosumer. The Center for Biological Diversity listed 12 ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Their top three were buying recyclable products, big environmental purchases and plastic.
Shopping with Recycling On the Brain
Buying products that can be reduced reused and recycled is key to living a sustainable lifestyle. Many products that we use every day end up in a landfill. If, however, we take the time to put them in a recycling bin we would avoid creating unnecessary waste.
Big Purchases with Environmental Benefits
Buying big ticket items that reduce harm to the environment are worth the investment. Some items to consider include large energy star certified appliances, electric vehicles and renewable energy.
Plastic Say What
Because plastic is harmful to the environment, minimizing use will help the cause. One way you can do this is by using reusable bags. You can also avoid buying products that use plastic.
Make Renewable Energy Part of your Life
One of the biggest ways to get involved in a healthy environment is through renewable energy. People that use renewable energy to power their homes and businesses are prosumers of the cause.
Wind Options for the Average Homeowner
Water as a Viable Option for Homeowners
If you have a property with flowing water on it you can use it to turn a turbine that will power your home. With the exception of times of drought or frozen water, this form of energy will produce day and night.
Utilize the Power of the Sun
Rooftop solar panels are the most common solar option. These panels will produce energy throughout the day. At night you can either use energy that was stored on a solar backup system or you can stay connected to the grid. The best solution for most is staying connected to the grid with emergancy solar backup.