Important! Updated February 13, 2017. Rocky Mountain Power’s planned changes to the incentives and equipment qualifications associated with our energy efficiency program became effective March 30, 2017. Changes include additional qualified products for heat pump water heaters, the retirement of CFL bulbs and fixtures and the return of the wattsmart Starter Kit program. These changes affect purchases made or work completed on or after March 30, 2017. For questions, please email hes@rockymountainpower.net.

Important! Updated April 7, 2017. Rocky Mountain Power’s planned changes to the incentives and equipment qualifications associated with our energy efficiency program will become effective May 22, 2017. Changes include the retirement of CFL bulbs and fixtures. These changes affect purchases made on or after May 22, 2017. For questions, please email hes@rockymountainpower.net.

New Homes

energy efficient new homes

Get up to $1,000 cash back

Build for efficiency and earn your rewards

Rocky Mountain Power offers builders the opportunity to receive cash incentives for building homes that are more efficient than current energy code requires. Stand out and show your commitment to quality with homes that deliver superior comfort, greater durability, and lower energy costs.

Qualifications & Incentives

Qualified New Single-family Homes

Performance Measures Incentive for
Electrically Cooled
Incentive for
Electric Heat
HERS 62-56 $175 $350
HERS 55-49 $300 $600
HERS 48 or lower $500 $1,000
ENERGY STAR® V3 $25 $25
Stand-alone Measures Incentive for
Electrically Cooled
Incentive for
​Electric Heat
15 SEER or Better Central Air Conditioner $100 $100
95% AFUE Gas Furnace with ECM $150 No incentive available

Qualified New Mulitfamily Homes

Performance Measures Incentive for
Electrically Cooled
Incentive for
Electric Heat
HERS 62-56 $100 $200
HERS 55-49 $200 $400
HERS 48 or lower $300 $600
ENERGY STAR® V3 $20 $20
Stand-alone Measures Incentive for
Electrically Cooled
Incentive for
​Electric Heat
15 SEER or Better Central Air Conditioner $75 $75
95% AFUE Gas Furnace with ECM $100 No incentive available

Ensure single-family or multifamily home qualifies:

  • Must be new construction
  • Home must be site built
  • Home must meet all building codes and standards requirements
  • Home must meet all individual program requirements for each service completed
  • ENERGY STAR homes must meet HERS index requirements

Additional program rules:

  • To be eligible for electic heat incentives, natural gas must not be available at customers' property line
  • Incentive application must be received within 180 days of the Certificate of Occupancy issuance date or equivalent from the governing municipality
  • Home cannot use on-site generation to achieve HERS index
  • HERS modeling software must be approved by RESNET™ at the time of modeling
  • Homes must meet current code requirements for duct leakage and air infiltration
  • Performance and stand-alone measures cannot be combined

Required documentation for performance measures:

  • RESNET™ registered HERS file
  • Copy of HERS summary report
  • Copy of ENERGY STAR certification (if applicable)
  • Brand and model of equipment (if the home included above code equipment)

Required documentation for stand-alone measures:

  • Brand, model and equipment efficiency
  • AHRI certificate

Customer Eligibility

Residential electric customers residing in the state of Utah who purchase their electricity from Rocky Mountain Power on rate schedules 1, 2, or 3 qualify. Landlords who own rental properties served by the company in the state of Utah where the tenant is billed on rate schedules 1, 2 or 3 also qualify for this program. You can locate your rate schedule on your bill or by calling 1-888-221-7070. Incentive checks are only issued in the name of the Rocky Mountain Power account holder.

How to Apply

Prior to starting a project, builders must complete their enrollment into the wattsmart new Homes program by doing the following:

  1. Complete the wattsmart New Homes builder application
  2. Hire and work with a certified HERS rater
  3. Your Rater will submit a completed incentive application with all required documentation within 180 days of the Certificate of Occupancy issuance date