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Wattsmart quality, comfort and savings

Wattsmart quality, comfort and savings

How to apply

Step 1

Contact us to learn more about building an energy-efficient Wattsmart home.

Step 2

Get in touch with a participating builder.
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Build your best home

When you work with a Wattsmart home builder, you can be sure you’re getting a higher level of quality, comfort and efficiency at the most affordable price. Participating builders partner with RESNET® HERS raters to build above code using energy-efficient features that offer exciting benefits.
  • More comfort
  • Lower energy costs
  • Better resale value
  • Healthier air quality

Qualifications and incentives

Qualified New Homes FeaturesIncentive*
New Homes Heat Pump$500
New Homes Ductless Heat Pump$1,300
New Homes Heat Pump Water HeaterUp to $550
New Homes Windows$3.00/ sq. ft.
New Homes Whole Home Performace Pathup to $5,000
*Incentive is available to either the homeowner or the builder, not both

Ensure the home qualifies:

  • Must be new construction
  • Home must be electrically heated
  • Work completed must comply with all building codes and standards
  • Home must meet individual program requirements for all services completed

Additional program rules:

  • Mail all documents so they are postmarked within 90 days of service completion date
  • Incentive not to exceed project costs

Required documents:

  • Completed and signed Incentive Application(s)
  • Third Party Payment Addendum for applicants who would like to forward payment to a third party not listed on the utility account
  • See individual applications for all additional specific required documentation

Customer eligibility

Residential electric customers residing in the state of Idaho who purchase their electricity from Rocky Mountain Power on rate schedules 1 or 36 qualify. Landlords who own rental properties served by the company in the state of Idaho where the tenant is billed on rate schedules 1 or 36 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.

Application details

Provide your customers with accurate and complete incentive application paperwork to ensure uninterrupted processing and swift incentive payment.

If the customer is applying for the incentive:

  • At time project completion, trade ally should provide customer with:
  • Completed and signed trade ally section of incentive application
  • Completed and signed technical worksheet, if applicable
  • Itemized invoice/receipt and any other required documentation
  • Walk your customer through the rest of the incentive application so they know exactly what to submit
  • Notify the customer that their home will need to be inspected before the incentive can be approved
  • Point out the customer service hotline as a resource for them, and the 90-day submittal deadline
  • In the case of the missing information, assist your customer in securing any trade ally information or documentation

If the trade ally is applying for the incentive:

  • Complete and sign the incentive application
  • Complete and sign technical worksheet, if applicable
  • Submit itemized invoice/receipt and any other required documentation
  • Read the rest of the incentive application so you know exactly what to submit
  • Note the customer service hotline and the 90-day submittal deadline
  • In the case of the missing information, please provide any missing documentation back to the program
Provide feedback to the program about suggested improvements to streamline incentive processing. We want to make the process as simple and easy as possible.

Incentive Applications

New Homes Windows Incentive Application (electrically heated homes only)

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Wattsmart Kits

Get free LED bulbs and other energy-saving products.

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Paperless billing

Go paperless and pay your bill the convenient, earth-friendly way.

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Light your home for less

Find discount pricing on long-lasting, energy-efficient light bulbs.

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Save on insulation that delivers year-round comfort and savings.

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Heating and cooling upgrades

Improve your heating and cooling equipment and save with cash incentives.

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Appliance savings

Get a great deal on new appliances that save energy and money.

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Hot water you can count on

Get dependable water heating at a more affordable price.

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Blue Sky

For as little as $1.95 per month, you can support new renewable energy sources.

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Build your best home

Work with a Wattsmart builder and enjoy all the benefits of an energy-efficient home.