new homes

Get up to $1,025 cash back

Get up to $1,025 cash back

How to apply

Step 1

Hire and work with a verified rater.

Step 2

Complete the Wattsmart New Homes builder application and enroll prior to starting your project.

Step 3

Complete the Wattsmart New Homes Third Party Application if payment is forward to a third party not listed on the utility account.

Step 4

Your Rater will submit a completed incentive application with all required documentation within 180 days of the Certificate of Occupancy issuance date.
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Build for a brighter future

Rocky Mountain Power offers builders the opportunity to receive cash incentives for building Wattsmart HERS rated 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 and incentives

Performance measuresIncentive for electrically cooledIncentive 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 cooledIncentive for electric heat
15 to 16.9 SEER central air conditioner$100$100
17 to 19.9 SEER central air conditioner$200$200
20 SEER or better central air conditioner$350$350
Smart thermostat$50$50

Ensure single-family home qualifies:

  • Must be new construction, 3 or fewer units per foundation.
  • 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.
  • For properties with 4 or more units per foundation, please contact us for details on our customized multifamily program.

Additional program rules:

  • To be eligible for electric heat incentives, natural gas must not be available at customers' property line.
  • To be eligible for gas heat HERS incentives, an air conditioner must be installed and included in the HERS modeling.
  • 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.
  • Up to two central air conditioner incentives and two smart thermostat incentives for each qualifying single-family home.

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
Incentives are associated with the August 15, 2019 tariff filing approved by the Utah Public Service Commission. All incentives are subject to change with 45 days notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

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.

Application details

Prior to starting a project, builders must complete their enrollment into the wattsmart new Homes program. Download application.

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