Xcel Energy

Commercial Standard Offer Program

Program Overview

Commercial Standard Offer Program

This site contains information about Xcel Energy's Commercial Standard Offer Program. To register as a Project Sponsor click here or click the EnerTrek® logo.


Xcel Energy will review the project applications from potential Project Sponsors on a first-come, first-served basis until all SOP incentive funds have been reserved.

Xcel Energy SOP Applications Accepted

Date: December 17, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM CST

Project applications can be submitted starting January 12, 2021. To start the online application process, click the EnerTrek® logo or click here.


The Commercial Standard Offer Program provides incentives for the retrofit installation of a wide range of measures that reduce customer energy costs, and reduce peak demand and/or save energy in non-residential facilities. Incentives are paid to energy efficiency service providers (EESPs) on the basis of deemed savings, which are standardized savings values or formulas for a wide range of measures in representative building types. If deemed savings have not been established for a particular qualifying energy efficiency measure, then incentives may be paid on the basis of verified peak demand and/or energy savings using the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol.

Program Objectives

The primary objective of this program is to achieve cost-effective reduction in peak summer demand. Additional objectives of the program are to:

  • Encourage private sector delivery of energy efficiency products and services
  • Achieve customer energy and cost savings
  • Significantly reduce barriers to participation by streamlining program procedures and measurement and verification (M&V) requirements