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Improved energy efficiency can reduce your energy consumption and lower your monthly bill. Efficiency rebates are available to help DME customers with homes, facilities, and properties in Denton reduce their energy use. 

The City of Denton fiscal year begins on October 1 each year and rebate funds are available on a first-come-first-come-serve basis. Funds may be exhausted before the end of the fiscal year, which may result in unavailable funds for solar projects.
 
The current rebate funds balance for quarter one are:
Energy Efficiency Rebate Remaining Balance: $250,000
Solar Interconnection Rebate Remaining Balance: $500,000

Programs and incentives are only available to City of Denton customers who receive DME service.

Please note the changes made to the Distributed Generation (Solar) process:
  • As of October 1, 2020, the following changes to the City of Denton’s distributed generation application process are effective:
    • All applications will be submitted through the City’s Building Safety Division. DME will no longer accept solar applications.
    • Applicants will create their permit through eTRAKiT
    • Applicants will receive a temporary log-in to ProjectDox to upload application and supporting documents, including interconnection agreement and rebate form.
  • To familiarize yourself with the permitting process, please follow this GUIDE or contact the City’s Building Safety Division at Building@cityofdenton.com or call (940) 349-8360.
  • Applications submitted before October, 1 2020 will not receive a rebate.

DME RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

  • Free In-Home Energy Audits
    Want to lower your electric usage but don’t know where to start?

    A certified energy auditor will utilize diagnostic tools to reveal thermal flaws in your home. Participants receive a detailed report, including prioritized recommendations for improving energy efficiency. Types of diagnostic tools used include:
     
    • Blower Door Test: Auditors use blower door tests to help determine a home's air tightness.
    • Thermal Imaging: A thermal imaging camera, in conjunction with a blower door test can quickly identify thermal flaws in your home's shell.

    Email rebates@cityofdenton.com or call (940) 349-7733 to schedule your free energy audit. 
  • Energy Efficiency Incentives
    The GreenSense Incentive Program rewards customers in good standing who perform qualifying energy-efficiency improvements in their homes or businesses. The program is a great way for residential, retail, and small commercial customers to use energy more efficiently. 

    For more information, download the GreenSense Brochure under "Helpful Resources" on this page, email rebates@cityofdenton.com, or call (940) 349-7733.


    Click the application links below to get started: Click here for a list of registered installers.
  • Solar Installation Incentive
    All single-family and multifamily property owners within DME’s service area are eligible to receive a solar incentive in accordance with the provisions in the Distributed Generation Manual.

    For more information, see the Distributed Generation Manual located under "Helpful Resources" on this page, email solar@cityofdenton.com, or call (940) 349-7595.

    Click here to download the Solar Installation Application.

    Click here for Solar Program FAQs.

    Protect yourself from unethical selling practices. Solar rebates are now available, and companies are flooding to Denton to sell as many solar systems as possible. Before purchasing a solar system:
    • Be aware of solar companies claiming to be DME partners. DME and the City of Denton do not partner with solar companies.
    • Be alert of emails, calls, texts, or door-to-door salespeople requesting personal information. Do not provide personal information if you don’t trust the source.
    • Be leery of any offers that pressure you to send information, money, or sign documents.
    Report unethical and suspicious practices to the Better Business Bureau at (214) 220-2000 and DME at dme@cityofdenton.com.   
     


DME COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS

  • Energy Efficiency Incentives
    The GreenSense Incentive Program rewards customers in good standing who perform qualifying energy-efficiency improvements in their homes or businesses.

    For more information, download the GreenSense Brochure located under "Helpful Resources" on this page, email rebates@cityofdenton.com, or call (940) 349-7733.

    Click here for Energy Efficiency Incentive Application or Electric Vehicle Incentive Application..

    Click the application links below to get started:
  • Standard Offer Incentive
    Customers who can reduce their peak demand by a minimum of 50 kW may qualify for an incentive up to $125 per kW. Permanent upgrades must be new and remain in service for at least ten years.

    Click here to download the Standard Offer Incentive Application.


    Funds are available starting Oct. 1 on a first-come, first-served basis until they are exhausted.
  • Engineering Audit
    Customers interested in hiring an engineer firm to perform a detailed energy audit on their facility may qualify for an incentive up to $5,000. Audit reports should concisely describe energy efficiency measures and alternatives, energy use baseline, and a business plan.

    Click here to download the Engineering Audit Application.


    Funds are available starting Oct. 1 on a first-come, first-served basis until they are exhausted.
  • Solar Installation Incentive
    All commercial property owners within DME’s service area are eligible to receive a solar incentive in accordance with the provisions in the Distributed Generation Manual.

    For more information, download the Distributed Generation Manual located under "Helpful Resources" on this page, email solar@cityofdenton.com, or call (940) 349-7595.

    Click here to download the Solar Installation Application.

    Click here for Solar Program FAQs.

    Protect yourself from unethical selling practices. Solar rebates are now available, and companies are flooding to Denton to sell as many solar systems as possible. Before purchasing a solar system:
    • Be aware of solar companies claiming to be DME partners. DME and the City of Denton do not partner with solar companies.
    • Be alert of emails, calls, texts, or door-to-door salespeople requesting personal information. Do not provide personal information if you don’t trust the source.
    • Be leery of any offers that pressure you to send information, money, or sign documents.
    Report unethical and suspicious practices to the Better Business Bureau at (214) 220-2000 and DME at dme@cityofdenton.com.   


EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

  • Electricity Safety with Arcing Demo
    Schools and civic organizations interested in learning about electricity and safety can schedule a free arcing demonstration from a DME linemen. During the presentation, DME crew will set up a high-voltage display to explain the dangers of electricity and tips to prevent injuries. The demonstration can be tailored to meet the needs of younger audiences and must be conducted outdoors.


    Call (940) 349-7529 to schedule a free arcing demo.

    Please Note: Unforeseen circumstances effecting the electric grid may cause DME to reshedule demonstrations on short notice.

     
  • Energy Conservation and Efficiency Presentation
    Schools and civic organizations interested in learning about energy conservation, energy efficiency, and the difference between the two can request a presentation from a DME specialist. This presentation will provide information on how a home works as a system and tips on using electricity as efficient as possible.

    Call (940) 349-7529 to schedule a presentation.
     
  • Renewable Energy Presentation
    Schools and civic organizations interested in having an introduction to renewable energy can request a presentation from a DME specialist. This presentation will provide information on what renewable energy is, the importance of it, and what DME is doing to be environmentally responsible.

    Call (940) 349-7529 to schedule a presentation.
  • Career Day Events
    Are you interested in what DME employees do from day-to-day? You can request attendance at your career day event from a DME specialist, including lineman, meter technician, energy analyst, and energy auditor, to explain their position and how it impacts DME.

    Schedule a Career Day DME Specialist by calling (940) 349-7529.
     
  • Solar Program FAQs
    If you are a DME customer and own, or plan to own, a solar system, the Solar Program FAQ below may help answer many questions about DME's solar program. Topics covered include rebate qualifications, permitting, applications, rebate availability, billing, contact information, etc.

    Click here for Solar Program FAQs.


 
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