'''''Note: As of October 11, 2013, Xcel is not accepting new applications through the medium program for systems 10.1 kW - 500 kW. Xcel expects to reopen the program in 2014, pending the Colorado Public Utility Commission approval of its 2014 RES Compliance Plan.'''''
'''''Note: Xcel began accepting applications for the 2013 Standard Offer Program for systems between 10 kW and 500 kW on June 1, 2013. The program had a budget to support 4.5 MW of projects in 2013, which has been exhausted. The Standard Offer Program is now closed. The RFP Program for systems between 500.1 kW and 2 MW solicited competitive bids starting on August 1, 2013, for up to 4.5 MW of installations. See web site above for more information. '''''
Beginning in 2014, Xcel must offer a solar production incentive for systems 20 kW-DC or less. The customer's system capacity may not be more than 120% of the customer's on-site annual energy consumption. The incentive rate has not yet been determined; the Public Utilities Commission must approve the incentive rate. The incentive will be based on the system's production and will be paid to the customer for 10 years. Each year for the 5 years of the program (2014 through 2018), $5 million will be allocated from the Renewable Development Fund for the production incentive.
The Residential and Hard-to-Reach Standard Offer Programs provide incentives to "Project Sponsors" to install energy efficiency measures in Xcel's service area. Residential customers should contact a participating sponsor (awarded at the first of each calendar year) through the website provided. All payments to Project Sponsors are based on kW and kWh savings. Examples of eligible projects include:
* Ceiling, wall, attic insulation
* Installing energy efficient windows
* HVAC retrofit
* Duct efficiency improvement
'''''Note: Xcel is not currently accepting proposals for this program. The most recent application deadline was April 1, 2013. See the program web site for information regarding future solicitations. '''''
The Workplace Skills Enhancement Program (WSEP) helps businesses in strategic sectors train employees to improve productivity and/or global competitiveness.
Eligible applicants are businesses in strategic sectors including corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, co-operatives, social enterprises and business networks.
It may also include not-for-profit organizations on behalf of businesses. Strategic sectors include:
The Workforce Training Grant (WTG) Program reimburses $5,000 per full time employee meeting wage requirements (lower of county or state average weekly wage) for new and existing employee training costs. The term of the program is 24 months. Business must demonstrate 50% sales from outside Montana and meet other eligibility criteria. Additionally, a $1 of match for every $3 WTG Funds is required of participating businesses.
The Workforce Development Training Program funds industry-education partnerships through which customized training programs and short-term, job-specific training is delivered. The Workforce Development Program supports up to one-half of the total eligible training cost via a matching grant.
Workforce 20/20 a state funded program that assists employers who provide retraining and upgrade training to support the introduction of new technologies and work methods into the workplace. The funding is provided for current workers and new employees. Training funded under Workforce 20/20 is limited to North Dakota residents who are or will be employed in the state. The program is a funding source to assist in reducing the cost of training for the employer.
The Worker Training Program is a business incentive program to support the retraining and upgrading of Nebraska’s current workforce. The amount of grant funding available quarterly is distributed on the basis of size of firm, type of industry, geographic location, and demand occupations that broaden the skill pool and benefit the local and state economy. Businesses must participating must match at least an equal amount to the funds provided by the program.