Avista Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Incentives Program (Idaho)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Idaho

Name Avista Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Incentives Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Installer/Contractor, Some individual rebates offered to Government, Agricultural and Institutional entities
Eligible Technologies Agricultural Equipment, Chillers, Clothes Washers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Dehumidifiers, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Equipment Insulation, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Steam-system upgrades, Water Heaters, LED Lighting, Retro-Commissioning Study, Power Management for PC's, Variable Frequency Drives, Cooling Towers, Vending Machine Controllers, Led Traffic Signals, Steam Traps
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2011-02-16
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Demand Controlled Ventilation System: 0.25 per square foot

Open Loop Chiller/Cooling Tower Side-Stream Filtration System: The lesser of 18 per ton or 50% of installed cost
Vending Machine Controller: 90 per machine controller
Site-Specific Energy Efficiency Incentives: Electric 0.08 - 0.20 per first year kWh saved; Gas: 2.00 - 3.50 per first year therm saved
VFD Fans: 80 per HP
VFD Cooling Pump: 85 per HP
VFD Heating Pump only or Combined Heating and Cooling Pump: 100 per HP
LEED Certification: 0.25/conditioned sq. ft. for New Construction, 0.50/conditioned sq. ft. for Existing Buildings
ODP Noncontinuous Motors: 10-1020
ODP Continuous Motors: 10-2150
TEFC Noncontinuous Motors: 10-2720
TEFC Continuous Motors: 10-5720
Power Management for PC Networks: 10/controlled PC
LED Traffic Signal: 10 - 55/signal
Steam Trap Replacement/Repair: 120 – 350, varies depending on pipe size
Electric to Natural Gas Water Heater Conversion: 150
Clothes Washer: 250 - 400
Retro-Commissioning Study: 0.10/conditioned sq. ft. (agents receive 0.50 per therm and 0.02 per kWh)

Equipment Requirements See individual programs on Avista website for equipment details

Installation Requirements PC Power Management Software: Must achieve minimum average savings of 120 annual kWh per controlled PC

Electric to Natural Gas Water Heater Conversion: Water heaters must be 80 gallons or smaller with an Efficiency Factor greater than .60 AFUE or 90% in a building less than 4000 sq. ft.
Demand Controlled Ventilation System: Must be an existing building keeping temperatures between 65º and 75º F during operating hours.

Maximum Incentive See individual programs on Avista website for incentive details

Website http://www.avistautilities.com/business/rebates/washington_idaho/pages/default.aspx#leed
Date added to DSIRE 2009-10-30
Last DSIRE Review 2011-02-16
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Avista offers numerous incentives to its commercial and industrial customers who wish to increase the energy efficiency of facilities or equipment. A suite of incentive options are available for heating and cooling equipment, refrigeration, lighting, motors, variable frequency drives, vending machine controls, appliances, personal computers, LEED certification, retro-commissioning, and other energy efficient measures. Below is a list of each program offered. Please see the program website listed above to see specific details.

  • Demand Controlled Ventilation System Rebate Program
  • Side-Stream Filtration Incentive Program
  • Vending Machine Controller Rebate Program
  • Energy Smart Supermarket and Grocery Store Refrigeration
  • Site-Specific Energy Efficiency Incentives Program
  • Commercial Lighting Program
  • Commercial HVAC Variable Frequency Drive Initiative
  • LEED Certification Incentive Program
  • Premium Efficiency Motors Program
  • Power Management for Personal Computer (PC) Networks
  • LED Traffic Signal Incentive Program
  • Steam Trap Replacement/Repair Rebate
  • Electric to Natural Gas Water Heater Conversion Rebate Program
  • Commercial Clothes Washer Rebate Program
  • Retro-Commissioning Rebate Program

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Avista Utilities

Division Customer Service
Address P.O. Box 3727

Place Spokane, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 99220
Phone (800) 227-9187

Website https://www.avistautilities.com/business/accountexec/Pages/default.aspx
Contact Name Avista Utilities
Department Energy Solutions MSC-15

Address PO Box 3727

Place Spokane, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 99220
Phone (800) 227-9187

Email AskAvista@AvistaUtilities.com
Website http://www.everylittlebit.com/FindRebates.aspx

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"