Avista Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Incentives Program (Washington)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Washington

Name Avista Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Incentives Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Some individual rebates offered to Government, Agricultural and Institutional entities
Eligible Technologies Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Steam-system upgrades, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motors, Agricultural Equipment, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Power Management for PC's, Variable Frequency Drives, Cooling Towers, Vending Machine Controllers, Led Traffic Signals, Steam Traps
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Demand Controlled Ventilation System: 0.25 per square foot

Side-Stream Filtration System: 18 per ton or 50 percent of installed cost
Vending Machine Controller: 90 per machine controller
Energy Smart (Supermarket/Grocery Store) Incentives: Varies widely
Site-Specific Energy Efficiency Incentives: Electric 0.08 - 0.20 per first year kWh saved, Natural Gas: 2.00 - 3.50 per first year therm saved
Commercial Energy Efficient Lighting: 3.00 - 460.00, varies by technology
Commercial HVAC/VFD Equipment: 80-100 per HP
LEED Certification: 1.25 per conditioned square foot for New Construction, 0.50 per conditioned square foot for Existing Buildings (0.25/sq. ft. as of 1/1/2010)
Premium Efficiency Motors: 10 - 3,120, varies by motor load and operating conditions
Power Management for PC Networks: 10.00 per controlled PC
LED Traffic Signal: 10 - 55, varies based on equipment
Steam Trap Replacement/Repair: 120 – 350, varies depending on pipe size
Electric to Natural Gas Water Heater Conversion: 150
Commercial Clothes Washer: 250 - 400
Retro-Commissioning: Maximum 0.10 per conditioned square foot

Equipment Requirements See individual programs on Avista website for equipment details

Maximum Incentive See individual programs on Avista website for incentive details

Website https://www.avistautilities.com/business/rebates/washington_idaho/pages/default.aspx
Date added to DSIRE 2009-10-26
Last DSIRE Review 2009-11-16

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 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)"