Avista Utilities - Premium Efficiency Motors Program (Idaho)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Idaho

Name Avista Utilities - Premium Efficiency Motors Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Schools, Agricultural, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Motors
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies, depending on efficiency of motor

Equipment Requirements Motors must meet or exceed the efficiencies shown on Avista's Rebate and Minimum Load Efficiency Table.

Program Administrator Energy Solutions MSC-15
Website https://www.avistautilities.com/business/rebates/washington_idaho/Pages/incentive_12.aspx
Date added to DSIRE 2006-06-22
Last DSIRE Review 2009-06-12

References DSIRE[1]


Avista Utilities' customers can qualify for incentives through the Premium Efficiency Motors Program by developing a comprehensive motor inventory using the Department of Energy's free MotorMaster+ software program, and share the inventory list with Avista for incentive qualification. Alternately, customers may elect to apply for a rebate when purchasing new premium efficiency motors.

To qualify for a rebate, motors must meet or exceed the efficiencies shown on Avista's Rebate and Minimum Full Load Efficiency table. Avista Utilities offers rebates and incentives to their electric customers to help pay for qualifying premium motors. The rebate is distinguished from an incentive, in that a rebate does not require prior completion of an Energy Efficiency Agreement between Avista and the customer. However, the rebates are conservatively based on average motor loading and operating conditions. In some cases, particularly where motors are heavily loaded, the incentive will be higher than the rebate. This is because the incentive is calculated for each motor application. Where motors are lightly loaded, the rebate may actually be higher than the incentive.

Incentive Contact

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)"