Avista Utilities - Site-Specific Energy Efficiency Incentives (Washington)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Washington

Name Avista Utilities - Site-Specific Energy Efficiency Incentives
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Unspecified technologies
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Electric Efficiency: 0.08 - 0.20 per first year kWh saved

Natural Gas Efficiency: 2.00 - 3.50 per first year therm saved

Installation Requirements To be eligible for incentives, you need to contact Avista in the early stages of project development. Incentives will not be paid on projects that are already under construction or that are being developed without Avista's involvement.

Maximum Incentive All incentives will be capped at 50% of total project cost.

Program Administrator Customer Service
Website http://www.avistautilities.com/business/rebates/washington_idaho/Pages/incentive_5.aspx
Date added to DSIRE 2006-06-22
Last DSIRE Review 2009-10-23

References DSIRE[1]


Avista Utilities works with customers through the Site-Specific Energy Efficiency Incentives program to identify efficiency opportunities within Washington State facilities. Incentives vary based on efficiency technologies for electric, natural gas, and/or fuel conversion (electric to natural gas only). Incentives are for hard-wired improvements made, and examples of efficiency measures include lighting, heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment, controls or other processes that may be unique to the facility. Incentives do not apply to behavioral modifications. The incentive is based on the first year energy savings (either in kilowatt-hours or therms): the simple payback of the measure prior to the application of an incentive, as calculated by Avista staff and based upon standardized measure cost. Incentives apply to energy savings measures lasting at least 10 years.

Customers should visit Avista's website for more information, including an incentive level breakdown of electric and natural gas efficiency measures. Contact information for Account Executives working with the program can be found here.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Avista Utilities
Department Customer Service

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)"