Idaho Power - New Building Efficiency Program (Idaho)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Idaho

Name Idaho Power - New Building Efficiency Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Windows
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount FlexPeak Management: Enroll through EnerNOC

Exterior Lighting Load Reduction: $200/kW below code
Daylight Photo Controls: $15/sensor controlling over 200 watts
Ocupancy Sensors: $25/sensor
Exit Signs: $7.50/sign
HVAC: $50/ton; plus $25/ton for bonus efficiency
Air Side Economizers: $75/ton
Chillers: $20/ton
Reflective Roof Treatment: $0.05/sq. ft.
Efficient Windows: $0.50/sq. ft.
Energy Management System: $0.30/sq. ft.
Demand Control Ventilation: $0.50/cu. ft./minute
Variable Speed Drives: $60/hp

Equipment Requirements Lighting: system designs that are at least 15% - 20% better than code minimum.

Reflective Roof Treatment: total initial solar reflectivity of at least 0.70 and an emissivity of 0.75 or more. Product or coating must be in buildings with central air conditioning and with roofs pitched less than 4 in 12.
Windows: National Fenestration Rating Council certified to meet a U-factor of 0.30 or less and a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient of 0.30 or less.
Demand Control Ventilation: HVAC systems must provide at least 1,500 CFM and serve areas with variable occupant loading. For systems that use carbon dioxide sensors to automatically adjust outside air flow based on occupancy levels.
Variable Speed Drives: for fans, pumps and other motors with 5-250 horsepower operating at least 2,000 hours per year. The variable speed drive must be installed in accordance with IEEE Standard 519.

Funding Source Conservation Charge

Installation Requirements Pre-applications required

Daylighting plans need to be reviewed by Idaho Design Lab (IDL).
Occupancy Sensors: must be in spaces where they are not required by code.

Maximum Incentive $100,000 per project (regardless of size)

Program Administrator Idaho Power Company
Date added to DSIRE 2006-06-22
Last DSIRE Review 2012-10-17
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Idaho Power offers incentives for its commercial and industrial customers in Idaho and Oregon to install new equipment above code in participating facilities. They provide rebates for lighting controls, HVAC equipment and controls, building shell measures, and energy control/ventilation equipment. Incentives are designed to average about half the additional cost of energy-efficiency investments. This program is for Idaho Power commercial or industrial customers on rate Schedule 7 (Small General Service, Small Commercial), Schedule 9 (Large General Service, Large Commercial), or Schedule 19 (Large Power Service). Only projects that are part of a new building, an expansion to an existing building, or a major renovation can qualify. All Building Efficiency final applications must be submitted within 60 days of project completion. Extensive program details can be found on the program web site.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - Idaho Power
Department Idaho Power Company

Address P.O. Box 70
Address 2 1221 W. Idaho St.
Place Boise, Idaho
Zip/Postal Code 83702
Phone (208) 388-2323
Phone 2 (800) 488-6151


  • 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)"