Pacific Power - FinAnswer Express (Washington)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Washington

Name Pacific Power - FinAnswer Express
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Agricultural Equipment, Building Insulation, Ceiling Fan, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Clothes Washers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Dishwasher, Equipment Insulation, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Windows, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Cool Roof, Small Compressed Air, Dairy/Farm Equipment, Irrigation, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Lighting

T-8 Lighting Fixtures: $0.25-$21
T-5 Lighting Fixtures: $0.25-$20
Cold Cathode: $5
CFLs: $5
Ceramic Metal Halide: $35
Pulse Start Metal Halide: $20 - $60
Induction: $125
LEDs: $10 - $100
Lighting Controls: $15 - $75
LED Exit Signs: $15
LED Signs: $5/lamp or /linear foot

Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps: $25 - $75/ton
Geothermal Heat Pump: $25 - $50/ton
Evaporative Cooling: $0.06/ISR CFM
Indirect-Direct Evaporative Cooling: $0.12/kWh annual energy savings + $50/kW monthly demand savings
Chillers: $0.12/kWh annual energy savings + $50/kW monthly demand savings
Programmable Thermostat: $150
Occupancy Controller: $50
Variable Frequency Drives for HVAC Fans and Pumps: $65/HP
Green Motor Rewind: $1/HP

Building Envelope
Cool Roofs: $0.10/sq. ft.
Wall Insulation: $0.10/sq. ft.
Attic/Roof Insulation: $0.08/sq. ft.
Windows: $0.34/sq. ft.
Window Film: $0.12/kWh annual energy savings

Food Service
Commercial Dishwasher: $500-$2000
Holding Cabinet: $200 - $600
Steam Cooker: $750 - $840
Convection Oven: $350
Griddle: $250 - $350
Combination Oven: $1,000
Fryer: $200 - $300
Ice Machines: $125-$400
Refrigerator: $75-$175
Freezer: $100 - $800
Vending Machine: $150
LED Case Lighting: $10/linear foot
Case Occupancy Sensor: $1/linear foot
Commercial Oven: $300-$1000

Clothes Washer: $150-$200
Compressed Air: Varies, See Website
Network Power Management: $7/PC
Smart Plug Strip: $15/unit
Custom: $0.10/kWh annual energy savings

Installation Requirements New Construction: 10% better than code

Maximum Incentive Lighting: 70% of cost

Incentive amount cannot reduce the project simple payback below one year

Program Administrator Pacific Power
Date added to DSIRE 2007-03-07
Last DSIRE Review 2012-12-05
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Pacific Power's FinAnswer Express Program includes incentives and technical assistance for lighting, HVAC and other equipment upgrades that increase energy efficiency and exceed code requirements in commercial and industrial facilities. Both retrofits of existing equipment and new construction projects are eligible for incentives. For retrofits, the utility may need to verify existing equipment. Prescriptive rebates and custom incentives calculated from energy savings are available. For more information on program guidelines, specific equipment requirements, and eligibility, visit the utility's web site.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - Pacific Power
Department Pacific Power

Address 825 NE Multnomah

Place Portland, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97232
Phone (800) 222-4335
Phone 2 (800) 942-0281


  • 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)"