Seattle City Light - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Washington)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Washington

Name Seattle City Light - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Refrigerators
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Lighting: $0.02 - $0.23/kWh saved or $3 - $86/fixture

Lighting Controls: $0.20 - $0.26/kWh saved or $30 - $90/sensor
HVAC Controls: $0.20 - $0.23
Chillers: $0.23-$0.34 per kWh saved
Air Conditioners: $0.20 -$0.23 per kWh saved
Heat Pumps $0.20-$0.27 per kWh saved
Economizers: $0.20 - $0.23
Cooling Towers: $0.23 - $0.27
Server Virtualization: $150 per server removed
Air Flow Management: $0.17 - $0.20
Variable Frequency Drives: $0.23 - $0.27
Transformers: $0.23 - $0.27
Process Loads: $0.23 - $0.27
Air Compressors: $0.23 - $0.27
Refrigeration Equipment: $30 - $300
Vending Machine Controls: $90
Hot Food Holding Cabinets $200–$500
Electric Steam Cookers $750
Electric Convention Ovens $300 - $2,000
Dishwashers $250–$2,000
Ice Machine: $100 - $300

Equipment Requirements See Program Website

Installation Requirements All incentives must be approved before installation. Incentive amounts are only finalized at time of contract.

Maximum Incentive 70% of cost

Program Administrator Seattle City Light
Date added to DSIRE 2006-09-18
Last DSIRE Review 2012-05-02
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Seattle City Light offers a variety of rebates to commercial and industrial customers through the Energy Smart Services Program. Energy Smart Services are available to commercial businesses, manufacturing plants, institutions, and government facilities on the Medium General Service rate and larger. Incentives for this program are calculated using the annual kWh savings of the project, and can cover up to 70% of the installation cost. Eligible measures include lighting, HVAC equipment, controls, transformers, data center efficiency improvements, and commercial food service and cooking equipments upgrades. Industrial customers can also receive an incentive of up to 70% for qualifying process improvements. Custom incentives are also available for large and complex projects.

The Smart Business Program is available to small businesses in Seattle City Light's service served on the ESMC or ESMS rate schedule that are not part of a chain, campus, or larger institution. Visit the program website or contact Seattle City Light for more information on this program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - Seattle City Light
Department Seattle City Light

Address 700 5th Ave, Suite 3200
Address 2 PO Box 34023
Place Seattle, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 98124
Phone (206) 684-3800
Phone 2 (206) 684-3254


  • 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)"