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Income Tax Deduction for Energy Efficiency Upgrades   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/11/2014
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Personal Deduction
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:100% of cost of material and labor
Authority 1:
Idaho Code § 63-3022B
Summary:

Idaho residents with homes built or under construction before 2002, or who had a building permit issued before January 1, 2002, qualify for an income tax deduction for 100% of the cost of installing new insulation or other approved energy efficiency improvements in an existing residence. Any insulation added must be in addition to, not a replacement of, existing insulation. Other energy efficiency measures that may be deducted are windows that are more energy efficient than existing windows, storm windows, weather stripping and caulking, and duct sealing and insulation.  The amount charged for labor is also deductible. Legislation enacted in 2013 (H.B. 4) stipulates that the home must be the primary residence and located within the State of Idaho to qualify for the deduction. 

Customers should claim the deduction on forms from the Idaho State Tax Commission; contact the Idaho State Tax Commission for the most recent form.


 
Contact:
  Public Information
Idaho Tax Commission
800 Park Blvd. #4
Boise, ID 83722
Phone: (208) 334-7660
Phone 2: (800) 972-7660
Fax: (208) 334-7846
E-Mail: taxrep@tax.idaho.gov




Residential Alternative Energy Tax Deduction   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/30/2014
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Personal Deduction
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:40% in the first year; 20% per year for next three years
Maximum Incentive:$5,000 per year; $20,000 total deduction
Authority 1:
Idaho Code § 63-3022C
Summary:

This statute allows taxpayers an income tax deduction of 40% of the cost of a solar, wind, geothermal, and certain biomass energy devices used for heating or electricity generation. Taxpayers can apply this 40% deduction in the year in which the system is installed and can also deduct 20% of the cost each year for three years thereafter. The maximum deduction in any one year is $5,000. The total maximum deduction is $20,000.

Eligible biomass energy devices include a pellet stove or EPA-certified wood stove if:

  • it is in the taxpayer's residence,
  • it replaces an old wood stove that does not meet EPA requirements,
  • the purchase and replacement occurs within the same year, and
  • the old wood stove is dropped off at a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)-approved site within 30 days.
    (Also applies to new natural gas or propane heating units that meet these criteria.)

To qualify for the deduction, the home in which the system is intalled must have existed, been under construction, or had a building permit on or before January 1, 2002, and must be located within Idaho. 

The deduction for full year residents is calculated on the Idaho Supplemental Schedule 39R, section B, with the result transferred to Idaho Form 40. For part year and non-residents of Idaho, the deduction is calculated on Idaho Form 39NR, section B, with the results transferred to Idaho Form 43. Forms, instructions, and publications for the current and previous years can be found here

 


 
Contact:
  Public Information
Idaho Tax Commission
800 Park Blvd. #4
Boise, ID 83722
Phone: (208) 334-7660
Phone 2: (800) 972-7660
Fax: (208) 334-7846
E-Mail: taxrep@tax.idaho.gov




Property Tax Exemption for Wind and Geothermal Energy Producers   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/30/2014
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Property Tax Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Wind, Geothermal Electric
Applicable Sectors: Commercial
Amount:100% of property taxes
Start Date:1/1/2008
Authority 1:
Date Effective:
Idaho Code § 63-3502B
1/1/2008
Authority 2:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
HB 189
3/21/2007
1/1/2007
Authority 3:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
HB 529
3/20/2008
1/1/2008
Summary:

In 2007, Idaho enacted a bill that restructured the method of taxation for producers of wind energy from a property tax to a tax on production. The aim of this restructuring was to ease the burden on commercial wind farms in the early years of operation. In 2008, Idaho enacted further legislation to include geothermal energy producers under this method of taxation. Under these policies, commercial wind operators and geothermal energy producers, excluding those regulated by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, are exempt from paying taxes on real estate, fixtures or property related to their renewable energy systems. In lieu of property taxes, however, wind and geothermal energy producers must instead pay a tax of three percent (3%) of gross energy earnings.


 
Contact:
  Public Information
Idaho State Tax Commission
PO Box 36
Boise, ID 83722-0410
Phone: (208) 334-7500
Phone 2: (800) 972-7660
Fax: (208) 334-7846
E-Mail: taxrep@tax.idaho.gov
Web Site: http://tax.idaho.gov/




Renewable Energy Project Bond Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/04/2014
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: State Bond Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, CHP/Cogeneration, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, (Independent Power Producer)
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Idaho Code § 67-8901 et seq.
2005
Summary:

Legislation enacted in Idaho in April 2005 (Senate Bill 1192) allows independent (non-utility) developers of renewable energy projects in the state to request financing from the Idaho Energy Resources Authority, a state bonding authority created in March 2005 by the Environment, Energy and Technology Energy Resources Authority Act (House Bill 106). The authority was created to finance the construction of electric generation and transmission projects by electric utilities. SB 1192 extended the financing opportunities to independent renewable energy producers that are not "qualifying facilities" under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).

For the purposes of this program, renewable energy is defined as "a source of energy that occurs naturally, is regenerated naturally or uses as a fuel source, a waste product or byproduct from a manufacturing process including, but not limited to, open or closed-loop biomass, fuel cells, geothermal energy, waste heat, cogeneration, solar energy, water power and wind."


 
Contact:
  Ron Williams
Idaho Energy Resources Authority
1015 West Hays Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 344-6633
Fax: (208) 344-0077
Web Site: http://www.iera.info




Low-Interest Energy Loan Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/30/2014
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: State Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces , Heat pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Motor VFDs, Agricultural Equipment, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, HVAC; ENERGY STAR appliances
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Small Hydroelectric, Geothermal Direct-Use
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Agricultural, Institutional, Hospitals
Amount:Residential Loans: $1,000 to $15,000
Commercial Loans: $1,000 to $100,000
Maximum Incentive:Residential: $15,000
All others: $100,000
Terms:4% interest with 5-year term
Web Site: http://www.energy.idaho.gov/financialassistance/energyloans.htm
Summary:

The Idaho Governor's Office of Energy Resources (OER) State Energy Loan Program offers low-interest loans to make building improvements that will conserve energy and increase energy efficiency projects in Idaho. Loans are leveraged by utility incentives as well as federal and state tax credits and deductions. Loans are 4% interest with 5 year terms. Applications are evaluated on the basis of credit; all loans must be secured with real estate and/or equipment. As of February 1, 2011, loan applicants will be charged credit analysis fees incurred by the Idaho Governor's Office of Energy Resources. Fees for residential loans are $100 and fees for commercial loans are $250. The fee is due after the project analysis is completed and before the credit analysis is initiated. Loans are available for retrofit only, with the exception of some renewable resources. 


 
Contact:
  Tammy Japhet
Office of Energy Resources
304 N. 8th Street, Suite 250
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0199
Phone: (208) 332-1660
Fax: (208) 332-1661
Web Site: http://www.energy.idaho.gov




Idaho Falls Power - Commercial Energy Conservation Loan Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/03/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Chillers , Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Motors, Custom/Others pending approval
Applicable Sectors: Commercial
Amount:General: up to $50,000
Maximum Incentive:General: $50,000
Terms:Rate: 0%
Repayment: up to 60 months
Web Site: http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/city/city-departments/idaho-falls-...
Summary:

Idaho Falls Power is offering a zero interest loan program to qualifying commercial customers to install efficient lighting and other energy conservation measures. The building must receive its electricity service from Idaho Falls Power and an energy audit must be performed on the building by IFP Energy Services personnel prior to purchase and/or installation. Loan is only available to customers with a good payment history with City Utilities (i.e. no outstanding current balance, no disconnects for nonpayment, no delinquencies). Must have minimum of one year payment history with utility and building owner's signed permission to participate. Loan amount will then be added to your utility bill and will be payable in equal monthly installments in addition to regular utility charges. Defaulted unpaid principal balance accrues interest at the rate of 12% per annum.

Customers meeting these criteria are eligible to receive an energy audit for the following measures, as needed:

  • Lighting efficiency improvements  
  • HVAC upgrades 
  • Motor efficiency improvements  
  • Building envelope improvements
     

Customers interested in participating should call 208-612-8143.

Idaho Falls Power also offers a rebate program for similar commercial projects.


 
Contact:
  Doug McGiffin
Idaho Falls Power
PO Box 50220
Idaho Falls, ID 83405
Phone: (208) 612-8143
Web Site: http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/




Idaho Falls Power - Energy Efficient Heat Pump Loan Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/03/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Duct/Air sealing, Ductless Heat Pumps, PTCS Commissioning, PTCS Controls
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Institutional
Amount:$500 - $7,500
Maximum Incentive:Heat Pumps: $7,500
Ductless Heat Pumps: $5,000
Terms:Rate: 0%
Repayment: up to 60 months
Web Site: http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/city/city-departments/idaho-falls-...
Summary:

Idaho Falls Power offers zero interest loans to all eligible customers for the purchase and installation of energy efficient heat pumps. The Heat Pump Program applies to heating or cooling in existing buildings. Ducted, ductless, and geothermal heat pumps are all eligible for this offer. The program will loan up to 100% of the actual cost of installing heat pumps for qualifying customers not to exceed $7,500 ($5,000 for ductless heat pumps). An alternative heat pump rebate program is offered for customers who do not want to pursue a loan.  Between $250 and $2,500 in rebates are available for customers who opt for this incentive.  For both the loan and rebate program, the minimum performance standards for eligible heat pumps is 9.0 HSPF/14 SEER, and insulation levels of R-38 ceiling, R-11 wall, R-19 floor are also required.

This loan program is only available to customers with a good payment history with City Utilities (no outstanding current balance, no disconnects for nonpayment or delinquencies), and who have minimum of one year payment history with the utility. For more information on program terms and conditions, visit the program website.


 
Contact:
  Customer Service
Idaho Falls Power
PO Box 50220
Idaho Falls, ID 83405
Phone: (208) 612-8430
Phone 2: (208) 612-8396
E-Mail: ifpinfo@ifpower.org
Web Site: http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/




Idaho Falls Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/03/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Electric rechargeable lawn mowers, Electric rechargeable weed trimmers
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:$100 - $7500
Maximum Incentive:Heat Pumps: $7,500
Weatherization: $5000
Appliances: $2,000
Terms:Rate: 0%
Repayment: 60 months
Web Site: http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/city/city-departments/idaho-falls-...
Summary:

Idaho Falls Power's Energy Efficiency Loan Program offers zero interest loans for qualifying customers to purchase and install efficient electric appliances. The program will loan up to 100% of the actual cost of eligible measures for qualifying customers. Electric appliances eligible for financing include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Water heaters (minimum .93 energy factor)
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Energy Star washing machines (1.72 MEF minimum)
  • Electric rechargeable lawn mowers, electric rechargeable weed trimmers
  • Electronic thermostats

This program is only available to customers with a good payment history with City Utilities (i.e. no outstanding current balance, no disconnects for nonpayment, no delinquencies), and who have minimum of one year payment history with the utility. There is a $25 administration charge to apply. If non-payment occurs for three months, the remaining balance will be immediately due and payable with interest at 12% per year or electric service can be disconnected.  For more information, visit the program website.


 
Contact:
  Customer Service
Idaho Falls Power
PO Box 50220
Idaho Falls, ID 83405
Phone: (208) 612-8430
Phone 2: (208) 612-8396
E-Mail: ifpinfo@ifpower.org
Web Site: http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/




Idaho Falls Power - Residential Weatherization Loan Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 01/17/2013
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Programmable Thermostats, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:$100 - $5,000
Maximum Incentive:$5,000
Terms:Rate: 0%
Repayment: up to 60 months
Web Site: http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/city/city-departments/idaho-falls-...
Summary:

Residential customers with permanently installed electric heat who receive service from the City of Idaho Falls, are eligible for 0% weatherization loans. City Energy Service will conduct an energy audit, and participants can then finance and install energy conservation measures. Payment is made to the Contractor by Idaho Falls Power, and the participant pays any costs in excess of the program loan amount. The amount paid to the contractor by Idaho Falls Power will then be added to the customer's utility bill and will be payable in equal monthly installments.

Residential customers can also apply for energy efficient appliance and heat pump loans with Idaho Falls Power.


 
Contact:
  Doug McGiffin
Idaho Falls Power
PO Box 50220
Idaho Falls, ID 83405
Phone: (208) 612-8143
Web Site: http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/




Avista Utilities (Electric) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Incentives Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/06/2014
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dehumidifiers, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat recovery, Steam-system upgrades, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Building Insulation, Windows, Motors, Motor VFDs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Personal Computing Equipment, Data Center Equipment, Retro-Commissioning Study, Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Installer/Contractor
Amount:Clothes Washer: $75
Food Service Equipment: Varies
Lighting: Varies
Motors: Varies
Power management for PC Networks: $5/controlled unit
Retro-Commissioning Study: $0.10/conditioned sq. ft. (agents receive $0.02/kWh)
VFD Fans: $80/HP
VFD Cooling Pump: $85/HP
VFD Heating Pump: $140/HP
Insulation: $0.20--$0.35/sq. ft.
New Windows: $0.50/sq. ft.
Retrofit Windows: $0.50/sq. ft.
Standby Generator Block Heater: $400
Custom: $0.08 - $0.20/kWh saved in first year
Maximum Incentive:50% of cost
See individual programs on Avista web site for incentive details
Equipment Requirements:See individual programs on Avista web site for equipment details
Installation Requirements:PC Power Management Software: Must achieve minimum average savings of 120 annual kWh per controlled PC
Start Date:1/1/2011
Web Site: http://www.avistautilities.com/business/rebates/Pages/IDCommercia...
Summary:

Avista Utilities offers numerous incentives to commercial and industrial customers to increase the energy efficiency of customer facilities or equipment. Incentive options are available for heating and cooling equipment, refrigeration, lighting, motors, variable frequency drives, vending machine controls, appliances, personal computers, retro-commissioning, and other energy efficient measures. Below is a list of available programs. See the program web site above to view specific details and contact Avista in the early stages of project development.

  • Site-Specific Energy Efficiency Incentives Program
  • Commercial Lighting Program
  • Commercial HVAC Variable Frequency Drive Initiative
  • Power Management for Personal Computer (PC) Networks
  • Commercial Clothes Washer Rebate Program
  • Retro-Commissioning Rebate Program
  • Grocery Store Equipment
  • Standby Generator Block Heaters
  • Commercial Water Heaters
  • Green Motor Rewinds
  • Windows and Insulation

 


 
Contact:
  Avista Utilities
Customer Service
P.O. Box 3727
Spokane, WA 99220
Phone: (800) 227-9187
Web Site: https://www.avistautilities.com/business/accountexec/Pages/default.aspx
 
  Avista Utilities
PO Box 3727
Spokane, WA 99220
Phone: (800) 227-9187
E-Mail: AskAvista@AvistaUtilities.com
Web Site: http://www.avistautilities.com/business/pages/default.aspx




Avista Utilities (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/05/2014
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Building Insulation, Windows, Motor VFDs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Appliance Recycling, Energy Star Homes, Electric to Natural Gas Fuel Conversions
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction
Amount:Variable Speed Motor: $100
Tank Type Water Heater: $20
Replacement of Electric Straight Resistance Space Heat: $900
Replacement of Electric Water Heat: $300
Floor: $0.20/sq. ft.
Wall Insulation: $0.25/sq. ft.
Attic and Ceiling Insulation: $0.15/sq. ft.
Windows: $4/sq. ft.
ENERGY STAR/ECO-Rated manufactured home: $800
ENERGY STAR rated Stick Built home: $1,000 Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $30
Maximum Incentive:Incentives will not exceed 50% of the actual measure cost.
Equipment Requirements:Electric Water Heater: .94 EF minimum
Insulation: New insulation that increases the R-Value by R10 or greater
Windows: .30 U-value maximum
*Must meet the efficiency requirements on the program website
Installation Requirements:Eligibility for Replacement of Electric Straight Resistance and Weatherization measures require a review of your Avista electric and/or natural gas usage to determine space heat use during the previous heating season.
Web Site: http://www.avistautilities.com/savings/rebates/Pages/idahorebates...
Summary:

Avista Utilities Home Improvement and New Home Construction programs offer a variety of incentives for residential customers to save energy in eligible homes. Offers apply to residential homeowners in Idaho who heat homes  primarily with Avista electricity Incentives vary depending on technology, and apply to existing and new construction homes. Interested customers should see the web site for more infomlation including individual program requirements, specifications, and all application forms.


 
Contact:
  Avista Utilities
Customer Service
PO Box 3727
Spokane, WA 99220
Phone: (800) 227-9187
E-Mail: AskAvista@AvistaUtilities.com
Web Site: http://www.everylittlebit.com/FindRebates.aspx




Idaho Falls Power - Commercial Energy Conservation Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/03/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Motors, HVAC Controls
Applicable Sectors: Commercial
Amount:Contact Idaho Falls Power
Maximum Incentive:50% of equipment cost up to $25,000
Web Site: http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/city/city-departments/idaho-falls-...
Summary:

In addition to loan programs, Idaho Falls Power offers rebates for customers meeting certain criteria. An energy audit will inspect the following measures and recommend upgrades as needed:

  • Lighting efficiency improvements  
  • Electric heating
  •  Heat pumps 
  • Ventilation or air conditioning system improvements  
  • Motor efficiency improvements  
  • Building envelope improvements

After an energy audit is completed, customers may either hire a contractor or complete some work themselves. After the work is done, customers should contact the Energy Services Office to schedule a post-installation measurement and verification inspection - required to insure that installation meets the specifications of the IFP Energy Conservation Program. Customers interested in participating should call 208-612-8143.


 
Contact:
  Doug McGiffin
Idaho Falls Power
PO Box 50220
Idaho Falls, ID 83405
Phone: (208) 612-8143
Web Site: http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/




Idaho Falls Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/13/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Lighting, Heat pumps, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Manufactured Homes
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:General
Weatherization: $0.25/kWh
Air Source Heat Pumps Upgrade (Ducts Sealed): $850
Air Source Heat Pumps Upgrade (Ducts Not Sealed): $450
Air Source Heat Pumps Conversion (Ducts Sealed): $1,600
Air Source Heat Pumps Conversion (Ducts Not Sealed): $1,200
Ground Source Heat Pumps: $2,500
PCTS Commissioning/Controls: $250

New Homes
New Energy Star Home (Ducts Inside): $1,000
New Energy Star Home (Ducts Outside): $2,500
Manufactured Home: $850
Energy Star Light Fixtures: $10
Energy Star Clothes Washer: $50
Energy Star Dishwasher: $25
Energy Star Refrigerator: $25
Equipment Requirements:Air Source/Ground Source Heat Pumps: SEER 14 and HSPF 9.0
Web Site: http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/city/city-departments/idaho-falls-...
Summary:

Idaho Falls Power offers rebates to eligible customers for installing energy efficient equipment and pursuing whole building efficiency measures.  Rebates rebates are available for air source and geothermal heat pumps, as well as for weatherization measures. Rebates are also offered specifically for new site built and manufactured homes which attain Energy Star certification.  Additionally, energy efficient appliance rebates are also available through the new homes program.

These programs are offered in addition to a zero interest appliance loan program and a low interest heat pump loan program. Efficiency requirements for equipment must be met in order to be eligible for rebates. Contact Idaho Falls Power for more information or visit the program web site listed above.

 

 

 


 
Contact:
  Customer Service
Idaho Falls Power
PO Box 50220
Idaho Falls, ID 83405
Phone: (208) 612-8430
Phone 2: (208) 612-8396
E-Mail: ifpinfo@ifpower.org
Web Site: http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/




Idaho Power - Easy Upgrades Efficiency Incentive Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/02/2014
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Building Insulation, Windows, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Evaporative Coolers, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount:T8/T5 Fluorescents: $8 - $55
T8/T5 High Bay: $75 - $200
Fluorescent Delamping: $5/unit
Reduced Wattage Ts/T5HO: $1/unit
CFL (Screw-In/Hard-Wired): $2 - $55
LED (Up to 25 Watts) : $10 - $30
LED (Over 25 Watts): Non-Standard Incentive
Permanent Fixture Removal (Hardwired): $15 - $30
Ceramic/Pulse Start/Electronic Metal Halide: $25 - $200
Lighting Controls: $35 - $60/unit
LED Exit Signs: $40
Refrigeration Case Lighting (T8/LED): $10 - $15
Office Equipment - PC network management: $10/PC
Laundry Machines: $125
Stock Tank: $100
Electric Water Heater: $50 residential; $20 commercial
Commercial Showerhead: $9 - $15
AC Units/Heat Pumps: $30 - $75/unit
Chillers: $40 - $80/ton
Economizers: $50 - $100/ton
Evaporative Coolers: $200/ton
HVAC Controls: $70 - $200/system
Variable Speed Drives (HVAC): $60 - $100/HP
Windows: $2.50/sq ft
Reflective Roofing: $0.05/sq. ft.
Wall Insulation: $0.40 - $0.55/sq ft
Refrigeration/Food Service Measures: Varies
Equipment Requirements:Consult program web site for details.
Funding Source:Energy Efficiency Riders
Web Site: http://www.idahopower.com/easyupgrades
Summary:

Idaho Power offers incentives for its commercial and industrial customers in Idaho and Oregon to upgrade to more efficient equipment in facilities. They provide incentives for lighting equipment and controls, HVAC equipment and controls, building shell, and grocery/refrigeration equipment. 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, Large Industrial). Projects seeking over $1,000 in incentives require preapproval. See the program website or contact Idaho Power for more information on the program.


 
Contact:
  Customer Service - Idaho Power
Idaho Power Company
P.O. Box 70
1221 W. Idaho St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 388-2323
Phone 2: (800) 488-6151
Web Site: http://www.idahopower.com/




Idaho Power - Large Commercial Custom Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/06/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Chillers , Central Air conditioners, Compressed air, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Fans, Pumps, Irrigation Systems, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural
Amount:Commercial and Industrial: $0.12/kWh saved
Agricultural Irrigation Efficiency: $0.25/annual kWh saved or $450/kW
Maximum Incentive:Commercial and Industrial: 70% of project cost
Custom Incentive for Existing Irrigation System Replacement: up to 75% of the total project cost
Custom Incentive for a New Irrigation System: up to 10% of the total project cost
Installation Requirements:Projects saving less than 100,000 kWh/yr require special approval.
Funding Source:Conservation Program Funding Charge Energy Efficiency Riders
Web Site: http://www.idahopower.com/EnergyEfficiency/Business/Programs/Cust...
Summary:

Large commercial and industrial Idaho Power customers that reduce energy usage through more efficient electrical commercial and industrial processes may qualify for an incentive that is the lesser of either 12 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) saved per year or 70% of the project cost. The incentive is specifically for customers on Large General Service, Large Commercial, and Large Power Service, although other large industrial customers may qualify. Incentives are given to customers that are making complex energy efficiency upgrades to electrical industrial and commercial processes, motor systems, controls, fans, pumps, compressors, lighting, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Projects must be completed within one year of signing an obligatory contract agreement with Idaho Power and incentives will be dispersed after final certification and only as long as funds are available. For more information, including an application, project overview and service representative contact information can be found on Idaho Power's web site.

Through Idaho Power's Irrigation Efficiency Rewards program, agricultural customers qualify to receive an incentive for a portion of the cost to install a new, more efficient irrigation system or to make energy-efficient improvements to an existing one. Idaho Power’s agricultural representatives can provide an energy evaluation free of charge to help determine what part of the system can be changed to make it more energy efficient.  The Custom Incentive is for extensive retrofits of existing systems or for new irrigation systems and is based on annual kilowatt-hour (kWh) or kilowatt (kW) savings of proposed modifications as estimated by Idaho Power. For a new system the incentive is based upon installation of a system that Idaho Power determines to be more energy efficient than standard.
The Menu Incentive provides a rebate for the purchase of specified replacement parts and components for existing irrigation systems.


 
Contact:
  Customer Service - Idaho Power
Idaho Power Company
P.O. Box 70
1221 W. Idaho St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 388-2323
Phone 2: (800) 488-6151
Web Site: http://www.idahopower.com




Idaho Power - New Building Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/02/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Windows, Motor VFDs, LED Lighting, Air-Side Economizer, Demand Controlled Ventilation, Energy Management System
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial
Amount:FlexPeak Management: Enroll through EnerNOC
Interior Light Load Reduction $0.05/sq. ft.-$0.15/sq. ft. (based on % below code)
Exterior Light Load Reduction: $200/kW below code
Daylight Photo Controls: $15/unit
Ocupancy Sensors: $25/sensor
Exit Signs: $7.50/sign
HVAC: $50/ton plus efficiency bonus of $25/ton
Additional Unit HVAC: $25/ton
Chillers: $20/ton
Air-Side Economizer: $75/ton
Reflective Roof Treatment: $0.05/sq. ft.
Efficient Windows: $0.50/sq. ft.
Energy Management System: $0.30/sq. ft.
Demand Controlled Ventilation: $0.50/cu. ft./minute
Variable Speed Drives: $60/hp
Maximum Incentive:$100,000 per project (regardless of size)
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.
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.
Funding Source:Conservation Charge
Web Site: http://www.idahopower.com/EnergyEfficiency/Business/default.cfm?t...
Summary:

Idaho Power offers incentives for its commercial and industrial customers in Idaho and Oregon to install new equipment above code in eligible facilities. They provide rebates for lighting equipment and 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 here.


 
Contact:
  Customer Service - Idaho Power
Idaho Power Company
P.O. Box 70
1221 W. Idaho St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 388-2323
Phone 2: (800) 488-6151
Web Site: http://www.idahopower.com/




Idaho Power - Rebate Advantage for New Manufactured Homes   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/18/2013
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Energy Star homes
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction
Amount:$1000 rebate to the home buyer
$200 bonus to the sales consultant
Equipment Requirements:Must be an all electric ENERGY STAR manufactured home connected to Idaho Power.
Installation Requirements:Sales of used homes or indirect sales of new homes are not eligible for this program.
Web Site: http://www.idahopower.com/rebateadvantage
Summary:

Idaho Power is offering a $1000 sales rebate to customers who purchase a new ENERGY STAR all-electric manufactured home and connect that home to an Idaho Power residential account. In addition, the sales consultant who sells the home will be eligible for a $200 sales bonus. ENERGY STAR manufactured homes are designed to be more energy efficient than standard ones because they have more insulation in the ceiling, walls and floors, better windows and doors, tighter duct systems and specially designed ventilation systems.

See the program's Frequently Asked Questions section for more information, or contact Idaho Power directly.


 
Contact:
  Customer Service - Idaho Power
Idaho Power Company
P.O. Box 70
1221 W. Idaho St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 388-2323
Phone 2: (800) 488-6151
Web Site: http://www.idahopower.com/




Idaho Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/27/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Ceiling Fan, Lighting, Furnaces , Heat pumps, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Evaporative Coolers, Water Source Heat Pump, Refrigerator Recycling
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction, Installer/Contractor, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Ductless Heat Pumps: $750
Clothes washer $50
Refrigerator $30
Refrigerator Recycling: $30
Freezer $20
Attic Insulation: $0.15/sq. ft.
Wall Insulation: $0.50/sq. ft.
Floor Insulation: $0.50/sq. ft.
Air/Duct Sealing: $0.30/linear foot Air Source Heat Pump: $200 - $250 (Existing Homes); $300 - $400 (New Homes)
Electric/Oil/Propane Forced Air Furnace (Existing Homes): $300 - $400
Water Source Heat Pump (Open Loop): $1,000
Evaporative Cooler: $150
All-ElectricEnergy Star New Home: $1,000 - $1,500 (Builder Incentive)
Equipment Requirements:Appliances must be Energy Star certified
Attic Insulation: Total insulation minimum R-38 - R-49, depending on location
Wall Insulation: New insulation minimum R-19, or fill wall cavity
Floor Insulation: New insulation minimum R-30
Air Source Heat Pump: 8.2 HSPF
Electric/Oil/Propane Forced Air Furnace: 8.2 HSPF
Water Source Heat Pump (Open Loop): 3.5 COP
Evaporative Cooler: Must have a minimum of 2500 CFM airflow.
Web Site: http://www.idahopower.com/EnergyEfficiency/Residential/default.cf...
Summary:

Idaho Power offers a variety of incentives for residential customers in Idaho and Oregon.  Rebates from $20 - $50 are offered for select Energy Star qualified appliances covered under the Home Products Program.  Meanwhile, the Heating and Cooling Program offers incentives for residential customers who purchase and have installed qualifying air source heat pumps, open loop water source heat pumps, forced air furnaces, and evaporative coolers that meet program requirements. In order to qualify for the incentive customers must use a participating company for heat pump installations and comply with all program requirements.  Rebates in this program may vary according the whether the equipment is installed in new or existing homes.  Single family existing homes may qualify for Idaho Power's Home Improvement Program, which offers incentives for attic, wall, and floor insulation as well as for air and duct sealing.  These incentives are offered on a per square foot or per linear foot basis. Idaho home builders are also eligible for incentives, and can receive a $1000 rebate for building ENERGY STAR homes, and an additional $500 for participating in the Parade of Homes marketing program.

For more information on program guidelines and incentives, visit the utility's web site or contact Idaho Power.

 

 


 
Contact:
  Customer Service - Idaho Power
Idaho Power Company
P.O. Box 70
1221 W. Idaho St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 388-2323
Phone 2: (800) 488-6151
Web Site: http://www.idahopower.com




Intermountain Gas Company (IGC) - Gas Heating Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/08/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Furnaces
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Furnace: $200/unit
Equipment Requirements:Must be new; Minimum AFUE 90%
Must replace a heating system using another energy source
Furnaces used as back-up to heat pumps are excluded
Installation Requirements:Installation must be verified by IGC personnel.
Web Site: http://www.intgas.com/infocenter/rebate.html
Summary:

The Intermountain Gas Company's (IGC) Gas Heating Rebate Program offers customers a $200 per unit rebate when they convert to a high efficiency natural gas furnace that replaces a heating system using another energy source. New furnaces must meet a minimum AFUE efficiency rating of 90%, and the home must have been built at least three years prior to the furnace conversion to qualify for the rebate. Visit IGC's program web site for more information.


 
Contact:
  Intermountain Gas Company
Customer Service
PO Box 64
Boise, ID 83732
Phone: (800) 548-3679
Web Site: http://www.intgas.com/contact/contact.html




Kootenai Electric Cooperative - Residential Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/17/2013
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Refrigerator Recyling
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Energy Efficient Water Heaters: $50 - $150
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $300 - $500
ENERGY Star Clothes Washers: $20 - $50
ENERGY Star Refrigerators: $15
Refrigerator Recycling: $30
Insulation: $0.40 per sq ft
Windows: $3 per sq ft
Heat Pumps: $300 - $1,400
Ductless Heat Pump: $1,800
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $3,300
Duct Sealing: $400 - $500
ENERGY Star Manufactured Homes: $1,150
ENERGY Star Homes: $200 - $1,500
Eligible System Size:Water Heaters: At least 40 gallons
Equipment Requirements:Water Heaters: EF.85 - . 94 minimum depending on size
All appliances must be ENERGY Star certified
Windows: Must meet NFRC guidelines
Installation Requirements:Heat Pumps and Geothermal Heat Pumps must be installed by a certified PTCS contractor
Windows: Self-installed windows will undergo pre/post inspection by a KEC representative
Web Site: http://www.kec.com/rebates.php
Summary:
Kootenai Electric Cooperative offers incentives for residential customers to increase the energy efficiency of participating homes. Rebates are available for the purchase of ENERGY Star qualified clothes washers, refrigerators, and certified homes, as well as water heaters, air-source and geothermal heat pumps, duct sealing, and windows. ENERGY Star Home rebates vary depending on the construction and the installed heating system. Qualified homes must have a heat pump installed according to ENERGY Star specifications. 

For more information, visit the website listed above or contact Kootenai directly.


 
Contact:
  Don Crawford
Kootenai Electric Cooperative
2451 West Dakota Ave
Hayden, ID 83835
Phone: (208) 765-1200
Phone 2: (800) 240-0459
E-Mail: dcrawford@kec.com
Web Site: http://www.kec.com/




Northern Lights Inc. - Energy Conservation Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/30/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Construction, Installer/Contractor, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Refrigerator/Freezer: $15 each
Clothes Washer: $30
Energy Star Manufactured Home: $1,000
Water Heater: $25 - $100
Window Replacement: $6/sq ft
Insulation: Varies
Duct Sealing: Free
Ductless Heat Pumps: $1,500
Air Source/Geothermal Heat Pumps: Contact Northern Lights
Lighting: $1 off purchase price
Equipment Requirements:Clothes Washer: Energy Star-rated; MEF of 2.0 or higher
Water Heater (50 gallon): Energy Factor of 0.93
Energy Star Manufactured Home: Home must be electrically heated
Expiration Date:9/30/12
Web Site: http://www.nli.coop/rebates/
Summary:

Due to high demand, this program has been temporarily suspended. Rebates for washer, refrigerators, and water heaters will be honored through the September 30, 2012.

Northern Lights Inc. offers a variety of rebates for the purchase and installation of energy efficient appliances and measures. Rebates are available on clothes washers, refrigerators and freezers, water heaters, insulation, replacement windows, heat pumps, and new manufactured homes. Duct sealing is also offered to customers free of charge. A list of eligible equipment and rebate amounts can be found in the program brochure. Equipment and manufactured homes must meet all program efficiency standards to receive rebates. All members who receive electric service from Northern Lights qualify for incentives.  Interested customers should contact Northern Lights for more general information on the rebate process.


 
Contact:
  Northern Lights Inc.
421 Chevy St
P.O. Box 269
Sagle, ID 83860
Phone: (208) 263-5141
Web Site: http://www.norlight.org/
 
  Elissa Glassman
Northern Lights, Inc.
421 Chevy St
P.O. Box 269
Sagle, ID 83860
Phone: (208) 255-7187
E-Mail: elissa.glassman@nli.coop




Questar Gas - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/20/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Food Service Equipment, Tankless Water Heaters, Infrared Gas Heating System, Boiler Outside-Air Reset Controls
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
Amount:Custom: $1/therm saved
Commercial Fryer: $500
Steam Cooker: $1,000
Gas Convection/Combination Oven: $500 - 1,000
Griddle: $300
Clothes Washer: $50-$75
Gas Water Heater: $50-$100 or $2/kBtu/hour input
Condensing Gas Water Heater: $350
Hybrid Gas Water Heater: $350
Tankless Gas Water Heater: $2/kBtu
Furnace: $200-$400
Boiler: $2-$3.25/kBtu
Direct Contact Gas Water Heater: $1.10/kBtu
Unit Heater: $1.25-$6/kBtu
Infrared Heating System: $5/kBtu
Boiler Outside-Air Reset Control: $250
Boiler Tune-up: up to $300
Gas Pack in Roof Top Unit: $5/kBtu/Hr input
Windows: $0.28-$0.37/sq. ft.
Attic Insulation: $0.04-$0.16/sq. ft.
Wall Insulation: $0.03-$0.12/sq. ft.
Maximum Incentive:Custom: 50% of the eligible incurred project cost
Equipment Requirements:Equipment must run on gas and must meet stated efficiency levels
Gas Combination Oven: Minimum 40% cooking efficiency
Clothes Washer: MEF 2.0 and WF 6.0 for coin-op/laundromat models, MEF 2.6 for residential models
Gas Water Heater: EF .62 if less than 75,000 Btu/hr, 82% Thermal Efficiency if greater than 75,000 Btu/hr
Hybrid Gas Water Heater: 90% Thermal Efficiency
Tankless Gas Water Heater: EF .82 or 82% Thermal Efficiency
Gas Furnace: AFUE 90%
Gas Boilers (Steam and Hot Water): AFUE 85%
Direct Contact Gas Water Heater: 90% Thermal Efficiency
Gas Unit Heater: 83% Thermal Efficiency
Gas Pack in Roof Top Unit: AFUE 88%
Windows: U-value 0.30
Insulation: Increase by an increment of R-10
Web Site: http://www.thermwise.com/business/BusinessRebates.html
Summary:

Questar Gas provides rebates to its business customers for installing energy efficient food service equipment, laundry equipment, HVAC and water heating equipment, and certain weatherization measures. Some equipment rebates vary depending on the efficiency level of the equipment. Applications and more details are available on the web site listed above.

The ThermWise Business Custom Rebates Program is a demand-side management (DSM) program offered by Questar Gas with the goal of obtaining verifiable, cost-effective, and long-term natural gas savings. Program participants submit project proposals for a firm quantity of natural gas reduction through the installation of demand-side management measures. After installation, review and approval by Questar Gas, customers will receive $1.00 per therm saved up to 50% of the eligible incurred project cost.


 
Contact:
  ThermWise Rebates
Questar Gas
PO Box 45360
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0360
Phone: (800) 323-5517
Phone 2: (800) 867-2044
Fax: (800) 687-6176
E-Mail: Appliance@ThermWise.com
Web Site: http://www.thermwise.com




Questar Gas - Home Builder Gas Appliance Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/18/2013
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Tankless Water Heaters, Exterior Wall
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:New Construction Home Options
Builder Option Package 1: $50 (single family), $50 (multifamily)
Builder Option Package 2: $100 (single family), $100 (multifamily)
Energy Star 3.0: $300 (single family), $200 (multifamily)
High Performance Home: $500 (single family), $300 (multifamily)

New Construction Products
Exterior Wall built to 2009 IECC Standards: $350 (single family), $150 (multifamily)
Gas Storage Water Heater: $50-$100
Tankless Gas Water Heater: $300-$350
Gas Condensing Storage Water Heater: $350
Gas Hybrid Water Heater: $350
Gas Furnace: $350 - $400
Gas Boiler: $400 - $600
R-5 windows: $2.50/sq ft
Equipment Requirements:New Construction Home Options
Builder Option Package 1: Builder certified to IECC 2009 including qualifying furnace and water heater
Builder Option Package 2: Rater certified to IECC 2009 including qualifying furnace and water heater
Energy Star 3.0: Certified to ENERGY STAR standards including qualifying furnace and water heater
High Performance Home: Exceed ENERGY STAR Version 3, HERS index score of 50 or lower, and include qualified gas furnace and water heater

New Construction Products
Exterior Wall: R-20 or IECC 2009 code equivalent
Gas Storage Water Heater: EF .62
Tankless Gas Water Heater: EF .82
Gas Condensing Storage Water Heater: 90% thermal efficiency or EF .90
Gas Hybrid Water Heater: 90% thermal efficiency or EF .90
Gas Furnace: AFUE Rating of 95%
Gas Boiler: AFUE 85%
R-5 Windows: U-value 0.22 or less
Installation Requirements:Equipment must be installed by a program approved contractor
Web Site: http://www.thermwise.com/builder/BuilderRebates.html
Summary:

Questar Gas provides incentives for home builders who incorporate energy efficiency into new construction. Rebates are provided for energy efficient gas equipment placed into new construction. Builders can also receive whole house rebates for building Energy Star homes (certified by an eligible home rater) and High Performance homes (that meet 2009 IECC requirements). All equipment and construction requirements must be met in order to participate. The program application, builder participation agreement, and more details about incentive amounts and efficiency requirements are located on the program web site.

 


 
Contact:
  ThermWise Rebates
Questar Gas
PO Box 45360
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0360
Phone: (800) 323-5517
Phone 2: (800) 867-2044
Fax: (800) 687-6176
E-Mail: Appliance@ThermWise.com
Web Site: http://www.thermwise.com




Questar Gas - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 01/17/2013
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Tankless Water Heaters, Direct-Vent Gas Fireplace, Solar Assisted Water Heater
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Furnace: $200-$400
Solar Assisted Water Heater: $750
Storage Water Heater: $50-$100
Gas Condensing/Hybrid Water Heater: $350
Tankless Water Heater: $300-$350
Boiler: $400 - $600
Solar Hot Water Heater: $750
Gas Clothes Washer: $50
Direct Vent Gas Fireplace: $200
Windows: $0.95/sq. ft.
Insulation: $0.07-$0.30/sq. ft.
Duct Sealing/Insulation: $100 + $5.25/ln. ft.
Programmable Thermostat: $30
In-Home Energy Audit: Discounted to $25
Maximum Incentive:Limit of one rebate per appliance type
Duct Sealing/Insulation: $450 (Single Family); $250 (Multifamily)
Equipment Requirements:Furnace: AFUE 90%
Solar Assisted Water Heater: SRCC OG-300
Storage Water Heater: EF .62
Gas Condensing/Hybrid Water Heater: EF .90
Tankless Water Heater: EF .82
Boiler: AFUE 85%
Solar Hot Water Heater: $750
Gas Clothes Washer: MEF 2.6
Direct Vent Gas Fireplace: AFUE 70%
Windows: U-Value of 0.30 or lower
Insulation: must attain certain R-level improvements
Duct Sealing/Insulation: Questar Gas 2011 Duct Sealing and Insulation Specification
Installation Requirements:Insulation must be installed by a program approved ThermWise Authorized Contractor.
Start Date:3/1/2011
Web Site: http://www.thermwise.com/utindex.html
Summary:

Questar Gas provides rebates for energy efficient appliances and heating equipment, and certain weatherization measures through the ThermWise program. This equipment includes clothes washers, water heaters, furnaces, boilers, windows, insulation and programmable thermostats. A reduced-cost home energy audit is also available to participating customers. To qualify, the appliances must run on gas and must meet the minimum efficiency levels stated on the program web site. The web site also maintains a list of appliance models which meet the requirements and local vendors who sell them. Certain equipment must be installed by an authorized ThermWise contractor. Follow all instructions on the program application and see terms and conditions for other program details.


 
Contact:
  ThermWise Rebates
Questar Gas
PO Box 45360
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0360
Phone: (800) 323-5517
Phone 2: (800) 867-2044
Fax: (800) 687-6176
E-Mail: Appliance@ThermWise.com
Web Site: http://www.thermwise.com




Questar Gas - Residential Solar Assisted Water Heating Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/07/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Pool Heating
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:$750
Equipment Requirements:Must be active and certified OG-300 by SRCC
Must be used in support of a new or existing gas appliance such as a boiler, storage water heater, or pool heating system.
Web Site: http://www.thermwise.com/home/ApplianceRebates.html
Summary:

Questar gas provides incentives for residential customers to purchase and install solar water heating systems on their homes. Rebates of $750 per system are provided to customers of Questar who install solar panels backed up by gas water heaters. To be eligible, customer must include with their applications an invoice or receipt that shows purchase date, price, and a description of the equipment. See application and supplemental information sheet for full details.


 
Contact:
  ThermWise Rebates
Questar Gas
PO Box 45360
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0360
Phone: (800) 323-5517
Phone 2: (800) 867-2044
Fax: (800) 687-6176
E-Mail: Appliance@ThermWise.com
Web Site: http://www.thermwise.com




Rocky Mountain Power - Energy FinAnswer   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/08/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Construction, Installer/Contractor, Agricultural
Amount:$0.12/kWh annual energy savings + $50/kW average monthly on-peak demand savings
Maximum Incentive:Retrofit: 50% of eligible measure cost
Lighting Energy Savings Limit: 50%-75% of savings Payback Cap: 1 year; if incentive brings the simple payback below one year, the incenive is reduced so the simple payback equals one year
Eligible System Size:Commercial Retrofits: facility at least 20,000 sq. ft./meter
New Construction: must exceed energy code by 10%
Equipment Requirements:Custom efficiency improvement must exceed building code requirements or industry standards and include at least 50% of savings from non-lighting measures.
Web Site: http://www.rockymountainpower.net/bus/se/epi/idaho/nfmr/ef.html
Summary:

Rocky Mountain Power's Energy FinAnswer program provides incentives to help its customers improve the efficiency of existing facilities and build new facilities that are significantly more efficient than code. New construction and retrofit projects for all industrial facilities can participate as well as all new commercial projects and commercial retrofits in facilities larger than 20,000 square feet.

Rocky Mountain Power will be involved from the beginning of construction, starting by reviewing the facility plans and identifying possible efficiency opportunities. Next, Rocky Mountain Power will prepare an energy analysis report consisting of specific recommendations and refined estimates of what each will cost and how much they'll save. It will also include an incentive offer and any commissioning requirements. Rocky Mountain Power pays for this study.

After an incentive agreement has been finalized, purchase orders can be signed and construction can begin. Commissioning submittals and invoices that document the final costs of the energy efficiency measures with labor and material itemized must be delivered to the utility before the incentive payment is made.


 
Contact:
  Customer Service - Rocky Mountain Power
Rocky Mountain Power
825 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (800) 222-4335
Phone 2: (800) 942-0266
E-Mail: netmetering@pacificorp.com
Web Site: http://www.rockymountainpower.net/




Rocky Mountain Power - FinAnswer Express   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/05/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Compressed air, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Motors, Motor VFDs, Agricultural Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Evaporative Coolers, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Personal Computing Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Motor Rewinds, LED Lighting, Clothes Washers, Cool Roof
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Construction, Agricultural
Amount:New Construction/Major Renovation Only
Interior Lighting: $0.08/kwh annual energy savings
LED Fixture (Exterior): $100
Induction Fixture (Exterior): $125
CFL Wallpack (Exterior): $30
Lighting Control (Exterior): $70

Retrofit Only
Fluorescent Fixture Upgrades: $5-$20/fixture
Fluorescent Delamp: $0.25/lamp
Cold Cathode/CFL Lamps: $2 - $4
Ceramic/Pulse-Start Metal Halide: $20 - $60
Induction Fixture: $125
LED Fixtures: $10 (Interior); $100 (Exterior)
Daylighting/Occupancy Controls: $75/sensor or $150

General/Small Commercial
Fluorescent Fixture Upgrades: $5-$20/fixture
Fluorescent Delamp: $0.25/lamp
Cold Cathode/CFL Lamps: $2 - $4
Ceramic/Pulse-Start Metal Halide: $20 - $60
Induction Fixture: $125
LED Fixtures: $10 (Interior); $100 (Exterior)
Daylighting/Occupancy Controls: $75/sensor or $150
Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps: $25-$75/ton
Variable Frequency Drives for HVAC Fans and Pumps: $65/HP
HVAC Occupancy Control: $50/control
Plug Load Occupancy Sensor: $15/unit
Evaporative Cooling: $0.02/ISR CF
Chillers and Custom: $0.12/kWh annual energy savings + $50/kW demand savings
Electrically Commutated Motor: $0.50/watt (refrigeration); $50/HP (HVAC)
Green Motor Rewinds: $1HP
Wall Insulation: $0.07/sq. ft.
Roof Insulation: $0.09/sq. ft.
Windows: $0.35/sq. ft.
Cool Roof: $0.10/sq. ft.
Clothes Washer: $150 - $200
Compressed Air: Varies Widely
Food Service Equipment: $65 - $2000
Equipment Requirements:Interior Lighting: must be 10% better than code
Cool Roof: ENERGY STAR® rated roofs; Cool Roof must meet program technical guidelines
Installation Requirements:Small Commercial: Less than 20,000 sq. ft. Large Commercial/Industrial: 20,000 sq. ft. or greater
Web Site: http://www.rockymountainpower.net/bus/se/epi/idaho/nfmr/fe.html
Summary:

Rocky Mountain Power provides incentives for its commercial and industrial customers in Idaho to retrofit existing facilities with more efficient equipment, or install energy efficient equipment in new facilities. Prescriptive rebates are available for pre-approved lighting systems, HVAC equipment and efficient motors. Incentives may also be available for custom efficiency projects which do not fall within one of the pre-approved product types. Equipment installed in new construction is ineligible for a rebate if it is required by the Idaho energy code. Agricultural Incentives are also offered, through the Irrigation Energy Savers program, to growers in Idaho for upgrading the efficiency of their systems.


 
Contact:
  Customer Service
Rocky Mountain Power
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (800) 222-4335
E-Mail: energy.expert@pacificorp.com
Web Site: http://www.rockymountainpower.net/Homepage/Homepage35890.html




Rocky Mountain Power - WattSmart Residential Efficiency Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/14/2012
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Lighting, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Custom/Others pending approval, Pool Pumps, Evaporative Coolers
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction, Installer/Contractor
Amount:Clothes Washers: up to $100
Dishwashers: $20
Refrigerators: $20 + $30 recycling incentive
Water Heaters: $50
Pool Pumps: $75
Lighting and Ceiling Fans: $20/fixture
Duct Sealing: $150 (homeowners), $50 (contractors)
Central AC: $250
Central AC Sizing/Installation: $50 (sizing); $50 (installation)
Heat Pumps: $250 - $350
Heat Pump/Central AC Tune-up: $100 (homeowners), $25 (contractors)
Evaporative Cooler: $100
Insulation: up to $0.45/sq. ft.
Windows: $1.50/sq. ft.
Maximum Incentive:Insulation: $350/home.
Equipment Requirements:Electric Water Heaters: At least 40 gallons with an Energy Factor (EF) of 0.93+
Windows must have a U-value of .32 or lower
Many other qualifications vary by measure
Installation Requirements:Air conditioning installations and tune-ups and duct-sealing must be performed by a pre-approved contractor
Web Site: http://www.rockymountainpower.net/res/sem/epi.html
Summary:

Rocky Mountain Power provides incentives for residential customers in Idaho to install energy efficient equipment in participating homes. Rebates are available for qualified appliances, weatherization measures and HVAC equipment. Insulation rebates are only available for existing homes, because new homes would already be meeting the program objectives by adhering to the Idaho building code. HVAC rebates are also available only to existing homes. All other rebates can be applied to new or existing homes. Incentives are available for a limited-time-only and will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis according to the postmark date on the application. Rebates will be paid in the form of checks, not utility bill credits. Customers should check with Rocky Mountain Power before beginning any projects to make sure rebates are still in effect. Rebates are also available to contractors who install eligible equipment.


 
Contact:
  Customer Service - Rocky Mountain Power
Rocky Mountain Power
825 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (800) 222-4335
Phone 2: (800) 942-0266
E-Mail: netmetering@pacificorp.com
Web Site: http://www.rockymountainpower.net/




Rules, Regulations & Policies

Building Energy Code   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/11/2014
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Residential Code:2009 IECC mandatory statewide
Commercial Code:2009 IECC is mandatory statewide
Code Change Cycle:Three-year code review cycle, concurrent with the publication of new editions of the model codes. Most recent code effective January 1, 2011
Web Site: http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/idaho
Summary:

Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the DOE and BCAP websites.

The 2009 IECC is in effect for all residential and commercial buildings, Idaho schools and Idaho jurisdictions that adopt and enforce building codes unless a local code exists that is more stringent. Updated codes are adopted every three years by the Idaho Legislature as they are revised by the International Code Council. The most recent code was approved on June 8, 2010 and took effect January 1, 2011. 

Enforcement of building and energy codes is handled by local building code adopters. Energy codes for state facilities and modular prefabricated buildings are enforced by the Idaho Division of Building Safety.


 
Contact:
  Arlan Smith
Idaho Office of Energy Resources
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0199
Phone: (208) 332-7123
Fax: (208) 287-6713
E-Mail: arlan.smith@dbs.idaho.gov
Web Site: http://www.energy.idaho.gov




Avista Utilities - Net Metering   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/03/2014
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Agricultural
Applicable Utilities:Avista Utilities
System Capacity Limit:100 kW
Aggregate Capacity Limit:0.1% of utility's peak demand in 1996 (in Idaho)
Net Excess Generation:Credited to customer's next bill; granted to utility at end of 12-month billing cycle
REC Ownership:Not addressed
Meter Aggregation:Not addressed
Web Site: http://everylittlebit.com/GenerateYourOwnRenewableEnergy.aspx
Summary:

Idaho does not have a statewide net-metering policy. However, each of the state's three investor-owned utilities -- Avista Utilities, Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power -- has developed a net-metering tariff that has been approved by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The framework of the utilities' net-metering programs was similar, in that each utility's original program: (1) offers net metering to customers that generate electricity using solar, wind, hydropower, biomass or fuel cells; (2) limits individual system size to 100 kilowatts (kW); (3) limits aggregate net-metered capacity to 0.1% of the utility's peak demand in a baseline year (1996 for Avista); and (4) restricts any single customer from generating more than 20% of the aggregate capacity of all net-metered systems.* Avista Utilities' net-metering tariff is Schedule 63. Previously, Avista had an individual system size cap of 25 kW. In July 2010, the PUC approved an increase in this cap to allow systems up to 100 kW to participate in net metering.


For Avista Utilities customers, any net excess generation (NEG) during a monthly billing period is credited to the customer's next bill at the utility's retail rate. At the beginning of each calendar year, any remaining NEG is granted to the utility with no compensation for the customer. 

 

*Note: In 2013, Idaho Power made a request to the PUC to modify its net metering program, resulting in changes to the capacity cap and net excess generation. 


 
Contact:
  Customer Service - Avista Utilities
Avista Utilities
P.O. Box 3727
Spokane, WA 99220
Phone: (800) 227-9187
Web Site: http://www.avistautilities.com




Idaho Power - Net Metering   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/03/2014
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Agricultural
Applicable Utilities:Idaho Power
System Capacity Limit:100 kW for commercial & agricultural; 25 kW for residential
Aggregate Capacity Limit:None
Net Excess Generation:Credited to customer's next bill as a per kWh credit. Carried forward indefinitely.
REC Ownership:Customer
Meter Aggregation:Allowed
Web Site: http://www.idahopower.com/aboutus/businesstobusiness/generationin...
Summary:

Idaho does not have a statewide net-metering policy. However, each of the state's three investor-owned utilities -- Avista Utilities, Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power -- has developed a net-metering tariff that has been approved by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Idaho Power's net-metering tariff is Schedule 84. Systems owned or operated by residential and small general service customers must be 25 kW or smaller to participate in net metering. Large general service, large power service, and agriculture irrigation service customers may own or operate a system up to 100 kW to participate. 

In July 2013, the PUC issued an order in response to Idaho Power's application to modify its net metering program. The ruling removed a previously existing service capacity cap of 2.9 MW and changed compensation for net excess generation to a kilowatt hour (kWh) credit that may be carried forward indefinitely. It also rejected Idaho Power's proposal to move residential and small commercial custoemrs to new service tariffs with increased monthly service charges and new basic load capacity charges. The net excess generation changes took effect in January of 2014. 

In a supplemental order issued in November, 2013, the PUC required Idaho Power to provide meter aggregation for net metered customers with multiple meters on the same property or property contiguous to the net metered system. To transfer credits between meters, all eligible meters must be on the same primary feeder, must be a similar rate class, and must be under the same name or financial responsibility. A meter aggregation fee of $10 applies.

Under Idaho Power's net-metering tariff, the customer is responsible for "all costs associated with any [utility] additions, modifications, or upgrades to any [utility] facilities that the [utility] determines are necessary as a result of the installation of the [generator] in order to maintain a safe, reliable electrical system."


 
Contact:
  Net Metering Information
Idaho Power Company
P.O. Box 70
1221 W. Idaho St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 388-2559
Phone 2: (800) 488-6151
E-Mail: netmetering@idahopower.com
Web Site: http://www.idahopower.com




Rocky Mountain Power - Net Metering   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/03/2014
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional
Applicable Utilities:Rocky Mountain Power
System Capacity Limit:100 kW for non-residential; 25 kW for residential and small commercial
Aggregate Capacity Limit:0.1% of utility's peak demand in 2002 (in Idaho)
Net Excess Generation:Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate for residential and small commercial customers; credited at 85% of avoided-cost rate for all others
REC Ownership:Not addressed
Meter Aggregation:Not addressed
Web Site: http://www.rockymountainpower.net/env/nmcg.html
Summary:

Idaho does not have a statewide net-metering policy. However, each of the state's three investor-owned utilities -- Avista Utilities, Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power -- has a net-metering tariff on file with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The framework of the utilities' net-metering programs was similar, in that each utility's original program: (1) offers net metering to customers that generate electricity using solar, wind, hydropower, biomass or fuel cells; (2) limits net metering to 0.1% of its retail peak demand in a baseline year (2002 for Rocky Mountain Power); (3) limits residential systems to 25 kilowatts; and (4) restricts any single customer from generating more than 20% of such peak production.* Rocky Mountain Power's net-metering tariff is Schedule 135.

For residential and small commercial customers, net excess generation (NEG) is credited at Rocky Mountain Power's retail rate and carried forward to the next month. For larger commercial and agricultural customers, NEG is credited at 85% of the monthly weighted average of the daily on-peak and off-peak Dow Jones Mid-C Index prices for non-firm energy and carried forward to the next month.

 

*Note: In 2013, Idaho Power made a request to the PUC to modify its net metering program, resulting in changes to the capacity cap and net excess generation. 


 
Contact:
  Customer Service - Rocky Mountain Power
Rocky Mountain Power
825 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (800) 222-4335
Phone 2: (800) 942-0266
E-Mail: netmetering@pacificorp.com
Web Site: http://www.rockymountainpower.net/




Solar Easements   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/30/2014
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Access Policy
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Authority 1:
Idaho Code § 55-615
Summary:

Idaho’s solar easement provisions allow for the access rights to sunlight for a solar energy device. The easement is transferred with the property title. Only a few Idaho communities have passed solar easement ordinances.





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