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Avista Utilities (Gas) - Prescriptive Commercial Incentive Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 12/19/2012
Program Overview:
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Furnaces , Building Insulation, Custom/Others pending approval, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment, Site-specific upon approval
Applicable Sectors: Commercial
Amount:Fryer: $1,200
Steam Cooker: $1,000 - $3,000
Ovens: $800 - $2,500
Griddle: $200
Dishwashers: $500 - $2,000
Attic Insulation: $0.17/sq ft - $0.45/sq ft
Wall Insulation: $0.75/sq ft
Floor Insulation: $0.63 /sq ft
Forced Air Furnace: $200
Refrigeration Curtains: $5 - $21
Site Specific: Varies
Eligible System Size:All installations and equipment must comply with all codes and permit requirements applicable in the state of Oregon and be properly inspected, if required, by appropriate agencies.
Equipment Requirements:Kitchen Equipment: Equipment must be natural gas, purchased new and be energy star rated or found on list provided by program website.
Dishwashers: Must heat water with natural gas; equipment must be purchased new and be energy star rated or be on website list.
Insulation: The building must be heated by natural gas, be no larger than 5000 sq ft and have no more than three floors.
Heating Equipment: New furnace must be natural gas, must have an AFUE of at least 91% and be sized 135 MMBTU or smaller.
Refrigeration Curtains: Natural Gas must be main heat source, refrigeration compressors must be located outside of heat space.
Site Specific Varies
Installation Requirements:Furnaces 135 mmbtu or less: kitchen equipment and site specific sizes vary.
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Avista Utilities offers Natural Gas saving incentives to commercial customers on rate schedule 420 and 424. This program provides rebates for a variety of equipment and appliances including cooking equipment, dishwashers, furnaces, refrigeration night curtains, insulation measures and site specific efficiency measures. Rebate amounts range based upon size, model and efficiency. In order to receive a rebate, follow all instructions and procedures identified on the Oregon Prescriptive Commercial Incentives Form and on the program website.

If a commercial customer does not qualify for the Prescriptive program, Avista will consider them for the Site Specific program by conducting an audit and determining what measures will qualify and the incentives. Copies of purchases, itemizing new equipment must accompany form and rebate payments cannot exceed 50% of invoiced cost. Contact Avista Utilities with any questions regarding the program and its requirements.

  Kerry Shroy
Avista Utilities
Phone: (541) 858-4743
Phone 2: (800) 227-9187
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