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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Tacoma Power - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/20/2014
Program Overview:
State: Washington
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Compressed air, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Motors, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Evaporative Coolers, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Personal Computing Equipment, Food Service Equipment, LED Lighting, Smart Power Strips, Web Enabled Thermostats, Engine Block Heater Controls
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Construction, Multi-Family Residential, Retail Supplier
Amount:Custom Retrofit: $0.23/annual kWh saved
Compressed Air: $0.23/annual kWh saved
Lighting: $0.17/kWh of first year savings
Variable Frequency Drives: custom calculation
Motor Rewinds: $1/HP
Heat Pumps: up to $30 - $70/ton
Air Conditioning: up to $30 - $95/ton
Commercial Cooking Equipment: $150 - $2,000
Network PC Management Software: $8/PC
Smart Power Strips: $7
Hospitality Rebates: Varies; see program website
Multi-Family Incentives: Varies; see program website
New Construction: Varies; see program website
EnergySmart Grocer: Varies; see program website
Maximum Incentive:Custom Retrofit: 70% of project cost
Compressed Air: 70% of project cost
Lighting: 70% of the project cost
Equipment Requirements:Eligibility requirements available on program web site
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Tacoma Power offers non-residential customers a variety of rebates and incentives for installing energy efficient technologies in new or existing facilities. Examples of available rebates include compressed air system technologies, HVAC equipment, variable frequency drives and efficient motors, lighting upgrades, and new construction. Both prescriptive and custom rebates are available for many of the technologies and measures incentivized.  

Tacoma Power’s New Construction Program is designed for commercial and business customers including industrial facilities, major remodels, offices, schools, hospitals, retail, non-profits and government buildings. Tacoma Power offers expert assistance on new commercial and major remodel construction projects. The program offers a variety of equipment rebates, prescriptive incentives, and custom incentives for efficient lighting and lighting controls, insulation levels in walls and ceilings, and heating and cooling equipment.

Tacoma Power also offers incentives for food service equipment, grocery and convenience store equipment, motel and commercial kitchen equipment and controls and energy audits. For detailed information on these programs visit their respective web pages on the program website.

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