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Avista Utilities (Electric) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Incentives Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/06/2014
Program Overview:
State: Washington
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, Food Service Equipment, Demand Controlled Ventilation System, 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
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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, 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

  Avista Utilities
Customer Service
P.O. Box 3727
Spokane, WA 99220
Phone: (800) 227-9187
Web Site:
  Avista Utilities
PO Box 3727
Spokane, WA 99220
Phone: (800) 227-9187
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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