Avista Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Incentives Program

May 26, 2010


Avista offers numerous incentives to its commercial and industrial customers who wish to increase the energy efficiency of facilities or equipment. A suite of incentive options are available for heating and cooling equipment, refrigeration, lighting, motors, variable frequency drives, vending machine controls, appliances, personal computers, LEED certification, retro-commissioning, and other energy efficient measures. Below is a list of each program offered. Please see the program website listed above to see specific details.

  • Demand Controlled Ventilation System Rebate Program
  • Side-Stream Filtration Incentive Program
  • Vending Machine Controller Rebate Program
  • Energy Smart Supermarket and Grocery Store Refrigeration
  • Site-Specific Energy Efficiency Incentives Program
  • Commercial Lighting Program
  • Commercial HVAC Variable Frequency Drive Initiative
  • LEED Certification Incentive Program
  • Premium Efficiency Motors Program
  • Power Management for Personal Computer (PC) Networks
  • LED Traffic Signal Incentive Program
  • Steam Trap Replacement/Repair Rebate
  • Electric to Natural Gas Water Heater Conversion Rebate Program
  • Commercial Clothes Washer Rebate Program
  • Retro-Commissioning Rebate Program

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.avistautilities.com/business/rebates/washington_idaho/pages/default.aspx#leed
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Steam-system upgrades
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motors
  • Motor VFDs
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Vending Machine Controls
  • Personal Computing Equipment
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Demand Controlled Ventilation System: $0.25 per square foot
Open Loop Chiller/Cooling Tower Side-Stream Filtration System: The lesser of $18 per ton or 50% of installed cost
Vending Machine Controller: $90 per machine controller
Site-Specific Energy Efficiency Incentives: Electric $0.08 - $0.20 per first year kWh saved; Gas: $2.00 - $3.50 per first year therm saved
VFD Fans: $80 per HP
VFD Cooling Pump: $85 per HP
VFD Heating Pump only or Combined Heating & Cooling Pump: $100 per HP
LEED Certification: $0.25/conditioned sq. ft. for New Construction, $0.50/conditioned sq. ft. for Existing Buildings
ODP Noncontinuous Motors: $10-$1020
ODP Continuous Motors: $10-$2150
TEFC Noncontinuous Motors: $10-$2720
TEFC Continuous Motors: $10-$5720
Power Management for PC Networks: $10/controlled PC
LED Traffic Signal: $10 - $55/signal
Steam Trap Replacement/Repair: $120 – $350, varies depending on pipe size
Electric to Natural Gas Water Heater Conversion: $150
Clothes Washer: $250 - $400
Retro-Commissioning Study: $0.10/conditioned sq. ft. (agents receive $0.50 per therm and $0.02 per kWh)
Maximum Incentive: See individual programs on Avista website for incentive details
Equipment Requirements: See individual programs on Avista website for equipment details
Installation Requirements: PC Power Management Software: Must achieve minimum average savings of 120 annual kWh per controlled PC
Electric to Natural Gas Water Heater Conversion: Water heaters must be 80 gallons or smaller with an Efficiency Factor greater than .60 AFUE or 90% in a building less than 4000 sq. ft.
Demand Controlled Ventilation System: Must be an existing building keeping temperatures between 65º and 75º F during operating hours.


Name: Avista Utilities
Address: P.O. Box 3727
Spokane WA 99220
Phone: (800) 227-9187
Name: Avista Utilities
Address: PO Box 3727
Spokane WA 99220
Phone: (800) 227-9187
Email: AskAvista@AvistaUtilities.com

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.