Avista Utilities - Premium Efficiency Motors Program

June 12, 2009


Avista Utilities' customers can qualify for incentives through the Premium Efficiency Motors Program by developing a comprehensive motor inventory using the Department of Energy's free MotorMaster+ software program, and share the inventory list with Avista for incentive qualification. Alternately, customers may elect to apply for a rebate when purchasing new premium efficiency motors. To qualify for a rebate, motors must meet or exceed the efficiencies shown on Avista's Rebate and Minimum Full Load Efficiency table. Avista Utilities offers rebates and incentives to their electric customers to help pay for qualifying premium motors. The rebate is distinguished from an incentive, in that a rebate does not require prior completion of an Energy Efficiency Agreement between Avista and the customer. However, the rebates are conservatively based on average motor loading and operating conditions. In some cases, particularly where motors are heavily loaded, the incentive will be higher than the rebate. This is because the incentive is calculated for each motor application. Where motors are lightly loaded, the rebate may actually be higher than the incentive.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.avistautilities.com/business/rebates/washington_idaho/Pages/incentive_12.aspx
Administrator: Energy Solutions MSC-15
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Motors
Incentive Amount: Varies, depending on efficiency of motor
Equipment Requirements: Motors must meet or exceed the efficiencies shown on Avista's Rebate and Minimum Load Efficiency Table.


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.