Rocky Mountain Power - Energy FinAnswer

August 21, 2015


Rocky Mountain Power's Energy FinAnswer program provides incentives to help its customers improve the efficiency of existing facilities and build new facilities that are significantly more efficient than code. New construction and retrofit projects for all industrial facilities can participate as well as all new commercial projects and commercial retrofits in facilities larger than 20,000 square feet.

Rocky Mountain Power will be involved from the beginning of construction, starting by reviewing the facility plans and identifying possible efficiency opportunities. Next, Rocky Mountain Power will prepare an energy analysis report consisting of specific recommendations and refined estimates of what each will cost and how much they'll save. It will also include an incentive offer and any commissioning requirements. Rocky Mountain Power pays for this study.

After an incentive agreement has been finalized, purchase orders can be signed and construction can begin. Commissioning submittals and invoices that document the final costs of the energy efficiency measures with labor and material itemized must be delivered to the utility before the incentive payment is made.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Rocky Mountain Power
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
Incentive Amount: $0.12/kWh annual energy savings + $50/kW average monthly on-peak demand savings
Maximum Incentive: Retrofit: 50% of eligible measure cost
Lighting Energy Savings Limit: 50%-75% of savings Payback Cap: 1 year; if incentive brings the simple payback below one year, the incenive is reduced so the simple payback equals one year
Eligible System Size: Commercial Retrofits: facility at least 20,000 sq. ft./meter
New Construction: must exceed energy code by 10%
Equipment Requirements: Custom efficiency improvement must exceed building code requirements or industry standards and include at least 50% of savings from non-lighting measures.


Name: WattSmart Rebates
Organization: Rocky Mountain Power
Phone: (188) 822-1707

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.