Columbia River PUD - Commercial Lighting Retrofit Program

May 26, 2009


Commercial and institutional facilities served by Columbia River PUD are eligible for rebates through the Business Lighting Retrofit Program. Leaseholders of commercial and institutional facilities who upgrade light fixtures, lighting controls, and HVAC controls to energy efficient technologies can apply. Click here for more information, including a program information sheet that outlines rebates in detail.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Columbia River PUD
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
Incentive Amount: Incentives vary based on technology. From:
$15 - $30 for high performance T8 fluorescent lamps and electronic ballasts
$8 - $15 for T8 or T5 fluorescent lamps and standard electronic ballasts
$30 - $50 for hard wired compact fluorescent
$50 - $80 for ceramic metal halide (new fixtures)
$3 - $12 for screw-in compact fluorescents (lamps only)
$30 for LED or cold cathode exit signs
$60 - $120 for induction lamp luminaires
$80 - $140 for high output fluorescent luminaires (new fixtures)
$100 - $150 for pulse start metal halide luminaires (new fixtures)
$20 - $40 for retrofit high output fixtures with T8 lamps and ballasts
$25 - $50 for retrofit very high output fixtures with T5 lamps and ballasts
$35 - $45 for occupancy sensors and/or timers
Maximum Incentive: Cash incentives shall not exceed 70% of the actual cost of the energy-saving measures.
Installation Requirements: Projects must reduce the connected wattage of affected fixtures by at least 30% (occupancy sensors and programmable setback thermostats are exempt from this requirement). All projects shall utilize products that are ENERGY STAR® rated, if available.


Name: Energy Experts
Organization: Columbia River PUD
Address: PO Box 1193
St. Helens OR 97051
Phone: (503) 397-1844

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.