Emerald PUD - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

January 06, 2023


Emerald People's Utility District (Emerald PUD) offers financial incentives for commercial customers to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities. Emerald PUD works with the Bonneville Power Administration to deliver energy conservation incentives to customer-owners in all non-residential sectors – agriculture, industrial, and commercial. Eligible equipment includes commercial appliances, cooking equipment, grocery and refrigeration equipment, lighting measures, controls, and custom projects. Some prescriptive rebates vary based upon the capacity and efficiency of the new equipment.

Emerald PUD and affiliated regional trade allies will visit facilities applying for custom rebates and make recommendations for equipment/process improvements, conduct economic analyses, and offer financial assistance. Past projects have included adjustable speed drives on boilers, air compressor control upgrades, and refrigeration system upgrades. Contact Emerald PUD or visit the program web site for more information on this program.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.epud.org/energy-efficiency/energy-incentive-programs/
Administrator: Emerald People's Utility District
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Heat pumps
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: Windows
Windows: $9.00/square foot

Heating & Cooling
Thermostats: $200/unit
Ductless Heat Pump: $300-$1,000
Commercial Heat Pumps: $150-$1,000

Lighting: Varies, see program worksheet on web site

Attic/Roof Insulation: $1.00/sq. ft.
Wall Insulation: $1.00/sq. ft.

Custom Commercial Projects: $0.18/kWh of verified energy savings
Custom Industrial Projects: $0.15/kWh of verified energy savings
Maximum Incentive: Custom Commercial and Industrial Projects Projects: 50% of incremental project cost
Windows: 50% of cost
Insulation: 50% of cost
Irrigation Hardware: 70% of cost
Equipment Requirements: Lighting: See program worksheet


Name: Tyler Boehringer
Organization: Emerald People's Utility District
Phone: (+15) 417-4474
Email: tylerb@epud.org

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.