Avista Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Incentives Program

November 16, 2009


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: Washington
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.avistautilities.com/business/rebates/washington_idaho/pages/default.aspx
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Chillers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Steam-system upgrades
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Motors
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Demand Controlled Ventilation System: $0.25 per square foot
Side-Stream Filtration System: $18 per ton or 50 percent of installed cost
Vending Machine Controller: $90 per machine controller
Energy Smart (Supermarket/Grocery Store) Incentives: Varies widely
Site-Specific Energy Efficiency Incentives: Electric $0.08 - $0.20 per first year kWh saved, Natural Gas: $2.00 - $3.50 per first year therm saved
Commercial Energy Efficient Lighting: $3.00 - $460.00, varies by technology
Commercial HVAC/VFD Equipment: $80-$100 per HP
LEED Certification: $1.25 per conditioned square foot for New Construction, $0.50 per conditioned square foot for Existing Buildings ($0.25/sq. ft. as of 1/1/2010)
Premium Efficiency Motors: $10 - $3,120, varies by motor load and operating conditions
Power Management for PC Networks: $10.00 per controlled PC
LED Traffic Signal: $10 - $55, varies based on equipment
Steam Trap Replacement/Repair: $120 – $350, varies depending on pipe size
Electric to Natural Gas Water Heater Conversion: $150
Commercial Clothes Washer: $250 - $400
Retro-Commissioning: Maximum $0.10 per conditioned square foot
Maximum Incentive: See individual programs on Avista website for incentive details
Equipment Requirements: See individual programs on Avista website for equipment details

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.