Avista Utilities - Site-Specific Energy Efficiency Incentives

October 23, 2009


Avista Utilities works with customers through the Site-Specific Energy Efficiency Incentives program to identify efficiency opportunities within Washington State facilities. Incentives vary based on efficiency technologies for electric, natural gas, and/or fuel conversion (electric to natural gas only). Incentives are for hard-wired improvements made, and examples of efficiency measures include lighting, heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment, controls or other processes that may be unique to the facility. Incentives do not apply to behavioral modifications. The incentive is based on the first year energy savings (either in kilowatt-hours or therms): the simple payback of the measure prior to the application of an incentive, as calculated by Avista staff and based upon standardized measure cost. Incentives apply to energy savings measures lasting at least 10 years. Customers should visit Avista's website for more information, including an incentive level breakdown of electric and natural gas efficiency measures. Contact information for Account Executives working with the program can be found here.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Washington
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.avistautilities.com/business/rebates/washington_idaho/Pages/incentive_5.aspx
Administrator: Customer Service
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Yes; specific technologies not identified
Incentive Amount: Electric Efficiency: $0.08 - $0.20 per first year kWh saved
Natural Gas Efficiency: $2.00 - $3.50 per first year therm saved
Maximum Incentive: All incentives will be capped at 50% of total project cost.
Installation Requirements: To be eligible for incentives, you need to contact Avista in the early stages of project development. Incentives will not be paid on projects that are already under construction or that are being developed without Avista's involvement.


Name: Avista Utilities
Address: PO Box 3727
Spokane WA 99220
Phone: (800) 227-9187
Email: rebates@myavista.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.