Energy Rebates for Business Owners in Washington
Enjoy savings when you improve the energy efficiency of your business.
You can receive incentives for improving the energy efficiency of your business. Many projects not only save electricity and natural gas, but other resources, as well. Be sure you meet program eligibility and guidelines for the rebate you are interested in.
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||Pre-qualified rebates for the purchase and installation of common high-efficiency lighting equipment
||Apply online or Download rebate form (PDF)|
|Site specific lighting||Custom rebate eligibility evaluations for less-common or industry-specific high-efficiency lighting projects
||View project worksheet (PDF)|
|Small Business lighting installation
||Lighting and controls assessments, equipment and installation for commercial customers on rate schedules 11 or 12*
*Program incentive is $0.40 - $0.65/kWh saved, up to 100% of project costs. Customers are responsible for any project costs that exceed allowed incentives.
Locate products that qualify for our lighting incentives:
We're partnering with local distributors to make it easier to find high-efficiency HVAC and water heating equipment in our region. Incentives may be available.
|HVAC variable frequency drive retrofit||$200/each||View rebate form (PDF)|
To apply for the following rebate, download the form (PDF).
|Wall insulation||$1.00/SQft||Less than or equal to R4 installing at least R11-R18.|
|Wall insulation||$1.25/SQft||Less than or equal to R4 installing at least R19 or greater.|
|Attic insulation||$1.00/SQft||Less than or equal to R11 installing at least R30-R44.|
|Attic insulation||$1.25/SQft||Less than or equal to R11 installing at least R45 or greater.|
|Roof insulation||$1.00/SQft||Less than or equal to R11 installing at least R30 or greater.|
The green motors initiative ensures quality rewinding that results in the motor maintaining its original efficiency, which is commonly called a "green rewind."
The Green Motors Practices Group (GMPG) is a non-profit organization that identifies, promotes, and verifies only excellent member motor service centers. These companies are committed to consistently producing repair/rewinds that retain or improve reliability and efficiency, and provide on-site motor driven systems assistance.
Incentives of $1 per horsepower are available for Green Rewinds of NEMA rated motors from 15 hp - 500 hp. Incentives are paid as an instant rebate on your invoice from a participating service center.
For more information, visit The Green Motors Practices Group or contact your account executive.
Incentives are available to commercial customers that perform a preliminary acoustic imaging detection audit, fix leaks and follow up with a final audit to verify repaired leaks. Incentives are paid on savings.
To apply for the Commercial Compressed Air Program, please download the form (PDF).
$150 rebate for a connected thermostat that controls primary heating equipment fueled by Avista electric or natural gas. Thermostat must meet the system eligibility and be programmed at the time of installation with the checklist below: that controls primary heating equipment fueled by Avista electric or natural gas. Thermostat must meet the system eligibility and be programmed at the time of installation with the checklist below:
Device and system eligibility:
- Applicable to commercial, agricultural, or industrial spaces
- Excludes lodging, 24/7 operations, semi-conditioned spaces
- Single-zone systems
- Thermostat must control a single HVAC system having its own supply fan and serving a single zone
- "Invisible zones” are permitted (e.g., separate RTUs serving different portions of a large retail space)
- Qualified thermostat must have these capabilities:
- Multiple temperature set-back schedules
- Fan-mode scheduling (continuous-on versus auto mode)
- Limited-duration over-rides (reverts to programming after 24 hours)
- Remote (web-based) monitoring and programming
- Automatic restoration after power outage
- Support multiple cooling stages
- Thermostat must be web-connected (LAN or WAN), and remote programming must be operational
Device install and initial programming verification checklist:
- Scheduled temperature setback
- Scheduled fan mode
- Override duration ≤ 3 hours
- Strip heat lockout (HP only)
- No simultaneous heating and cooling
$200 rebate for an Energy Star certified Commercial Clothes Washer with fuel for the hot water provided by Avista Corp. Learn more.
The Pay for Performance program is an incentive program that pays customers for actual energy savings at the meter. Energy savings can come from building retroﬁts and equipment upgrades as well as from behavioral, operations and maintenance, and retro-commissioning activities. Pay for Performance pays annual incentives for all electricity/natural gas saved, rather than separate incentives for individual measures. Qualifying customers that implement whole-building energy retroﬁts will receive a set incentive rate for measurable savings that are achieved over the course of three years with incentive payments made at the end of each year. Incentives will be paid at .08 per kWh and 1.25 per therm. To apply for the Pay for Performance Program, please download the form (PDF).
Site-specific (custom) incentives are available for many energy efficiency projects that fall outside the parameters of our other prescriptive programs which result in verifiable energy savings. Incentives do not apply to behavioral modifications. The incentive is based on the first year energy savings (either in kilowatt-hours or therms).
Avista offers incentives for projects with measure lives of ten years or greater based upon the simple payback of the individual project, relative to the current energy code or industry practice that is applicable to the project. Simple payback is defined as the incremental capital cost associated with the energy efficiency of the project divided by the energy savings per year. Energy savings are calculated using the current retail energy rates.
The incentives shall be as follows:
|Simple payback period
||Incentive level (cents per first year kWh saved) - Minimum measure life of 10 years
| Under 15 years
| Over 15 years
|Measures||Simple payback period
||Incentive level (dollars per first year therm saved) - Minimum measure life of 10 years
|Natural gas efficiency
||Under 15 years
|Over 15 years
Incentives will be capped at 70% percent of the incremental project cost for all projects with simple paybacks less than 15 years.
To be eligible for incentives, you need to contact Avista prior to purchasing any equipment or services. Site specific Incentives will not be paid on projects that are already under construction or that are being developed without Avista's involvement.
Beginning June 1, 2023, the Contractor Incentive Program will pay your company a per kilowatt saved* incentive for each Site-Specific (custom) commercial electric energy-saving project you help one of our Washington customers complete. This is in addition to the rebate we pay the customer and will be paid directly to your company. Projects submitted before June 1, 2023 will receive a rate of $0.01 per kWh saved.
To be eligible for Site-Specific (custom) rebates and earn an incentive based on energy savings, please contact your Avista Account Executive, before purchasing any equipment or starting the project. They will help you pre-qualify your customer’s project and provide an estimate of the incentive. No project is too big or too small to consider.
Please note, incentives are not available for behavioral changes and will not be paid for projects that are already under construction** or being developed without Avista's involvement. Residential and Prescriptive (standard) rebate program projects do not qualify for this incentive.
*in the first year of installation
**unless your project was submitted prior to June 1, 2023