Clark Public Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Washington)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Washington

Name Clark Public Utilities - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Compressed air, Custom/Others pending approval, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Heat pumps, Lighting, Motor VFDs, Motors, Programmable Thermostats, Windows, Personal Computing Equipment, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Commercial/Industrial Lighting: Up to 50% project costs

Custom Industrial Retrofit: $0.25/kWh up to 50% of cost
Custom Industrial New Construction: $0.20 - $0.27/kWh up to 50% of cost
Custom Commercial Retrofit: $0.20/kWh up to 50% of cost
Custom Commercial New Construction: $0.27/kWh up to 50% of cost
Green Motor Rewind: $1/HP (end user), $2/HP (service center)
EnergySmart Grocer: See program website
Outdoor Ductless Heat Pump: $250/ton
Window Retrofit: $3/square foot
Network Computer Power Management: $10/workstation
Web-Enabled Programmable Thermostats: $100-$275

Equipment Requirements Outdoor Ductless Heat Pump: maximum nominal heating capacity of 36,000 Btu per hour and be fully ductless

Windows: .30 U-Value of lower

Installation Requirements Outdoor Ductless Heat Pump: must be installed in facility with less than 5,000 square feet of conditioned space

Window Retrofit: must be installed in wood-framed, electrically heated facility with less than 5,000 square feet of conditioned space

Program Administrator Clark Public Utilities

References DSIRE[1]


Clark Public Utilities (CPU) offers a variety of energy efficiency rebates and services to help commercial and industrial customers save energy in existing and new facilities. Clark Public Utilities will send a Key Account Manager to perform a free on-site energy assessment of the facilities. Financial assistance is also available to support the completion of a compressed air audit in a customer's facility.

For the Commercial/Industrial Lighting Incentive Program (CLIP), the utility, along with independent contractors, offers a lighting audit and will provide energy efficient, short cost recovery lighting upgrades. This program is also available for new construction projects. The program will fund up to 50%% of the upgrade costs.

For commercial and industrial customers that are replacing existing equipment or installing new equipment that is energy efficient, the utility offers the custom project program. Examples of eligible projects include; compressed air improvements, HVAC upgrades, VFD installations, refrigeration upgrades, and process energy system improvements. Projects are eligible to have up to 50% of the incremental cost covered by the program. The proposals are submitted for reimbursement based on verified electrical energy savings.

CPU's Ductless Heat Pump program encourages small commercial and industrial customers to make the switch from old baseboard and wall heaters to safer and more efficient ductless heat pumps. To be eligible, facilities must have less than 5,000 square feet of conditioned space. Similarly, the Small Commercial Window Retrofit Program is provided to help customers in electrically-heated, wood- framed buildings upgrade from single pane windows to more efficient models. Once again, this program is offered for facilities with a total conditioned space of less than 5,000 square feet.

The Green Motor Rewind Program provides a $1 per HP credit to customers who take motors to be rewound to the original nominal efficiency. Qualified motors include NEMA standard horsepower-rated motors between 15 and 5000 horsepower (either NEMA premium or other) that are rewound via certified Green Motor Practice Group member service centers.

The EnergySmart Grocer Program offers rebates on a variety of energy saving measures which may be employed by grocers and refrigerated warehouses. Rebates are available for efficient lighting, refrigeration measures, controls and motors. Rebates vary widely based on equipment type. A list of eligible equipment is available on the program web site. Contact Clark Public Utilities or visit the program web site for more information.

CPU also provides rebates for software and IT solutions which serve to improve facility energy efficiency. A rebate of $10 per workstation installed with power management software is offered. Examples of qualifying software include: Verdiem, Lightspeed Power Manager, 1E Night Watchman, Faronics Power Save and Lakeside. SysTrack PM. CPU also provides a program which provides access to E-manager software to their customers, which can help track and identify trends and anomalies in energy usage. Finally, rebates for web-enabled programmable thermostats for modular classrooms range from $100 (upgrade) to $275 (new).

For more information, and specific program details, visit the web site listed above.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Clark Public Utilities
Department Member Services Department
Division 1200 Fort Vancouver Way
Address P.O. Box 8900
Place Vancouver, Washington
Zip/Postal Code 98668
Phone (360) 992-3000
Phone 2 (360) 992-3598
Fax (360) 992-3204

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"