Local Option - Commercial PACE Financing (Utah)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Utah

Name Local Option - Commercial PACE Financing
Incentive Type PACE Financing
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential
Eligible Technologies Equipment Insulation, Lighting, Chillers, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Roofs, Custom/Others pending approval, Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric, Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Senate Bill 221 of 2013 authorizes local governments to adopt Commercial* Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing programs. C-PACE allows property owners to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on their properties through a special assessment on their property tax bill, which is repaid over a period of time not to exceed 20 years. A local government must first pass an assessment resolution or ordinance before its commercial property owners can participate, and commercial property owners must opt to have their property designated as a voluntary assessment area.

To qualify as a voluntary assessment area, the owner of the property must provide:

  • The written consent of each person or institution holding a lien on the property
  • Evidence that there are no delinquent taxes, special assessments, or water or sewer charges on the property
  • Evidence that the property is not subject to a trust deed or other lien on which there is a recorded notice of default, foreclosure, or delinquency that has not been cured, and
  • Evidence that there are no involuntary liens, including a lien on real property, or on the proceeds of a contract relating to real property, for services, labor, or materials furnished in connection with the construction or improvement of the property.

A local entity that designates a voluntary assessment area must provide to each participating property owner with a list of qualified service providers authorized by the local entity to provide the energy efficiency upgrade or renewable energy system. A participating property owner must select a service provider from the list to perform the work.

  • The types of property eligible for C-PACE in Utah include property used for the following purposes: commercial, mining, industrial, manufacturing, governmental, trade, professional, a private or public club, a lodge. Multifamily residential buildings with four or more rental units, and property owned by the federal government or a public agency also qualify.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Denise Beaudoin Brems
Department Office of Energy Development
Address 60 East South Temple Street, Suite 300
Address 2 PO Box 144845
Place Salt Lake City, Utah
Zip/Postal Code 84114
Phone (801) 538-8718

Email dbeaudoin@utah.gov
Website http://www.energy.utah.gov/

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: SB 221
Date Enacted 2013-03-27

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


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