Pacific Power - Energy FinAnswer (California)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Pacific Power - Energy FinAnswer
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Construction, Fed. Government, Industrial, Installer/Contractor, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount $0.12/kWh-$0.18/kWh annual energy savings + $50/kW average monthly on-peak demand savings

Eligible System Size Commercial retrofit projects must be at facilities at least 20,000 sq. ft./meter.
Equipment Requirements New Construction: Efficiency improvement should exceed energy code requirements or industry standards by 10%

Installation Requirements Lighting kWh savings can not account for more than 75% of total project kWh savings

Maximum Incentive Retrofit: 50% of the eligible energy efficiency measure cost

Lighting: 50% of savings
If incentive brings the simple payback below one year, the incentive is reduced so the simple payback equals one year.

Program Administrator Pacific Power

References DSIRE[1]


Pacific Power's Energy FinAnswer program provides incentives to help customers improve the efficiency of their existing facilities and build new facilities that are significantly more efficient than code. New construction and retrofit projects for all industrial facilities can participate as well as all new commercial projects and commercial retrofits in facilities larger than 20,000 square feet.

Pacific Power will be involved from the beginning of construction, starting by reviewing the facility plans and identifying possible efficiency opportunities. Next, Pacific Power will prepare an energy analysis report consisting of specific recommendations and refined estimates of what each will cost and how much they'll save. It will also include an incentive offer and any commissioning requirements.

After an incentive agreement has been finalized, purchase orders can be signed and construction can begin. Commissioning submittals and invoices that document the final costs of the energy efficiency measures with labor and material itemized must be delivered to the utility before the incentive payment is made.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Pacific Power

Place Portland, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97232
Phone (800) 222-4335


  • 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)"