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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Pacific Power - FinAnswer Express   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/31/2012
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Compressed air, Programmable Thermostats, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Agricultural Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Led Exit Signs, Room Air Conditioners, Evaporative Coolers, Vending Machine Controls, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Personal Computing Equipment, Food Service Equipment, LED Lighting, Small Compressed Air, Dairy/Farm Equipment, HVAC Occupancy Sensors
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional
Amount:T-8 Lighting Fixtures: $3-$7
T-8 Delamping: $21
T-8/T-5 Relamping: $0.25/lamp
T-8/T-5 HighBay: $20/lamp
T-5 Lighting Fixtures: $5
CFL Fixtures: $5
Cold Cathode (Screw In): $5
Ceramic Metal Halide Fixtures: $35
Pulse Start Metal Halide Fixtures: $60
Pulse Start Metal Halide Ballast: $20
Induction Fixtures: $125/unit
LED Screw In/Recessed Downlight: $10
LED Outdoor/Roadway/High-Low Bay: $100/unit
Lighting Controllers: $75/sensor or $150
Dimming Ballast: $15/ballast
Signage: Varies
ECM Motor Retrofit: $0.50/watt (Refrigeration); $50/HP (HVAC)
Variable Frequency Drives: $65/HP
Green Motor Rewinds: $1/HP
Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps: $25-$75/ton
PTAC/PTHP Controls: $50/controller
Ground Source Heat Pump Loop: $25/ton
Evaporative Cooling: $0.06/ISR CF; $0.12/kWh plus $50/kW
Chillers: $0.12/kWh plus $50/kW
Programmable Thermostat: $150
Occupancy Based PTAC/PTHP Controls: $50/controller
Wall Insulation: $0.10/sq. ft.
Roof/Attic Insulation: $0.08/sq. ft.
Windows: $0.34/sq. ft.
Commercial Dishwasher: $500-$2000
Commercial Cooking Equipment: $200 - $1,000
Ice Machines: $125-$400
LED Case Lighting: $10/ln. ft.
Refrigerator: $50-$150
Refrigerated Vending Machine: $150
Clothes Washer: $150 - $200
Room Air Conditioner: $30
Electric Water Heater: $50
Agricultural Equipment: Varies
Network Power Management: $7/PC
Smart Plug Strip: $15/unit
Custom and Chillers: $0.10/kwh saved, up to 70% of cost
Maximum Incentive:General: Many incentives are limited to 70% of energy efficiency project cost
If incentive brings the simple payback below one year, the incentive is reduced so the simple payback equals one year.
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Pacific Power's FinAnswer Express Program includes incentives and technical assistance for lighting, HVAC and other equipment upgrades that increase energy efficiency and exceed code requirements in commercial and industrial facilities. Both retrofits of existing equipment and new construction projects are eligible. For retrofits, the utility may need to verify existing equipment. Rebates may also be available for custom efficiency projects; interested customers should call Pacific Power for more information. Additional restrictions apply, customers should see program documentation for complete rules and procedures. Contact Pacific Power for additional details or visit the program web site listed above.

  Pacific Power
Pacific Power
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (800) 222-4335
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