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Custom Wastewater Projects

Municipalities and special districts across Oregon can achieve significant energy savings by improving the energy performance of water and wastewater treatment facilities. If you’re planning a larger upgrade (over 100hp), Energy Trust can help with technical assistance and cash incentives for system upgrades.

  1. Establish your eligibility.

  2. Contact a Program Delivery Contractor.

    Find and contact a Program Delivery Contractor if you are planning a large custom project.

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    To qualify, you must:

    • Be served by Portland General Electric or Pacific Power and contribute to the public purpose charge. Check your utility bill or contact us if you have questions.
    • Have a municipal or industrial wastewater facility in Oregon.

Energy Trust offers custom cash incentives to water and wastewater treatment facilities planning larger upgrades (over 100hp). Based on the results of a Detailed System Optimization study provided at no cost, Energy Trust will calculate a custom incentive for your project. Cash incentives for qualified custom energy projects are calculated based on operating hours and usage at $0.38 per annual kWh saved, and Energy Trust will pay up to 70% of eligible project costs.

To get started, contact the Program Delivery Contractor who serves your facility.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

Success Stories

City of Albany Water Reclamation Facility, Albany

City of Albany Water Reclamation Facility, Albany

Estimated Annual Savings: $66,000

Cash Incentives: $22,555

City of Wallowa Wastewater Treatment Plant, Wallowa

City of Wallowa Wastewater Treatment Plant, Wallowa

Estimated Annual Savings: $5,000

Cash Incentives: $54,700