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Custom Incentives

Custom Solutions for Energy Savings

Energy Trust can help your property with unique systems or products with custom incentives.

In addition to standard incentives, Energy Trust offers custom incentives and energy analysis for many cost-effective energy-efficiency improvements. We can provide a free site evaluation and a personalized energy-savings action plan to recommend energy-efficiency upgrades that may qualify for Energy Trust custom incentives. The report will estimate energy savings, costs, return on investment, as well as qualifying cash incentives. An engineering study or other technical assessment may be required to determine the potential savings involved in a custom project.

Custom projects typically include the following steps:

  1. Analysis

    A technical analysis of the proposed energy-saving upgrades is performed.

  2. Review

    Energy Trust verifies the savings estimates and cost-effectiveness of your projects.

  3. Offer

    Energy Trust provides an incentive offer for qualifying measures to be paid upon completion of project.

  4. Commit

    Accept offer indicating intent to proceed with installation and reserve your incentive.

  5. Installation

    Purchase and install the qualified equipment.

  6. Payment

    Energy Trust reviews the documentation and provides your incentive check. Post-installation verification may be required.

Energy-efficiency equipment not covered by standard incentives may still be eligible for custom incentives. Cash incentives for qualified custom energy projects are calculated based on estimated annual energy savings.

Energy Trust is limiting the maximum amount of incentives a site may receive per year for custom electric projects.

  • Portland General Electric sites are limited to a maximum of $12,000 per site, per year.
  • Pacific Power sites are limited to a maximum of $6,000 per site, per year.
UtilityIncentiveMaximum Incentive Amount
Portland General Electric or Pacific Power$0.25 per annual kWh$12,000 for Portland General Electric customers and $6,000 for Pacific Power customers OR up to 60-75% of the eligible project cost – whichever is lower
NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista$2.00 per annual thermUp to 60% of the eligible project cost

Need Help? Contact Us.

To get started on energy savings at your property contact us at 1.877.510.2130 or send us an email.

Success Stories

Holladay Park Plaza, Portland

Holladay Park Plaza, Portland

Estimated Annual Savings: $16,600