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Seattle City Light - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

Local Government
State Government
Federal Government
Multifamily Residential
Savings Category 
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Heat Pumps
Air conditioners
Compressed air
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Building Insulation
Motor VFDs
Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
Custom/Others pending approval
Other EE
Food Service Equipment
Data Center Equipment
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Maximum Rebate 

Existing construction: 70% of cost
New construction: up to 100% of incremental costs

Program Info
Sector Name 
Seattle City Light
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

See up-to-date conservation incentives worksheet on Seattle City Light's website:

Lighting: 2 cents/kWh to 23 cents/kWh saved
HVAC Equipment: 23 cents/kWh to 34 cents/kWh saved
Data Center and IT Equipment: Varies by equipment type
Grocery Stores: Varies by equipment type
Commercial Kitchen: $30-$1,000
Air compressors: 27 cents/kWh saved
Efficient Transformer: 27 cents/kWh saved
Process loads (industrial customers): 27 cents/kWh saved
Variable frequency drives: 27 cents/kWh saved
Multifamily building window weatherization: incentive varies by type of weatherization
Multifamily building insulation: 50% of the cost, up to $1 per square foot


Seattle City Light offers a variety of rebates to commercial and industrial customers through the Energy Smart Services Program. Energy Smart Services are available to commercial businesses, manufacturing plants, institutions, and government facilities on the Medium General Service rate and larger. Incentives for this program are calculated using the annual kWh savings of the project, and can cover up to 70% of the installation cost. Eligible measures include lighting, HVAC equipment, controls, transformers, data center efficiency improvements, and commercial food service and cooking equipments upgrades. Industrial customers can also receive an incentive of up to 70% for qualifying process improvements. Custom incentives are also available for large and complex projects.

The Smart Business Program is available to small businesses in Seattle City Light's service served on the ESMC or ESMS rate schedule that are not part of a chain, campus, or larger institution. 

Visit the program website for an up-to-date list of specific incentives and to see for which program your business qualifies.