Clark Public Utilities offers financing available to its customers for the purchase and installation of residential solar equipment. Loans up to $10,000 are available for solar pool heaters and solar water heaters and up to $30,000 for photovoltaic systems.
Clark Public Utilities offers a rebate of $500 to customers who install a solar water heating system. Customers must own the residence or business where the solar water heating system is installed and must have an electric water heater.
Columbia REA, through the Bonneville Power Administration, offers an irrigation energy efficiency program for its agricultural customers. Stationary systems are not eligible for this program due to the number of sprinklers per acre. Replacement sprinklers are eligible for retrofits identified by utility staff, the consumer, the irrigation equipment dealer, or through pump testing and system evaluation. The new sprinkler nozzle flow rate must be the same or lower than those replaced.
Columbia Rural Electric Association offers its residential customers a variety of rebates for the purchase of energy efficient equipment and measures. Eligible equipment includes efficient clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, lighting fixtures, heat pumps, building insulation, and water heaters all qualify for rebates. These incentives will be made available to customers through a credit on monthly electric bills. Most equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards listed on the program web site.
Cowlitz County PUD offers the Commercial Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) for their non-residential customers to improve the efficiency of their facilities. The program offers incentives on lighting, custom measures that save energy, improvement projects on industrial processes, and energy efficient motors. For all of the incentive programs, customers must sign an “Incentive/Implementation Agreement” with Cowlitz PUD BEFORE purchase and installation of equipment.
Cowlitz County PUD will provide rebates to customer homeowners who have a PUD-qualified heat pump dealer upgrade their heating system with the installation of a premium efficiency heat pump system, in accordance with the PUD’s rigid set of installation standards, and who upgrade their ductwork to meet the PTCS duct sealing requirements. Rebate incentives are as follows:
* With 50% or more of ducts in unheated areas (including the required upgrade of the duct system to meet PTCS duct sealing standards): $900
* With less than 50% of ducts in unheated areas: $450
Cowlitz County PUD offers the EnergySHARE Plus appliance rebate program to its residential customers. Rebates are offered for Energy Star clothes washers, refrigerators and freezers (including the proper recycling of old units), and energy efficient water heaters. Rebates range from $25 - $70.
Cowlitz County PUD offers an incentive to residential customers who weatherize their homes. Eligible residences can be either site-built or manufactured homes, but must have a permanently installed electric heating system. Homes that rely primarily on oil, gas or wood heat systems, but also have permanently installed electric heat systems, may qualify in certain situations. An energy analyst certified by Cowlitz PUD must conduct an energy audit of eligible homes prior to the installation of weatherization improvements in order for the customer to qualify for rebates.
Benton PUD offers a variety of incentives to non-residential customers for energy efficiency improvements. Projects are available for commercial customers interested in energy efficient lighting and custom projects that improve efficiency or process related systems such as compressed air, variable frequency drives and refrigeration. Rebates are also available to agricultural customers for making energy improvements to sprinkling systems.