In May 2001, Washington enacted legislation (EHB 2247) that requires all electric utilities serving more than 25,000 customers to offer customers the option of purchasing renewable energy. Eligible renewables include wind, solar, geothermal, landfill gas, wave or tidal action, wastewater treatment gas, certain biomass resources, and "qualified hydropower" that is fish-friendly.
Mason County PUD 3 offers rebates to its non-residential customers for implementing energy efficient lighting, motor rewinds, refrigeration, commercial cooking equipment, and custom projects. Prescriptive rebates vary by type and the efficiency of purchased equipment. Information on some of these programs is available on the program web site. For more details on all rebate programs, contact the Energy Conservation Department at Mason County PUD 3.
Mason County PUD 3 encourages customers to use energy efficient products and home equipment by offering incentives for the purchase of qualifying products. The utility offers residential customers rebates for various measures, including:
Franklin County PUD's Residential Rebate Program offers a variety of rebates for energy efficiency improvements for homes located in the Franklin PUD service area. Rebates are offered on energy efficient clothes washers, water heaters, duct sealing, air source and geothermal heat pumps, windows, and weatherization measures. Customers must use pre-approved contractors, which are available on a list included on the program application.
Under regulations adopted by the D.C. Public Service Commission, all electricity suppliers and electricity companies operating in the District of Columbia must report to the Commission every six months the fuel mix of electricity sold and the emissions produced. The fuel mix report must be in a format similar to the information provided by the PJM Environmental Information Services (PJM EIS).
Washington’s retail electric suppliers must disclose details regarding the fuel mix of their electric generation to customers. Electric suppliers must provide such information in a standard format annually to customers. In addition, most larger electric suppliers must provide at least two additional times annually a publication that contains the standard disclosure label, a customer service phone number to request the disclosure label or a reference to an electronic version of the disclosure label.
Grant County PUD offers incentives to qualifying customers through the Energy Star Home Certification Program. The Energy Star certification is available for both new site-built homes and new manufactured homes. Manufactured homes that meet Energy Star requirements and use a qualifying Energy Star heat pump for the primary heating system will qualify for a $500 incentive payment. An additional incentive of $200 per ton of heat pump and $70 for Energy Star clothes washers is available to these customers. New (Site-Built) Homes can receive $2,100 for being properly certified.
Grant County PUD provides incentives to residential customers for improving the energy efficiency of eligible homes. Rebates are available for the purchase of Energy Star rated clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, and freezers. Additionally, insulation, window, [http://www.gcpud.org/customerService/energyServices/homeWeatherization.html ductless heat pumps], and lighting upgrades are incentivized by Grant County.
Grant County PUD assists residential customers who wish to increase the efficiency of homes by providing financing for a variety of improvements. 10-year loans with an interest rate of 4% are available for the following measures:
Grays Harbor PUD's net-metering program differs slightly from what is required by Washington state law in that Grays Harbor PUD reimburses customers for net excess generation (NEG), at the end of each year, at 50% of the utility's retail rate. State law allows utilities to require customers to surrender NEG to the utility, without reimbursement, at the end of a 12-month billing cycle. Grays Harbor PUD has voluntarily gone beyond the state requirement in order to encourage customers to use renewable energy systems.