Idaho Power - New Building Efficiency Program

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Federal Government
Savings Category: 
Clothes Washers
Lighting Controls/Sensors
Heat Pumps
Air conditioners
Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
Motor VFDs
Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Other EE
Reflective Roofs
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Maximum Rebate: 

No incentive cap

Program Info
Sector Name: 
Idaho Power Company
Funding Source: 

Conservation Charge

Program Type: 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount: 

Interior Light Load Reduction: $0.10 - $0.30/sq. ft
Exterior Light Load Reduction: $200/kW below code
Daylight Photo Controls: $0.25/sq. ft
Occupancy Sensors: $25/sensor
Exit Signs: $7.50/sign
Air Conditioning Units: $30 - $75/ton
Heat Pump Units: $30/ton
Variable Refrigerant Flow Units: $75/ton
Air Side Economizers: $75/ton
Chillers: $40 - $80/ton
Direct Evaporative Coolers: $200/ton
Reflective Roof: $0.05/sq. ft.
Energy Management System: $70 - $100/ton of cooling controlled
Guest Room Energy Management System: $50/ton of cooling controlled
Variable Speed Drives: $60 - $100/hp
Laundry Machines: $125/unit
EnergyStar Undercounter Dishwashers: $200/unit
EnergyStar Commercial Dishswashers: $500/unit
Refrigeration Controls: $10 - $40/hp
Condensers: $20/ton


Idaho Power offers incentives for its commercial and industrial customers in Idaho and Oregon to install new equipment above code in participating facilities. The utility provides rebates for lighting controls, HVAC equipment and controls, building shell measures, appliances using electrically-heated water, and refrigeration. 

This program is for Idaho Power commercial or industrial customers on rate Schedule 7 (Small General Service, Small Commercial), Schedule 9 (Large General Service, Large Commercial), or Schedule 19 (Large Power Service). Only projects that are part of a new building, an expansion to an existing building, or a major renovation can qualify. Idaho Power also offers Custom Efficiency incentives for complex projects and Easy Upgrades for Simple Retrofits for commercial and industrial customers with projects that may not qualify for the Building Efficiency incentives. All Building Efficiency final applications must be submitted within 60 days of project completion. Extensive program details can be found on the program web site. 

Third-party architects or engineers who support participants with designing energy efficiency measures or the supporting documentation are eligible to receive an incentive equal to 10% of the participants total incentive, up to $2,500.