The Commercial Sector is generally defined as non-manufacturing business establishments, including hotels, motels, restaurants, wholesale businesses, retail stores, and health, social, and educational institutions.
Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) offers Energy Efficiency and Conservation programs to assist our members in achieving cost-effective energy savings. UEC’s program offers incentives for verified energy savings to commercial customers looking to make efficiency improvements or upgrades to their facilities. There are a variety of program options for commercial customers of all sizes and budget levels; retro-fit and new construction. By participating, businesses in the commercial sector can save money, energy, and increase their bottom line. The following is a list of measures that are eligible for commercial sector incentives.
UEC Commercial Program Goals
- Provide members with information to support systems and operations that helps conserve electrical energy and lower overhead costs.
- Provide financial incentives to assist members with upgrades or improvements to their systems that can be demonstrated to improve energy efficiency.
By participating, businesses in the commercial sector can save money, energy, and increase their bottom line. The following is a list of measures that are eligible for commercial sector incentives.
- Lighting – LED Retrofit or New Construction
- Refrigerators and Freezers
- Hot Water Systems
- HVAC Systems
- Refrigeration Compressors, Evaporators, and Condensers
- Renewable Energy Systems or Other Measures
Some projects are more complex and require additional steps to determine energy savings and eligibility. These Custom Projects may require engineering review and energy consumption monitoring for verification of savings. UEC will review any proposed energy efficiency project for verifiable energy savings potential, and will work with the owners to evaluate and verify energy savings. Pre-approval for custom projects is required prior to ordering or purchasing qualifying equipment or service.
Rebates for qualifying new construction and retrofit projects are calculated on a per kWh basis of the verified energy savings of the installed measures. UEC projects are capped at 50 percent of the eligible project cost for qualifying measures.