Switch to better lighting
Light$mart incentives help business customers modernize lighting at their shops and buildings by paying part of the cost.
By focusing on changing outdoor lighting -- especially outdoor
lights that are on all night -- business owners and managers can maximize savings. Projects are eligible for 18 cents per annual kilowatt hour
saved, up to 75 percent of the cost to purchase and install
energy efficient lighting and controls.
Help for indoor lighting projects is available, too. Quality
lighting makes a space pleasant and inviting for employees and
customers. Coupled with energy savings and PUD incentives --
also 18 cents per annual kilowatt hour saved, up to 75 percent
of the cost -- these benefits can make today’s
lighting technologies a profitable investment.
The Light$mart incentive depends on the existing and
proposed power consumption of the light fixtures as well as the
number of actual operating hours.
Customers, lighting suppliers and
contractors: use Chelan PUD’s online Lighting Calculator or this Lighting Calculator Worksheet
to determine incentive amounts.
To receive the incentive, fill out the calculator or
worksheet and email or mail to the PUD. Submit a copy of the invoice or
receipt showing total project purchase and installation costs.
A PUD representative will then visit the site to
confirm the lights are installed and are being operated as
stated. Pre-approval by Chelan PUD is not required for
incentives less than $25,000. Incentive amounts greater
than $25,000 that do not have pre-approval are subject to
availability of incentive dollars budgeted by Chelan PUD.
For help filling out the calculator or worksheet or for more
information, email Scott Stanford, commercial energy
efficiency advisor, or call (509) 661-4187.