Energy efficiency help for businesses
Chelan County PUD’s Resource$mart program helps industrial and commercial customers install facility improvements that can provide significant energy and cost savings. Industrial programs include more efficient refrigeration fans for fruit warehouses, energy-efficient CO2 scrubbers for controlled atmosphere storage, heating and cooling system improvements, and better lighting. Commercial customers also benefit from upgraded lighting as well as improvements to heating/cooling and other systems.
From 2010-12, Chelan PUD provided $3 million in Resource$mart incentives, saving 4.2 average megawatts of electricity, enough to power 1,700 all-electric homes in Chelan County.
Qualifying industrial customers can receive up to $0.15 per annual kWh saved while commercial projects can receive up to $0.06 per annual kWh of electricity saved, OR 75 percent of the total cost to purchase and install energy efficiency improvements, whichever is less. The incentive applies to conservation projects that can show documented energy savings through metering verification or benchmarking using monthly billing analysis.
Use the Refrigeration Fan Variable Frequency Drive Calculator to help calculate potential energy savings for fruit storage projects (fill out, download and email to the PUD).
For questions involving Variable Fan Drives (VFDs), or calculations regarding CO2 scrubbers and other custom projects, email Senior Energy Conservation Engineer Jim White or call (509) 661-4829.
Learn more about irrigation pump variable frequency drive incentives and calculations here.