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. These include:

  • Lighting
  • Electric Resistance to Heat Pump Conversions
  • Ductless Heat Pumps
  • Windows
  • Insulation
  • Irrigation Pump Controls
  • Variable Speed Controls for Fans
  • Heat Pump Water Heaters
  • Showerheads
  • Grocery Refrigeration Systems 

Qualifying customers receive 18 cents per annual kilowatt hour saved, up to 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.

Find details on lighting upgrades, including a lighting project calculator and worksheet, here. Contact Drew Thompson, commercial energy efficiency advisor, for details at (509) 661-8560 or

Find information and the application for a ductless heat pump rebate here.

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 Jim White, senior energy conservation engineer, or call (509) 661-4829.

Learn more about irrigation pump variable frequency drive incentives and calculations here.


PUD engineer Jim White, right, with Stemilt's James Hursh. The PUD helped Stemilt reduce energy consumption at its largest fruit packing facility, Olds Station, by 30 percent.