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Program and Incentive Updates

For Industry and Agriculture Program

Incentive Updates

Production Efficiency incentive limit increases effective January 1, 2022

Due to successful implementation of budget management tools in 2021, Energy Trust’s Production Efficiency program is able to increase incentive limits in 2022. This is great news for industrial and agricultural customers looking for ways to save energy and costs.

The following new incentive limits went into effect on January 1, 2022:

Standard projects

The incentive limit is $40,000 per system type, per year, per site for industrial and agricultural sites in Oregon. Customers may submit multiple incentive applications per site in 2022, but together they may not exceed the $40,000 limit for each of the following system types.

  • Agricultural equipment
    • Greenhouse
      • Reglazing (requires pre-approval)
      • Boiler upgrades (requires pre-approval)
      • Rebates (all considered as a single system type for the incentive limit)
      • Infrared polyethylene greenhouse cover
      • Condensing unit heater
      • Intelligent greenhouse controller with night setback
      • Under-bench heating
      • Thermal curtain
    • Irrigation
      • Variable frequency drives (VFDs) for irrigation pumps (requires pre-approval)
      • Drip, linear and pivot irrigation system conversions (requires pre-approval)
    • MESA, LESA, LEPA, PMDI Rebates (all considered as a single system type for the incentive limit)
      • Upgrade for systems with VFD
        • High pressure to MESA
        • High pressure to LESA/LEPA/PMDI
        • MESA to LESA/LEPA/PMDI
      • Upgrade for systems without VFD
        • High pressure to MESA
        • High pressure to LESA/LEPA/PMDI
        • MESA to LESA/LEPA/PMDI
      • Premium irrigation rebates (all considered as a single system type for the incentive limit)
        • New low-pressure regulators
        • New drop tube or hose extensions for low pressure sprinklers
        • New “goose neck” elbows for new drop tubes
        • New rotating type sprinklers that replace impact sprinklers
        • New multi-trajectory sprays that replace worn low pressure sprinklers
        • New multi-trajectory sprays that replace impact sprinklers
        • New multiple configuration nozzles for low pressure systems
        • Rebuilt or new impact sprinklers to replace worn sprinklers
        • New nozzle for impact sprinklers that replace worn nozzles
        • New flow-controlling type nozzles for impact sprinklers
        • New drains
        • New gaskets replacing leaking gaskets (limit 2 per irrigated acre)
        • Indoor agriculture
          • Dehumidifier rebates (limit 2,000 pints per day capacity per project)
  • Industrial equipment (system size limitations for standard incentives vary depending on system type, contact program for details)
    • Compressed air systems (requires pre-approval)
    • High-speed doors for refrigerated spaces
    • Refrigeration systems (requires pre-approval)
    • Variable frequency drives and consolidation for industrial and municipal pumps (requires pre-approval)
    • Variable frequency drives for industrial fans (requires pre-approval)
    • Variable frequency drives for cooling tower fans (requires pre-approval)
    • Radiant heaters and HVAC condensing boiler rebates (all considered as a single system type for the incentive limit)
    • Process Hot Water Boilers (requires pre-approval)
    • Battery charger rebates (all considered as a single system type for the incentive limit)
    • Insulation rebates (all considered as a single system type for the incentive limit)
    • Direct Install Pipe Insulation (requires pre-approval)
    • Welder rebates (all considered as a single system type for the incentive limit)
    • Steam trap rebates (all considered as a single system type for the incentive limit)
    • Municipal water leak repair (requires pre-approval)
    • Self-cleaning variable speed wastewater pumps (requires pre-approval)

If you have questions about this information, please contact your Production Efficiency representative.