Avista Utilities provides incentives for hardwired improvements to the customer for making equipment upgrades.
The incentive is based on the first-year energy savings, in kWh or therms.
The incentive level is based upon the simple payback of the measure prior to the application of an incentive,
as calculated by the utility staff and based upon standardized measure costs. Simple payback is defined as the
project's capital cost divided by the energy savings per year.
All incentives are capped at 50 percent of total project cost as determined by the utility based upon industry
standards. The incentive level breakdown for electric and natural gas efficiency measures are: