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Compressed Air

Compressed air is an important part of many manufacturing and industrial processes. Energy Trust offers cash incentives for optimizing the energy efficiency of your compressed air system.

Free compressed air leak reduction service helps industrial facilities cut costs.

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  1. Establish your eligibility.

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    Energy Trust provides cash incentives to Oregon businesses for energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects. To qualify, you must:

    • Be served by Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista and contribute to the public purpose charge. Check your utility bill or contact us if you have questions.
    • Have a project site in Oregon.
  2. Talk with your trade ally or vendor to help you select equipment that qualifies for Energy Trust incentives.

    We can help you get started.

  3. Complete the appropriate incentive form for your cash incentive.

    Be sure to check all of the “Qualifying Criteria” to ensure that your equipment qualifies for Energy Trust incentives. You must return a complete and signed incentive form with your invoices for your equipment to Energy Trust within 180 days of purchase and before the end of the calendar year to receive your incentive. Your incentive check should arrive within 4-6 weeks.

Equipment Rebate Requirements
Zero-Loss Condensate Drain $100 per unit

Drain must prevent loss of compressed air to atmosphere.

Compressed Air Leak Reduction Free service

An Energy Trust trade ally contractor can identify and repair leaks on an annual basis at no charge. Read the fact sheet. Watch the video.

Cycling Refrigerated Dryer $1.50 per scfm rated capacity

All Cycling dryers <= 500 scfm capacity.

Additional Receiver Capacity $2.50 per gallon above 2 gal/scfm

Load/Unload or On/Off Machines only. VFD and Inlet Modulation machines are not eligible.

Low Pressure-Drop Filters $2.00 per scfm rated capacity

Rated 500 CFM or less.  Pressure loss less than or equal to 1 psi when new.

Calculated incentives Incentive Requirements
Air Compressor Upgrade varies

Final incentive will be based on estimated energy savings.

Air Compressor Cooling Fan VFD varies

Final incentive will be based on estimated energy savings.

Cycling Refrigerated Dryers varies

Total system horsepower <126HP.

Final incentive will be based on estimated energy savings.

Custom incentives

If you’re planning a larger compressed air upgrade, you can improve your compressed air system and receive $0.25/annual kilowatt hour, up to 50 percent of the project cost from Energy Trust. Contact your PDC for more information.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.


Give us a call at 503.928.3154.

Success Stories

Yoshida Foods International, Portland

Yoshida Foods International, Portland

Estimated Annual Savings: $122,000

Cash Incentives: $187,000

Enoch Precision Machining, Clackamas

Enoch Precision Machining, Clackamas

Estimated Annual Savings: $17,800