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Compressed Air

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

  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 or Pacific Power 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. Select equipment that qualifies for Energy Trust incentives.

    Your trade ally or vendor can help you get started.

  3. Receive an incentive offer from Energy Trust.

    Review the offer, provide your utility account number, signed W-9, mailing address, site address and estimated project completion date. You must return the signed incentive offer to the Energy Trust contact listed on the form before ordering or purchasing the equipment.

  4. Purchase and install the equipment.

    After you return the signed incentive offer, then purchase and install the equipment.

  5. Sign the Project Completion Form.

    Once your project is completed, you will receive a Project Completion Form from Energy Trust, which must be returned with your invoice(s) for the equipment purchased.

  6. Receive your incentive.

Customers may receive cash incentives up to $250,000 per site, per year. Cash incentives are calculated based on operating hours and usage. Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

See incentive available for compressed air upgrades (up to 125hp) outlined in the table below.

Additional Receiver Capacity
Air Compressor Upgrade
Air Compressor Cooling Fan VFD
Compressed Air Leak Repair/Reduction
Cycling Refrigerated Dryers
Low Pressure-Drop Filters
Zero-Loss Condensate Drain
$0.30 per kWh saved, up to 70% of eligible project cost

If you’re planning a larger compressed air upgrade (over 125hp), Energy Trust can help with technical assistance and work with you to create a customized incentive offer for your scoped project. For more information about larger projects, visit our custom energy-efficiency projects page.

No-cost Compressed Air Leak Repair 
If you don’t need to replace your entire system, our no-cost leak repair service could help keep your system running smoothly and increase efficiency. An Energy Trust trade ally contractor can identify and repair leaks once a year at no charge. For eligibility requirements and more information, read our flyer.


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Success Stories

Enoch Precision Machining, Clackamas

Enoch Precision Machining, Clackamas

Estimated Annual Savings: $17,800