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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.

Energy Trust calculates incentives for compressed air system updates based on operating hours and usage. You will receive an incentive estimate amount prior to purchase. Talk with your PDC or vendor for more information.

Incentives may be available for the following:

  • Additional Receiver Capacity
  • Air Compressor Upgrade
  • Air Compressor Cooling Fan VFD
  • Compressed Air Leak Reduction
  • Cycling Refrigerated Dryers
  • Low Pressure-Drop Filters
  • Zero-Loss Condensate Drain

Custom Incentives

If you’re planning a larger compressed air upgrade, Energy Trust can help with technical assistance and cash incentives for system upgrades.

Based on the results of a Detailed System Optimization study provided at no cost, Energy Trust will calculate a custom incentive for your project, with the following guidelines:

  1. For custom process or production equipment projects, Energy Trust offers incentives of $0.30/annual kWh, up to 70% of the eligible project costs.

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

  • Have a project site located in Oregon and 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.

Contact your local Program Delivery Contractor for more information.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.


Give us a call at 1.866.202.0576.

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