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Water and Wastewater Incentives

Municipalities and special districts across Oregon can realize significant energy savings by improving the energy performance of water and wastewater treatment facilities.

For pressure-reduction valves, Energy Trust can also provide incentives for projects that use hydropower to generate clean energy while reducing pressure along the water system.

Temporary pause on new incentive applications for electric equipment upgrades 

Energy Trust is currently not accepting new incentive applications for electric equipment upgrades due to strong customer demand for our incentives. We expect to resume accepting incentive applications for electric equipment upgrades by March 2021 with revised incentive amounts and eligibility requirements. 

We have taken this step to manage our available budget. We understand that this disruption will be challenging, and we appreciate your understanding. 

For a list of other available cash incentives, visit www.energytrust.org/industry-agriculture. 

Energy Trust is temporarily not accepting new incentive applications for municipal water leak repairs. Please check back in March 2021 for revised incentive amounts and eligibility requirements. 

Custom Incentives

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 cash incentives of $0.38/annual kWh saved, up to 70% of eligible project costs.

Project site must be located in Oregon and served by Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista and contribute to the public purpose charge. Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.

To get started, contact the Program Delivery Contractor who serves your facility.

Success Stories

City of Albany Water Reclamation Facility, Albany

City of Albany Water Reclamation Facility, Albany

Estimated Annual Savings: $66,000

Cash Incentives: $22,555

City of Wallowa Wastewater Treatment Plant, Wallowa

City of Wallowa Wastewater Treatment Plant, Wallowa

Estimated Annual Savings: $5,000

Cash Incentives: $54,700