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Cowlitz PUD's Commercial Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) has helped hundreds of local businesses, school districts, municipalities, and industries to reduce their energy consumption. Since Washington State voters passed I-937 back in 2006, the energy savings from these program participants is used towards meeting I-937 energy saving targets.

In 2014, the PUD provided incentives of over $800,000 with energy savings in excess of 5,000,000 kWh, which is equivalent to powering more than 300 homes for a year.

CEEP provides incentives for the installation of energy efficient lighting, heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, windows, and appliances. Almost 80% of the projects in 2014 went towards lighting upgrades.

2014 Project Highlight: LED Street Lights for the City of Longview – over 2,000,000 kWh and almost $150,000 per year saved.

Lighting Incentives

Currently we offer incentives to improve inefficient lighting systems. Review our CEEP Lighting Offer for more information and to on how we may help you save money and energy. For a link to currently available per-fixture incentives, click here. A simple agreement between the customer/business and Cowlitz PUD must be signed BEFORE starting on the project in order to qualify for available incentives. In addition, complete and include the spreadsheet tool which is required for each project agreement.

For additional questions on the Lighting Incentives Program, contact Rob Salberg at (360) 501-9555 or Energy Efficiency Services at 360-501-9514.

Custom Commercial Projects

We also offer funding for custom (non-lighting) energy efficiency improvement projects for commercial businesses. For more details on our CEEP "Custom Projects," please review our brochure. A simple agreement between the customer/business and Cowlitz PUD must be signed BEFORE starting on the project in order to qualify for available incentives.

Download blank (MS Word) Custom Project Completion Report Template.
View completed Sample Completion Report for hypothetical project.

Download a blank (MS Excel) Custom Project Proposal Form.

For additional questions on the on customer commercial projects, contact Doug Swier at (360) 501-9544 or Energy Efficiency Services at

Training and Education


Are your compressed air energy costs under control? Even the smallest compressed air system is a relatively large source of energy consumption and cost. Make your company more profitable with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency. This training offers attendees the opportunity to use their own system data in seminar exercises, as well as mastery of compressed air system components and techniques. Attendees can apply training and implement changes immediately upon return to their work place.

Date: July 12, 2016
Venue: Washington State University Energy Program
Address: 905 Plum St SE, Olympia, WA 98504
Registration Fee: $139
REGISTER ONLINE - Deadline to register is June 28, 2016

For additional questions, contact the industrial training center at 888-720-6823 or send them an email at industrial-training@industrial.neea.org.

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