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.
Ductless Heat Pumps
Ductless heat pumps (DHPs) are an inexpensive and efficient way to add air conditioning and improve the energy efficiency of heating in a building. Cowlitz PUD offers $250 per ton
of the outdoor unit heating capacity. For more details on the commercial ductless heat pump program, please review our brochure.
Contact Rob Salberg at (360) 501-9555 or Energy Efficiency Services at (360) 501-9514 BEFORE starting any project in order to qualify for available 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
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.
For additional questions on the on customer commercial projects, contact Doug Swier at (360) 501-9544 or
Energy Efficiency Services at 360-501-9514.
Training and Education
Industrial Water Pump Optimization for Greater Efficiency and Reliability
This training will provide a comprehensive technical review into how pulp and paper, chemical processing, wastewater and other larger industrial types of facilities can improve reliability, lower maintenance costs, increase productivity and lower energy consumption for two types of industrial water pumps: service and wastewater. The course will cover both vertical (turbine and mixed flow) and horizontal (end suction and split case) and how they interact within any pumping system. This course is intended for management, operations, maintenance and engineering. A basic technical understanding of pumps is helpful, but not required.