Business Lighting incentive program
Earn incentives on energy-efficient lighting
Lighting can amount to more than 40 percent of your business's energy usage. Switching to energy-efficient lighting can yield long-term savings. No matter your business's size, PSE's Business Lighting incentive program has flexible options to help you affordably upgrade your lighting plan.
For smaller-scale lighting upgrades, see if PSE's Lighting To Go instant discounts can also help.
The total value of your business lighting incentive depends on the size and scope of your project.
All projects require PSE written approval before work begins.
|Program||Incentive applies to…||Incentive value||Incentive maximum|
|Business Lighting||TLED Lamps2 and their installation||$2 per TLED2 lamp regardless of type or length in any new or existing light fixture||70 percent of total project cost|
|Lighting Components4, CFL-LED lamps, HID-LED lamps||$0.125 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of projected annual energy savings1|
|Fixtures3 and their installation||$0.175 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of projected annual energy savings1|
|Added automatic controls||Additional $0.05 per kWh of projected annual energy savings1|
|Interior LLLC3 fixtures and their installation||$75 bonus in addition to the $0.225 per kWh of projected fixture annual energy savings1|
|Street Lighting||Equipment and installation||$0.175 per kWh of projected annual energy savings1||70 percent of total project cost|
1 Incentives are subject to PSE cost-effectiveness standards.
2 TLED Lamps replacing T12, T8 or T5 fluorescent lamps in existing or new fixtures (this includes all "Plug and Play", "Ballast ByPass" and "External Driver" TLEDs)
3 LLLC fixture bonus is limited to
Each fixture must include both an integral occupancy and daylight sensor, and must have wireless networking capabilities with embedded lighting control logic. The system shall also have the capability to allow the user to turn the lights off.
4 Lighting components are an LED module(s), driver(s), sockets etc that are individually field installed and not wired together and assembled by a lighting manufacturer into a complete unit.
How to qualify?
Before planning your business lighting upgrade, be sure to verify that you're only using new, incentive-eligible lighting products.
All fixtures, retrofit kits and lamps must meet PSE minimum specifications (UL, ETL or equal listing, Power Factor > 0.9, Manufacturer's warranty > 5 years). A manufacturer’s specification sheet is required to be submitted for every incentive eligible light fixture.
To be eligible for PSE's business lighting incentives:
- Your business site must be within PSE's electric service area.
- You must be a current PSE business electric customer.
- You must complete the current 2020 Business Lighting incentive program application.
- You must sign and return the grant agreement AND be given approval to start before any work begins on the project.
For help verifying your qualifications, call an Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All qualifications can also be found on the “Terms and Conditions” tab of the 2020 Business Lighting Excel application.
How to apply
Beginning January 1, 2020, we will only accept the 2020 Business Lighting application.
To be approved for a conservation incentive, you must do the following before work is started:
- Download and complete the 2020 Business Lighting workbook.
- Submit the completed Business Lighting Workbook, the signed Customer/Payee Signature page from the workbook, a signed and completed current taxpayer identification form (W-9), and manufacturer specification sheets of all lighting products to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wait for the PSE grant agreement.
After PSE reviews and approves the workbook, you will be sent a grant agreement contract which must be signed and returned to PSE within 90 days of receipt. Project installation may not proceed until PSE receives the signed grant agreement and returns the fully executed grant agreement to you.
The Business Lighting incentive program has two applications to choose from. Both applications provide the same incentives.
- The Standard application is the most complete and can accommodate 160 different lighting installations. Click the following link for the most updated version of the Standard Business Lighting application (Standard).
- The Simple application can be completed on one page but is limited to 5 different lighting installations. Click the following link for the most updated version of the Simple Business Lighting application (Simple).
Street Lighting retrofit
If you are planning a street lighting retrofit or new street lighting installation on a metered account, follow the instructions above and email your application materials to email@example.com.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before filling out the application if you are unsure if the lights are on a metered or unmetered account. All unmetered (flat rate schedule) street lights must be coordinated with PSE Pole Services.
Multifamily building retrofit*
Multifamily common area lighting projects use a different application than business lighting. If you are performing a multifamily common area lighting project, please contact the multifamily team at email@example.com.
* "Multifamily" applies to common areas of a campus or building with five or more attached dwelling units.
If you need help with your application, call an Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Case study: Puget Sound Energy
Puget Sound Energy saw an opportunity to improve lighting consistency and efficiency in its 11,000 square foot office location in Bothell, Wash. Older fixtures were update to new LED fixtures with smart capabilities, resulting in great energy savings and lighting improvements.
Read more to find out how Puget Sound Energy made its Bothell location a brighter place to work and achieved 72 percent energy savings by updating to luminaire-level lighting controls.
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