PSE COVID-19 Response

As a provider of an essential service, we are working to ensure we are here for our customers, our community and our employees as coronavirus impacts the region.

We know some of our business and residential customers might be worried about paying their bills. Here are measurable actions we’ve taken on behalf of our customers:

  • PSE will not be disconnecting customers for non-payment during this time.
  • During Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” order, PSE will only respond to emergency and make-safe situations which require restoration of power or natural gas such as: outages, natural gas leaks/odors, and low-hanging wire. We will also be working to support the essential facilities and services as listed in Governor Inslee’s critical infrastructure throughout our community.
  • PSE will work with our customers on options such as payment plans and choosing a new bill due date.
  • PSE has an energy assistance portal to facilitate access to funds available to income qualified customers.
  • PSE is requiring our employees to maintain social distancing while working in the field. We encourage our customers to do the same when engaging with our employees.

PSE Covid-19 Response
 

Commercial new construction grants

Earn incentives when you build your new commercial buildings

Save up to 100 percent of your cost beyond current energy codes, while incorporating state-of-the-art, energy-efficient equipment and measures. PSE offers an array of new construction incentives. For a look at some of the measures offered view this flyer.

In addition to incentives, PSE can also assist with lowering ongoing operation cost projections for your affordable multifamily new construction project, which in turn could help you get more favorable financing.

To be connected with an Energy Management Engineer (EME) near you, call an Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • What you get

    The total value of your new construction grant depends on your estimation approach, which a PSE Energy Management Engineer (EME) can help you choose:

    Grant
    Estimation
    Approach
    Grant
    Applies
    To…
    Grant Value Grant Maximum
    Whole-building custom approach Equipment and installation $0.35 per annual kWh savings and $5.00 per annual therm savings compared to code-baseline or standard practice system. No Maximum
    Lighting power density reduction1
    All lighting except residential in-unit



    Interior LLLC fixtures and their installation
    $0.175 per annual kWh savings, plus an additional $0.05/kWh for installing controls in spaces not required by code. Lighting must be 20% more efficient than the current WSEC.

    $75 bonus in addition to the $.175 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of projected fixture annual energy savings.
    Up to 100 percent of the cost to build beyond current energy code
    Prescriptive incentives/rebates Commercial kitchen, laundry and HVAC Standard PSE incentives available for various systems of business sites in construction Contact your PSE representative for details
    Variable refrigerant flow $1.00 per square foot of conditioned space
    Custom approach Energy-efficient equipment that saves energy above WSEC Up to $0.35 per annual kWh and $5.00 per annual therm saved compared to code-baseline or standard practice system, subject to PSE cost-effectiveness standards. Examples include condensing boilers, exterior lighting, heat recovery, demand control ventilation, etc. Up to 100 percent of the cost to build beyond current energy code or standard practice
    Post-occupancy building commissioning Post-occupancy commissioning fees only $0.35/sq. ft. for third-party, post-occupancy building commissioning per current energy code that are served by all of PSE services. For PSE electric only customers, the incentive is $0.25/sq. ft. For PSE gas only customers, the incentive is $0.15/sq. ft. Up to 75 percent of commissioning agent's post-occupancy fees

    1TLEDs do not qualify for the NC Lighting Power Density reduction program, and they should be incentivized via PSE’s Lighting To Go program.

    In addition to grant savings, PSE can also assist with lowering ongoing operation cost projections for your project, which in turn could help you get more favorable financing rates from potential lenders.

    To be connected with an EME near you, call an Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Case study: Swedish Medical Center

As Swedish Health Services and Hammes Company planned a new, 550,000-square-foot medical campus in Issaquah, PSE's new construction grants helped finance what may be the most energy-efficient medical campus in the Northwest.

Read more to find out how much Swedish Health Services' investment saved them on their yearly energy costs.


A utility data release form authorizes PSE to distribute energy usage and billing information to third parties such as contractors and commissioning agents. Contact a PSE Energy Advisor to verify if this is required for your grant.

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