Important Home Energy Savings program changes – effective January 4, 2021

Changes to the Pacific Power Wattsmart Home Energy Savings program in Washington are effective January 4, 2021. Please note that while the program change documents have a listed effective date of January 1, 2021, the Pacific Power Home Energy Savings program will be using an effective date of January 4, 2021, in order to provide the full 45 day notification period to customers and Trade Allies regarding these program changes. View a summary of changes and incentive tables with marked changes. If you have questions, call toll free 1-855-805-7231 or email us.

New Homes

Get up to $3,125 cash back

Build for efficiency and earn your rewards

Pacific Power offers builders the opportunity to receive cash incentives for including high-efficiency products and features in new single-family homes. Stand out and show your commitment to quality with homes that deliver superior comfort, greater durability and lower energy costs.

Qualifications & Incentives Incentive
New Homes Whole Home Performance Path
Electrically Heated w/ electric water heat
Tier 1 (10% – 19.99% above code)
$1,875
New Homes Whole Home Performance Path
Electrically Heated w/ electric water heat
Tier 2 (20% above code)
$3,125
New Homes Whole Home Performance Path
Electrically Cooled w/ electric water heat
$625

*Incentive is available to either the homeowner or the builder, not both

Ensure the home qualifies:
  • Must be new single family construction.
  • Work completed must comply with all building codes and standards.
  • For electric ceiling or wall heat, electric furnace, ductless heat pump, or electric ducted heat pump (space heaters do not qualify). Water heater must be electric resistance or heat pump.
  • For the electric cooling incentive, home’s primary heat must be natural gas with a central cooling system serving the whole home (portable air conditioners do not qualify). Water heater must be electric resistance or heat pump.
  • Must have electric water heating.
Requirements for whole home performance path
  • Home must be at least 10% better than the current Washington State Energy Code
  • Tier 1: Home must be at least 10% – 19.99% above code.
  • Tier 2: Home must be at least 20% above code
  • Home must complete the pre-qualification process; to schedule a pre-qualification appointment, please contact the program at [email protected]
  • Home may not qualify for any individual incentives in addition to the new homes whole home performance path incentive
  • Home is subject to program on-site inspections upon request, during construction or at completion.
  • All services must be provided in accordance with the specifications in the Washington Technical Specifications Manual
  • Home must be modeled and inspected by a third-party RESNET certified Rater and be on the Rater List. Please contact the program for qualified Raters at [email protected]
  • Must use Better Built NW AXIS database for modeling purposes
Additional program rules:
  • Submit all documents within 90 days of certificate of occupancy issuance date
  • Incentive may not exceed total cost of the project
Required documents:

**Applicable only to businesses and non-individual customers, including landlords, applying for incentives

Incentives are associated with the Home Energy Savings program January 4, 2021 tariff filing approved by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. All incentives are subject to change with 45 days notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

Residential electric customers residing in the state of Washington who purchase their electricity from Pacific Power on rate schedules D, DL-6, DS-8, DM-9 or NEM-35 qualify. Landlords who own rental properties served by the company in the state of Washington where the tenant is billed on rate schedules D, DL-6, DS-8, DM-9 or NEM-35 also qualify for this program. You can locate your rate schedule on your bill or by calling 1-888-221-7070. Incentive checks are only issued in the name of the Pacific Power account holder.

Provide your customer with accurate and complete incentive application paperwork to ensure uninterrupted processing and swift incentive payment.

If the customer is applying for the incentive:

  • At time project completion, customers should receive from their contractors:
    • Completed and signed trade ally section of the incentive application
    • Completed and signed technical worksheet, if applicable
    • Itemized invoice/receipt and any other required documentation
  • Walk your customer through the rest of the incentive application so they know exactly what to submit
    • Notify the customer that their home will need to be inspected before the incentive can be approved
  • Point out the customer service hotline as a resource for them, and the 90-day submittal deadline
  • In the case of the missing information, assist your customer in securing any trade ally information or documentation

If the trade ally is applying for the incentive:

  • Complete and sign the incentive application
  • Complete and sign technical worksheet, if applicable
  • Submit itemized invoice/receipt and any other required documentation
  • The home must pass an inspection before the incentive can be approved
  • In the case of the missing information, please work with your contractor to provide any missing documentation back to the program
  • Note the customer service hotline and the 90-day submittal deadline

Provide feedback to the program about suggestion improvements to streamline incentive processing. We want to make the process as simple and easy as possible.