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Investing in energy efficiency can help your business improve its performance, lower operating costs, and reduce its environmental impact. City Light can help you offset project audit, installation, and equipment costs with financial incentives.

Financial incentives for your specific needs:

Simple Rebates make for fast and easy projects using qualified technologies and products.

Standard Incentives are commonly offered for standard HVAC, mechanical, and lighting upgrades through a streamlined process.

Custom Incentives are designed for areas not covered by simple or standard incentives, and are tailored to the specific needs of large or complex efficiency projects where energy savings are eligible for customized, calculated incentives. Examples of custom incentives include:

Variable frequency drives Transformers
Lighting Building envelope improvements
Controls Building commissioning and automation
Air compressor upgrades Industrial process improvements

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us and if it saves energy, we’ll likely help you pay for it.

For businesses with a small energy footprint, learn more about financial incentives here, or call (206) 684-3800 for assistance with qualifications.

Ready to get your project started?

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Contact an Energy Advisor by calling (206) 684-3800 or emailing
  2. An Energy Management Analyst (EMA) will contact you to help you evaluate your project and estimate your rebate/incentive amount and kWh energy savings.
  3. Secure authorization from Seattle City Light prior to starting work.
  4. Proceed with installation and contact your EMA for final verification when the work is complete.
  5. Finalize rebate processing and receive your incentive funds.

Funding guidelines

Incentives of up to 70% of the project’s cost is based on expected useful life of the measure and annual kilowatt hour (kWh) energy savings. Incentives range from $0.06 - $0.27 per kWh saved, and the average incentive is approximately $0.21/ kWh.

Eligibility guidelines

  • All businesses who receive electric service from Seattle City Light are eligible.
  • Businesses must have a formal incentive agreement reserving funding for projects before equipment is ordered, or work begins. An Energy Advisor will put you in touch with an Energy Management Analyst.
  • A $500 minimum incentive payout is required.


Call (206) 684-3800 or email today.

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