Conservation and Energy Savings

As a public utility, Emerald operates for the benefit of our customer-owners. We’re here to help you manage complex energy issues in your home or business by offering a variety of innovative programs designed to improve the lives of our customer-owners. We hope you will be inspired by these offers and begin (or continue) your journey to take charge of your energy usage.

Most of your power comes from clean and valuable hydroelectric facilities around the Pacific Northwest. However, as a region, this resource and other pieces of the Northwest energy generation and delivery infrastructure is at maximum capacity. By participating in energy efficiency programs, you can help decrease the regional demand for energy, thus decreasing the need for new and expensive energy infrastructure. Ultimately, increasing the efficiency of your home or business helps conserve our region’s most valuable energy resources. Plus many new efficiency measures can increase comfort, save water, or improve light quality in addition to saving you money. It’s a partnership that produces a true win-win.

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Residential Programs

Emerald offers a wide variety of programs aimed at helping customers improve the energy efficiency and comfort of their homes. Our expert energy advisors are available to answer all your questions about home energy use and how you can best manage your usage. In addition, Emerald is there with rebates and zero-interest loans to help you invest in upgrades that will result in long-term savings on your electric bill.


Commercial Programs

With technical resources and financial incentives, Emerald can help save energy for our small and large business customers through a variety of energy-efficiency measures. We know that not all commercial buildings are the same, so we have tailored a program to meet the needs of most every situation. Our goal is to make your business more energy efficient and more profitable by matching energy efficient technologies and strategies to your business’ needs.


Industrial Programs

With Bonneville Power Administration’s support, Emerald’s Energy Smart Industrial program directs incentive dollars to industrial customers looking to improve their energy efficiency. Industrial energy efficiency experts are available to assess project potential, develop project details, and assure projects meet quality assurance standards once completed. Emerald offers incentives to support operations and maintenance programs, strategic energy management initiatives, lighting efficiency upgrades, and custom incentives to support everything else.


Agricultural Programs

By saving energy, growers may be able to reduce costs, increase irrigation uniformity, decrease the amount of water and fertilizer required, and potentially even increase yield. Emerald offers services and financial reimbursements to growers for eligible energy efficiency measures including irrigation hardware upgrades, irrigation pump testing, and lighting efficiency upgrades.