BPA

Payback & Incentives

To get started, contact your Trade Ally Network NW field specialist for help with forms and program incentives. Utility participation and incentives vary.

$1,000

per unit with less than 6 tons cooling capacity

Amount received for qualifying energy-efficient heat pump upgrade from less-efficient source in commercial buildings.

$200

per ton for units between 6 and 20 tons cooling capacity

Amount received for qualifying energy-efficient heat pump upgrade from less-efficient source in commercial buildings.

7

years

A typical project payback, including incentives for a heat pump upgrade.

$500

per ton of cooling capacity

Amount received for qualifying energy-efficient heat pump conversion from electric resistance heat source in commercial buildings.

12

years

A typical project payback, including incentives for a heat pump conversion.

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Customer Benefits

<strong>Increased value</strong> of commercial space
Increased value of commercial space
<strong>Less maintenance</strong> than traditional heating systems
Less maintenance than traditional heating systems
Long <strong>life span</strong>
Long life span
Energy <strong>cost savings</strong>
Energy cost savings

Incentive Requirements

Pre-Installation

Upgrades

  • For retrofits, the new equipment replaces an existing heat pump.
  • The heat pump upgrade can be applied to spaces where an existing air source, ground source, or ductless heat pump is no longer working, and the space is conditioned by backup zonal or forced-air electric resistance heat.
  • For new construction, there are no precondition requirements.

Conversions

  • The new equipment replaces electric resistance heat. New construction and major renovations are not eligible.

Post-Installation

The installed heat pump must:

  • Have less than 20 tons of cooling capacity.
  • Be an air-to-air heat pump system.
  • Meet BPA Tier 1 or Tier 2 efficiency requirements per the BPA Heat Pump Specification.

Heat Pump Resources