Get the full benefit from your energy upgrades in 2017

Get the full benefit from your energy upgrades in 2017

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-update; originally published Nov 14, 2016

If your company completed an energy upgrade in the last couple of months, but you haven’t submitted your final incentive application, now’s the time to act.

“We want to send customers their incentive checks as quickly as possible. What causes delays is when there is missing information. It really helps to have the forms signed and complete, with all supporting documentation, like invoices or spec sheets, attached.” Jay Olson, Energy Trust Existing Buildings program manager.

The typical processing time for incentive applications is four to six weeks. Incentive applications must be signed and returned to Energy Trust within 90 days of installation. Customers need to include an itemized invoice or spec sheet for the equipment, a copy of the electric and/or gas utility bill(s) and a completed W-9 form. Talk to your vendor or contractor if you have questions about incentives for any recent projects, or contact Energy Trust directly at If you’re working with Energy Trust on a new construction project, check in with your outreach manager to see what forms, if any, could be submitted for incentives this calendar year.

Complete applications can be processed faster. Need forms? Existing Buildings and New Buildings forms are available on Energy Trust’s website or by contacting your program representative.