Commercial Energy Programs

MW&L can help save energy for our large and small 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. For more information, call (503) 472-6158. All conservation incentives and rebates require pre-approval.

Lighting Retrofit

Lighting accounts for one of the highest energy uses in a business. Why not consider having your old lights replaced with high efficiency, state-of-the-art lighting? Better yet, why not have MW&L help you pay for replacing your existing lighting? In most cases, new lights will be quieter, provide better light, and save you energy.

Past projects include fluorescent lighting retrofits in offices, gyms, and retail stores, mercury vapor replacements, high efficiency metal halide, high pressure sodium lights and dimming and lighting control upgrades.

Motor Replacement

Premium efficiency motors are perfect for replacing motors that need rewinding, are at the end of their useful life, or are oversized. MW&L offers motor rebates on these efficient motors because of their continued energy savings.

Process Efficiency

We can evaluate your equipment or processes to determine if there is an opportunity for you to improve the efficiency and save energy and money. MW&L will make recommendations for improvements and perform an economic analysis to see if it is cost effective for you to implement the project. Project funds are often available.

Energy Loan Program

The purpose of Oregon’s Energy Loan Program is to promote energy conservation and renewable energy resource development. The program offers low-interest loans for projects that:

  • Save energy
  • Produce energy from renewable resources such as water, wind, geothermal, solar, biomass, waste materials, or waste heat
  • Use recycled materials to create products
  • Use alternative fuels

The program can loan to individuals, businesses, schools, cities, counties, special districts, state and federal agencies, public corporations, cooperatives, tribes, and nonprofits.

Tax Credits

The Oregon Department of Energy offers the Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC) to encourage investments in energy conservation, recycling, renewable energy resources, and less-polluting transportation fuels. It also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Any Oregon business may qualify. Projects may be in office buildings, stores, apartment buildings, manufacturing plants, farms, or in transportation, for example.