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Renewable Energy System Incentive Program

Submit Application within 30 Days of Final Electrical Inspection (5-14-18)

As we approach the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2018), it is crucial that installers and customer-owners submit incentive applications to the WSU Energy Program within 30 days of the final electrical inspection date. If an application is received after this 30-day window, an initial meter read will be required before the system can be certified.

The consequences of submitting an application beyond the 30-day window include:

  • The customer-owner may not get production credit for the period between the final electrical inspection and the initial meter read.
  • The customer-owner may not receive the incentive rate for FY 2018.

For example, if a system passes its final electrical inspection on May 1, 2018, but the application is not submitted until July 1, 2018, that system will require an initial meter read before it can be certified. Because that meter read will occur after the application is submitted, the customer-owner will receive the incentive rate for FY 2019 (which starts on July 1, 2018).

Conversely, if a system passes its final electrical inspection on June 1, 2018, and the application is submitted prior to July 1, 2018, that system would qualify for a FY 2018 incentive rate.

New System Incentive Program

The online application for those applying to the incentive program approved by the Washington State Legislature in 2017 is now available. Use the PowerClerk® program to:

  • Create and submit a new incentive application,
  • Check the status of their application as the review process gets underway.

For a list of participating utilities, please see the pdf file in the right-hand navigation menu.

Cost Recovery Incentive Program

The Reapplication Period for previously certified Renewable Energy Cost Recovery Incentive Program recipients ended April 30, 2018. If you have questions or concerns, please send an email to solarprogram@energy.wsu.edu.

Contact Us

We appreciate the feedback we have received during this transition period, and we look forward to continuing this collaboration to ensure the success of this program.

If you have any comments or questions, you are invited to contact us at solarprogram@energy.wsu.edu or 360-956-2200.