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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Columbia River PUD - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/02/2013
Program Overview:
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Electric Clothes Washers: $50
Gas, Oil or Propane Clothes Washers: $20
Refrigerators/Freezers: $15
Duct Sealing: $400
Ductless Heat Pumps: $1,000
Air-source Heat Pumps: $700 - $1,100
Energy Star New Homes: $1,500
Energy Star Manufactured Homes: $700
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $30
Marathon Electric Water Heaters: $150
Replacement Windows: $6.00 per sq ft
Wall/Floor Insulation: $0.65/sq ft
Attic Insulation: $0.02/R-Value per square foot
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $300-$500/unit
Maximum Incentive:Weatherization Measures: rebate amounts cannot exceed 50% of the total project cost
Eligible System Size:Marathon Electric Water Heaters: minimum storage capacity of at least 50 gallons
Equipment Requirements:Manufactured Homes: must be Energy Star rated, and electrically heated
Appliances: must be Energy Star
Air-source Heat Pumps: minimum HSPF of 9.0 and SEER of 14.0
Marathon Electric Water Heater: minimum .92 EF (85 Gallon); .94 (50 Gallon)
Weatherization Measures: homes must primarily heat with permanently installed electric heat
Installation Requirements:Duct Sealing: must be done by a PTCS Certified Technician
Heat Pumps: unit must be commissioned by a PTCS Certified Technician
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Columbia River PUD offers a variety of rebates to residential customers for making energy efficient improvements to electrically heated homes. Rebates are available for Energy Star manufactured homes, Energy Star appliances, duct sealing, ductless heat pumps, air-source heat pumps, Marathon water heaters, appliance recycling, heat pump water heaters, and a variety of weatherization measures. Columbia River PUD also has a team of Energy Experts who can provide residential customers with a free analysis of home energy use to identify potential energy savings opportunities.

In order to qualify for the duct sealing program, homes (either site-built or manufactured) must have a forced air electric furnace or heat pump system. In order to qualify for the ductless heat pump program, a home's primary heat source must be permanently installed electric resistive heat such as an electric furnace, wall heaters, baseboards or ceiling cable. Rebates on air-source heat pumps vary according to whether the new system is installed into a qualified existing heating system, or if the new system is installed in new construction or replaces a non-qualified heat source. Customers should see the program web site or contact the Columbia River PUD Energy Experts for more information.

  Energy Experts
Columbia River PUD
PO Box 1193
St. Helens, OR 97051
Phone: (503) 366-5470
Phone 2: (503) 397-1844
Fax: (503) 397-5215
Web Site:
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