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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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OTEC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 04/17/2012
Program Overview:
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Manufactured Homes
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Air Source Heat Pump: $500
Geothermal Heat Pump: $1,000
Mini-Split Ductless Heat Pump: $500 - $1,500
Water Heaters: $100
Clothes Washers: $20 - $70
Refrigerators: $15
Freezers: $15
Energy Star Manufactured Home: $1,150
Weatherization: up to $400
Eligible System Size:Water Heater: 50 - 99 gallons
Equipment Requirements:Appliances and Manufactured Homes must be Energy Star Certified
Water Heater must have an energy factor of .92 or greater
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Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative (OTEC) assists residential members in reducing electric consumption by providing rebates for energy efficient equipment. Rebates are for appliances, heat pumps, water heaters and Energy Star manufactured homes. The appliance rebate program offers rebates on Energy Star clothes washers, refrigerators, and freezers. The appliance rebates range from $15 - $70 and are given in the form of a credit on the customer's’ bill. OTEC also offers customers a $100 credit to the electric bill for installing a new energy efficient electric water heater with between 50 and 99 gallon capacity and 0.92 - 0.94 or greater efficiency rating (minimum efficiency rating depends on size of water heater).
Rebates are also provided for heat pumps: air-source heat pumps are eligible for $500 rebates; geothermal heat pumps can garner up to $1,000 rebates; finally, mini-split ductless heat pumps are incentivized from $500 to $1,500. The ENERGY STAR® Manufactured Home Program offers a $1,150 rebate towards manufactured homes that are constructed to the National Energy Efficiency Manufactured (NEEM) home standards. Weatherization measures for single, multi-family, and manufactured homes are eligible to receive rebates of up to $400. For more information on rebate amounts and program requirements, visit the website listed above.


  Baker City Office
Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative
4005 23rd Street
PO Box 226
Baker City, OR 97814
Phone: (541) 523-3616
Fax: (541) 524-2863
Web Site:
  John Day Office
Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative
400 Patterson Bridge Rd
PO Box 575
John Day, OR 97845
Phone: (541) 575-0161
Phone 2: (541) 575-0480
Web Site:
  Burns Office
Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative
567 W. Pierce Street
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: (541) 573-2666
Fax: (541) 573-3401
Web Site:
  La Grande Office
Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative
107 Elm Street
PO Box 790
La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: (541) 963-3155
Fax: (541) 963-8515
Web Site:
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