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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 09/19/2014
Program Overview:
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Furnaces , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Motors, Motor VFDs, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, LED Lighting and more technologies not specified
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Nonprofit, State Government
Amount:Early Design Assistance: up to $2,500
Solar Assessment: up to $2,000
Solar-Ready Design: up to $5,000
Solar-Ready Construction: up to $15,000
Energy Modeling Assistance: 50% of costs not to exceed $25,000
Commissioning: Up to $40,000
Installation Incentives: Varies
Maximum Incentive:
Equipment Requirements:Solar Ready projects must meet Energy Trust's design and construction requirements, available online
Funding Source:Public Benefits Fund
Web Site:

Note: Incentive offers are subject to funding availability and may change, see Energy Trust’s website for current offerings.

Energy Trust of Oregon offers commercial businesses in Oregon a menu of services and incentives for new building construction or major renovation projects which utilize energy efficient equipment and design standards. New construction or major renovation projects may qualify for financial assistance and technical support in the following areas: professional support incentives, installation incentives and post-occupancy incentives. Customers of Pacific Power, Portland General Electric, NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas are eligible to participate.

Projects applying for Solar Ready incentives must meet Energy Trust's Solar Ready Design and Construction Requirements.

To learn more, visit the Energy Trust website or call 1.877.467.0930.


  New Buildings Program
Energy Trust of Oregon
100 SW Main Street, Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (877) 467-0930
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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