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Salem Electric - Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 04/18/2012
Program Overview:
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Heat Pump Water Heaters
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Refrigerators: $60
Freezers: $60
Clothes Washers: $60
Water Heaters: $60
Heat Pump Water Heater: $120
ENERGY Star rated Light Fixtures: $15/unit
Window Replacement (Residential Only): $5.50 - $7.50/sq ft
Electronic Thermostat (Residential Only): $10
Insulation (Residential Only): 50% of cost
Heat Pump: $500 - $1,500
Commercial Energy Smart Design: up to 50% of project cost
Industrial Energy Savings Plan: Incentive based on energy savings
Maximum Incentive:ENERGY Star Light Fixtures: Not to exceed 50% of the fixture cost
Equipment Requirements:Light Fixtures must be ENERGY Star rated (maximum 5 fixtures)
Appliances must be ENERGY Star rated
Heat pumps: HSPF 9.0 or higher
Water Heaters (59 gallons or less): EF .93 or greater
Water Heaters (60 gallons or greater): EF .91 or greater
Installation Requirements:Residential weatherization projects must be pre-approved by Salem Electric and installed by certified contractors. Salem Electric will inspect all installations.
Residential heat pumps must be installed by members on the approved contractor list
Residence must meet the Salem Electric Weatherwise Program Standards. Ceiling, floor, ducts, and wall insulation weatherization must be completed before pump is installed.
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Salem Electric provides incentives for members to increase the energy efficiency of eligible homes and facilities. Available rebates include:

  • Energy Star home lighting
  • Residential weatherization
  • High efficiency heat pumps
  • Qualifying appliance purchases
  • Energy-efficient commercial installations

A list of appliance dealers and rebate forms can be found on the program web site. Residential members may receive rebates for insulation, efficient windows and heat pumps. Heat pumps must be installed by a participating contractor.

In addition to various rebates, Salem Electric also provides residential and commercial customers a 5% loan for amounts ranging from $500-$10,000 for customers participating in two or more eligible programs. Loan term ranges from 12-60 months. For more information, visit the web site listed above.

  Customer Service - Salem Electric
Salem Electric
633 7th Street NW
PO Box 5588
Salem, OR 97304
Phone: (503) 362-3601
Fax: (503) 371-2956
Web Site:
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