Clean Energy Works Oregon (Oregon)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Oregon

Name Clean Energy Works (Oregon)
Incentive Type State Loan Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Water Heaters, Windows
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Up to $30,000

Funding Source American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Energy Trust of Oregon

Program Budget $26 million (2010 to 2013)

Terms 5.25 to 5.99% APR (depending on the lender), repaid on heating bill or directly to lender

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Clean Energy Works began in 2009 as a pilot program run by the City of Portland. In 2010, the US department of Energy awarded $20 million to create a statewide nonprofit to expand the program beyond Portland and serve thousands of homeowners in urban, suburban and rural Oregon. CEWO also has funding from the State of Oregon, local governments, workforce investment boards and national foundations to support its efforts. The goal of Clean Energy Works Oregon is to finance energy efficiency retrofits for approximately 6,000 homes. CEWO is unique because it provides a one-stop program for whole-home energy upgrades in regions throughout Oregon—including Clackamas, Crook, Deschutes, Jackson, Josephine, Jefferson, Hood River, Klamath, Lake, Multnomah and Washington Counties.

Under this program, homeowners can finance up to $30,000 at a fixed interest rate for home energy efficiency retrofits for a variety of measures. In most cases in the Portland metro area, this loan is repaid on heating or utility bills. Customers have varying lender and loan options depending on where they live. To participate in this program, homeowners must submit an application and be approved to participate, have an energy assessment performed to prioritize energy efficiency improvements, and then decide on the energy efficiency improvements and a financing option. The on-bill financing mechanism was originally authorized by Oregon’s Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technology Act of 2009 (HB 2626).

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Program Information
Department Clean Energy Works
Address 1733 NE 7th Ave.
Place Portland, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97212
Phone (855) 870-0049


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: ORS § 470.660 et seq.
Date Enacted 2009-07-22

Authority 2: HB 2626
Date Enacted 2009-07-22

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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