Columbia River PUD - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Oregon)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Oregon

Name Columbia River PUD - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Local Government, Nonprofit, State Government
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Clothes Washers, Duct/Air sealing, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Windows, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Lighting: Varies greatly

Wall/Floor Insulation: $0.25 per sq ft
Attic Insulation: $0.45 per sq ft
Windows: $3.00 per square foot
Water Heaters: $200
Clothes Washer: $20 - $50 depending on type and efficiency
Refrigerator: $25
Freezer: $25

Equipment Requirements Marathon Electric Water Heaters: minimum storage capacity of at least 50

gallons and .94 energy factor
Windows: U value of .30 or less
Appliances: must be Energy Star

Installation Requirements Lighting: Projects must reduce the connected wattage of affected fixtures by at least 25%

Weatherization: businesses must primarily heat with permanently installed electric heat; all measures must result in at least a 20% improvement in thermal efficiency
Heat Pumps: must be installed by a participating dealer

Maximum Incentive General: Rebate amounts cannot exceed 50% of the total project cost

Lighting: Rebate amounts cannot exceed 70% of the total project cost

Program Administrator Columbia River PUD

References DSIRE[1]


Columbia River PUD offers a variety of rebates to commercial and industrial customers who make energy saving improvements to facilities. Rebates are available for lighting retrofits, weatherization measures, water heating, and appliances. Weatherization rebates are available for facilities that include office or retail spaces that are less than 5,000 square feet in size and are heated by permanently installed electric heat (electric furnace, wall heaters, heat pump, baseboard heat, etc.). Eligible Weatherization measures include insulation, windows, and air sealing.

The lighting retrofit program helps owners and leaseholders of commercial and institutional facilities upgrade light fixtures, lighting controls, and HVAC controls to energy efficient technologies. Projects must reduce the connected wattage of affected fixtures by at least 25% (occupancy sensors and programmable setback thermostats are exempt from this requirement). Rebates cannot exceed 70% of the actual cost of the energy-saving measures. Visit Columbia River PUD's website for specific program guidelines and requirements.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Experts
Department Columbia River PUD
Address PO Box 1193
Place St. Helens, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97051
Phone (503) 366-5470
Phone 2 (503) 397-1844

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


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"