Columbia River PUD - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Programs (Oregon)

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Last modified on May 24, 2011.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Oregon

Name Columbia River PUD - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Programs
Incentive Type Utility Loan Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 500 and larger

Maximum Incentive not specified

Terms Heat Pump and Weatherization Rate: (6%)
Marathon Water Heater Rate: (0%)
Repayment: Heat Pump and Weatherization (12-84 months); Marathon Water Heater (12 months)
Program Administrator Columbia River PUD

References DSIRE[1]


Columbia River PUD offers a variety of loan and rebate programs to their residential customers for making energy efficient improvements to their electrically heated homes. Loans are available for ductless heat pumps, air-source and geothermal heat pumps, Marathon water heaters, and a variety of weatherization measures. Columbia River PUD also has a team of Energy Experts who can provide their residential customers with a free analysis of home energy use to identify potential energy savings opportunities.

Columbia River PUD offers 6% financing to qualified residential customers for installation of approved heat pump systems. Heat pump systems must be installed by a participating heat pump dealer, and meet certain efficiency standards listed on the program website. The ductless heat pump loans are only offered through September 30th of 2009. Weatherization projects with a “net” cost (total cost minus all rebate amounts) of more than $500 are eligible for a 6% interest rate loan, with a 12 to 84 month term. Loans for “Do-it-Yourself” projects cover the cost of materials only. Loans for projects that are completed by a licensed and bonded contractor cover labor and materials. After receiving approval from the PUD, customers can apply for these loan programs at any one of three St. Helen's Community Federal Credit Union branches.

Financing is also available for Marathon Water Heaters. Terms are 0% interest for 12 months, billed with the customer's electric account.

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)"