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

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Oregon

Name Columbia River PUD - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Clothes Washers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Duct/Air sealing, Equipment Insulation, Heat pumps, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Windows, Appliance Recycling
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Electric Clothes Washers: $50

Gas, Oil or Propane Clothes Washers: $20 Refrigerators/Freezers: $15 Duct Sealing: $400 Ductless Heat Pumps: $1,000 Air-source Heat Pumps: $700 - $1,100 Energy Star New Homes: $1,500 Energy Star Manufactured Homes: $700 Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $30 Marathon Electric Water Heaters: $150 Replacement Windows: $6.00 per sq ft Wall/Floor Insulation: $0.65/sq ft Attic Insulation: $0.02/R-Value per square foot Heat Pump Water Heaters: $300-$500/unit

Eligible System Size Marathon Electric Water Heaters: minimum storage capacity of at least 50 gallons
Equipment Requirements Manufactured Homes: must be Energy Star rated, and electrically heated

Appliances: must be Energy Star Air-source Heat Pumps: minimum HSPF of 9.0 and SEER of 14.0 Marathon Electric Water Heater: minimum .92 EF (85 Gallon); .94 (50 Gallon) Weatherization Measures: homes must primarily heat with permanently installed electric heat

Installation Requirements Duct Sealing: must be done by a PTCS Certified Technician

Heat Pumps: must be installed by a participating heat pump dealer
Air-source/Geothermal Heat Pumps: PTCS commissioning required, PTCS ducts are required if the ductwork is outside of the home's heated space

Maximum Incentive Weatherization Measures: rebate amounts cannot exceed 50% of the total project cost

Program Administrator Columbia River PUD

References DSIRE[1]


Columbia River PUD offers a variety of rebates to residential customers for making energy efficient improvements to electrically heated homes. Rebates are available for Energy Star manufactured homes, Energy Star appliances, duct sealing, ductless heat pumps, air-source heat pumps, Marathon water heaters, appliance recycling, heat pump water heaters, and a variety of weatherization measures. Columbia River PUD also has a team of Energy Experts who can provide residential customers with a free analysis of home energy use to identify potential energy savings opportunities.

In order to qualify for the duct sealing program, homes (either site-built or manufactured) must have a forced air electric furnace or heat pump system. In order to qualify for the ductless heat pump program, a home's primary heat source must be permanently installed electric resistive heat such as an electric furnace, wall heaters, baseboards or ceiling cable. Rebates on air-source heat pumps vary according to whether the new system is installed into a qualified existing heating system, or if the new system is installed in new construction or replaces a non-qualified heat source. Customers should see the program web site or contact the Columbia River PUD Energy Experts for more information.

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)"