EPUD - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Programs (Oregon)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Oregon

Name EPUD - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Programs
Incentive Type Utility Loan Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Doors, Duct/Air sealing, Equipment Insulation, Heat pumps, Windows, Ventilation, Moisture Barrier
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Weatherization: up to $4,000

Heat Pumps: up to $7,500

Maximum Incentive Weatherization: $4,000

Heat Pumps: $7,500

Terms Rate: 0%

Weatherization Repayment: up to 48 months
Heat Pumps: up to 60 months

Program Administrator Emerald People's Utility District
Website http://www.epud.org/conservation/weatherization.aspx

References DSIRE[1]


Emerald People's Utility District (EPUD) has two different loan programs to help residential customers improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Through the Weatherization Loan Program residents can borrow up to $4,000 with zero interest, and receive an added incentive of up to $500, to install insulation in the attic, floor, and walls, add appropriate ventilation, install a moisture barrier, wrap hot water pipes, seal ducts, and weatherstrip windows and doors. The first step to obtaining a weatherization loan is to call Emerald Energy Services (EES) and schedule an energy analysis. An energy analyst will visit the home to help determine what energy saving measures are needed.

The Heat Pump Loan Program provides EPUD's residential customers with zero-interest loans of up to $7,500. To qualify for this loan, air source heat pumps must be Energy Star certified or at least an 8.5 Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) for split units and 14 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) for split systems. Geothermal heat pumps must have a Coefficient of Performance (COP) of 3.0 or higher. State and Federal tax credits are also available for the installation of qualifying heat pumps.

EES is working with the Housing Authority and Community Services agency of Lane County to weatherize low-income customers' homes. Qualifying households can have the costs of weatherization covered up to 100%.

For more information on all programs, interested customers should consult the program web site or contact Energy Services at (541) 746-1583.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - EPUD
Department Emerald People's Utility District
Address 33733 Seavey Lp Rd
Place Eugene, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97405
Phone (541) 746-1583
Phone 2 (800) 422-4086
Email customerservice@epud.org
Website http://www.epud.org/

  • 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)"