Salem Electric - Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Efficiency Rebate Program (Oregon)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Oregon

Name Salem Electric - Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, Residential, State Government
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Duct/Air sealing, Equipment Insulation, Heat pumps, Lighting, Programmable Thermostats, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Windows
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Refrigerators: $60

Freezers: $60
Clothes Washers: $60
Water Heaters: $60
Heat Pump Water Heater: $120
ENERGY Star rated Light Fixtures: $15/unit
Window Replacement (Residential Only): $5.50 - $7.50/sq ft
Electronic Thermostat (Residential Only): $10
Insulation (Residential Only): 50% of cost
Heat Pump: $500 - $1,500
Commercial Energy Smart Design: up to 50% of project cost
Industrial Energy Savings Plan: Incentive based on energy savings

Equipment Requirements Light Fixtures must be ENERGY Star rated (maximum 5 fixtures)

Appliances must be ENERGY Star rated
Heat pumps: HSPF 9.0 or higher
Water Heaters (59 gallons or less): EF .93 or greater
Water Heaters (60 gallons or greater): EF .91 or greater

Installation Requirements Residential weatherization projects must be pre-approved by Salem Electric and installed by certified contractors. Salem Electric will inspect all installations.

Residential heat pumps must be installed by members on the approved contractor list
Residence must meet the Salem Electric Weatherwise Program Standards. Ceiling, floor, ducts, and wall insulation weatherization must be completed before pump is installed.

Maximum Incentive ENERGY Star Light Fixtures: Not to exceed 50% of the fixture cost

Program Administrator Salem Electric

References DSIRE[1]


Salem Electric provides incentives for members to increase the energy efficiency of eligible homes and facilities. Rebates are available for:

  • Energy Star home lighting
  • Residential weatherization
  • High efficiency heat pumps
  • Qualifying appliance purchases
  • Energy-efficient commercial installations

A list of appliance dealers and rebate forms can be found on the program web site. Residential members may receive rebates for insulation, efficient windows and heat pumps. Heat pumps must be installed by a participating contractor.

In addition to various rebates, Salem Electric also provides residential and commercial customers a 5% loan for amounts ranging from $500-$10,000 for customers participating in two or more eligible programs. Loan term ranges from 12-60 months. For more information, visit the web site listed above.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - Salem Electric
Department Salem Electric
Address 633 7th Street NW
Address 2 PO Box 5588
Place Salem, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97304
Phone (503) 362-3601


  • 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)"