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Columbia River PUD - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 01/30/2013
Program Overview:
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Food Service Equipment, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government
Amount:Energy Evaluations: Free
Heat Pumps: $100 - $250
Ductless Heat Pump: $250
AC Unit: $45 - $1500/unit
Lighting: Varies, See Program Website
Wall/Floor Insulation: $0.25 per sq ft
Attic Insulation: $0.45 per sq ft
Windows: $3.00 per square foot
Water Heaters: $150
Clothes Washer: $20 - $50 depending on type and efficiency
Refrigerator: $15
Freezer: $15
Commercial Cooking Equipment: Varies
Maximum Incentive:General: Rebate amounts cannot exceed 50% of the total project cost
Lighting: Rebate amounts cannot exceed 70% of the total project cost
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 certified
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
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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, appliances, HVAC measures and cooking equipment. 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; including 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.

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Columbia River PUD
PO Box 1193
St. Helens, OR 97051
Phone: (503) 366-5470
Phone 2: (503) 397-1844
Fax: (503) 397-5215
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