Appliance and Equipment Energy Efficiency Standards (Oregon)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Oregon

Name Appliance and Equipment Energy Efficiency Standards
Incentive Type Appliance/Equipment Efficiency Standards
Applicable Sector Manufacturers
Eligible Technologies Bottle-type water dispensers, Commercial hot food holding cabinets, Compact audio products, DVD players and recorders, Portable electric spas
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Certification Requirements Manufacturers certify to the Oregon State Department of Energy that products meet efficiency standards. The Department establishes rules governing the certification of these products and may coordinate with the certification programs of other states and federal agencies with similar standards.

Equipment Requirements Specified in standards

Implementing Agency Oregon State Department of Energy

Review State Department of Energy periodically reviews the standards and reports to the Legislative Assembly

Test Methods Specified in standards

Date added to DSIRE 2006-06-05
Last DSIRE Review 2012-10-02

References DSIRE[1]


Note: The federal government has imposed and updated appliance efficiency standards through several legislative acts,* and now has standards in place or under development for 30 classes of products. In general, states which had set standards prior to federal action may enforce their own standards until the federal standards take effect. States that had not set standards prior to federal action must use the federal standards. This summary addresses (1) state appliance standards that will be in place until the federal standards take effect and (2) products for which the federal government is not currently developing an efficiency standard. Much of the information in this summary comes from the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP). Visit the ASAP web site for comprehensive information about appliance standards.

In June 2005, Oregon passed legislation setting minimum energy efficiency standards for 11 appliances. Those products regulated by Oregon law and not currently covered by federal standards include: (Dates listed in parenthesis signify the effective year.)

  1. Bottle-type water dispensers (2009)
  2. Commercial hot food holding cabinets (2009)
  3. Compact audio products (2009)
  4. Digital versatile disc players and digital versatile disc recorders (2009)
  5. Portable electric spas (2009)

Testing requirements and minimum efficiency standards are outlined in the regulations. The standards do not apply to products installed in a mobile or manufactured home at the time of construction or designed expressly for installation and use in recreational vehicles. The law stipulates that the State Department of Energy must periodically review the minimum energy efficiency standards and report to the Legislative Assembly when the standards need to be updated, due to federal action or to the outcome of collaborative consultations with manufacturers and the energy departments of other states.

* These acts include the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987, the Energy Policy Act of 1992, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Appliance Standards Program Manager

Phone (503) 378-4040


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: ORS 469.229 et seq.

Authority 2: OAR 330-092-0005 et seq.
Date Effective 2008-03-01
Date Enacted 2008-03-01

  • 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)"