Oregon - Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (Oregon)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Oregon - Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program|
|Incentive Type||State Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Low-Income Residential, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Refrigerators, Water Heaters|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Amount||70% of cost|
|Equipment Requirements||Must meet Energy Star standard|
|Installation Requirements||Appliance must be purchased on or after the program's start date|
|Maximum Incentive||Varies by technology|
|Program Administrator||Oregon Department of Energy|
Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing a total of $300 million to U.S. states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to establish rebate programs for new energy-efficient appliances that replace existing appliances in homes. Each state and territory has designed its own program. Rebates will be available until the state or territory program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state or territory before making purchasing decisions.
As of December 15, 2009, Oregon's Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program is offering rebates for selected Energy Star appliances installed in low income households. This program is administered by a partnership of the Oregon Department of Energy, the Oregon Department of Housing and Community Services, and Community Action Programs. Households with an annual income of 60% of the state's median income levels can replace low-efficiency or non-functioning heating systems. Prior to receiving a rebate and installing a new heating system, the existing heating system must be inspected by the local Community Action Program. These rebates are available for Energy Star natural gas furnaces and air source heat pumps (including ductless models). The rebate covers 70% of the cost of the appliances, up to $2,000. Certain low-income households may get 100% of the cost covered, with funding from the partner organizations.
Effective July 1, 2010, this program also offers rebates for water heaters, refrigerators, dishwashers and clothes washers that are purchased on or after July 1, 2010. Rebates for these technologies are worth 70% of the cost of the appliance, up to $1,400 for an electric heat pump water heater or gas storage water heater, $1,200 for a gas tankless water heater, $700 for a refrigerator, $400 for a dishwasher, and $800 for a clothes washer. For more information, see the Oregon Department of Energy's web site.
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.