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Energy Trust of Oregon Rebates: 2021 Program Requirements and Incentives

Energy Trust of Oregon Rebates: Everything you need to know about their commercial rebate program

By Danny Kasalek

Energy Trust of Oregon commercial rebates can lower your business energy costs and save your business money. Whether you’re a business owner trying to cut utility bills or an employee trying to make a difference, the Energy Trust of Oregon rebates can help. Incentives can help cover the cost of an energy efficiency project at a facility so it’s an easier pill to swallow. This means more facilities will be able to afford energy saving projects, which is good for businesses and the environment.

What is Energy Trust of Oregon?

Energy Trust of Oregon consists of 1.7 million utility customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas and Avista. Together, they represent 74 percent of Oregon electricity customers. Energy Trust of Oregon was established to help commercial customers save energy with cash incentives, educational information and connections to local contractors. Their core mission is to make the state of Oregon a better world through energy efficiency and clean energy.


What are Oregon energy rebates?

Oregon energy rebates or incentives are financial offers that encourage energy efficiency upgrades at commercial buildings. Different state and local agencies offer rebates. A business can participate in a rebate program and receive an incentive by installing the appropriate equipment and following other conditions required by the program they are applying to.


Does Energy Trust of Oregon have commercial rebates?

High-efficiency lighting products and other energy efficiency technology can be expensive. Although they are cost-effective in the long run, they often require a significant upfront cost that cannot be covered by a facility’s budget. Your business could use a lighting upgrade or installation of energy-saving technology, like a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, for energy savings, decreased electricity bill, boost to employee morale, and increased quality control. But, the cost of lighting upgrades can be steep. Thankfully, there are ways to make energy efficiency improvements affordable when you maximize your lighting rebates by partnering with an energy solutions company, like U.S. Energy Recovery.

With the cost of energy and energy prices continuing to increase, now is the time to look for ways to reduce your carbon footprint. PGE lighting rebates and Pacific Power rebates may be a great opportunity for you to save money on your next energy solution project. Find out how much you can save with PGE lighting rebates or Pacific Power rebates; all while getting great energy solutions in place for your business by connecting with us!

 

What Energy Trust of Oregon rebates are available for an LED lighting retrofit?

Energy Trust of Oregon recently released their 2021 program for energy efficiency cash incentives. Although many programs saw a decrease in rates when compared to 2020, there are still benefits in pursuing a project in Energy Trust’s territories.

Incentives for lighting and lighting controls both decreased from the 2020 program. Despite this, Energy Trust offers relatively large cash incentives for a variety of qualifying projects in the LED lighting space. Measures that qualify for incentives include LED retrofit lamps at $1.50-$9.00 per lamp, LED screw-in lamps replacing HID’s at $15-$45 per lamp, high and low bays at $75-$175 per fixture, interior LED fixtures at $12-$45 per fixture, exterior LED fixtures at $12-$235 per fixture, and vacancy and occupancy sensors at $19.50-$60.00 per sensor.

Projects not falling in line with Energy Trust’s standard lighting program may be eligible for their custom program. Incentives for custom lighting projects now pay at $0.15 per kWh saved, whereas lighting controls can receive $0.20 per kWh saved.


Does Energy Trust of Oregon offer incentives for solar energy systems?

Energy Trust of Oregon offers Oregon solar incentives of $0.20-$0.25 per watt with a cap of $20,000 for Pacific Power customers, whereas Portland General Electric customers can receive between $0.20-$0.45 per watt with a cap of $35,000. Additionally, the federal solar investment tax credit (ITC) provides a tax credit incentive on the costs of the installation.


What should I do next to take advantage of the Energy Trust of Oregon rebates?

Let us help you with the process and ensure the proper documentation is submitted. We will also ensure the energy-saving products installed at your facility both meet the needs and goals of your facility, as well as the requirements of the program. Energy Trust of Oregon commercial rebates are a great way to save your facility money and get you the technology your building needs. We have a whole team of incentives specialists ready to help you receive the largest incentive possible. Contact us at (800) 834-8737 to get your energy audit before you start your energy efficiency project.