Incentive updates effective after April 30, 2015

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Effective after April 30, 2015, Energy Trust will discontinue some incentives for Existing Homes following a September 30 Oregon Public Utility Commission decision on a portion of natural gas energy-efficiency measures and programs currently supported by Energy Trust through an OPUC exception to the cost-effectiveness requirement.

As stewards of utility customer dollars, Energy Trust is required by law to use cost-effectiveness analyses and tests to ensure incentive dollars are provided for energy-efficiency improvements that pay back a customer’s investment within a reasonable timeframe and benefit all utility customers.

The following measures will be discontinued based on the OPUC decision:

  • Duct, floor and wall insulation incentives for Oregon homes heated with gas will be discontinued. The incentive will not change for electrically heated homes.
  • Air sealing incentives for Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® projects will be discontinued. Air sealing incentives will still be available for Savings Within Reach and manufactured homes projects.

Existing Homes incentive changes effective after April 30, 2015:

MeasureDetailsIncentive for 2014 & January 1 - April 30, 2015Incentive after April 30, 2015
Duct insulationFor gas heated homes50% of cost, up to $100Discontinued
Floor insulationFor gas heated homes$0.30 per square footDiscontinued
Wall insulationFor gas heated homes$0.30 per square footDiscontinued
Air sealingFor gas and electrically heated homes$150Discontinued

For more information about incentive changes and effective dates, contact the Existing Homes trade ally team at 1.866.365.3526.