Single-pane window replacements, ductless heat pump incentives to remain available for Existing Multifamily in 2018

Every fall, Energy Trust reviews its incentive offerings to determine incentive levels, requirements and availability for the following year. Energy Trust will finalize incentive changes over the next few months as part of our annual budget development process. We identified cost-effectiveness challenges for three multifamily measures—influencing Energy Trust’s incentive level, requirements and ability to provide an incentive for some measures in 2018. Some of these measures will sunset at the end of 2017.

Energy Trust submitted requests to the Oregon Public Utility Commission to maintain incentives for three multifamily measures that fall under the cost-effectiveness threshold but provide significant other benefits to customers, as previewed in an October Insider article.

On November 7, 2017, the OPUC approved OPUC staff’s recommendations to approve Existing Multifamily exceptions requests. As a result, there will be no changes to Existing Multifamily incentives for:

  • Single-pane windows in stacked structures with five or more units with electric heat
  • Ductless heat pumps installed in multifamily and single family buildings

Measure to sunset at the end of 2017

  • Double-pane windows replacement: Incentives for replacing double-pane windows in stacked structures with five or more units with electric heat are expected to sunset at the end of 2017.

Find a full list of Existing Multifamily incentive changes. Starting on January 1, 2018, more information and revised application forms will be available on the trade ally resources web pages.

If you have any questions, reach out to Tom Beverly, Trade Ally Network manager, at 503.445.7637.