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Residential Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program

Low Income Residential
Savings Category 
Clothes Washers
Program Info
Sector Name 
Energy Trust of Oregon
Funding Source 

Public Benefits Fund

Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Refrigerator: $75
Freezer: $35
Recycling Refrigerator/Freezer: $20 or $40, based on the age of the unit
Clothes Washer, 2.4-2.59 MEF: $50
Clothes Washer, 2.6 MEF or higher: $70

Energy Trust of Oregon offers rebates for Energy Star refrigerators, freezers and clothes washers to Oregon residential electric service customers of Portland General Electric (PGE) and Pacific Power and to Oregon residential natural gas service customers of NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas.

Refrigerators and freezers must be installed in homes within the PGE or Pacific Power service territory to qualify.  All Energy Star freezers qualify for the $35 rebate.  Only Energy Star refrigerators that are 30% more efficient than federal standards qualify.  Energy Trust also offers a refrigerator/freezer recycling program that takes away old appliances for free and offers a rebate of $20 - $40 for the service. The refrigerator or freezer must be between 10 and 30 cubic feet and in working condition to qualify for this service and rebate. Refrigerators and freezers manufactured in 1993 or after are eligible for a $20 incentive. Refrigerators and freezers manufactured prior to 1993 are eligible for a $40 incentive.

Clothes washers installed in homes with an electric water heater must be within the PGE or Pacific Power service territory. Clothes washers installed in homes with a gas water heater must subscribe to NW Natural or Cascade Natural Gas service to qualify. A rebate of $50-$70 is available for clothes washers. Clothes washers must be Energy Star with a modified energy factor (MEF) of 2.4 or higher to qualify.

The applications can be found on the program website. For purchases made between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015, the application and a copy of the itemized sales receipt must be submitted within 60 days from the date of purchase.