Monmouth Power and Light offers a wide range of energy efficiency rebates that encourage residential customers to save energy in their homes. To qualify for these incentives electricity must be and must remain the primary heating source of a participating home. Additionally, all weatherization measures must be preapproved, and inspections are required to ensure all weatheization measures were implemented properly. Rebates are available for Energy Star appliances and lighting, water heaters, heat pumps, duct sealing, house sealing, and insulation.
'''''NOTE: This model ordinance was designed to provide guidance to local governments that wish to develop their own siting rules for renewable energy projects. While it was developed by the Oregon Department of Energy, the model itself has no legal or regulatory authority.'''''
Midstate Electric Cooperative offers its residential customers a variety of cash rebates for energy efficient improvements and new energy efficient homes. Rebates are awarded for the installation of several energy efficient appliances such as water heaters, heat pumps, clothes washers, and refrigerators. Rebates also are provided for weatherization measures including the installation of insulation and energy efficient windows. Additional incentives are offered for manufactured homes which are Energy Star certified.
Midstate Electric Cooperative (MEC) encourages energy efficiency in the commercial and industrial sectors by giving customers a choice of several different financial incentive programs. First, rebates are available for a wide variety of lighting upgrades and improvements. The rebate amount varies on a per unit basis according to the type of lighting installed. To participate in this program, customers must schedule an energy audit of the existing lighting equipment with Midstate Electric before installing any new equipment.
McMinnville Water and Light (MWL) offers rebates on energy efficient homes, appliances and equipment to their residential customers. Rebates are valid on refrigerators, freezers, clothes washer, dishwashers, water heaters, refrigerator and freezer decommissioning, weatherization measures and Energy Star Homes. All appropriate program information including application forms, can be found on the web site listed above. All purchased equipment must meet program requirements in order to be eligible for rebates. Contact MWL for other program information or guidelines.
McMinnville Water and Light offers financing to residential and commercial customers to make energy efficient improvements to eligible facilities and homes. Financing is available for pre-approved conservation measures only. Financing amounts can range from $500 to $10,000, and customers can choose financing terms of 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60 months. The monthly payment is based on a whole dollar figure and will be included on the monthly utility bill. Loans over $5,000 must be secured by a Deed of Trust.
McMinnville Water and Light Company offers a variety of rebates for commercial and industrial customers to make energy efficient improvements to eligible facilities. MW&L offers rebates in three categories: Lighting retrofits, motor replacements, and process efficiency. Past lighting projects have included fluorescent lighting retrofits, mercury vapor replacements to high efficiency metal halide, and high pressure sodium lights and dimming and lighting control upgrades.
Oregon enacted legislation ([http://www.leg.state.or.us/07reg/measpdf/sb0800.dir/sb0838.en.pdf S.B. 838]) in June 2007 that requires all electric utilities to offer customers an optional green-power program. A "significant portion" of the electricity sold by a utility as green power must be generated using qualifying renewables, including wind energy, solar-thermal energy, solar-electric energy, ocean energy, geothermal energy, hydropower and/or certain forms of biomass energy.
Cities, counties, or several contiguous counties in Oregon can set up Rural Renewable Energy Development Zones. The zone can only cover territory outside of the urban growth boundary of any large city or metropolitan area. Businesses must meet certain employment and/or investment requirements to be eligible.