'''''Note: The Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA) issued a [http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/15884/PACESTMT7610.pdf statement] in July 2010 concerning the senior lien status associated with most PACE programs. In response to the FHFA statement, most local PACE programs have been suspended until further clarification is provided. '''''
Lane Electric Cooperative offers energy efficient Weatherization Grant Programs to Lane Electric residential and commercial members: a residential cash grant for 25% of measure costs up to $1,000, and a commercial direct fund payment for 50% of total measure costs up to $2,500. Eligible measures include building and duct insulation, HVAC duct sealing, door and window replacements, and general air sealing. Lane Electric also offers a low income grant for weatherization measures up to $1,500. Property owners of rentals will need to make a 50% contribution to any project.
Lane Electric Cooperative provides rebates for clothes washers, duct sealing measures, heat pumps, newly constructed Energy Star Homes. Energy Star clothes washers must be used in conjunction with an electric dryer to qualify for the rebate. Lane Electric Cooperative must receive the necessary application forms in order to be eligible for rebate. Rebates for heat pumps and Energy Star Homes are $1,000. Eligible heat pumps include new air source heat pumps, replacement air source heat pumps, and geothermal units.
Lane Electric Cooperative offers customers an incentive for buying a new EnergyStar manufactured home. These properties must be within the eligible service area and must be a permanent residence. Qualifying customers may receive up to $500 if they submit to Lane Electric the following documentation: The Energy-Star rebate coupon, a copy of the sales receipt, and a copy of the Energy-Star Certificate within 90 days of installation.
Oregon has three separate interconnection standards: one for net-metered systems, one for small generator facilities (non-net metered systems) and one for large generator facilities (non-net metered systems). Oregon has also established separate net metering requirements and interconnection standards for the state's primary investor-owned utilities (PGE and PacifiCorp), and for its municipal utilities and electric cooperatives.
'''Interconnection for Net Metered Systems''' '''''PGE and PacifiCorp Customers'''''
Energy Trust of Oregon offers the Industrial and Agricultural Production Efficiency Program to customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas. In order to qualify for these rebates, customers must be contributing to the Public Purpose Charge. Energy Trust offers technical assistance and cash incentives for industrial processes of all kinds — including large industrial, manufacturing and small industrial, wineries, food processing, cold storage, agricultural, greenhouses, irrigation districts, and water/wastewater treatment.
Idaho Power offers a variety of incentives for the installation of energy efficient appliances and heating and cooling systems for residential customers living in both Oregon and Idaho. The Home Products Program offers rebates ranging from $20-$50 for the purchase of Energy Star qualified freezers, refrigerators, and clothes washers. Additionally, a $30 rebate is available for the proper recycling of older, working refrigerator units.
Idaho Power offers incentives for its commercial and industrial customers in Idaho and Oregon to install new equipment above code in their facilities. They provide rebates for lighting equipment and controls, HVAC equipment and controls, building shell measures, and energy control/ventilation equipment. Incentives are designed to average about half the additional cost of energy-efficiency investments.
Through Idaho Power's Irrigation Efficiency Rewards program, agricultural irrigation customers qualify to receive an incentive for a portion of the cost to install a new, more efficient irrigation system or to make energy-efficient improvements to an existing one. Idaho Power’s agricultural representatives can provide an energy evaluation free of charge to help determine what part of the system can be changed to make it more energy efficient.