Oregon State Energy-Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program Helps Low-Income Families

Project Overview
Positive Impact: Rebates for energy-efficient products.
Statewide program provides low-income homeowners with rebates on money-saving, energy-efficient appliances.
Locations: Oregon
Partners: Clean Energy Works Oregon
EERE Investment: $20 million
Clean Energy Sector: Energy-saving homes, buildings, and manufacturingPDF

The State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP) provides low-income Oregon homeowners with rebates on energy-efficient equipment. SEEARP began in January 2010 with a 70% reimbursement (up to $2,000) on ENERGY STAR® qualified heat pumps and furnaces. It was later expanded to include ENERGY STAR qualified water heaters, refrigerators, dishwashers, and clothes washers. Oregon residents received more than 3,200 rebates. Through this statewide program, homeowners are saving every day through their energy-efficient, cost-efficient appliances. Appliances installed under this program will save Oregonians an estimated 1,140,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year—equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of more than 70 homes.

The Building Technologies Office (BTO) leads a vast network of research and industry partners to continually develop innovative, cost-effective energy saving solutions—better products, better new homes, better ways to improve older homes, and better buildings in which we work, shop, and lead our everyday lives.

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