Excellent motivation to jump on your energy-saving to do list before the end of the year Almost forty years ago Oregon was a leader in the energy efficiency movement when the state created the Residential Energy Tax Credit (RETC) program. The Oregon Department of Energy has overseen this program with the intention of encouraging Oregon residents to […]

We’ve been working with local residents over the last two and a half years to help them save money on energy bills and make their homes more comfortable. This year, The Energy Challenge is extending a key ductless heat program to rental and multifamily housing markets. “While the name doesn’t lend itself to rousing a lot […]

 Calling all local businesses – check out this new solar incentive program! Together with local businesses, we know we can make a difference in the amount of energy that our community uses. That’s why The Bend Energy Challenge is launching a special program to bring Power to the People. Join our team of business energy heroes and your business can sign […]

I hear solar’s a good deal. But what does that really mean?  First of all, let’s get clear on what incentives are out there for you to take advantage of because 70% off sounds too good to be true.  Cash Incentives Cash incentives reduce the up-front, or out-of-pocket cost of your solar installation. Pacific Power […]

A Homeowner’s Guide for Central Oregon Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs Did you know that you may be eligible for cash rebates and incentives when making energy saving improvements to your home? That’s right–cash back in your pocket for upgrading your windows, heating system and more!  Accessing local utility rebates is a great way to help […]