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Incentives for Gas Furnaces in Oregon: Interaction between Energy Trust and the Residential Energy Tax Credit

Date Published: November 1, 2006     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

There is a significant overlap in incentives given for energy efficient gas furnaces between two incentive programs in Oregon. Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) gives an incentive to consumers who purchase an energy efficient gas furnace. In addition, the Oregon Department of Energy provides a tax credit to consumers of efficient furnaces. Consumers in the NW Natural (NWN) service territory are eligible to receive both incentives. The number of consumers who received incentives for gas furnaces with an efficiency rating of at least 90% cannot simply be determined by aggregating the number of participants in each program. This paper presents the findings of the overlap, and supplemental findings ascertained from the available data. 

Incentives for Gas Furnaces in Oregon: Interaction between Energy Trust and the Residential Energy Tax Credit

Date Published: November 1, 2006     Document Type: Report

The main purpose of this study is to identify the combined and isolated effects of two incentive programs for energy efficient gas furnaces in Oregon. A single energy efficient gas furnace is eligible for incentives from both Energy Trust and the Oregon Department of Energy. Energy Trust sponsored this study to identify the number of furnaces whose purchase can be attributed to one or both of the incentives.