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$0.30 per annual kWh, up to 70% of eligible project costs

Oregon cold storage facilities face challenges of rising operating costs, rigorous product and safety standards, evolving environmental regulations and outdated equipment and facilities. Throughout the state, cold storage facilities continuously look for ways to control costs. Because cold storage requires a significant energy input, energy efficiency offers an expanding opportunity to trim operating costs.

Start saving with energy-efficient refrigeration upgrades in your cold storage facility.

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  1. Establish your eligibility.

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    Energy Trust provides cash incentives to Oregon businesses for energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects. To qualify, you must:

    • Be served by Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista and contribute to the public purpose charge. Check your utility bill or contact us if you have questions.
    • Have a project site in Oregon.
  2. Talk with your trade ally or vendor to help you select equipment that qualifies for Energy Trust incentives.

    We can help you get started.

  3. Contact Energy Trust to receive an estimated incentive.

    Call us at 503.928.3154 to confirm your eligibility and receive an estimated incentive for the equipment you’re purchasing.

  4. Within 5 business days you will receive a form from Energy Trust that includes the incentive offer for your equipment purchase.

    Review this, provide your utility account number, signed W-9, mailing address, site address and estimated project completion date, and sign and return it to the Energy Trust contact listed on the form.

  5. We will review and send you the approved incentive offer.

    Then you can order equipment from your vendor and install it at your facility.

  6. After your project has been installed, you’ll receive a Project Completion Form from Energy Trust.

    Return that with your invoice(s) for the equipment purchase. You’ll receive your Energy Trust incentive check within 4-6 weeks.

High-speed doors

High-speed doors can reduce unnecessary temperature spikes in refrigerated spaces, protecting your cold products and helping to cut down on energy costs. These doors can help maintain cool temperatures in your refrigerated spaces, eliminate gaps where frost can build up, and increase plant safety. Energy Trust offers cash incentives for upgrading to energy-efficient high-speed doors.

Energy Trust offers cash incentives of $0.30/annual kWh saved, up to 70% of the eligible project costs. Incentives are calculated based on operating hours and usage.

Refrigeration controllers

Refrigeration controllers eliminate inefficient defrost heater time clocks and increase the effectiveness of evaporator fans, allowing your system to run more efficiently. Installing refrigeration controllers can also decrease defrost heater use by up to 90% , resulting in increased cooling capacity and energy savings.

Energy Trust offers cash incentives of $0.30/annual kWh saved, up to 70% of the eligible project costs. Incentives are calculated based on operating hours and usage.

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.


Contact us at 866.202.0576 or by email.

Success Stories

United Salad Co., Portland

United Salad Co., Portland

Estimated Annual Savings: $25,100

Cash Incentives: $58,000

Oregon Berry Packing Inc., Hillsboro, Oregon

Oregon Berry Packing Inc., Hillsboro, Oregon