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Welding Equipment

$1,200 cash incentive

For many Oregon businesses welders are a significant energy expense. Energy Trust offers incentives for replacing less efficient transformer-based welders with high-efficiency inverter-based welders which can reduce energy consumption in both active welding and idling states. There are typically smaller units that run quieter and create a high quality, cleaner weld, saving on clean-up time and decreasing the need for repairs.

  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 welder vendor to help you select equipment that qualifies for Energy Trust incentives.

  3. Complete the appropriate incentive form for your cash incentive.

    Be sure to check all of the “Qualifying Criteria” to ensure that your equipment qualifies for Energy Trust incentives. You must return a complete and signed incentive form with your invoices for your equipment to Energy Trust within 180 days of purchase and before the end of the calendar year to receive your incentive. Your incentive check should arrive within 4-6 weeks.

    Download Incentive Application (Excel) Download Incentive Application (PDF)

    Send by Mail

    Energy Trust of Oregon
    123 NE 3rd Ave, Suite 400
    Portland, OR 97232

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Equipment Incentive Requirements
Inverter Welder $1,200 per welder
  • Must be installed at a facility in Oregon served by PGE or Pacific Power
  • Welder operates at least 2,000 hours/year
  • Replacing an existing, working Transformer Welder with an Inverter Welder
  • Fewer than 26 welders are replaced
  • Welder must be rated to at least 210 AMPS and at least 40% duty cycle

Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.


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