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Local Utilities Offer Energy Efficiency Incentives

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Local utilities are offering financial incentives for customers to make their homes more energy efficient.

Emerald People’s Utility District serves 22,000 Lane County residents. Its board has approved an additional $100,000 to help homeowners and renters invest in more efficient systems like heat pumps and water heaters. Patty Jo Angelini with EPUD says a more efficient home means lower power bills. “We can’t predict what will happen this winter. But we can predict that when people invest in energy efficient products, their bill will go down. So we want to help people get ready for whatever kind of winter comes our way.”
EPUD’s customer incentives include cash rebates and interest free financing on a first come/ first served basis.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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