Lane Electric Cooperative - Residential Weatherization Programs

October 31, 2023


Weatherization & Energy Efficiency Programs

Lane Electric hosts a variety of energy efficiency and conservation programs, beginning in the late 70’s and early 80’s with their basic weatherization program. Today Lane Electric offers a number of different program options.

Energy Audits

Free energy audits are available upon request. To begin, Lane Electric members must request an energy analysis/audit for the dwelling. Requests are scheduled and audits are completed on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the energy analysis is performed, an information packet including specific recommendations, an approved contractor list, contractor bid sheets, and a bid preference/program option form are mailed to the member.

Energy Loan & Grant Process

Lane Electric members interested in weatherizing their home may be eligible for a zero percent (0%) loan up to $9,000 through Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union. Lane Electric buys the interest rate down to zero percent, allowing our members an affordable option to install efficiency measures. Upon receipt of the credit application and selected bid, Lane Electric will send them to the Credit Union. If the Credit approves the loan application, Lane Electric will contact the member within 48 hours with additional instructions. Upon loan approval, it is the member’s responsibility to notify the selected contractor to proceed with the work. This opportunity is available for single or multi-family residences provided permanently installed electric heat exists in the dwelling. NOTE: Property owners of rentals must secure the loan funding under the program.

Cash Grants

Cash grants allow members to choose a non-loan, cash grant from Lane Electric. Available funds cover twenty-five percent (25%) of the measure costs up to a maximum of $1,000. Members are not obligated to reimburse Lane Electric for these funds.

Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Duct Sealing and Whole House Air Sealing

Lane Electric will pay twenty-five percent (25%) of the measure costs up to a maximum of $1,000 for a certified Performance Tested Comfort System (PTCS) duct seal and/or Whole House Air Sealing performed by a certified technician that complies with BPA standards.

Low Income Weatherization Program

Lane Electric members who qualify for low income funds (LIEAP qualified) are eligible for a cash grant for qualifying weatherization measures in their home. This opportunity is available to single or multi-family residences provided some permanently installed electric heat exists in the dwelling. Structures must be sound and in good repair (as determined by Lane Electric personnel) before any funds will be available. Upon inspection and approval of installed measures, payment will be made to the contractor using grant funds. Members are not obligated to reimburse Lane Electric for these funds. NOTE: Property owners of rentals will need to make a 50% contribution to any project.

Commercial Retrofit Program

Incentive levels for lighting, building shell and HVAC measures will vary depending on the equipment installed. Contractor payment is made upon final inspection and approval of installed measures by Lane Electric.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Oregon
Incentive Type: Loan Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Lane Electric Cooperative
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Air conditioners
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Insulation
Maximum Loan: Weatherization: up to $9,000
HVAC duct sealing and whole house air sealing: up to $1,000
Interest Rate: 0%


Name: Energy Services Department
Organization: Lane Electric Cooperative
Address: 787 Bailey Hill Road
Eugene OR 97402
Phone: (541) 484-1151

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.