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Welding Equipment

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.

If you are a commercial customer, visit the commercial service shops and warehouses page to view available incentives.

Equipment purchased before April 5, 2021 is not eligible for incentives.

  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 or Pacific Power 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. Select equipment that qualifies for Energy Trust incentives.

    Your trade ally or vendor can help you get started. Be sure to check all of the “Qualifying Criteria” on the incentive application to ensure that your equipment qualifies for Energy Trust incentives.

  3. Purchase and install equipment.

  4. Complete the appropriate incentive application for your cash incentive.

    You must return a completed and signed incentive application 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.

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

    Send by Mail

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

    Send by Fax
    503.282.0177

  5. Receive your incentive.

See the cash incentive available for inverter welders outlined in the table below. Maximum incentive limits differ by participating utility.

Participating Utility Incentive Maximum Incentive Limit*
Portland General Electric $700 per welder Up to $17,500
Pacific Power$700 per welder Up to $10,000

*Limited to one welder application per site in 2021. Maximum 25 welders per application. SeeForm 420PW for additional requirements.

Questions?

Call us at 503.928.3154 or email streamlinedindustrial@energytrust.org.