Energy Efficiency and Conservation
City Retrofits Streetlights with LEDs
On October 22, 2013, the City Council voted to approve the first phase of the streetlight retrofit project to purchase and install approximately 1,400 LED streetlight fixtures. The first phase comprises about 40% of the streetlight system, since there are roughly 3,680 streetlights citywide. There are many different styles of streetlights throughout the City; however, this project only focuses on retrofitting “cobrahead” style streetlights. The installations started on February 20, 2014 and are anticipated to conclude by the end of December 2014. Click here for more information about the benefits of LEDs and project updates.
Energy Efficiency Resources
Energy efficiency resources for Lake Oswego residents and businesses, including rebates, tax credits, and technical assistance, are available from the Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) and the Oregon Department of Energy-Conservation Division. The ETO incentive table provides an overview of residential incentives and applicable state and federal tax credits. Additionally, the ETO's Savings Within Reach program provides additional incentives for moderate income residents (owners and renters).
Another resource for homeowner's is Clean Energy Works of Oregon. Clean Energy Works Oregon offers a whole-home energy efficiency retrofit, including a free home energy assessment, no money down financing options, energy efficiency upgrades, and instant rebates for single-family homes.
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant
In August 2009, the City received a $157,900 allocation from the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program (a formula funded grant based on the city's population). Approved projects focus on reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through retrofits, energy tracking, inventorying, and education and outreach. Learn more about the City's EECBG projects here.