Scenario Home / Energy and Weatherization

Grant Administration:
Energy and Weatherization

Proposed Scenarios / Program Elements Recommendations / Feedback

During the Scenario Development phase of OHCS' Transition Planning Process, OHCS formed a Scenario Building Team (SBT) to research and recommend new service delivery scenarios for Energy and Weatherization grants that it administers. The team, including both program staff and external subject matter experts listed below, developed the following proposed service delivery scenarios, and the Proposed Program Recommendations:

Proposed Scenarios
A. State Administers Scenario
B. Utilities Administer Scenario

Proposed Program Recommendations
Proposed Program Elements Recommendations

Scenario Feedback Survey closed on Dec. 6, 2013

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Scenario Background

Specific Program Area Functions
Energy and weatherization programs address the high energy costs, health and safety risks, and energy efficiency in the homes of low-income Oregonians. Services include:

  • Utility bill payment assistance
  • Health and safety improvements
  • Heating system repair and replacement
  • Energy conservation services & education

OHCS administers energy and weatherization funds from federal grants, as well as, utility and meter fees. These services are delivered on the local level primarily by Community Action Agencies and housing developers.

Related Programs

  • Oregon Energy Assistance Program (OEAP)
  • Energy Conservation Helping Oregonians Program (ECHO)
  • United States Department of Energy
  • Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)

Scenario Build Team Members
OHCS Staff: Tim Zimmer, Chris Shoopman, Dan Elliott *

External Subject Matter Experts: Jess Kincaid, Oregon Department of Energy; Margo Bryant, Portland General Electric; Marisa DeCristoforo, Pacific Power; Terry Knoll, Community Services Consortium; Kraig Ludwig, Yamhill Community Action Partnership; Jeff Puterbaugh, Department of Human Services; Jennifer Bell, Department of Human Services; Jennifer Granera, Department of Human Services.

* Note Taker