Starting April 1, 2012, Community Power Works (CPW) will offer $500 to CPW homeowners who complete a CPW project using a CPW-approved contractor and decommission their oil tanks. In order to be eligible for this rebate, homeowners must sign a bid with a CPW-approved contractor by August 31, 2012. The oil tank decommissioning may take place after this date.
How the Oil Tank Decommissioning Rebate Works:
- Sign up for Community Power Works online
- Complete your $95 energy audit through CPW (if you have already received a Seattle City Light Energy Performance Score Audit, please indicate this on your CPW application)
- Upon completion of the audit, you will be connected with a CPW-approved contractor to move forward with a CPW project
- Must sign up and complete a CPW project (projects must include measures such as heating upgrades, insulation, air sealing, window replacement, and more, using CPW-approved contractors).
- NEW! Oil decommission must be completed on or after April 1, 2012 and before December 31, 2012.
- NEW! Must sign a bid with a CPW-approved contractor by August 31, 2012. The oil tank decommissioning may take place after this date.
- Must heat at least 60% of their home with a high efficiency heating system (as defined by CPW).
- To receive the rebate, homeowners must submit a completed rebate form and a receipt from the oil decommissioning company (copies or scans by mail or email), as well as complete a project through CPW.
- CPW fund manager (Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union) will directly rebate the customer by mail.
- Decommissioning rebate forms must be received by program staff no later than one month after CPW project work is completed.
- The Oil Tank Decommissioning rebate must not be included on the bid or the Participant Agreement.
- In the event of a CPW Loan project in which the homeowner would like the cost of decommissioning to be covered by the loan, the total cost of the decommissioning must be included on the bid (as are all measures covered by the loan), but the rebate still must not be included on the bid, as it will be refunded directly to the homeowner.
Please call (206-449-1170) or email if you have any questions or concerns.
Once you’ve signed up, be sure to fill out the Oil Tank Decommission Rebate Form (PDF).