Energy Conservation Class

Lower Columbia CAP administers a number of energy assistance programs; all of which have income eligibility requirements.

LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program)

  • Sign-up for appointments is online usually the first week of November – Sign up HERE
  • An Energy Conservations class is required prior to the eligibility appointment
  • Please bring all your documentation to your appointment to assure that the eligibility process is efficient and completed in a timely manner

Warm Neighbor Program

  • Program is administered by CAP, following Cowlitz PUD guidelines and funds received through community donations to the warm neighbor program
  • To be eligible you must meet income eligibility guidelines, have electric as your primary heating source, and be in an emergency situation.

Winter Help Fund and WEAF (Washington Energy Assistance Fund)

  • CAP administers these funds that come from Cascade Natural Gas (CNG) and community donations
  • To be eligible you must be a CNG customer, meet income eligibility guidelines, and be in an emergency situation.

Senior Discount Rate Program

  • CAP administers this Cowlitz PUD program using the Cowlitz PUD guidelines
  • Low income seniors may qualify for a 5%, 15% or 25% discount on their monthly PUD bills
  • To qualify:
  1. Customers must be 65+
  2. Must occupy the residence
  3. Must have lived at the residence the past 12 consecutive months
  4. Must be legally responsible for payment of the PUD account
  5. Meet the income guidelines.

This rate is not available on secondary or seasonal residences. Sign-up period begins mid-August and ends mid-November.

 Disabled Discount Rate Program

  • Disabled Discount Rate is a Cowlitz PUD program administered by CAP
  • Low-income disabled residential PUD customers can be eligible for a 5%, 15% or 25% discount on their monthly electric bills
  • To qualify:
  1. Customers must be receiving a disability income
  2. Provide documentation of permanent disability with either a special parking privilege permit or a physician’s certification
  3. Must occupy the residence and have lived there the past 12 consecutive months
  4. Must legally be responsible for payment of the PUD account
  5. Meet the income guidelines.

This rate is not available on secondary or seasonal residences. Sign-up period begins mid-August and ends mid-November.

If you think you may qualify for one of these programs or want more information please call CAP at 360-425-3430 ext. 231, or stop by our offices on 1526 Commerce Avenue in Longview.

 

 

 Weatherization – Home Energy Assessment


Are your heating bills high due to lack of adequate insulation, improperly sealed windows and doors?

A home energy assessment can help identify the areas that need to be sealed/insulated to protect you from the cold of winter and heat of summer.  Our certified building analyst will perform a thorough energy assessment to measure the extent of leaks in the building envelope and use infrared cameras to find hard-to-detect areas of air infiltration and missing insulation. You will also receive information on how various energy-saving upgrade options interact with each other and list of efficiency upgrades that are most appropriate for your home.

Learn more about weatherization.

Click here for a short video on home energy assessments

For weatherization and home energy assessment questions, call the CAP weatherization department at 360-425-3430 ext. 225 or 226