Equipment Incentives

With incentives, technical and engineering guidance and promotional marketing support, incorporating natural gas service into your next development is more cost effective than ever before.


Central Meter Allowance Program*

NW Natural's new Central Meter Allowance Program makes natural gas connections easier and more affordable for multifamily developments.

  • Set your project apart with natural gas cooktops and ranges, gas dryers, and/or outdoor grills.
  • For every unit with eligible natural gas appliances, NW Natural will provide you $750 to help cover the cost of running natural gas house lines.
  • In exchange, we'll charge each dwelling unit a flat monthly fee of $9.56 to help cover the cost of their natural gas service.

Contact D.G. Graham at 503-226-4211, ext. 2433 to discuss your project needs and find out how NW Natural can work with you.

Looking to add higher-usage gas amenities like fireplaces or unit water and space heating? Ask us about incentives for individual unit metering for multifamily projects.

*The Central Meter Allowance Program is available only in Oregon. Projects must be at least three stories tall with two floors of stacked multifamily residential units. Incentive-eligible projects must also have centralized natural gas service to a boiler for water heating or similar application. Qualifying residential units must have at least one of the following natural gas appliances installed: cooktop or range, clothes dryer or outdoor grill/BBQ. Requires shut-off valves installed at each unit and each floor. Shut-off valves must be located in a publically accessible location, and not within tenant residences. Offer subject to rules by the Oregon Public Utility Commission and NW Natural Rate Schedules 4 and 405. Projects that do not meet these guidelines may qualify for other incentives.