Welcome, Energy Heroes.

The Bend Energy Challenge was created to help everyone see their energy-saving superhero potential. It doesn’t take superhuman strength – or a super-fat wallet. In fact, small changes can make a big – really big – difference. So let’s get going. And start working on our tomorrow today.

We recommend starting with just one thing and seeing what opportunities arise from there. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to start saving energy once you get going.

 16 Free LEDs +

2 Free Shower Heads

Installed for free. Seriously!LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. They are up to 80% more efficient than incandescent bulbs. LEDs don’t contain mercury, light up instantly, can be used with dimmers, and can last up to 25,000 hours!

With high-power low-flow shower heads, you’ll conserve water – and money.

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Join our Team

Pledge to take control of your energy use today! Connect to energy-saving tips, resources, and exclusive deals to make your home more comfortable.

Be an Energy Hero

Create your very own Energy Savings Plan!

With a plan in place, being an energy-saving hero has never been easier.

  • Track your pocketbook savings with monthly updates showing your energy savings!
  • Get personalized advice and tips for your home
  • See how your energy use stacks up against similar homes
  • Learn more about special rebates and incentives
  • Got questions? Check out guides and articles that offer answers to your most pressing inquiries.
  • Join a group with your office, a favorite organization, or church — and challenge them to see who can save the most energy!


What’s better than free stuff?

Free stuff that saves you money.

Sign up for a free Energy Saver Kit from the Energy Trust of Oregon and start your home energy upgrade with some LED light bulbs and low flow shower heads today (if you are a Pacific Power or Cascade Natural Gas customer). Your savings could reach up to $120!

Free Energy Saver Kit

The Bend Energy Challenge: $5 million. And change.

The Bend Energy Challenge is our community’s team in a nationwide energy-saving competition with a $5 million prize. That’s five million bucks that would fund projects to help our community save energy, embrace long-term livability and honor the land and lifestyle that make Bend, well, Bend. Learn more about the Energy Prize.

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Thank You to our Generous Sponsors

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Thank you to our Community Partners

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The Bend Energy Challenge is a project of The Environmental Center, a Bend, Oregon, nonprofit organization. The Challenge is one of 50 semi-finalists in the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national competition among local communities to reduce energy use. $5 million will be awarded to the winning community.