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Custom Renewable Energy Projects

Date Last Updated11/16/2012
Incentive TypeGrant
State/FederalOR
Incentive Administrator/Contact OfficeEnergy Trust of Oregon
Incentive Initiation Date1/1/2002
Incentive Size and Funding SourceThe Energy Trust of Oregon offers cash incentives and development assistance for renewable energy projects. These custom incentives are part of two Energy Trust programs: the Biomass Program and the Open Solicitation Program. Energy Trust may provide support for expert project development assistance and will pay up to 50% of costs or $40,000 associated with these activities.

Other potential incentives are based on a project's costs in comparison to the market value of the energy produced (above-market cost). There is no cap or fixed percentage of the amount of above-market costs Energy Trust will pay. In return for funding provided, Energy Trust will request a negotiated share of the project's green tags. These green tags are held in the trust for the ratepayers who contribute to Energy Trust. The trust is funded by a public-purpose charge collected from Portland General Electric and Pacific Power customers.
Eligible RecipientProject developers with projects that are able to deliver power to the service territory of either Portland General Electric or Pacific Power; off grid projects are not eligible.
Eligible FuelWoody Biomass; Biogas; Other
Eligible Project Size (MW)Less than 20.0 MW
Minimum Efficiency Required (%)Does Not Specify
Other Selected Eligibility CriteriaFunding is only available to new, commercial technologies in established applications; existing commercial technologies in new applications; and projects that can be replicated elsewhere.
UtilityPortland General Electric and Pacific Power
Application Form(s)Application Documents
Other Incentive DetailsExpert project development assistance includes grant writing, feasibility studies, technical assistance with design, permitting, or utility interconnection, construction management, etc.
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