Community Renewable Energy Feasibility Fund Program (Oregon)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Oregon

Name Community Renewable Energy Feasibility Fund Program
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Tribal Government, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ethanol, Methanol, Biodiesel
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies by project

Funding Source The Oregon Department of Justice settled claims with Reliant Energy, and dedicated $1 million of the settlement funds to establish the CREFF under the Oregon Department of Energy.

Installation Requirements Electric generation projects must aim to be sized 25 kW to 10 MW

Maximum Incentive 50,000

Program Administrator Oregon Department of Energy
Date added to DSIRE 2010-01-05
Last DSIRE Review 2014-10-20

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Note: This program is currently fully subscribed, but the program will reopen when funds are repaid back into the revolving loan fund.

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) provides grants for feasibility studies for renewable energy, heat, and fuel projects under the Community Renewable Energy Feasibility Fund (CREFF). This program is similar to the Renewable Energy Feasibility Fund, though the scope of CREFF is broader, as it offers grants to companies in the private sector. Renewable energy projects eligible for Oregon's Small-Scale Energy Loan Program are eligible for CREFF. Smaller scale heat and fuel generation projects are eligible, and generally electric generation projects sized 25 kilowatts (kW) to 10 megawatts (MW) will be considered.

Funding for the program comes from a settlement between the Oregon Department of Justice and Reliant Energy. $1 million of the settlement funds was used to establish CREFF under the Oregon Department of Energy. CREFF is designed to be a revolving fund, and projects that are ultimately constructed and are profitable are required to pay the state back for the initial grant amount.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Rebecca O'Neil
Department Oregon Department of Energy

Address 625 Marion Street, N.E.

Place Salem, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97301-3737
Phone (503) 373-2295


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"