Portland - Green Power Purchasing & Generation (Oregon)
Last modified on September 25, 2013.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Portland - Green Power Purchasing and Generation|
|Incentive Type||Green Power Purchasing|
|Applicable Sector||Local Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Anaerobic Digestion|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
|Percent Renewables|| 12% (current); 100% (goal for 2012); 5 MW of solar in Portland by 2012
|Source|| Solar, biomass, wind
|Date added to DSIRE||2001-02-02|
|Last DSIRE Review|| 2011-03-25
Portland's 2001 Local Action Plan for Global Warming established a goal to purchase 100 percent of the electricity used by municipal facilities from clean, renewable energy sources. A short-term goal of 15,000 megawatt-hours was met in 2003 through a combination of local generation options. This generation mix included a 200 kilowatt (kW) biogas fuel cell, biogas microturbines totaling 120 kW, a 150 kW hydro generator, a 10 kW urban wind turbine and a large purchase of green tags.
In order to meet the goal of 100 percent renewable electricity, Portland is investing in several projects. First, Portland is developing the city's biogas resources and brought a 1.7 megawatt (MW) generator online in May 2008. The city is also developing two photovoltaic installations, totaling 350 kW, which will be operational by May 2009. In April 2009, the mayor of Portland announced the goal of installing 5 MW of solar in the city by 2012.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Portland, Oregon - Local Action Plan for Global Warming 2001|
|Date Effective|| 2001
|Contact Name||David Tooze|
|Department||Portland Office of Sustainable Development|
|Address||721 NW 9th Ave, Suite 350|
|Phone|| (503) 823-7582
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.