Portland - Green Power Purchasing & Generation (Oregon)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Oregon

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
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Local
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

Website http://www.portlandonline.com/osd/index.cfm?c=42399&a=117675
Date added to DSIRE 2001-02-02
Last DSIRE Review 2011-03-25

References DSIRE[1]


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

Incentive Contact

Contact Name David Tooze
Department Portland Office of Sustainable Development
Division Energy Division
Address 721 NW 9th Ave, Suite 350

Place Portland, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97209
Phone (503) 823-7582

Email dtooze@ci.portland.or.us
Website http://www.portlandonline.com/osd/

  • 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 (DSIRE)"