Renewable Energy Development Grant Program (Oregon)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Renewable Energy Development Grant Program|
|Incentive Type||State Grant Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount||Varies by project|
|Funding Source||Tax credit auctions|
|Maximum Incentive||Up to 250,000, or 35% of total project costs|
|Program Budget||$3 million biennually|
|Program Administrator||Oregon Department of Energy|
|Date added to DSIRE||2012-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review||2014-12-02|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
Note: The Oregon Department of Energy is currently accepting applications for Renewable Energy Development (RED) Grant projects. Applications are due by January 23, 2015, and there is approximately $1.5 million available for funding. See the program's website for the opportunity announcement and application.
The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) offers competitive grants to renewable energy projects as part of ODOE's Energy Incentives Program. ODOE created this competitive grant program in 2011, and it took effect on January 1, 2012. This program replaces the formerly-available Business Energy Tax Credit. Grants are funded by the proceeds of a tax credit auction, in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Revenue. The budget is set at $3 million per biennium, but grant awards cannot exceed the proceeds of the tax credit auction. The 2014 program year is funded at $1.5 million.
A variety of renewable energy technologies are eligible to receive a grant, including solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass, biogas, landfill gas, geothermal, wind, wave, tidal, and ocean thermal. Grants are available for residential and commercial installations. Grant opportunity announcements are periodically released. Interested applicants must fill out an application and mail it in to ODOE. There is a $200 application fee. Grant applications are awarded points and the applications with the highest number of points will be awarded grants. For more information on the point system, see Oregon Administrative Rules 330-200-0000 to 330-200-0150.
|Contact Name||Public Information Officer - ODOE|
|Department||Oregon Department of Energy|
|Address||625 Marion Street, N.E.|
|Phone 2||(800) 221-8035|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||OAR 330-200-0000 to 330-200-0150|
|Authority 2:||HB 3672|
|Authority 3:||HB 4079|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.