Mandatory Utility Green Power Option (Oregon)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Oregon
Name Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
Incentive Type Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
Applicable Sector Utility
Eligible Technologies Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas, Ocean Thermal, Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Electric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2007-10-24
Last DSIRE Review 2012-11-19

References DSIRE[1]


Oregon enacted legislation (S.B. 838) in June 2007 that requires all electric utilities to offer customers an optional green-power program. A "significant portion" of the electricity sold by a utility as green power must be generated using qualifying renewables, including wind energy, solar-thermal energy, solar-electric energy, ocean energy, geothermal energy, hydropower and/or certain forms of biomass energy. Each utility must inform customers of the sources of the electricity included in its green-power program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Robin Straughan
Department Oregon Department of Energy
Division Renewable Energy Division
Address 625 Marion Street, N.E.
Place Salem, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97301-3737
Phone (503) 378-4035
Phone 2 (800) 221-8035

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: ORS § 469A.205
Date Effective 2007-07-06
Date Enacted 2007-06-06

  • 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)"