Renewable Energy Development Grant Program (Oregon)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Oregon

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

Start Date 2012-01-01

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

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


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information Officer - ODOE
Department Oregon Department of Energy
Address 625 Marion Street, N.E.
Place Salem, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97301-3737
Phone (503) 378-4040
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
Date Enacted 2012-08-15

Authority 2: HB 3672
Date Effective 2011-09-29
Date Enacted 2011-08-05

Authority 3: HB 4079
Date Effective 2012-06-04
Date Enacted 2012-03-16

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


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