Small Wind Turbine Certification (Oregon)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Oregon
Name Small Wind Turbine Certification
Incentive Type Equipment Certification
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Local Government, State Government, Manufacturer
Eligible Technologies Wind
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2009-07-30
Last DSIRE Review 2011-01-11

References DSIRE[1]


In Oregon, electrical equipment must be certified prior to installation. The Alternative Certification for Installation of Small Wind Turbines, enacted with a temporary rule in July 2009 and a final rule in October 2009, created an expedited and streamlined process for small wind turbine certification to reduce cost and delays created by individual certification of turbines. Under the rule, small wind turbines with a capacity of 100 kilowatts (kW) or less do not have to be individually certified. A turbine manufacturer must submit one turbine for field evaluation, attesting that all other turbines of that model are the same. If the product design is approved by an Oregon licensed professional electrical engineer and the turbine passes the field evaluation, then the other turbines of that model do not need to be individually certified. Inverters must be listed or labeled by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory.

This rule will expire in January 2011. At that time, national certification standards for small wind turbines should be in place.

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

Authority 1: OAR 918-311-0080
Date Effective 2009-07-27
Expiration Date 2011-01-01

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Aeron Teverbaugh
Department Department of Consumer and Business Services
Division Building Codes Division
Address 1535 Edgewater Dr, NW
Place Salem, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97310
Phone (503) 373-2160


  • 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)"