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  • After 35 years, BETC program comes to an end

    After 35 years, the Business Energy Tax Credit program has reached its end (as of July 1). During that time, it helped thousands of businesses, schools, non-profits, tribal governments and others save money and energy by providing incentives for energy conservation projects. It also led to investments in renewable energy resources, both large and small. The BETC supported the development and use of alternative modes of transportation, which lowered energy costs and reduced emissions. The BETC program has been replaced with a number of new incentives for conservation, transportation and renewable energy projects. You can learn more by visiting our website at: http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/BUSINESS/Incentives/Pages/index.aspx

  • Hampton mill in Warrenton uses BETC to reduce costs, emissions
    With the support of the Business Energy Tax Credit, Hampton Lumber installed a variety of energy efficiency measures at its Warrenton mill, resulting in reduced energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Hampton will meet its goal this year to reduce energy by 50 percent through using renewable energy. To read the entire story, please go here.
  • Energy incentive enables farm to nearly double capacity
    Nearly a century ago, a young couple started a modest cherry orchard in the rolling hills above The Dalles. Because the orchard had just two varieties, the harvest season was only three weeks long. From picking to packing, everything was done by hand and for the most part, the fruits of their labor did not travel very far. But Walter and Mable Bailey scratched out a living, harvesting 18 tons of cherries in their first season. They made it through the Great Depression and were able to pass the business on to their children. (To continue reading, please go here.)
  • Lighting project saves rural store about $1,400 a year
    Jeff Bernard has been in the grocery business so long – 37 years to be exact – that he has developed a sixth sense about how to operate a store. And if you walk into his cozy Tumalo Country Store, located just off Highway 20 north of Bend, you’ll feel that special touch. The first thing you’ll probably notice is how bright the entire store appears. “Lighting is important,” said Bernard. “If it’s bad, a lot of people will notice it.” To continue reading, please click here.
  • An overview of the Energy Incentives Program


    Click on this graphic to see what is offered under the Energy Incentives Program.
Business Energy Incentives General Program Information
Conservation Tax Credits

Small Premium Projects (projects under $20,000)

Competitively Selected Projects (projects over $20,000)

Transportation Tax Credits  
Opportunity announcements, applications and Instructions can be found here.
 
Energy Incentive Program Information