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  • Liberty Elementary students show energy toward energy careers!
    What do you want to be when you grow up? Students at Liberty Elementary School in Salem got to ponder that question during their recent Career Day, and ODOE was there with information about the many options in the energy world. Our own Tom Elliott (left) and Marty Stipe spent two hours at the Career Day event discussing engineering, energy efficiency, electricity, and more. Our staff are often available for events like these. If you would like us to speak at your school or place of work, please contact Cliff Voliva at cliff.voliva@state.or.us.
  • Six Oregon school districts to share $400,000 in grant funds
    Six Oregon school districts will be moving forward with energy efficiency upgrades in 2015 thanks to $400,000 in grant funding from the Oregon Department of Energy. Those districts include Blachly, Dufur, Mapleton, John Day, La Grande and Medford. “School districts across Oregon are looking for ways to reduce energy while improving classroom learning environments,” said Michael Kaplan, ODOE director. “These grants will help schools implement cost-effective projects that deliver benefits to students, educators, and districts’ bottom lines for years to come.” To lean more, please go here.
  • Everything trending up at Lowell schools, except for energy costs!
    Dedicated to educational achievement and the success of every student, the Lowell School District is located in Lane County and includes Lundy Elementary and Lowell High School. In 2014, the Oregon Department of Energy’s Small-scale Energy Loan Program worked with the school district on a complete energy efficiency overhaul. The result: The district uses a third less energy, despite the increased use of facility space. District administrators say the energy upgrades have improved student experiences and learning environment, and academic scores are up. To learn more, please go here.
  • Oregon PUDs helping Oregon schools
    Consumer-owned utilities work with their local school districts to help them find energy savings, reduce their energy costs and put more money back in the classroom. Oregon’s People’s Utility Districts have been providing school districts with technical assistance, programs and services for more than 12 years. Cost-effective energy efficiency makes good business sense for the schools as well as the PUDs. To find out more about the PUDs’ efforts with their local schools – including project costs, efficiency captured and energy saved – please go here.
ODOE's School Program Resources for Schools

​If your school gets its electricity from Portland General Electric or Pacific Power, then it qualifies for financial assistance for energy efficiency and conservation projects through the SB 1149 Program. This program is funded by a portion of the Public Purpose Charge.

If your school is not within SB 1149 territory, we can offer project assessments, detailed project review, financial consulting and project financing, which may include tax credits and/or loans. Please contact our Schools Team at 503-378-4040 to see how it can help.