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Recovery Act Funds Renewable Energ Project at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution
News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted: May 27th, 2010 3:28 PM
 
Pendleton, OR – The Oregon Department of Energy has announced that the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) will receive $450,000 in federal funds for a renewable energy project to be installed at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. The project is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act awarded through the State Energy Program (SEP). These funds are designated for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in public buildings. The U. S. Department of Energy administers the funds, approves the projects and reviews the state's progress.
ODOC will use the funds to design and construct a solar heating system to heat domestic water for use within the institution. ODOC will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a consulting firm to perform the design for the system. Following completion of the design, ODOC will advertise the project and select a contractor to perform the installation. The Request for Proposals and the advertisement for the contractor following design will be posted on the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) at orpin.oregon.gov
"We are pleased to make this award to the Oregon Department of Corrections," said Shelli Honeywell, manager of the Oregon Department of Energy ARRA team. "Not only will this project generate energy, but the funds will be used to put contractors to work."
The Oregon Department of Energy received more than 1,100 letters of interest, representing a request of over $2 billion in Recovery Act funding
 
Contact Info: STATE OF OREGON
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
EASTERN OREGON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
PENDLETON, OREGON 97801