Changes are coming to many Oregon Department of Energy programs!
Most of the energy incentives overseen by ODOE are scheduled to sunset at the end of the 2017 tax year. The following information can help you plan ahead and see if your project qualifies for an incentive as current programs wind down.
Programs Scheduled to Sunset
The above programs will sunset with the end of the 2017 tax year. For residential programs, that means all eligible devices must be purchased by December 31, 2017, and operational by April 1, 2018. For commercial programs, the end of the 2017 tax year depends on the applicants’ tax year. For the Biomass Collector & Producer program, all feedstocks, including manure, will expire. Read on for details about preparing for the sunset of these programs.
Programs Administered by Other State Agencies
- State Home Oil Weatherization Program – SHOW will move to Oregon Housing & Community Services as of January 1, 2018, where it will dovetail with that agency’s work with housing advocates and low-income communities.
- Zero Emissions Vehicle Rebate Program (New!) – the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is developing a new program to offer rebates on purchases or leases of electric vehicles that operate with zero emissions.
- Bovine Manure Tax Credit Program (New!) – the Oregon Department of Agriculture will administer a new program focused on dairies that collect manure that is used to produce biofuel. The program will begin with the 2018 tax year.
Programs That Will Continue at ODOE