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Residential Energy Tax Credit Rulemaking

The Oregon Department of Energy filed permanent rules for the Residential Energy Tax Credit program. The rule amendments are effective June 2, 2016.
The permanent RETC rule update implements SB 1507 (2016). SB 1507 limits the amount a taxpayer using a RETC incentive may claim per device to $1,500 a year, except for alternative fuel devices. This change will affect the solar thermal domestic water heating and the solar thermal swimming pool device tax credits; these were the only RETC incentives over $1,500 that did not have an annual claiming limit starting in 2016. Prior to SB 1507, ORS 316.116 already limited alternative fuel device tax credits to $750. SB 1507 changes will apply to alternative energy devices certified on or after January 1, 2016, and to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2016.

Residential Energy Tax Credit Program Rules

Solar Photovoltaic Residential Energy Tax Credit Public Meetings

Salem, Oregon
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 10:30 a.m
Oregon Department of Energy
Westerberg Room
625 Marion Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 
Call-in Option: 1-888-273-3658 Access code: 3125235 

Portland, Oregon
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 1:30 p.m.
Oregon Department of Transportation
Main Floor A & B Conference Room
123 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209
Call-in Option: 1-888-273-3658 Access code: 3125235
Meeting Materials: Notice, agenda and materials

For more information or to provide comments, contact: 
Michael Williams, Incentives Program Manager, 503-378-6508, michael.a.williams@oregon.gov 
Deby Davis, RETC Lead Worker, 503-378-8351, deby.s.davis@oregon.gov
Elizabeth Ross, Rulemaking, 503-378-8534, elizabeth.ross@oregon.gov

NOTE: To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact the Oregon Department of Energy at least 72 hours before the meeting at 1-800-221-8035 or fax 503-373-7806. TTY users should call the Oregon Relay Service at 711.


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