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Residential Energy Tax Credit Rulemaking

The Oregon Department of Energy will hold several meetings this summer to obtain feedback from anyone interested in potential changes to the Residential Energy Tax Credit (RETC) program. The first round of meetings are organized by sectors of the program. At the meetings, program staff will discuss possible changes to program rules and gather feedback on program operation. For more information, please visit the tabs below.

A printable schedule of meetings is also available.

Solar Photovoltaic Residential Energy Tax Credit Public Meetings

The Oregon Department of Energy will hold two meetings to obtain feedback from anyone interested in potential changes to RETC as it relates to solar photovoltaic systems.

Every year ODOE reviews the market conditions that influence and affect the level of the residential solar photovoltaic tax credit, as provided for in Oregon Revised Statute 316.116(2)(e)(A).

Portland

Date:
Thursday, August 13, 2015
 
Time:
10 a.m..
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Transportation
123 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209
Main Floor A & B Conference Room
 

Eugene

Date:
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
 
Time:
10 a.m..
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
165 E. 7th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
Willamette Room
 

Meeting Materials

    To be posted here before the meeting
 

Energy Efficient Devices Residential Energy Tax Credit Public Meetings

The Oregon Department of Energy will hold three meetings to obtain feedback from anyone interested in potential changes to RETC as it relates to energy efficient devices, such as air-source heat pumps, ductless mini-split heat pumps, storage gas water heaters, electric heat pump water heaters and residential geothermal.

At the meetings, the department will discuss increasing minimum requirements for appliances, such as increasing the HSPF requirement from 9.0 to 9.5 for air-source heat pumps and ductless mini-spit heat pumps. The department will also present a draft of an updated tax credit rate chart.

Portland

Date:
Thursday, August 13, 2015
 
Time:
2 p.m..
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Transportation
123 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209
Main Floor A & B Conference Room
 

Eugene

Date:
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
 
Time:
2 p.m..
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
165 E. 7th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
Willamette Room
 

Salem

Date:
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
 
Time:
10 a.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street NE,
Salem, OR 97301
Westerberg Room
 

Meeting Materials

    To be posted here before the meeting

Wood & Pellet Stoves Residential Energy Tax Credit Public Meeting July 28

The Oregon Department of Energy will hold a meeting to obtain feedback from anyone interested in potential changes to RETC as it relates to wood and pellet stoves, and direct vent gas fireplaces. At the meeting, ODOE will review program operations and gather feedback on the newly added direct vent gas fireplace device.

Date:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
 
Time:
2 p.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street NE,
Salem, OR 97301
Westerberg Room
 
Meeting Materials:
  • To be posted here before the meeting
 

Participants may call in to any of the meetings: 1-888-273-3658 access code: 3125235

Please attend or call in to one of the meetings to review proposed changes and provide feedback or email feedback directly to Elizabeth Ross at elizabeth.ross@state.or.us.

Future Opportunities To Participate

Following the sector meetings, ODOE will review comments and draft rules to review at an advisory committee meeting planned for September 2015. After the advisory committee meeting, ODOE will review comments and post an updated draft of the rules. During a public hearing planned for October 2015, stakeholders may comment on the updated draft rules. The public hearing will be the final opportunity for comment before the department files final rules. The department plans for the rules to be effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Accessibility

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

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