Oregon’s Renewable Portfolio Standard applies to the percentage of our electricity that comes from certified renewable resources. The original standard was adopted in 2007. In 2016, the state standard was expanded. Oregon’s new goal means that the state’s largest utilities will provide 50 percent of their electricity through renewable resources by 2040. Smaller utilities have similar but smaller requirements.
ODOE is responsible for tracking Oregon’s RPS goals and serves as Oregon’s program administrator for the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System. We certify eligible renewable energy resources and provide technical expertise to utilities, energy generators, and the public on RPS progress and compliance.