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ENERGY PROJECTS TO RECEIVE RECOVERY ACT FUNDING
10/22/2010
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
 
 
#10-67 
Contacts:
Ann Grim
503-378-4912
Diana Enright
503-378-8278
In Oregon 1-800-221-8035
 
 
SALEM—The Oregon Department of Energy today announced that 20 energy projects will receive $6.3 million in federal funds. These projects are funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (stimulus funds).
 
The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) has obligated 100 percent of its $42.1 million State Energy Program (SEP) award with this eighth round of awards. ODOE announced its first seven rounds of SEP awards between September 2009 and July 2010. (www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/Recovery/Funding.shtml)
 
These SEP funds can be used for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in public and private buildings, transportation and industrial sectors. The U.S. Department of Energy administers the funds, approves the projects and reviews the state’s progress.
 
This eighth round of SEP funding was awarded to 12 lighting projects in public schools and an Educational Service District office, covering a total of 10 Oregon counties. ODOE also awarded SEP funds to Sherman County for an energy-efficiency project in the county courthouse.
 
Other SEP projects awarded included three small cities (Metolius, Madras and North Bend) that received earlier stimulus awards for wastewater feasibility studies. The studies showed impressive energy savings if the projects were implemented. ODOE selected all three for implementation in this SEP round of awards.
 
ODOE awarded $1.725 million in SEP funds to Green Lane Energy, Inc. which had submitted its application in the biomass solicitation that closed May 15, 2010.
 
Another project awarded SEP funds was a partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to complete the I-5 corridor electric vehicle charging station project from Eugene to Ashland. This project is part of a larger cooperative project with Washington and California. A final project selected for SEP funds was a hydro-turbine replacement project at the Owyhee Irrigation District that demonstrated excellent energy generation. The district currently has an energy loan from ODOE.
 

Entity
Facility
County
Award Amount
Project Type
Monroe School District
Monroe Grade Sch
Benton
 $        48,182
Lighting
North Clackamas Sch. Dist.
Various schools
Clackamas
 $      794,053
Lighting
Clatsop County Sch. Dist.
Astoria High/others
Clatsop
 $        32,648
Lighting
Powers School District
Powers Elem School
Coos
 $          3,110
Lighting
City of North Bend
Wastewater facility
Coos 
 $      217,800
Wastewater
Yoncalla School District
Yoncalla Elem/High
Douglas
 $      160,954
Lighting
Douglas ESD
ESD office building
Douglas
 $        50,118
Lighting
City of Metolius
Wastewater facility
Jefferson
 $      191,001
Wastewater
City of Madras
Wastewater facility
Jefferson
 $        94,000
Wastewater
Lake County School Dist.
Daly Middle School
Lake
 $      107,634
Lighting
Green Lane Energy, LLC
Green Lane Energy
Lane
$   1,725,000
Biomass
Owyhee Irrigation District
Irrig. District facility
Malheur 
 $   1,000,000
Turbine
Jefferson School District
School district office
Marion
 $      334,020
Lighting
Silver Falls School District
Mark Twain, Bethany
Marion
 $        55,500
Lighting
St. Paul School District
Elem/ High School
Marion
 $        23,360
Lighting
Gresham-Barlow Sch. Dist
Hollydale, Hall Elem.
Multnomah
 $      318,588
Lighting
Sherman County
Courthouse
Sherman
 $      458,000
 HVAC
ODOT
I-5 Eugene -Ashland
Various
 $      700,000
 Charge station
S. Wasco County Sch. Dist.
High sch gym/kitchen
Wasco
 $        13,525
Lighting
Tigard Tualatin Sch. Dist.
Various facilities
Washington
 $        25,502
Lighting
 
TOTAL  
   $    6,352,995
 
 
 
 



 


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