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36 Oregon Counties To Benefit From Stimulus Funds For Energy Projects
11/17/2010
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
#10-79
Contacts:
 
Paul Egbert, 503-378-4032
Ann Grim, 503-378-4912
In Oregon 1-800-221-8035
 

SALEM— The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) awarded more than $45 million in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (stimulus) funds for 292 energy projects in Oregon’s 36 counties. The funds are part of the State Energy Program and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant designated for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
 
The total estimated energy saved and produced per year is nearly 195 million kiloWatt hours of electricity, enough to heat more than 16,243 average Oregon homes per year.
 
“We are pleased to make these awards in all 36 counties,” said Paul Egbert, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act acting manager at ODOE. “Not only will these projects save energy, but the funds will be used to put local contractors to work.”
 
Energy-efficiency projects include upgrades or replacement for indoor and outdoor lighting, building control systems HVAC systems, boilers; windows, weatherization, agricultural irrigation projects, refrigeration upgrades, waste heat recovery, video conferencing capability to reduce vehicle miles traveled and employee travel time, electric vehicle charging stations, and more. Renewable energy projects also received funding including biomass, solar, geothermal, anaerobic digesters, and upgrades to small-scale hydro systems such as turbine replacement.
 
Below is a list by county with links to each county’s stimulus awards:
 
State Energy Program and
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant
Awards by County
County
Number of Awards
Value of Awards
Baker 
3
$                  169,902
Benton
18
1,720,748
Clackamas
7
2,194,221
Clatsop
6
357,564
Columbia
7
1,682,450
Coos
22
811,780
Crook
4
199,815
Curry
3
117,562
Deschutes
7
1,746,611
Douglas
15
1,651,507
Gilliam
5
317,660
Grant
7
467,393
Harney
5
377,683
Hood River
7
187,875
Jackson
7
882,675
Jefferson
8
520,943
Josephine
5
718,228
Klamath
5
1,068,930
Lake 
9
2,814,985
Lane
26
3,841,052
Lincoln
1
134,472
Linn
16
296,281
Malheur
10
2,250,754
Marion
16
1,753,936
Morrow 
2
170,621
Multnomah
19
7,937,511
Polk
8
445,946
Sherman
1
458,000
Tillamook
1
1,000,000
Umatilla
12
1,642,900
Union 
2
635,000
Wallowa
6
483,208
Wasco
3
703,525
Washington
10
1,434,267
Wheeler
3
88,370
Yamhill
3
84,670
Various
3
3,800,000
TOTAL
292
$              45,169,045
  About the Department of Energy: The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) provides tax credits, loans, technical assistance and energy information for homes, businesses, manufacturing, farms, ranches, schools and governments. For more information, visit ODOE’s website at www.oregon.gov/energy.
 

 

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