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ODOE to hold hearing on changes to Renewable Portfolio Standard
1/3/2011
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
11-01
Contacts:
Andrea Simmons, 503-378-6510
Michael Schopf, 503-373-2295
In Oregon 1-800-221-8035
 
SALEM—A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 25 regarding proposed changes to the Oregon Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) administrative rules. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Oregon Department of Energy’s (ODOE) main office in Salem (625 Marion Street NE).
 
The proposed changes include, but are not limited to:
  • Recognizing a certifying organization for low-impact hydroelectric facilities,
  • Implementing 2010 amendments to the RPS (HB 3649A and HB 3674),
  • Defining “stranded electricity” and ensuring that it may be used for RPS compliance,
  • Clarifying requirements for Bundled Renewable Energy Certificates, and
  • Establishing guidelines for determining efficiency upgrades to hydroelectric facilities.
 
For more information on the proposed rule changes, please visit the ODOE website at:
 
To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact Linda Ross at least 72 hours before the meeting at 503-378-6874 or 1-800-221-8035 in Oregon; TTY 1-800-735-2900; or fax 503-373-7806.
 
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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.
 

 

Oregon Department of Energy
Main OfficeHermiston Field Office
625 Marion St. NE, Salem, OR 97301-3737
395 E Highland Rd.
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