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New rules for emissions standard become effective today
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Bill Drumheller, 503-378-4035
In Oregon 1-800-221-8035
SALEM — New permanent rules related to how consumer-owned utilities should implement Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions standard for power purchases go into effect today. A copy of the rules can be found on the Oregon Department of Energy’s website at: http://orclimatechange.gov/
The new permanent rules are a result of Senate Bill 101 (2009). That bill also directed the Oregon Public Utility Commission to develop similar rules for investor-owned utilities and electricity service suppliers.
In particular, the new ODOE rules provide guidance for:
  • An output-based methodology for calculating greenhouse gases,
  • How electricity with no identified generation source will be addressed, and
  • A process for determining how facilities would be designated as a “low-carbon resource” in the future and be eligible for meeting the greenhouse gas standards.
About the Department of Energy: The Oregon Department of Energy provides tax credits, loans, technical assistance and energy information for homes, businesses, manufacturing, farms, ranches, schools and governments.


Oregon Department of Energy
Main OfficeHermiston Field Office
625 Marion St. NE, Salem, OR 97301-3737
395 E Highland Rd.
Phone: 503-378-4040Hermiston, OR 97838
Toll-free in Oregon: 1-800-221-8035P: 541-567-3840
Fax: 503-373-7806