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Generator Registration Information
Steps to Apply for Certification of Oregon RPS Eligibility
1. Eligibility
Please review the Oregon Renewable Portfolio Standards (ORS 469A) to confirm that your project meets state eligibility requirements.  There have been several expansions of eligibility since the last publication date of these Statutes. The following chart provides eligibility guidance.
Register your generating facility as a Generating Unit (GU) in WREGIS. (www.wregis.org).
3. Application
All applicants must complete a General Application.  To help applicants understand what information is required, the Department has published an explanation of the application.
General Application
  Supplemental applications may also be required, depending on the resource.

If you installed an efficiency upgrade at your facility, an Efficiency Supplement is also required.

WREGIS Incremental Resource Intake Form

Mail the General Application, required supplements and documentation to RPS.application@state.or.us.
4. Response
The Department will review your submission and contact you with questions. Please note that there is no guaranteed response time. As a WREGIS registered generator, you are receiving RECs, but those RECs cannot be used for compliance until the Department certifies the unit as Oregon eligible.  
5. Certification
Once approved, the Department will enter a unique Oregon certification number for your generating unit, or GU. The Department will also issue a formal letter to you advising you of your registry.

6. Periodic Review

The Department had previously required recertification for all facilities after three years or for low-impact hydropower facilities upon expiration of their LIHI certificate. As of 2014, the department no longer requires this for most resource types.

Facilities that must still submit updated information include:

  • Multi-fuel generators (every three years)
  • Low-Impact Hydropower generators (upon expiration of their LIHI certificate)

For generators registered with a hydropower efficiency upgrade the Department will review the performance of the efficiency upgrade after the fifth anniversary of the date the Department determines the facility is eligible for the Oregon RPS. See OAR 330-160-0050 for a further explanation.

For questions or further clarification, 
Julie Peacock
Oregon Department of Energy