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SB 1149 Schools Program

Program Information
The Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 1149 which introduces competition into the retail electricity market of Oregon´s two largest utilities, Portland General Electric and PacifiCorp. The bill went into effect on March 1, 2002. It provides that PGE and PacifiCorp must collect a public-purpose charge from consumers within their service areas that is equal to 3 percent of the total revenues from electricity services. Ten percent of these public purpose funds must go towards energy efficiency efforts in the public schools within their service areas. The administration of the school public purpose funds is being facilitated by the Oregon Department of Energy in cooperation with the Education Service Districts and individual school districts.

Program Guidelines and Energy Audit Requirements

The updated SB 1149 Schools Program Guidelines and new Audit Requirements are now available.

The "Program Guidelines for the Implementation of SB 1149 Schools Public Purpose Funds" are now available. Superintendents, principals, facility directors and staff on two committees developed the guidelines to implement cost-effective energy efficiency improvements in schools utilizing funding from SB 1149. 
Because school officials have numerous questions regarding the implementation of SB 1149, the Department of Energy staff has developed a lengthy question and answer information sheet. Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions about SB 1149 and schools.
For information regarding the Implementation of SB 1149 Schools Public Purpose Funds contact:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion St. N.E.
Salem, OR 97301-3737
(503) 378-4040; (800) 221-8035
The Schools Interactive Database (SID) is available for entry of Energy Use Index (EUI) data. The database is secure and requires a password. To obtain your school district´s user name and password, E-mail the Oregon Department of Energy at sb1149.sch@state.or.us
Important information:

Program Guidelines are also available in PDF format.
(Adobe Reader, required for PDF format, is available to download through this link.) 

SB 1149 Stakeholder Meeting (Oct. 11, 2016)


Current list of eligible schools

Qualified auditing firms
Qualified commissioning firms 

Commissioning requirements​
Financing Options for schools 
How many hours does your school operate?
Energy Use Reporting for the SB 1149 Schools Program