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  • BETC Final Application Processing – July 1, 2014 Sunset

    We are currently processing complete final applications when we receive them and then referring them for inspection. Once inspected and passed, applications will continue to be processed. If the project does not pass inspection, it should be reviewed to determine if it is still eligible for a credit. For any files received after May 1, 2014, we will continue to process complete final applications in the order in which they are received. We will not be doing any conditional final certifications. If we do not receive your application by May 1, 2014, we may not have sufficient time to process it and may not get your tax credit issued before the July 1, 2014 sunset. The department cannot issue final BETC certificates after July 1, 2014.

    For files in pass-through, the following applies:

    • If there are no pass-through partners identified by June 9, 2014, the credits will be issued to the project owners along with a transmittal letter that explains why they are receiving the tax credit certificate, instructions on how to transfer the credit, and a reminder of the transfer fees.
    • If there are pass-through partners identified, then we are using the usual process with a deadline to submit payments no later than June 23, 2014.
      • If payment is received by June 23, we will process the applications as usual.
      • If payment is NOT received by June 23, we will issue the credits to the project owners along with the transmittal letter described above. If partial payment is received, we will issue the credits to the partners and the balance to the project owner.
  • ODOE leading state review of LNG facilities
    Two proposed Liquefied Natural Gas export terminals in Oregon have generated a lot of interest. While the Energy Policy Act of 2005 gives the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission exclusive authority to approve or deny the siting, construction, expansion or operation of these LNG terminals, a number of Oregon agencies, including ours, have been actively involved in the federal siting process. The Governor designated the Oregon Department of Energy as the lead state agency for ensuring that Oregon’s interests are addressed in the FERC siting process for LNG facilities and associated pipeline projects. Additionally, ODOE has been delegated the responsibilities for emergency preparedness for LNG facilities. Two LNG companies formally filed applications with FERC this year to build and operate export facilities in Oregon: the Jordan Cove Energy Project near Coos Bay and Oregon LNG in Warrenton. To provide answers about the status of the projects and other information on the federal and state siting process, as well as the safety and security requirements each applicant must address, please go here.
  • Where does Oregon's electricity come from?
    BPA transmission lines
    The Oregon Department of Energy has produced an interactive webpage that is designed to help Oregonians understand how and where their electricity is produced. You can enter the webpage by clicking on the red text below. Once you reach that page, simply click on the five colored bars near the top to learn where the power comes from.
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