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  • Six Oregon school districts to share $400,000 in grant funds
    Six Oregon school districts will be moving forward with energy efficiency upgrades in 2015 thanks to $400,000 in grant funding from the Oregon Department of Energy. Those districts include Blachly, Dufur, Mapleton, John Day, La Grande and Medford. “School districts across Oregon are looking for ways to reduce energy while improving classroom learning environments,” said Michael Kaplan, ODOE director. “These grants will help schools implement cost-effective projects that deliver benefits to students, educators, and districts’ bottom lines for years to come.” To lean more, please go here.
  • Oregon PUDs helping Oregon schools
    Consumer-owned utilities work with their local school districts to help them find energy savings, reduce their energy costs and put more money back in the classroom. Oregon’s People’s Utility Districts have been providing school districts with technical assistance, programs and services for more than 12 years. Cost-effective energy efficiency makes good business sense for the schools as well as the PUDs. To find out more about the PUDs’ efforts with their local schools – including project costs, efficiency captured and energy saved – please go here.
ODOE's School Programs Resources for Schools

​If your school gets its electricity from Portland General Electric or Pacific Power, then it qualifies for financial assistance for energy efficiency and conservation projects through the SB 1149 Program. This program is funded by a portion of the Public Purpose Charge.

The Cool Schools Initiative is a voluntary, four-year pilot project designed to accelerate energy efficiency investments in all of Oregon’s 197 public school districts. Cool Schools provides technical and business assistance, and an assortment of financial resources, to help get projects off the ground.