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Utility Programs

In the Clean Fuels Program, electric utilities are eligible to generate the credits from electric vehicles charging at the residences of their customers. The credits are sold and used to fund activities that will increase the pace of transition to electric vehicles, such as installing EV chargers, providing grants to businesses to convert their fleets and conducting education and awareness programs. Click on the individual utilities to see how they are using their CFP money. 

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​Central Electric Cooperative is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative. CEC serves approximately 28,722 members throughout a 5,300 square-mile service territory, in Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, Lake, Linn, Wasco, and Grant counties. 

CEC is advancing transportation electrification through employee and member education, the development of an EV registration and Level 2 charger rebate program, and multiple collaborative projects with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation and bordering utilities.

​The Central Lincoln People's Utility District is a consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric utility serving more than 55,000 people on the Central Coast between Lincoln Beach and North Bend.

Central Lincoln offers a very popular $250 rebate for installation of a Level 2 charging station to all customer groups (residential, commercial, industrial).

Central Lincoln has installed two Charge Point Level 2 charging stations at its Reedsport office and two at its Florence office. The utility purchased “Electric Car Insider's EV Buyers' Guides” for distribution to interested customers and continued to promote EVs in our monthly customer newsletter.

We are also working on Level 2 installations for our EV fleet, which we plan to grow in our next fiscal year.

​Ashland Electric is a municipally owned electric utility serving more than 21,000 residents of the City of Ashland. 

Ashland Electric has utilized clean fuels revenue to:

  • Install 16 Level 2, no-fee, low-barrier public chargers for use by residents and visitors

  • Offer incentive programs for electric vehicles, e-bikes, and workplace charging

  • Fund an Americorps volunteer position focused on clean energy outreach

Help the city maintain continuity of clean energy programs during the disruptions due to the pandemic.

​The City of Cascade Locks is a municipal electric utility serving 2,000 people in the Columbia River Gorge. It is the second smallest municipal electric utility in the state located on Interstate 84 at the Bridge of the Gods. We have one EV charging station that we are hoping to upgrade this year located in the Cemetery Parking Lot on WaNaPa Street and Lakeside Drive.

Clatskanie People’s Utility District put revenue from 2018 credits toward the purchase of a fleet EV, and installation of public charging at our office in Clatskanie, and the Rainier Transit Center.
The district used revenue from the sale of 2019 credits to help defray the cost of installing EV charging infrastructure at the local high school, including a DC fast charge, two Level 2 chargers, and nine Level 1 “Plug Pass” outlets.


Clatskanie plans to purchase another fleet EV in 2021, partially funded by the sale of 2020 CFP credits.

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Columbia River People's Utility District is a consumer-owned utility serving 19,500 customers in a portion of Columbia County.

We have monetized our Clean Fuel Program credits specifically to fund the buildout and maintenance of public facing EV charging stations. We have installed two charging stations along Highway 30 in our service area and have a total of two Level 2 and two Level 3 chargers. We have immediate plans to install and operate two additional separate Level 3 charging stations – one in St Helens and one in Scappoose.

Our other promotional activities include a $250 rebate for a Level 2 charger installed at a home or business located in our service area. We also own and operate an EV pool car with a promotional wrap. We have promoted EV adaption at community and Ride and Drive events. We also work with our local new car dealers to promote EVs.

Consumers Power Inc., incorporated in 1939, is a privately owned not-for-profit rural electric cooperative serving over 23,000 members in parts of six counties: Benton, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion and Polk.

In 2020 CPI started offering rebates for select residential at-home chargers and business-owned charging stations. This is in addition to the marketing and education efforts promoting the benefits of EVs using CPI's nearly 100% emissions free power.

In 2021 CPI is investing in charging infrastructure at our Philomath headquarters and looking at expanding that to our Lebanon office. The infrastructure buildout will be coupled with EV fleet purchases to showcase and demonstrate the benefits of the technology.

A unique project that CPI is participating in with this funding is a public ride-share program with Forth. It will allow the general community to rent an EV by the hour with the intention of alleviating concerns for prospective EV purchasers.

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Emerald People’s Utility District is a consumer-owned utility serving customers in rural areas of Lane County. Emerald was the first electric utility in Oregon to monetize its Clean Fuels credits. With support from Clean Fuels, Emerald has electrified three of four fleet vehicles and installed ten Level 2 charging stations at its headquarters to support fleet and workplace functions. In addition, Emerald is supporting its customers in their efforts to install customer-sited charging infrastructure through rebate and grant programs. By the end of 2021, Emerald plans on having an additional 23 Level 2 charging stations serving our service territory. We’ve also worked with other area utilities and stakeholders to offer EV outreach and education programs including ride and drives, dealer engagement programs, and customer registration incentives.

Eugene Water & Electric Board is a customer-owned utility. We provide water and electricity to the Eugene community, as well as parts of east Springfield and the McKenzie River valley area. 

Clean Fuels credits helps support our current and future transportation electrification efforts, including our residential and commercial level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) rebates. Additionally, EWEB partnered on a pilot dealership engagement effort that provided education and incentives to dealerships for the sales of EV, and to customers for registering their EV and for participating in test-drives.  This effort also implemented and EV education portal. EWEB has also leveraged Clean Fuels credits for ride and drive efforts and to support an ongoing community EV educational program called rEV Up, which provides in addition, dealership markdowns for attendees.  Lastly, EWEB replaced its public EVSE and as part of a pilot program, will provide free public charging at these locations.  

EWEB is looking at new efforts and programs in 2021 and Clean Fuels will be a key component in supporting this work.  

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​Midstate Electric Cooperative is a non-profit utility serving over 19,000 members across 5,600 square miles in Central Oregon.

Monetization of Clean Fuels credits has provided funding for: a suite of EV tools on our website; an EV registration incentive that helps us collect data on charging locations and habits; and our portion of funding a project in partnership with Central Electric Cooperative. MEC and CEC worked together to apply for a grant from Bonneville Environmental Foundation to install Level 2 charging at affordable housing locations in each utility's territory. The grant was awarded and the project will be completed in 2021. 

Projects currently approved or being considered to take advantage of future CFP funds include a Level 2 charger at MEC headquarters, expansion of member incentive programs, MEC EV fleet expansion, and workplace charging grants.

The City of Milton-Freewater has the oldest municipal electric utility in the state, having been in operation since 1889. Milton-Freewater City Light & Power serves approximately 4,750 customers within the city and the surrounding area.

We are currently exploring options to most effectively allocate the credits generated in our first year participating in the CFP. Some options we are considering are the implementation of a rebate program to incentivize EV adoption and the installation EV charging stations at select city-owned buildings.

​Northern Wasco County People’s Utility District is a customer-owned utility that provides electricity to nearly 25,000 people and businesses in Wasco County.

The PUD purchased and installed a ChargePoint Level 2 station in the parking area of one of the City of The Dalles’s park called Lewis & Clark Festival Park. The PUD then transferred ownership of the station over to the city. The utility also installed a ClipperCreek Level 2 charging station at its main office for the public to use.

The utility also provides an incentive to customers who install a Level 2 charging station.

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​Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 770,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. We are proud to empower communities through Electric Mobility Grants made possible by the Oregon Clean Fuels Program. Funding awards cover up to 100% of the eligible costs associated with studying, planning, promoting, or deploying electric transportation technology and projects for non-residential customers in Oregon. In 2020, $1.3 million in grants were awarded. In 2021, the Electric Mobility Grant will fund approximately $1 million in projects.

​PGE aims to spend Clean Fuels funds in three primary categories:

  • Infrastructure and grants: Programs that increase access to transportation electrification.

  • Education and outreach: Increase awareness of transportation electrification options across the state.

  • Emerging technology: Test and demonstrate emerging technologies that have an electric vehicle (EV) nexus and could scale to larger utility programs.

Drive Change Fund Grant 
From transit buses and passenger vehicles to electric bikes and community service vehicles, the PGE Drive Change Fund supports projects that help electrify transportation in Oregon. Community organizations, non-profits and businesses can apply for grants to advance electric vehicle adoption, EV charging infrastructure and/or education in the communities PGE serves. Since inception, the Drive Change Fund has awarded 28 projects with more than $4.7 million, including 93 new electric vehicles and 86 chargers.

Electric School Bus Grant Fund  
Using funding from the Clean Fuels Program, PGE will pay the incremental cost of an electric school bus (the difference in cost of an electric school bus and a diesel school bus) and charging infrastructure for school districts in PGE's service territory. In 2020, PGE awarded grants to Beaverton, Reynolds, Salem-Keizer, Portland and Newberg school districts.

Direct Current Fast Charging Site Updates 
PGE set aside a sum of clean fuel funds to be deployed quickly to upgrade sites that have outdated DC fast charging equipment throughout the state. This will ensure there is adequate public charging for our customers who own EVs while ensuring each site adheres to technical requirements that support safety, reliability, interoperability, grid connectedness and payment accessibility.

Workforce Development 
PGE aims to support a collaborative approach to EV and EV infrastructure workforce training. To ensure underserved communities can and do avail themselves of this emerging workforce ecosystem, the region must prepare training opportunities with an eye towards equity and family wage jobs.

Smart Charging Pilot 
This three-year program leverages a vehicle telematics tool to partner with customers living in the Company's smartgrid test bed to understand how pricing signals can shift EV charging behavior. This knowledge is crucial in order to bring the full benefits of EV ownership back to EV owners, and to fully realize the grid benefits of EVs for all PGE customers.

Vehicle-to-Grid Research 
Starting in 2021, PGE has set aside funds to explore Vehicle-to-grid technology in both residential and fleet applications. This technology is increasingly important as it allows EVs of all sizes to become rolling batteries and can offer resiliency to the grid.

Utility Pole Mounted EV Charging 
PGE plans to use Clean Fuels Funds to explore utility pole mounted EV charging. Installing chargers on utility poles could offer a cost-effective way to increase access to chargers in traditionally underserved areas or in areas with limited access to off-street parking. As more Oregonians adopt EVs, charging options are needed to support those without access to home charging. 

PacifiCorp and PGE partner on several activities that are funded by the sale of their CFP credits including:

  • Purchase an electric school bus for Portland Public Schools

  • Build on the Oregoin' Electric statewide education campaign

  • Create an electric mobility hub

  • Create a transportation electrification-focused digital education tool

​Salem Electric is a consumer-owned cooperative serving 20,000 members in Salem and Keizer.

Salem Electric offers a residential electric vehicle charger program. Members who purchase a ChargePoint Home Flex Charger and provide Salem Electric access to their charging data, are eligible for a $500 incentive. We continue to promote EVs in our monthly newsletter and on our website.

With the monetization of its Oregon Clean Fuels credits, Springfield Utility Board purchased a 2020 Nissan Leaf Plus to replace the fleet’s courier vehicle, as well as a SEMA Connect dual-head charger for utility use. Remaining and future funds are planned to be used to purchase hybrid vehicles to replace the five meter reading vehicles as they age out.

Both SUB and Lane Transit District have registered as CFP Credit Generators in anticipation of LTD’s planned eleven electric buses that will be joining their fleet.

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Contact

For more information on this program, call 503-229-5388 (toll-free in Oregon at 800-452-4011, ext. 5388) or email the Oregon Clean Fuels Program

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Current grant opportunities

PacifiCorp Electric Mobility Grants Open June 4 through Aug. 31, 2021


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