Like other Oregon state agencies, ODOE operates under a one-biennium (two-year) budget process.
2021-23 ODOE Budget
The Oregon Department of Energy's 2021-23 budget bill (SB 5515
) was passed by the legislature on June 10, 2021 and signed by the Governor on June 29.
, a budget reconciliation bill, allocated $10 million to ODOE to continue our Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate program and $10.8 million for a new program to incentivize energy efficiency in rebuilding efforts following the September 2020 wildfires.
also created a $50 million Community Resilient Renewables Investment Fund at ODOE to provide competitive grants for community resilience projects. Learn more about ODOE's incentive programs here
ODOE's Biennial Budget Process
We begin developing our next biennium budget about a year in advance. The budget development process has three major phases:
- Agency Request Budget - ODOE starts with the previous biennium's budget, then adds, removes, or adjusts the budget based on program needs and policy responsibilities.
- Governor's Recommended Budget - The Governor's Office and the Chief Financial Office build on and may revise the Agency Request Budget. The results are presented to the Legislature for consideration.
- Legislatively Adopted Budget - Legislative committees review proposed budgets and hold public hearings before the full Legislature votes on each agency's budget.