Like other Oregon state agencies, ODOE operates under a one-biennium (two-year) budget process.
2023-25 ODOE Budget Development
ODOE held a public budget meeting on July 25, 2022 to share information about our requested budget, including programs, staffing, and funding types that support our work. The meeting was held in accordance with the public meeting requirement in ORS 469.421(8)
. View a recording of the meeting
and access the meeting slides
ODOE presented our 2023-25 Budget (HB 5016
) to the Joint Subcommittee on Natural Resources in February 2023
, with a public hearing on the budget on March 6
2021-23 ODOE Adopted 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
The 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.