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Residential Energy Tax Credit Rulemaking

Solar Thermal

Public Hearing

Date:
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015
 
Time:
2 p.m..
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Westerberg Room
 
Call-in option:
1-888-273-3658 Access code: 3125235
 

Meeting Materials

ODOE will accept oral testimony on the rules at the public hearing. Participants unable to attend may call-in using the number listed above.

Written comments on the rulemaking are due by 5 p.m. (close of business) on Thursday, September 24, 2015, and sent via email to: elizabeth.ross@state.or.us

The public hearing will be the final opportunity for comment before the department files permanent rules. ODOE plans for the proposed rules to be effective Oct. 5, 2015.

Solar Thermal Residential Energy Tax Credit Advisory Committee Meeting

The Oregon Department of Energy will hold advisory committee meetings to obtain feedback from anyone interested in potential changes to the Residential Energy Tax Credit program as it relates to solar thermal domestic water heating and swimming pool heating. House Bill 2171 (2015) increased the maximum incentive amount and provides ODOE rulemaking authority to review market conditions and adjust the incentive rates for these devices.

September 10, 2015

ODOE will review updated draft rules and answer questions about the implementation of HB 2171 (2015) solar thermal changes. After the meeting, ODOE staff will review and post updated draft rules, prior to the public hearing.

Salem

Date:
Thursday,September 10, 2015
 
Time:
2 p.m..
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Westerberg Room
 

Meeting Materials

August 12, 2015

This meeting is a follow up from the July 30 public meeting discussing HB 2171 changes to the RETC solar thermal incentive. Materials from the July meeting can be found at: http://www.oregon.gov/energy/CONS/docs/RETC_SDWH_Meeting-073015.pdf

At the meeting, ODOE will review proposed rule change s as they relate to the solar thermal incentive based on HB 2171.

Salem

Date:
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
 
Time:
2 p.m..
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Westerberg Room
 

Solar Thermal Residential Energy Tax Credit Public Meetings

The Oregon Department of Energy will hold a meeting to obtain feedback from anyone interested in potential changes to RETC as it relates to solar thermal domestic water heating and swimming pool heating. HB 2171 increases the maximum incentive amount and provides ODOE rulemaking authority to review market conditions and adjust the incentive rates for these devices.

Salem

Date:
Thursday, July 30, 2015
 
Time:
10 a.m..
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Westerberg Room
 

Meeting Materials

Participants may call in to any of the meetings: 1-888-273-3658 access code: 3125235

Please attend or call in to one of the meetings to review proposed changes and provide feedback or email feedback directly to Elizabeth Ross at elizabeth.ross@state.or.us.

Future Opportunities To Participate

After the advisory committee meeting, ODOE will review comments and post an updated draft of the rules. During a public hearing planned for September 23, 2015, stakeholders may comment on the updated draft rules. The public hearing will be the final opportunity for comment before ODOE files final rules. ODOE plans for the rules to be effective Oct. 5, 2015, the effective date of HB 2171 (2015).

Accessibility

To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired, or accommodations for persons with disabilities, at least 72 hours before the meeting please contact 1-800-221-8035 or fax 503-373-7806. TTY users should call the Oregon Relay Service at 711. Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request.

For more information

Contacts:

2015 Program Changes

The Oregon Department of Energy will hold an advisory committee meeting to obtain feedback from anyone interested in potential changes to the Residential Energy Tax Credit program. With stakeholders, the ODOE will review proposed draft rules for the program.
Date:
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
 
Time:
2 p.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Westerberg Room
 

Meeting Materials

To be posted prior to meeting:
  • Draft Rules
  • Draft Tax Credit Rate Chart
 

The Oregon Department of Energy will hold several meetings this summer to obtain feedback from anyone interested in potential changes to the Residential Energy Tax Credit (RETC) program. The first round of meetings are organized by sectors of the program. At the meetings, program staff will discuss possible changes to program rules and gather feedback on program operation. For more information, please visit the tabs below.

A printable schedule of meetings is also available.

Solar Photovoltaic Residential Energy Tax Credit Public Meetings

The Oregon Department of Energy will hold two meetings to obtain feedback from anyone interested in potential changes to RETC as it relates to solar photovoltaic systems.

Every year ODOE reviews the market conditions that influence and affect the level of the residential solar photovoltaic tax credit, as provided for in Oregon Revised Statute 316.116(2)(e)(A).

Portland

Date:
Thursday, August 13, 2015
 
Time:
10 a.m..
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Transportation
123 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209
Main Floor A & B Conference Room
 

Eugene

Date:
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
 
Time:
10 a.m..
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
165 E. 7th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
Willamette Room
 

Meeting Materials

 

Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters Residential Energy Tax Credit Public Meeting

The Oregon Department of Energy will hold two meetings to obtain feedback from anyone interested in potential changes to RETC as it relates to electric heat pump water heaters. HB 2171 provides ODOE rulemaking authority to review market conditions and adjust any RETC incentive rates.

Portland

Date:
Monday, July 27, 2015
 
Time:
10 a.m..
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Transportation
123 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209
Main Floor A & B Conference Room
 

Salem

Date:
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
 
Time:
2 p.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Westerberg Room
 

Meeting Materials

Energy Efficient Devices Residential Energy Tax Credit Public Meetings

The Oregon Department of Energy will hold three meetings to obtain feedback from anyone interested in potential changes to RETC as it relates to energy efficient devices, such as air-source heat pumps, ductless mini-split heat pumps, storage gas water heaters, electric heat pump water heaters and residential geothermal.

At the meetings, the department will discuss increasing minimum requirements for appliances, such as increasing the HSPF requirement from 9.0 to 9.5 for air-source heat pumps and ductless mini-spit heat pumps. The department will also present a draft of an updated tax credit rate chart.

Portland

Date:
Thursday, August 13, 2015
 
Time:
2 p.m..
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Transportation
123 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209
Main Floor A & B Conference Room
 

Eugene

Date:
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
 
Time:
2 p.m..
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
165 E. 7th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
Willamette Room
 

Salem

Date:
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
 
Time:
10 a.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street NE,
Salem, OR 97301
Westerberg Room
 

Meeting Materials

Wood & Pellet Stoves Residential Energy Tax Credit Public Meeting July 28

The Oregon Department of Energy will hold a meeting to obtain feedback from anyone interested in potential changes to RETC as it relates to wood and pellet stoves, and direct vent gas fireplaces. At the meeting, ODOE will review program operations and gather feedback on the newly added direct vent gas fireplace device.

Date:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
 
Time:
2 p.m.
 
Location:
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion Street NE,
Salem, OR 97301
Westerberg Room
 
Meeting Materials:
 

Participants may call in to any of the meetings: 1-888-273-3658 access code: 3125235

Please attend or call in to one of the meetings to review proposed changes and provide feedback or email feedback directly to Elizabeth Ross at elizabeth.ross@state.or.us.

Future Opportunities To Participate

Following the sector meetings, ODOE will review comments and draft rules to review at an advisory committee meeting planned for September 2015. After the advisory committee meeting, ODOE will review comments and post an updated draft of the rules. During a public hearing planned for October 2015, stakeholders may comment on the updated draft rules. The public hearing will be the final opportunity for comment before the department files final rules. The department plans for the rules to be effective Jan. 1, 2016.

Accessibility

To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired, or accommodations for persons with disabilities, at least 72 hours before the meeting please contact 1-800-221-8035 or fax 503-373-7806. TTY users should call the Oregon Relay Service at 711. Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request.

For more information

Contacts:
Previous Rulemaking Activity