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Residential Energy Tax Credit Rulemaking

Residential Energy Tax Credit Program Rules

 
The Oregon Department of Energy invites stakeholders to participate in an advisory committee meeting to review proposed draft rules for the Residential Energy Tax Credit program implementing SB 1507 (2016) sections 4 and 5. SB 1507 places a $1,500 a year claiming limit for all Residential Energy Tax Credits, except for alternative fuel devices. ODOE plans for these rules to be effective when SB 1507 is effective in June 2016.
This meeting will also include a discussion about using the Total Solar Resource Fraction (TSRF) when calculating a Residential Energy Tax Credit for installing solar thermal domestic water and swimming pool heating systems. TSRF measures the amount of useable solar energy at a site, accounting for shading and collector tilt and orientation.
During a 2015 rulemaking, ODOE removed TSRF from the tax credit calculation for September 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016 for solar thermal domestic water heating. The rule left TSRF as part of the calculation for 2017 and beyond. The 2015 rulemaking added TSRF as part of the calculation for solar thermal swimming pool heating devices beginning in 2017.
ODOE committed to collecting data and working with stakeholders to discuss the tax credit calculations for solar thermal systems in relation to first-year energy savings. This meeting is the first of these discussions. Based on these discussions and further analysis, ODOE may amend the RETC rules effective January 1, 2017
Date:
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
 
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
 

Public Hearing

Date:
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
 
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 Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 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 rules to be effective upon the effective date of SB 1507, June 2, 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.

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