Senate Bill 1149 provides that PGE and Pacific Power must collect a public purpose charge from both residential and business consumers within their service areas that is equal to 3 percent of the total revenues from electricity services. It went into effect on March 1, 2002.
Large electric consumers (over 1 average megawatt or 8,760,000 kilowatt hours a year) may be eligible to self-direct portions of their public purpose charges. The Oregon Department of Energy is directed to review and certify applications by large electric consumers for conservation projects and renewable energy resources. If an audit shows there are no conservation opportunities available, the consumer may receive credit of 54 percent of the public purpose charge.
The following is a summary of the process large electricity consumers use to self-direct public purpose charges. The Oregon Department of Energy has developed an interactive Web site for large electricity consumers to apply to self-direct their public purpose charges. This site tracks monthly credit. It also provides reports such as the monthly site statement, public purpose invoices, conservation project applications, conservation project credit requests and adjustments and transfers.
Please review the entire process below before going to the interactive Web site. After your review, you may go to the Large Electric Consumer Public Purpose Program (LECPPP) interactive Web site by clicking on the link below.