The 2019 Legislative Assembly adopted House Bill 2496 which makes
several amendments to the 1.5% Green Energy Technology requirements for public
building contracts (ORS 279C.527-528). To incorporate the changes made to
statute by HB 2496, the Oregon Department of Energy will be revising Oregon
Administrative Rules Chapter 330 Division 135.
The department is convening a stakeholder group to gather
input around the amendments made by HB 2496. ODOE plans to file draft rules
with the Oregon Secretary of State for publication in the November 1, 2019,
Oregon Bulletin, with a public hearing to follow. We are inviting your
participation in this process.
Stakeholder group meeting details:
Thursday October 10, 2019 2:00 - 4:00pm
Oregon Department of Energy (Parking information)
Meitner Conference Room
550 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Call-in information and meeting materials, including draft
rules, will be distributed in advance of the meeting.
This rulemaking is in response to House
Bill 2496, which the Oregon Legislature passed earlier this year.
Amendments to Oregon
Administrative Rule Chapter 330 Division 135 will include the following:
of battery storage as specified in HB 2496 as an eligible technology
of certain energy use efficiency improvements as an eligible alternative to
green energy technology
a definition for “energy use efficiency” within the context of 1.5% GET
for project consolidation and technical review requirements
of $1 million project cost threshold from rule
up of total contract price language
on the process for a public agency to determine and document project
clean-up language as necessary to reflect changes from HB 2496
For more information, please contact Blake Shelide at firstname.lastname@example.org