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​​1.5% for Green Energy Technology (GET) rules are set forth in Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 330​.


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20 Dec 2019Conclusion of Rulemaking for the 1.5 Percent for Green Energy Technology Program
The Oregon Department of Energy submitted final rules to the Secretary of State on December 19, 2019 to implement House Bill 2496 which updates the 1.5 Percent for Green Energy Technology program. The permanent rules will be effective January 1, 2020. This concludes the formal rulemaking process, which included a public hearing on December 5, 2019 and a public comment period which closed on December 5, 2019.

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04 Nov 20191.5% Green Energy Technology Program Rules Public Hearing

Rule Caption: Updates and clarifies requirements of 1.5 Percent for Green Energy Technology Program.

Public Hearing
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
Oregon Department of Energy (parking information)
Meitner Room, First floor
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Call-in number:
(877)336-1831, access code 872206

Hearing materials:

The proposed rules would implement House Bill 2496, adopted by the 2019 Legislative Assembly and codified as Oregon Laws 2019 Chapter 160. Proposed changes to the 1.5 Percent for Green Energy Technology Program administrative rules include:

  • ​Inclusion of battery storage as specified in HB 2496 as an eligible technology
  • Inclusion of certain energy use efficiency improvements as an eligible alternative to green energy technology
  • Providing a definition for “energy use efficiency” within the context of 1.5% GET eligibility
  • Clarification for project consolidation and technical review requirements
  • Removal of $1 million project cost threshold from rule
  • Clean up of total contract price language
  • Clarifications on the process for a public agency to determine and document project appropriateness
  • Other clean-up language as necessary to reflect changes from HB 2496

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. on Thursday, December 5, 2019, and may be sent via email to the hearing officer:
wendy.simons@oregon.gov

The public hearing will be the final opportunity for comment before the department files permanent rules. Program rules will be effective January 1, 2020.

For more information, contact:

Blake Shelide, Program Manager, 503-373-7809,
blake.shelide@oregon.gov

Wendy Simons, Rulemaking Coordinator, 503-378-6043,
wendy.simons@oregon.gov

25 Sep 2019HB 2496 Stakeholder Meeting Announcement

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.

Background:

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:

  • ​Inclusion of battery storage as specified in HB 2496 as an eligible technology
  • Inclusion of certain energy use efficiency improvements as an eligible alternative to green energy technology
  • Providing a definition for “energy use efficiency” within the context of 1.5% GET eligibility
  • Clarification for project consolidation and technical review requirements
  • Removal of $1 million project cost threshold from rule
  • Clean up of total contract price language
  • Clarifications on the process for a public agency to determine and document project appropriateness
  • Other clean-up language as necessary to reflect changes from HB 2496

For more information, please contact Blake Shelide at blake.shelide@oregon.gov (503)373-7809.

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​​For more information or to provide comments, contact:

Wendy Simons
Rulemaking Coordinator
971-707-0044

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