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Large electric consumers using more than one megawatt (on average) per year may be eligible to "self-direct" some of the value of the 3 percent public purpose charge. Rulemaking activities will support the Large Electric Consumers Public Purpose Charge program.

LECPPP 2018 Rulemaking

  
  
16 Jan 2019Conclusion of Rulemaking for the Large Electric Consumers Public Purpose Program (LECPPP)

The Oregon Department of Energy submitted final rules to the Secretary of State on January 11, 2019 to clarify and update LECPPP (also known as the industrial self-direction program) rules relating to project applications and fees. The permanent rules filing does not change the proposed rule language that was posted for the public hearing on October 24, 2018. This concludes the formal rulemaking process, which closed on October 31, 2018.

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01 Oct 2018LECPPP/Industrial Self-direction Public Purpose Program Rules Public Hearing

​Rule Caption: Clarify and update industrial self-direction program rules relating to project applications and fees.

Public Hearing
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
9 a.m.
Oregon Department of Energy (parking information)
Meitner Conference Room
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

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

Hearing materials:

The proposed rule changes would provide clarification and better align the rules with department practice regarding how program fees are charged. Specifically:

  • Fees are charged only at time of conservation and renewable project application, or Green Tags application
  • Fees collected are for recovering all program administration costs, direct and indirect
  • Periodic adjustments may be made to the fee rate so that fees collected recover all costs to administer the program (Note: the rule changes would retain the four percent cap on fees, and would not change the current fee percentage)

Additional rule changes proposed:

  • Remove the requirement for program participants to reapply annually in order to remain eligible
  • Add a requirement for each site to provide evidence as part of the application process that prior year electric usage is greater than one annual megawatt, the statutory requirement for program eligibility
  • Add project completion as a requirement for certification that a project site may claim a public purpose charge credit
  • Confirm that sites may carry over self-direction credits as long as the obligation to pay those public purpose charges exists
  • Remove obsolete language from program start-up
  • Minor changes to ensure consistency of terminology throughout program rules

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 Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 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.

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1-800-221-8035 or fax 503-373-7806. TTY users should call the Oregon Relay Service at 711.​​​​​
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