The Oregon Department of Energy is authorized by Oregon Revised Statutes to adopt, amend, repeal, or renumber Oregon Administrative Rules. 
Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are the codified laws of the State of Oregon, and can be adopted, amended, or repealed by the Oregon Legislature . The ORS gives agencies general and specific authority to conduct rulemaking.

Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) are agency directives, standards, regulations, and statements of general applicability that implements, interprets or prescribes law or policy, or describes the procedure or practice requirements of an agency. The Oregon Secretary of State is the custodian for administrative rules for all Oregon agencies, and provides useful information on rules and the rulemaking process.  

ODOE rulemakings​ can include, but are not limited to, the f​ollowing:

  • Changes to the rules for ODOE incentive programs
  • Changes to the rules for the Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC)
  • Changes to the rules for other ODOE programs, such as Oregon’s Renewable Portfolio Standard

ODOE and EFSC rules are found in OAR chapters 330 and 345​.

Rulemaking public meetings and workshops, rulemaking advisory committee meetings, and rulemaking hearings are open to the public, and we encourage Oregonians to attend and participate. For all rulemakings, people may provide their comments in writing during a rulemaking’s public comment period

Stay informed about ODOE's rulemaking activities by signing up to receive email notices through our GovDelivery system ,​ bookmarking our Google Calendar , and watching this page for updates.

Current Rulemakings
​ODOE Rulemaking ​EFSC Rulemaking
​​Oregon Solar + Storage Rebate Program
Establish Administrative Rules​
​Energy Facility Siting
​2019 Permanent Rules for Energy Facility Site Certificate Amendments​
​​1.5% for Green Energy Technology
Revising Oregon Administrative Rules ​
​​Energy Facility Siting
Single Solar PV Facility and Solar PV Facility-Specific Rules​
​​​Energy Facility Siting

Recent Rulemakings
​ODOE Rulemaking ​EFSC Rulemaking
​​​App​liance Energy Efficiency Standards
Exempting Federally-Preempted Battery Chargers
​​Energy Facility Siting
​2019 Temporary Rules for Energy Facility Site Certificate Amendments​​
Large Electric Consumers Public Purpose Program (LECPPP)​
Update Program Administration Provisions​
​​​​​Energy Facility Siting
Carbon Dioxide Standards, Phase Two: Update CO2 Standards
Renewable Portfolio Standard
Implementing SB 1547 Provisions Related to Renewable Energy Certificates (2017)
Energy Facility Siting
2017 Site Certificate Amendment Process
​Renewable Portfolio Standard
Implementing SB 1547 Provisions Related to Renewable Energy Certificates (2016)​
​​​​​​​​​Energy Facility Siting
2019 Housekeeping Project​
​​State Home Oil Weatherization Program
Repeal ODOE Rules​​​
We keep public notices of our rulemakings and related materials on our website for one year from the date a rulemaking is formally adopted. Contact us to request information about agency rulemakings older than one year.


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