Energy in Oregon

​Together with state and federal partners, ODOE helps create standards which will reduce energy consumption, will meet consumer needs, and can be implemented by manufacturers.
Water CoolersThe Oregon Department of Energy coordinates with other states and experts to provide the Ore​gon Legislature with recommended energy efficiency standards for appliances and other products. 

The agency works with the Appliance Standards Awareness Project to coordinate which products are or are not federally regulated. Oregon may set standards for products that are not yet regulated.​


Executive Order 20-04

In March 2020, Governor Brown signed EO 20-04, directing State of Oregon agencies to take action to reduce and regulate greenhouse gas emissions​ toward meeting reduction goals of at least 45 percent below 1990 emissions levels by 2035 and at least 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.​ 

In addition to the general directives for all agencies in the EO, ODOE will do its part to help Oregon achieve our emissions reduction goals by establishing and updating standards for products at least to levels equivalent to the most stringent standards among West Coast jurisdictions. We will also work to periodically update the standards to keep them stringent. 

The directive builds on work ODOE has already been doing to establish appliance standards​. ODOE will launch a rulemaking process this summer to establish new rules for energy efficient products by September 1, 2020. Sign up to receive email updates (under Rulemaking - Appliance Standards). 


Energy Efficiency Standards

Oregon has set standards for several products that are not currently federally regulated, including:
  • Televisions
  • DVD players and recorders
  • Commercial hot food holding cabinets
  • Compact audio products, like MP3 players
  • Bottle-type water dispensers
  • Large battery charging systems
  • Portable electric spas
  • Halogen lamps​
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