The Oregon Department of Energy facilitates the administration of SB 1149 funds in cooperation with school districts.
Senate Bill 1149
directed Oregon's two largest utilities, Portland General Electric
and Pacific Power
, to collect a "public purpose charge" from their customers.
The charge collected is equal to 3 percent of the total revenues from
electricity services. The first ten percent of those funds collected go to
Schools Districts to complete energy audits and implement energy efficiency measures
in public schools within the PGE and Pacific Power service areas
School improvements can include new windows, upgraded heating and
cooling systems, building envelope improvements, energy efficient lighting, domestic
hot water systems, and more
Schools using SB 1149 public purpose funds:
See the full program guidelines
for more information about the program, energy audits, energy use reporting, and more.