Energy in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Energy facilitates the administration of SB 1149​ funds in cooperation with school districts.
Classroom WindowsSenate 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. 
Full Program Guidelines

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