INCENTIVES

​Renewable Energy Development Grants, or RED grants, support individuals and organizations that are investing in renewable energy systems.
Wind turbine in a vineyardThe Oregon Department of Energy’s RED Grant program promotes investment in and development of renewable energy projects by providing a grant up to $250,000 for businesses, organizations, public bodies, schools, nonprofits, and tribes that install and operate a renewable energy system that produces electric energy. Since 2012, ODOE has awarded nearly $7 million for 73 renewable projects statewide, including solar, hydropower, biogas, biomass, and geothermal installations.​

ODOE uses a two-tier grant award system so similarly-sized projects compete against each other; this ensures smaller projects can remain competitive. Reviewed projects are awarded more points if they provide benefits to their communities. The program also taps into an innovative funding source – an independently administered auction of tax credits – to help the agency serve more Oregonians without using scarce general fund dollars.

What projects qualify?

RED grants are awarded for renewable energy systems that produce electricity using:
  • Biomass
  • Solar
  • Geothermal
  • Hydroelectric
  • Wind
  • Landfill Gas
  • Biogas
  • Wave, tidal, or ocean thermal energy

Am I eligible?

Individuals, businesses, nonprofits, tribes, or other organizations that plan to install renewable energy systems at a business or a residential rental property in Oregon are eligible to apply.

How much is the grant?

We award grants up to $250,000 per project, not to exceed 35 percent of the project’s eligible costs. RED Grants are awarded competitively.

Application Process

  1. ​Prior to any construction/installation, read the current offering.
  2. Fill out the Red Grant Application and send it to ODOE prior to the due date.
  3. ODOE will competitively score applications, and notify grant recipients.
  4. If your project changes during construction/installation, fill out an amendment request.
  5. Once the project is completed, fill out the Red Grant Final Report.
  6. Once ODOE receives and reviews the Final Report, grant funds will be distributed.

Current Offering

Renewable Energy Development Grant
Application Due Materials
None at this time. -- -- ​​​​​​​​​​​
​​
Resources
Sign Up for RED Grant Emails​​​​​​​​

RED Grant Success Stories
Past Awardee Announcement

2019 Opportunity Announcement
  • ​Applications were due April 22, 2019
  • ​Awardees TBA Summer 2019

Documents
RED Grant Quarterly Report
​​​​​​​​​​​​ Certified Public Accountant Guidance​​​​​​​​​​​​

​Contact the EIP Team:
​​​​​​​​​​​
​​​
​​​​