Goal for community-based renewable energy projects
(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that community-based renewable energy projects, including but not limited to marine renewable energy resources that are either developed in accordance with the Territorial Sea Plan adopted pursuant to ORS 196.471 (Territorial Sea Plan review requirements) or located on structures adjacent to the coastal shorelands, are an essential element of this state’s energy future.
(2) For purposes related to the findings in subsection (1) of this section, by the year 2025, at least eight percent of the aggregate electrical capacity of all electric companies that make sales of electricity to 25,000 or more retail electricity consumers in this state must be composed of electricity generated by one or both of the following sources:
(a) Small-scale renewable energy projects with a generating capacity of 20 megawatts or less that generate electricity utilizing a type of energy described in ORS 469A.025 (Renewable energy sources); or
(b) Facilities that generate electricity using biomass that also generate thermal energy for a secondary purpose.
(3) Regardless of the facility’s nameplate capacity, any single facility described in subsection (2)(b) of this section may be used to comply with the requirement specified in subsection (2) of this section for up to 20 megawatts of capacity. [2007 c.301 §24; 2010 c.68 §1; 2016 c.28 §14; 2017 c.452 §1]
Note: Sections 25 and 26, chapter 301, Oregon Laws 2007, provide:
Sec. 25. (1) The State Department of Energy shall periodically conduct a study to evaluate the impact of sections 1 to 24 of this 2007 Act [469A.005 (Definitions) to 469A.210 (Goal for community-based renewable energy projects)] on jobs in this state. The study shall assess the number of new jobs created in the renewable energy sector in this state and the average wage rates and the provision of health care and other benefits for those jobs. In addition, the study shall investigate the extent to which workforce training opportunities are being provided to employees to prepare the employees for jobs in the renewable energy sector.
(2) The department shall conduct the first study under this section not later than two years after the effective date of this 2007 Act [June 6, 2007]. [2007 c.301 §25]
Sec. 26. Section 25 of this 2007 Act is repealed January 2, 2026. [2007 c.301 §26]
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