ORS 469B.253¹
Application for grant
  • fees

(1) Prior to the installation or construction of a renewable energy production system, any person may apply to the State Department of Energy for a grant under ORS 469B.256 (Grant award) if:

(a) The applicant will be the owner, contract purchaser or lessee of the system at the time of installation or construction of the proposed system;

(b) The system does not exceed 35 megawatts of nameplate capacity;

(c) The system is located in Oregon; and

(d) The system complies with the standards or rules adopted by the Director of the State Department of Energy.

(2) An application for a grant under ORS 469B.256 (Grant award) shall be made in writing on a form prepared by the department and shall contain:

(a) A detailed description of the system and its operation and information showing that the system will operate as represented in the application and remain in operation for at least five years, unless the director by rule specifies another period of operation.

(b) The anticipated total system cost.

(c) Information on the number and type of jobs, directly connected to the awarding of the grant, that will be:

(A) Created by the system; and

(B) Sustained throughout the construction, installation and operation of the system.

(d) Information demonstrating that the system will comply with applicable state and local laws and regulations and obtain required licenses and permits.

(e) Any other information the director considers necessary to determine whether the system is in accordance with the provisions of ORS 469B.250 (Definitions for ORS 469B.250 to 469B.265) to 469B.265 (Policies and procedures), and any applicable rules or standards adopted by the director.

(3) An application for a grant shall be accompanied by a fee established under ORS 469B.259 (Grant application fees). The director may refund all or a portion of the fee if the application for a grant is rejected.

(4) The director may allow an applicant to file the application for a grant after the start of installation or construction of the system if the director finds that:

(a) Filing the application before the start of installation or construction is inappropriate because special circumstances render filing earlier unreasonable; and

(b) The system would otherwise qualify for a grant under ORS 469B.250 (Definitions for ORS 469B.250 to 469B.265) to 469B.265 (Policies and procedures). [2011 c.730 §29; 2012 c.45 §4]

(formerly 469.190 to 469.225)

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 392 (1979)

(formerly 469.160 to 469.180)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Installa­tion date of alternative energy devices, Depart­ment of Energy rule pro­vi­sions and tax credit limita­tions, (1977) Vol 38, p 1198; credit from utility to customer feeding excess electrical power from residential alternative energy device back into utility’s distribu­tion system, (1977) Vol 38, p 1475

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 469B—Energy Incentives; Tax Credits; Grants, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors469B.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 469B, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano469B.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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