PUC Approves PIM and Program Launching

Community Solar Program progresses in Oregon, PUC approves final Program Implementation Manual.

The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) met a key milestone in the Community Solar Program by approving the final Program Implementation Manual at a public meeting on December 17 in Salem. This decision allows Project Managers to prepare their program applications for submittal later this month.

Electric utilities and independent third parties, such as municipalities, homeowner associations, public agencies, community organizations, tribes, and others, are encouraged to review the updated manual on the Program Implementation Manual page to learn more about Oregon Community Solar policies.

The Program’s pre-certification application is now available online and project managers can begin submitting applications on January 21, 2020. Prospective Project Managers must register in order to begin drafting and submitting pre-certification applications for review. Please allow 5 business days to be reviewed for approval by the Program Administrator.

“The approved manual represents the culmination of many rounds of stakeholder comments and workshops, and close collaboration between PUC Staff and the Community Solar Program Administrator, Energy Solutions. This is an important milestone in the process to implement Community Solar to enable more Oregonians to access solar generation through projects of their choice.”

– Megan Decker, PUC Chair

Read the PUC’s official press release here.

Please send your Oregon Community Solar Program questions, comments and feedback to: [email protected].

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