The program was established by the Oregon Legislature, spearheaded by the Oregon Public Utility Commission rules through UM 1930, and administered in partnership with Energy Solutions, Energy Trust of Oregon and Community Energy Project. The goal of the Oregon Community Solar Program is to expand the state’s renewable energy portfolio and make solar energy available to customers across the state who previously did not have access.
To help reach this goal, the program offers additional benefits to low-income participants who may be eligible for reduced subscription prices. The program’s low-income facilitator, Community Energy Project, is available to assist low-income subscribers and communities.
This program is supported by Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, and Idaho Power. You must be an electric customer of one of these utilities in order to participate in the program.
Energy Solutions was founded in 1995 because we were searching for a new approach to making meaningful strides in environmental protection. Since the beginning, we set our focus on developing pragmatic strategies that make significant, large-scale impacts. We work with utility, government, and commercial customers to implement market-based, cost-effective energy, carbon, and water management solutions.
Founded in 1979, Community Energy Project believes that everyone deserves a safe, healthy, efficient home regardless of income. We deliver our mission by providing education, hands-on training, and relevant supplies. We also provide direct weatherization, energy upgrades and repairs for seniors and people with disabilities.