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Public Workshop on June 4, 2021

Oregon Community Solar Stakeholders, On June 4, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., the Oregon Community Solar Program Administrator and OPUC staff are conducting a public workshop to receive stakeholder input on the next phase of the Community Solar Program. Workshop information, including instructions for joining, are available at this link. To prepare for the […]Read More

Update on Oregon Community Solar Bill Credit Rates

Oregon Community Solar Stakeholders, On February 23, 2021, the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) adopted Staff’s recommendation to extend the 2020 Community Solar Program bill credit rates in PGE, Pacific Power and Idaho Power territories. The 2020 bill credit rates will be in effect for projects that are pre-certified within the remainder of the interim capacity […]Read More

OPUC Certifies First Oregon Community Solar Projects

Oregonians can get the benefit of solar power, whether renting or owning The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved the first three projects to begin operation in Portland General Electric’s (PGE’s) service territory as art of the Community Solar Program at a public meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Project subscribers will see their subscription […]Read More

Low Income Recruitment Penalty Proposal Released

The Oregon Public Utility Commission recently approved Commission Order 20-387, which temporarily waives, for 12 months, the requirement in the Oregon Community Solar Program Implementation Manual that a Project Manager must subscribe 10% of a project’s capacity to low income customers prior to certification, and instead requires Project Managers to meet the project’s low-income subscription […]Read More

New Program Implementation Manual Released

On 1/12/2021, the Oregon Public Utility Commission approved revisions to the Oregon Community Solar Program Implementation Manual. The updated changes included but were not limited to: Clarification to Project Manager Definition Project Manager Marketing Disclaimer Language Update Alternative Payment of Program Fees update Correction to Bill Crediting Rules and Annual Bill Credit Reconciliation Policy  Project […]Read More

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