Project Manager Enrollment

Are you a solar developer or an organization interested in managing a solar project? This page provides information on how to enroll in the Oregon Community Solar Program as a project manager.

1. Determine if you should register as a project manager.

A full description of the role of project managers and their eligibility requirements can be found in Chapter 4 of the Program Implementation Manual.

Submit only one registration form per company. Please designate a single individual in the company to be the primary point of contact during the registration process. Once registered, this individual may create additional login accounts for staff members.

If you represent a community-based organization, click here to read an overview of the various ways you can get involved.

2. Watch training videos.

The following videos are required training material. It is your responsibility to watch these videos in their entirety and confirm below that you have watched them. When creating accounts for additional staff members, they will also be required to watch these videos.

3. Read the Program Implementation Manual.

Project managers must read the entire Program Implementation Manual and follow the applicable requirements as a condition of their agreement with the program. By registering as a project manager at this time, you agree to abide by the rules and requirements of the Program Implementation Manual that is adopted by the Oregon Public Utility Commission.

4. Gather documentation.

You will be asked to upload the following documentation at the time of registration:

  • IRS Form W-9, available at: irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-w-9
  • Certificate showing a minimum of $1,000,000 occurrence-based general liability insurance and has Cohen Ventures, Inc dba Energy Solutions listed as an additional insured on the CGL certificate: Download form.

Ready to register?

Submit a registration form at the link below. Once submitted, the program administrators will review your request and inform you of next steps. Please only submit one form per company. After you have been granted an account, you will be able to create additional accounts for your staff members. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a project manager?
Project managers develop, operate and enroll subscribers in community solar projects. Project managers can be solar developers, municipalities, public agencies, homeowners’ associations, community organizations, businesses, tribes or utilities. They are registered with the Oregon Community Solar Program and are accountable for compliance with all program requirements and code of conduct, and all community solar projects must be approved by the program.
How do I become a project manager?

Here are the steps to enroll:

1) Review the responsibilities of a Project Manager and the requirements of the program that are outlined in the Program Implementation Manual.

2) Watch the training videos and submit an application on the program website.

3) Once the Project Manager application is approved, you can submit a project within the platform for review by the Program Administration team.

What are the benefits of participating in a community solar project?

With community solar, you are supporting the development of local, clean energy and benefits that come with it. In addition to bill credits, subscribers in the Oregon Community Solar Program receive the Renewable Energy Certificates associated with the electricity generated from their portion of the solar project. Renewable Energy Certificates represent the environmental benefits or renewable energy generation, such as reduced greenhouse gas emissions and air and water pollution. Because Renewable Energy Certificates are retired on behalf of the Participants for the project, you are contributing to solar power generated in Oregon.

What is the Carve-Out section of the program?

The carve-out section of the program is reserved for projects that are either sized at 360 kW-AC or less or that have a public or non-profit entity as a Project Manager.

After the initial 160 MW capacity, what happens to the Oregon Community Solar Program?

The initial capacity for the program 160 MW, with 80 MW being released in January and the remaining 80 MW being released on a date decided by the OPUC. Any capacity beyond 160 MW must be approved by the OPUC.

How do I know how much capacity is still available within the program?

An overview of the capacity still available within the Oregon Community Solar Program can be found on the Program Status page.

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