Draft Proposal Posted — Written comments due by July 30, 2021.

Hello Oregon Community Solar Stakeholders,

On July 16, 2021, Oregon Public Utility Commission staff released a draft proposal and are seeking written comments on the draft proposal by July 30, 2021. Additional opportunities will be available for the public to provide feedback to Staff and the Commission as described in the schedule below.

Schedule:

DateItem
July 16, 2021Staff publish draft proposal for public comment
July 30, 2021Written public comment on draft proposal due
Aug. 10, 2021Special Public Meeting for Commissioners to discuss draft proposal and hear oral comments from stakeholders
Sep. 2021 (date TBD)Staff publish final proposal for Commission decision

Please email comments on this draft proposal for the next phase of the Community Solar Program to [email protected] by July 30, 2021.

Staff contacts:
Kacia Brockman, [email protected], 503-931-9668.
Joe Abraham, [email protected], 503-428-0699.

May Low-Income Updates

The following is the Low-Income Recruitment Report that summarizes Low-Income Facilitator and Project Manager recruitment efforts, program development updates, waitlist management, and general policy updates that have occurred during the month of May (5/1/2021 – 5/31/2021).

If you have questions, comments, or feedback, please reach out to [email protected].

Thank you,
Program Administrator

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 workshop, we are asking stakeholders to view our Program Snapshot and to consider the following questions and come prepared to share insights and opinions. The prompts suggest various program design ideas for consideration, but we encourage stakeholders to suggest other ideas that may not be listed.

If you are unable to attend the workshop or would like to submit written comments, we ask you to email your responses to [email protected] by June 3, 2021.

April Low-Income Updates

The following is the Low-Income Recruitment Report that summarizes Low-Income Facilitator and Project Manager recruitment efforts, program development updates, waitlist management, and general policy updates that have occurred during the month of April (4/1/2021 – 4/30/2021).

If you have questions, comments, or feedback, please reach out to [email protected].

Thank you,
Program Administrator

March Low-Income Updates

The following is the Low-Income Recruitment Report that summarizes Low-Income Facilitator and Project Manager recruitment efforts, program development updates, waitlist management, and general policy updates that have occurred during the month of March (3/1/2021 – 3/31/2021).

If you have questions, comments, or feedback, please reach out to [email protected].

Thank you,
Program Administrator

February Low-Income Updates

The following is the Low-Income Recruitment Report that summarizes Low-Income Facilitator and Project Manager recruitment efforts, program development updates, waitlist management, and general policy updates that have occurred during the month of February (2/1/2021 – 2/28/2021).

If you have questions, comments, or feedback, please reach out to [email protected].

Thank you,
Program Administrator

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 tier or until January 31, 2022. The release of new program capacity will be subject to new bill credit rates.

Additional details can be found in OPUC Order 21-071.
Current bill credit rates for the interim capacity tier can be found on the Project Manager Resources page of the program website. 


Thank you,
Program Administrator


Questions?
Contact the Oregon Community Solar Program Administrator Team at [email protected].

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 charges and credits on their PGE electric bills as early as March.

The PUC approved the following Community Solar Projects:

  • Dunn Road – A 1.8 megawatt photovoltaic project located north of Sandy in Clackamas County
  • Mt. Hope – A 2.5 megawatt photovoltaic project located southwest of Molalla in Clackamas County
  • Williams Acres – A 2.5 megawatt photovoltaic project located east of Woodburn in Marion County

“This is an important milestone to enable more Oregonians, regardless if they rent or own a home, to access solar generation through projects of their choice,”

– Megan Decker, PUC Chair 

For additional information about the Oregon Community Solar Program, including subscribing to one of the three approved projects ready for operation or numerous pre-certified projects under construction, visit www.oregoncsp.org or call 800-481-0510.

Read the PUC’s official press release here.
 
Please send your Oregon Community Solar Program questions, comments and feedback to: [email protected].

January Low-Income Updates

The following is the Low-Income Recruitment Report that summarizes Low-Income Facilitator and Project Manager recruitment efforts, program development updates, waitlist management, and general policy updates that have occurred during the month of January (1/1/2021 – 1/31/2021).

If you have questions, comments, or feedback, please reach out to [email protected].


Thank you,
Program Administrator

December Low-Income Updates

The following is the Low-Income Recruitment Report that summarizes Low-Income Facilitator and Project Manager recruitment efforts, program development updates, waitlist management, and general policy updates that have occurred during the month of December (12/1/2020 – 12/31/2020).

If you have questions, comments, or feedback, please reach out to [email protected].

Thank you,
Program Administrator

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