Oregon Department of Energy Announces $2 Million in Available Grant Funding for Renewable Energy Projects Across the State

CONTACT: Jennifer Kalez, 503-480-9239

SALEM — The Oregon Department of Energy is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for its Renewable Energy Development Grant program. ODOE has approximately $2 million available for projects across the state that generate renewable energy.

Qualified systems must produce electrical energy from a renewable source such as biomass, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, wind, landfill gas, biogas, or wave, tidal, or ocean thermal energy. Grants are capped at $250,000 per system and may not exceed 35 percent of the project cost.

This year, ODOE will allocate approximately $500,000 in RED Grant funds to projects sized up to 300 kW (AC). Another $1.5 million will be allocated to projects greater than 300 kW (AC).

This is the sixth round of RED Grants offered by the agency. Previous recipients include public entities, agricultural producers, manufacturers, and nonprofit agencies. 

The competitive review process is open for applications through February 10, 2017. Applications will be reviewed for completeness before going through a competitively-scored review. ODOE expects to begin notifying potential recipients in late spring 2017. 

A full opportunity announcement and application materials are available at www.oregon.gov/energy. The agency encourages written questions from potential applicants by December 31, 2016. The resulting Q&A will be posted on the ODOE website by January 6, 2017.

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